Saturday, November 12, 2011

My Go-To Classic

Joyeux Samedi mes amis :)))

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood!! What are your plans for today? Whatever it is, I hope you enjoy it!!! In today's makeup post, I'm sharing with you my quick, go-to, no frills evening look--perfect for a Saturday day or night. This look is super easy to recreate and took me no longer than 15 minutes to complete. I've been getting a lot of requests for quick evening makeup looks, and this one never fails to deliver. My go-to classic is clean and polished, looks great in pictures, and always gets complimented. So, if you've got 15 minutes, this look can be yours too!! Read on and Happy Saturday :)))
Read more for the list of products & how-to!

SKIN: Dewy and glowing
  • Laura Mercier mineral foundation primer
  • Bare Minerals matte mineral foundation in Golden Medium
  • Benefit High Beam luminescent complexion enhancer
  • MAC beauty powder blush in On A Mission
  • MAC mineralize blush in Moon River
  • MAC Fix Plus spray

EYES: Shimmery and sculpted
  • Benefit Erase Paste concealer in 03 (Dark)
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Urban Decay NAKED palette (e/s: Sin, Naked, Buck, Virgin)
  • Clinique brush-on cream liner in True Black
  • Andrea false lashes #45
  • Ultraflesh mascara in Blackout
  • NYX eye liner in Charcoal (brows)

LIPS: Naturally defined
  • NYX lip liner in Soft Brown
  • Ben Nye all purpose liner in White
  • Urban Decay eyeshadow in Sin (highlight)
 HOW-TO achieve this look in 15 minutes flat :)
  1. Moisturize & PRIME: Apply your eyeshadow primer to your lids and your face primer to your t-zone (assuming you've already moisturized your face)--30 seconds
  2. SCULPT your eye with EYE SHADOWS: Using a fluffy dome brush and windshield wiper motions, apply your crease shadow (Naked + Buck) to the crease and outer corner of your lid. Wipe off the brush and apply your shimmery shadow (Sin) to the inner portion of the lid using swiping motions. Apply a dot of highlighter (Virgin) to the inner corner and high point under the brow. 3 minutes for both eyes.
  3. PREP your GLOW: Apply a few dots of liquid highlighter (High Beam) to the tops of your cheekbones and blend out the product with your finger. 30 seconds
  4. PERFECT your CANVAS: After 3+ minutes of applying eye shadows, your face primer has settled and your canvas is ready to be perfected. Apply your Mineral Foundation with a kabuki brush, using the Bare Minerals "Swirl, tap, and buff" method and conceal any imperfections using a concealer brush. Avoid the tops of your cheekbones where you applied your highlighter. 3 minutes
  5. CONTOUR & HIGHLIGHT: Contour your cheeks using a darker blush (On A Mission) and highlight the cheekbones using a shimmery blush (Moon River) 30 seconds
  6. DEFINE the EYE: Using a gel or cream liner, line your top lash line starting at the outer corner wing. I find it easier to line backwards when going for a dramatic cat eye. CONCEAL: Apply your under eye concealer. 2 minutes for both eyes is more than enough time. 
  7. DEFINE the EYEBROWS: Fill in the sparse areas in your brows using a matching pencil liner (Charcoal) and brush them out using a spoolie. 30 seconds
  8. LASHES: apply 2 coats of mascara to top and bottom lashes--1 minute for both eyes. Optional: Apply your falsies--2 minutes
  9. DEFINE the LIPS: Moisturize your lips and line them with a neutral color (Soft Brown)--1 minute. Fill in the center of your mouth with a lighter color (White). Highlight the cupid's bow and center of bottom lip using a shimmery shadow (Sin) 1 minute. Spray 2 spritz of finishing spray (Fix +) and you're done!
TOTAL: 15 minutes (13 if you skipped the falsies)
Cheers & bisous,

Maryam Maquillage


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