As much as a sister loves full glam, I just don’t have the time (or energy) to do it every day. I commute to university a few days a week, which forces me to drag myself out of bed early and get myself together.
This look has evolved quite a bit over the years and I’ve really mastered my 20-minute natural-glam makeup. I had to share this look with y’all to help out my fellow always-running-late sisters.
Everyday Makeup Routine
The same as with any of my makeup tutorials, this one starts with the brows. I have changed up my brow routine (for the better). I create the shape of my brows by marking 3 points: the start, the arch and the tail/end. To find these points you can use a pencil or other straight object.
Once you have the brow guidelines I use a pencil to outline what I want to fill in. The pencil I have been using is from Sephora, it’s a little light for me which is why I go over this outline with my trusty ELF pomade. I still create hair strokes to make them look more natural & do not draw too close to the brow start.
Once I’m happy with my rough brow outline, I cut and shape with concealer (it cosmetics bye bye under eye) and set the brow with a clear brow gel.
2. Prime & Foundation
I switch up my primers a lot as you may know, today I stuck with my blur stick. Once I apply a thin layer and buff it in with a beauty blender its time for foundation.
I used my Real Techniques beauty blender and my Esteé Lauder double wear foundation in 2W2 Rattan.
I love this foundation because it stays matte and lasts all day!
For concealer, you know the drill with my it cosmetics concealer, i use it to highlight under the eyes and any other high points of the face.
3. Set Bitch
Setting powder is lowkey an inconvenience for me but what can ya do? It’s necessary. I used my Laura Mercier translucent setting powder and the same beauty sponge to bake where I concealed my face.
While I’m baking (lol) I usually bronze up under my cheekbones to warm up the skin before contour. I’ve been uSing this Stila Bronzer in medium and my butter bronzer in deep bronze by Physicians Formula to contour.
I also contour my forehead, jawline and nose.
I used to always skip blush because it scared me, but it really helps with the natural/flushed look i was going for. I’ve been loving this light Tarte blush “quirky” that I got in an Ipsy bag!
I know what you’re thinking, we didn’t skip highlighter, I just save it for last 😉
For the sake of time, since this is a quick easy makeup look, I kept the eyeshadow very simple.
I literally only used the taupe and brown shades ( Divine & Creation) in my Venus palette on a blending brush to warm up my crease and add dimension. That easy sis.
For the inner corner I used the bronzed highlighter in my ABH Sun dipped Glow Kit.
I decided to not bother with eyeliner today, so I did a quick coat of mascara and popped on these AMAZING Kiss lashes in PageBoy! Guys these lashes are the bomb, seriously, you’ll see.
The lashes were a little long so I did have to trim the inner corner but the end product was worth it.
Finish this ish off with some glow & you are good to go girl. I never can decide on which highlighter to use for the day ( kind of why I save it for last) but I decided to go with an old favorite : the purple and pink shades (Tourmaline & Moonstone) of that same Glow Kit! I applied it to my cheekbones, the bridge of my nose, my brow bones and Cupid’s bow.
And that’s the whole look! I hope some of you try this look out (or atleast the lashes) seriously once you get the hang of it you’ll be out the door & fierce in no time 😉