Got five minutes? Maybe even 10 at a push? Well, that’s all you need for this super simple in a rush smoky eye.
I find that when I’m stretched for time and all I want is to look super put together, using products I know and love is best. There’s also a couple of other tricks that I think are the glue that hold the fast makeup technique together and I’m going to share them with you now, so you can apply it to whatever makeup look you wish to create.
The first is that you use a foundation you know and love, that’s high enough coverage so you don’t need to use concealer – that’s another two minutes off your overall time surely?
Secondly, use shimmer shadows. There’s no rules on your transition shade being matte and as beautiful as they are, matte shadows can be a bitch to blend – so use shimmers to make your blending quick-time.
Use your fingers. Believe it or not, they’re actually one of the best makeup tools you have – especially when using cream products. The warmth of your hands when blending in cream products allows for a seamless blend and as you’re using fingers, it also means that no product goes to waste or gets sucked up by a sponge or bristle hairs.
Finally be a bit grungy, effortless and mostly have the confidence to rock it. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if you’re wearing a full face, half-arsed makeup or you’re going bare – if you’ve got the confidence to pull it off, that’s all that you need. Got half blended shadow? That’s fine, just rock it.
So without further ado, let’s get onto the actual tutorial part of the post.
B A S E
The Ordinary Serum foundation in 1.2Y Light (£5.75, Beauty Bay)
Applied with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (£5.99, Superdrug)
Rosie for Autograph Cream Blusher in Camisole (£14, Marks and Spencers)
Applied with the fingers to the high points of the cheeks and across the bridge of the nose before blending in seamlessly with the Real Techniques sponge
Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter in Lustre Gold (£6, Superdrug)
Applied and blended into the high-points of the face with the fingers
RCMA Translucent Powder (£13, Beauty Bay)
Applied with the Zoeva Face Focus brush (£13, Beauty Bay) to anywhere where I don’t want shine!
E Y E S
Chloe Morello Beauty Haul Palette, Volume II (£45, Ciate London)
Taking the shade Rose Gold into the crease and all over the lid
Applied with the Zoeva Soft Definer (£9, Beauty Bay)
Then taking the shade Copper to define the crease and outer corner further
Packing this shadow exactly where I wanted it with the Spectrum AO7 brush (£4.99, Spectrum Collections)
Maybelline Master Smoky eye liner in Chocolate (£5.99, Superdrug) in the upper and lower waterline
L’Oreal Paradise Mascara in Waterproof Black (£11.99, Superdrug) to upper and lower lashes
B R O W S
Taking the shade Marron from the Chloe Morello Beauty Haul Palette (£45, Ciate London)
Applying with hair like stroke with the Zoeva Brow Line brush (£8, Beauty Bay)
F A C E
MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish in Give Me Sun! (£25.50, MAC Cosmetics)
Applied to the perimeters of the face using the New CID Cosmetics Chrome Powder brush (£31.50, New CID Cosmetics)
NYX Powder Blush in Terra Cotta (£8.99, Amazon UK)
Applied over where we placed the cream blush earlier using the Real Techniques Blush brush (£9.99, Superdrug)
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