Sometimes you just don’t have time to go full glam. Or maybe that’s not your preference! You just want something simple and easy that you can do on your way out the door to work, class, or even a last minute dinner with your friends. You need something versatile, quick, and elegant.
Whatever your goal, this fresh faced tutorial will help you get ready in only a few minutes.
Step One: Skin
The quickest method of making your skin look fresh and gorgeous is to avoid a full face of foundation. If you want to even things out, use a tinted moisturizer or BB Cream. Some great options are the Wet n Wild Tinted Hydrator or Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint. Add a concealer over it to target any major blemishes.
Otherwise, just spot conceal anywhere you feel like you want to. You’ll want a more light-medium coverage concealer for this to make sure you don’t lose the “skin like finish” look. The Wet N Wild Incognito Concealer is good for this, or if you have really dark circles or similar, use a hydrating full coverage concealer like the elf Hydrating Camo Concealer.
If you have a particular issue such as redness or dark circles, color correcting will be your best friend. If you have a lot of redness, look for a product that has some green tinting in it to counteract the redness. For dark circles, use an eye cream and some color corrector (a yellow/orange or salmon/pink is best, depending on the shade of your dark circles).
Level Up: You can most certainly stop here, but you can also add a glowy blush to your cheeks to give your face some life. Ulta’s liquid blushes are a good option, as is the Milani Baked Blush line or the Laura Mercier Baked Blush N Brighten if you don’t feel comfortable with cream products.
Step Two: Eyes and Brows
Eyes are the simplest part here. Get a white, pale pink, or nude eyeliner and put it in your lower inner rim. Then curl your lashes and add your favorite mascara. This will open your eyes up and make you look awake.
If your eyelids don’t have a lot of shape or you just want a little extra zing, use an eyeshadow that’s a shade or so darker than your skin tone in your crease to create a little bit of shape. Make sure you blend it out a LOT.
Add a tinted brow gel to your brows and brush them into place for a natural, but groomed brow look.
Level Up: Add a shimmery eye shadow in a soft pink, silver, bronze, or gold to your eyelids to draw attention to your eyes. Blend it out with some more of your transition shade. Make your lashes look fuller by using a dark liner in your upper waterline. If your brows are sparse, add a few hair-like strokes with a pencil to make them look fuller.
Step Three: Lips
Pick your favorite lip gloss and head out! If you want a pop of color in your look, use a bright, fun lipstick. Any color you like will do. Cherry red, vampy plum, bright pink, whatever makes you feel good!
Level Up: Use a gloss on top of a lipstick for extra fun!
If you’re worried about your makeup staying, put a little bit of a powder across your face (a pressed powder if you want more coverage, translucent loose if not) and/or add some setting spray.
To glam the look up, take a darker shadow in your crease and blend it with your lighter shade. You can also add falsies if you want.
What is your favorite quick makeup look? What products do you recommend? Let me know in the comments!