An Understated, Everyday Makeover

On Monday I showed you the products I took with me on a weekend away. Today I thought I would show you an understated makeup look using those products.

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This look is especially good for times that you want to look well-presented, without looking like you’ve been shot in the face with a makeup gun.

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Although it is a subtle look, this is not by any means a no-makeup look. I feel like it communicates the message that “I care for my appearance, but I’m comfortable in my skin.”

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Products Used:

I began by using my fingers to apply Estee Lauder Illuminating Perfecting Primer all over my face. On top of this, I once again used my fingers to apply Max Factor Miracle Touch foundation in a patting motion, starting in the centre of my face, where I need more coverage, and letting the foundation fade out around the edge of my face.

I used my Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser in Illuminator under my eyes, and blended it out with my Rae Morris #4 Square Kabuki Brush. I then patted a tiny amount of Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer in #51 around the tops of my naso-labial folds, and blended this with the same brush.

I squeezed a pea-sized amount of my Revlon Skinlights Face Illuminator onto the tips of my fingers, rubbed them together then pressed it onto the backs of my cheekbones/orbital bone and down the bridge of my nose (stopping about 1cm before the tip of my nose). I brushed what was left on my fingers across my cupids bow. I then used my Rae Morris #2 Mini Kabuki to apply a sheer layer of Topshop cream blush in Flush across the tops of my cheeks.

For my eyes, I used my fingers to apply Urban Decay Primer Potion from lashline to browbone. I took myMAC 239 Flat Shader brush and patted Sin from the Naked Palette (a pink, shimmery champagne) from my lashline to my crease. I used my Rae Morris #7 Deluxe Precision Shader to softly wash Naked from the Naked Palette (a pale taupe) from my crease upwards, blending out into nothing before I reached my brow. I then used my Rae Morris #8 Medium Precision Shader to create the illusion of a higher crease using Buck from the Naked Palette (a medium warm brown). I used a Napoleon Perdis Push Liner brushto press a little bit of Hustle from the Naked Palette (metallic brown/purple) along my lashline, and I finished my eyes by applying a generous coat of Bobbi Brown Intensifying Long-Wear Mascara.

I combed my brows into place with a clean spoolie brush, then I used my Stiff Angled Brow brush by Crown to fill in my otherwise invisible eyebrows with Urban Decay Secret Service, and set them with a coat of Australis Extender Lash & Brow.

I finished with a quick coat of Ere Perez Lip Bar in Hope to make my lips look pink and juicy, and the look was complete.

What does your everyday makeup routine involve? Please share it with us in the comments!

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