For the past few weeks, my life has been focused on my examinations in college, and on some days I just don't fancy a full-face of make up with a bold lip or extravagant eye shadow. That's why I've been keeping my make up minimal recently, and I thought I would share with you this kinda 'everyday make up' look that could be used for school, work or whenever you're a little tired and just want a quick go-to look.
For any make up look, whether it's minimal or not, I always like to have a good base. My everyday foundation at the moment is the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation (Shade 1.0) I might do a full review of this soon if anyone is interested, but so far it's been great for my skin! I'd say it's a light coverage that can be built to medium, and it's not entirely matte but still works for my oily / combination skin type if paired with good powder. As for concealer I tend to use the brightening Touche Eclat from YSL (No.1) for under my eyes, the top of my brow bone, around my nose, chin and forehead. With these two products I also used the Real Techniques Buffing Brush for this look, but if I have a little time in the morning I'll use The Body Shop's Blush Brush to really perfect my base make up.
|Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation - After 1 Layer|
To finish the base make up, I then use my go-to MAC Studio Fix Powder (NW15) to set the foundation and concealer on my t-zone, the tops of my cheeks and my jawline. Despite the slightly higher price, I'd definitely recommend this as a setting powder for a fuller coverage and durability. Plus since I only like a thin layer of my foundation, this gives me a little more coverage if I need it. For my cheeks I've also rekindled my love for The Body Shop Blush in 02 Coral. This lil' duo can be used separately or together for a pretty pink-y coral blush, but also as a highlight on the tops of my cheeks. With this I tend to use the Real Tehcniques Blush Brush for a light, natural application.
When the base is done, I then just comb through my brows, since I've not been filling them in recently to try and grow them out. And so I'll move on to lashes, where my go-to mascara has been Urban Decay's Lash Perversion Mascara. When I first got this I was a little uncertain since I usually like plastic wands, however I find that it does lengthen my lashes without looking like Yzma from The Emperor's New Groove.
|After one coat of Urban Decay Lash Perversion.|
Finally for my lips, I've been keeping it simple with a little Carmex lip balm which brings out the natural pink tone of my lips, as well as re-using my Touche Eclat in the center of my top and bottom lip to brighten and highlight. This is such a quick, easy tip for a natural everyday lip, and I remember first learning it from a Tanya Burr video when she did a make up look inspired by Eleanor Calder - It's so pretty and would even work with any brightening concealer.
And there you have the final look! By using just a few products you can achieve a pretty, fresh make up look suitable for everyday.
Have a happy bank holiday Monday!