Makeup can be a little daunting, especially if you're not one to attempt it regularly. That's why we had Beauty Dummy makeup/hair advisor, Hannah, come up with a little tutorial for a simple and quick way to spruce up your look. Watch the vid for a step-by-step, or read below for the deets ;)
1. Milk Makeup Blur Stick – This step could be skipped or substituted out for a tinted moisturizer/foundation, primer. But honestly, we are kind of obsessed with this and it replaces our tinted moisturizer almost every day now. It's light and breathable and instantly perks up the skin giving you a more radiant look without doing much. It also can be used on any color complexion because it is not pigmented.
2. Sephora Bright Future – Can be used alone or underneath concealer to help correct discoloration. This is great by itself if you're not in the mood for layering and just feel like you need a little pick-me-up.
3. Milk Makeup Flex Concealer – Used to spot correct and conceal discoloration. This step is really helpful in hiding redness around the nose/mouth and dark circles under the eyes as well as camouflaging any pimples or dark spots you might have. We highly recommend splurging on a good concealer as the drugstore ones often don't have good coverage or settle into creases (plus we haven't found one we love).
3. Kat Von D Lock-It Setting Powder – This step could be skipped if you're not into powder, but it does help keep the makeup in place and gives you longer-lasting results. Super helpful if you are combination to oily skin (not recommended for dry skin). Also check out Milani's Prep+Set+Go Translucent Powder for a cheaper option.
4. NYX Micro Brow Pencil – Helps define the brows by filling in sparse spots. Even if you don't feel like putting on the rest of your makeup, slightly filling in the brows can really make you look "put together". And even if you aren't interested in filling them in, MAKE Beauty Sculpting Lash & Brow Gel can still make a big difference by keeping them in place.
5. NARS/Steven Klein One Shocking Moment Palette – Contour and blush create depth and warmth to the face. Without blush Hannah's face is essentially void of pigment(besides those cute veins around her eyes). A touch of color on the cheeks livens things up, and a bit of bronzer beneath allows her cheek bones to really stand out.
(This palette is discontinued so we recommend Pixi Beauty Book of Beauty-Contour Creator).
6. NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in Warm Neutrals – Hannah uses this palette almost every day no matter what type of look she is going for. It offers a lot of colors which is nice if you like to mix it up, but if you don't feel like you need all those options, try e.l.f. Cosmetics Flawless Eyeshadow or one of the NYX Full Throttle Shadow Palettes.
7. Sephora Collection Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner – This particular liner is very buttery which makes it easy to apply. For a cheaper option, check out any of the classic Wet n Wild Eyeliners.
8. Japonesque Go Curl Pocket Curler – Compact and convenient for travel. Used to add some curl and bend to pesky straight or lazy lashes (it is also available in black).
9. Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara – A great mascara for fine or sparse lashes because it adds a lot of drama without being heavy or clumpy. If you already have thick or fluffy lashes you don't necessarily need to invest in such a pricey mascara. If you're on a budget, try the Sephora Collection LashCraft Big Volume Mascara which is a pretty decent dupe.
10. TBH, Hannah doesn't remember where she got her lip tint (possibly Etude House). But you can get a similar effect with almost any tinted balm or lip stain. Try Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm for a touch of color and lots of hydration.
This was requested by one of our beloved Beauty Dummies.
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