Friday, January 28, 2011

Simple and Easy Polished Look Tutorial

This look is simple and easy to do yet you appear polished. The eye makeup is very subtle and is wearable for during the day for running errands or even for work. It only takes about 15 minutes to do this look so it's ideal if you are in a hurry but you look like you spent a lot of time doing your makeup. So without further ado here are the steps.

1.) Prep your face with moisturizer or a face primer
2.) Blend just the right amount to bb cream or foundation or tinted moisturizer on your face. I love using bb creams because it has more coverage than a tinted moisturizer and lesser compared to a foundation. 
3.) Cover blemishes with concealer
4.) Apply a thin layer of loose powder using a face brush. Loose powder gives you a more natural finish and it doesn't cake, but you can use any translucent pressed powder as an alternative. Be careful to sweep it lightly on your face so you don't wipe off your bb cream or foundation.
5.) Take a thin layer of the lighter shade from Elf Mocha Swirl Duo Eyeshadow Cream eyeshadow and apply it on the inner 2/3 of the eyelid as base blending it well to avoid creasing. Take a little the darker color from the duo and place it on the outer third of the lid. 
6.) Pack on the Cover Girl Eye Enhancers in Mauveberry on top of the lighter base color.
7.) Apply the shimmery brown color from the Maybelline Eyeshadow Quad on top of the darker base shadow, bring it up to the crease, and blend it well.
8.) Using a slanted eyeliner brush place Cover Girl Eye Enhancers in Shimmering Onyx or any black shadow on the outer third of the upper lash line and bring it down to the lower lash line. 
9.) Lightly place Cover Girl Eye Enhancers in Pink Chiffon over the brow bone for highlight. 
10.) Define your brows by first using the wax from the Maybelline Brow Befinist and then set it with the brow powder 
11.) Curl your lashes and apply mascara on the upper and lower lashes
12.) Take a big face brush and apply the Lumene bronzer on your face drawing a 3 and an E (brush the bronzer starting from forehead and bringing it down to your cheeks, and then down to the chin drawing a 3 and then doing the other side of the face drawing an E). 
13.) Apply Annabelle Blush which is just a golden bronze shade or any blush color on the apples of the cheeks and blend the excess with the bronzer. 
14.) Apply L'oreal Endless Kissable Lip Color In Finest Wine or any nude lipstick for a simpler look. 

Here is the completed look!

Products Used

Elf Mocha Swirl Duo Eyeshadow Cream
Cover Girl Eye Enhancers in Mauveberry
Cover Girl Eye Enhancers in Shimmering Onyx
Cover Girl Eye Enhancers in Pink Chiffon 
Maybelline New York Eye Studio Eyeshadow in Banana Split 
Maybelline New York Eye Studio Brow Befinist in 02 Brown
L'oreal Voluminous Mascara in Blackest Black

L'oreal Endless Kissable Lip Color In Finest Wine

Tony Moly BB Cream
BYS Concealer in Light 
Revlon New Complexion Loose Face Powder Translucent 02
Lumene Terracotta Powder in Dark Glow 01
Annabelle Blush in 1L1



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