Beginners guide to: a quick and easy makeup look!

Hey guys! Today I wanted to share a quick and super easy look that I have been doing a lot on days when I don’t want to wear a lot of makeup but still want to look awake and have some coverage. I wanted to do the look on my sister because she doesn’t wear a lot of makeup and it is really easy for beginners who are just starting out to achieve!

Rebekah doesn’t wear foundation, only a little concealer when needed, so I used a lightweight foundation and mixed it with a very sheer BB cream to dilute the intensity of the foundation’s color. Now, you are left with a very dewy, slightly tinted mixture perfect for younger skin or for people who aren’t crazy about the feel of thick foundation on their face.

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Today I used Olay BB Cream (on top of mixture) and Covergirl Clean Liquid Makeup (on bottom)

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I started with a pore minimizing primer on Rebekah’s T-zone (between the eyebrows, around the nose and chin). I then blended in the foundation/BB cream into Rebekah’s skin with a foundation brush. If you don’t own any brushes, a sponge would also work!

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Covergirl Ready-Set-Gorgeous concealer to spot-conceal and highlight.

After applying a little concealer under the eyes (apply 4 or 5 dots under the eye in a triangle shape) and on the centre on the forehead, I then spot-concealed where needed and added a bit on the cupid’s bow, chin and down the bridge of the nose for a little bit of highlight, blending with a damp sponge.

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Maybelline Dream Bouncy cream blush and Benefit Watt’s Up cream highlighter.

To mattify, I used a translucent powder all over the face. For blush and highlight, I decided to use cream products because they appear more natural and subtle than powder products. I apply the blush starting closer to the hairline and blend out with my index finger. For highlight, I did the same just above the blush and a bit above the eyebrow.

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And that’s everything for the base! Super quick and easy. If you aren’t a fan of foundation, you could always use BB cream on it’s own or vice versa! Or you could skip out on both and just go for concealer.

Now on to the eyes!

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To start, I added a light brown eyeshadow very softly into the crease to add dimension to the eyes. This step can be skipped if you are doing this look quickly or you don’t own a fluffy blending brush.

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Wet N’ Wild Eyeshadow Trio in Walking on Eggshells and Smashbox Eyeshadow in Cabernet

I then added a light shimmery shade all over the lid and inner corners to brighten up the eyes. You could stop there and just add mascara but I went one step further and added a purple eyeshadow to the outer corners as a very soft eyeliner.

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With that, the eyes are complete! Super quick with only a few eyeshadows and mascara. I also ran a clear brow gel through Rebekah’s eyebrows to give them a little shape.

I hope you find this look helpful, whether you are a beginner or just looking for a quick, glowy look to use in a crunch!

Love,

Taylor

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