Strapped for time in the morning? Or do you just want a little sleep in? Well, here is a 5 minute makeup tutorial to perfect a gorgeous everyday look.
Disclaimer: while the Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette is used for this tutorial, feel free to use any similar palette. These colours and slight variations can be found in eyeshadow palettes of many other brands.
These are the products you’ll ideally need too have laid out, ready to go.
- Powder foundation
- Eyebrow pencil
- Urban Decay Naked2 Basics ($29-$42)
- Lip balm of choice
Start with a clean and moisturised face, then apply sunscreen and allow it to dry. Then prime, spot conceal, and dust a light coverage of powder foundation – it is all you need for a natural look.
Alternatively, you can use a tinted moisturiser and roll all these steps into one.
Your time starts now
Lightly fill your brows with a brow pencil. Working gently is the key – we don’t want our eyebrows to look drawn on. If you don’t feel that you need to fill your brows, simply neaten them up with a brush and skip this step.
Apply eyeshadow primer all over the lids and right up to under your eyebrow, and then gently dust the whole primed area with a light base shade.
This provides a uniform base, and makes it easier to blend other colours. From the Naked2 Basics palette, you can use either Skimp or Stark.
Starting from the outer corner of the eye, blend a transitional shade into the crease – either Frisk or Cover, depending on which you prefer. The shadow should cover more near the outer half of the eye, and taper inwards towards the inner half.
Colour the lids lightly with Primal; if it is too thick, the look will not appear natural.
Use a blending brush to soften the point where Primal meets the shade you have used on your crease.
For a little bit of added drama, use a small angled brush to apply Undone as eyeliner.
Unlike a liquid, gel, or pencil liner, using powder creates a very soft line with minimal effort, and ties the look together nicely.
Then apply mascara.
Because there is no liquid base on the face, add a tiny amount of primer to the cheeks where you will apply your blush.
Then apply blush.
Alternatively, use a cream blush in a very small amount.
Apply a lip balm with a sun protection factor (SPF) to complete the look.
If you wish to apply lipstick or gloss then feel free to, but a natural look such as this one does not necessarily need it.
Now, this might seem like a lot of steps to cover in a short space of time, but it really isn’t. There are no tricky techniques to master, and all you need are some basic tools to create this natural look.
Give it a go!
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