Every time we transition into fall there is a surplus of makeup products that companies launch to help us amp up our makeup routine. Just because summer is over doesn’t mean we have to go full glam every day. With just a few steps we can be polished, bright-eyed, and ready for work.
1. Even Out Your Skin Tone: Unless you’re going to a major event all you need is something light to even out your skin tone, cancel redness, and blur imperfections. Reaching for a BB or CC cream will do just fine. Another option would be a sheer or lightweight foundation.
2. Conceal: This step is optional. If the base you’ve used has done enough, then you can proceed on to the next step. If you have any blemishes or dark spots that need extra coverage, spot treat them. This will give you that flawless finish without over doing it or looking cakey.
3. Set It Off: We are starting to shift into an era where powders aren’t so much the enemy anymore. Lightly dust your bb or cc cream, foundation, and concealer to banish any shine. A little goes a long way.
4. Define Your Face: Here you want to clean your brows. For everyday, a pencil and clear mascara to set it is perfect. One of my favorite things to do is use brown black mascara and sweep them over my brows. This gives me a full clean looking brow. Next, using a mosaic powder, sweep some color onto your cheeks and then lightly dust some color on your lids; as a result, you’ll have added color on your face with one product. To finish defining, apply mascara to your top and bottom lashes. Another optional step is applying eye liner.
5. Play Up The Lips: Because we have kept the rest of the face basic and clean, adding a pop of color to the lips pulls the entire look together. Depending on your career or mood, you can opt for a soft pink during the day and play up the look at night with a fierce red.
Keeping things simple allows you to take your look from day to night. This is perfect for those who are professionals, corporate movers, and moms that have no time for themselves. It’s also great to switch things up. That’s the beauty of beauty, being able to show different sides of who we are from day to day.
by Rosalyn Robinson