FOTD Super Quick Makeup Tutorial

I’m terrible at getting ready in the morning. If I know I don’t have to see anyone until the afternoon I will stay barefaced and wear track pants until the last minute. That means I usually have only 10 minutes or less to throw on my makeup for a meeting or event.

This look was put together with not a minute to spare as I ran to a meeting. My goal was for a sheer but luminous complexion that wasn’t too heavy, an open-eye because I had been running on 5hrs sleep all week and some colour to liven me up with a sweet cheek and punchy lip. Recreate my look with these instructions and products. 

A quick, easy, sheer makeup look for work or play

A quick, easy, sheer makeup look for work or play

Step 1: Complexion

Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals

A light-reflecting mineral foundation in a special liquid formulation (bonus points for being vegan!). My shade is Radiant.

Australia $86 from Adore Beauty

USA $50 from Nordstrom and Beauty Bridge

UK £39.95 from Look Fantastic and Feel Unique

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage

Mask the under-eye bags with this two-toned magical eraser. I use shade SC-2.

Australia $49 from Adore Beauty

USA $32 from Saks Fifth Ave, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Nordstrom and Macy’s

UK £26.50 from Net-A-Porter and Selfridges

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage

 

Step 2: Brows

Sephora Collection Pro Brow Comb #21

Tame unruly brows and brush into place.

USA $15 from Sephora

Face of Australia HD Brow Kit

Shape and set brows by brushing on the wax, fill with the powder and remove any stray hairs with the enclosed tweezers.

Australia $9.45 from Priceline, Kmart, Big W and selected pharmacies

Face of Australia High Definition Eyebrow Kit

Face of Australia High Definition Eyebrow Kit

Step 3: Eyes

MUFE Aqua Cream 

Warm Beige 13 all-over the lid gives eyes a luminous pearl finish without looking overdone.

Australia $35 from PM Studio

USA $23 from Sephora

UK £17.95 from Guru Makeup Emporium

Rimmel London ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner

003 Brown is the perfect daytime liner. It lasts all day and doesn’t budge until you remove it.

Australia $9.95 from Priceline, Kmart, Target, Big W, Coles supermarkets & selected pharmacies

USA $4.59 from Kmart and ULTA

UK £3.99 from Boots

Rimmel London ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara

60’s style, thick lashes in 003 Extreme Black.

Australia $16.95 from Priceline, Kmart, Target, Big W, Coles supermarkets & selected pharmacies

USA $12.95 from ASOS

UK £6.99 from Boots

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara

Step 4: Cheeks

Benefit Cosmetics Bella Bumba

Watermelon-hued, glistening, multi-dimensionnel powder blush gives an illusion of sculpted cheekbones.

Australia $51 from Benefit Boutique and Myer

USA $28 from Benefit Cosmetics and Sephora

UK £23.50 from Debenhams

Benefit Bella Bamba

Benefit Bella Bamba

Step 5: Lips

L’Oreal Paris Shine Caresse

Milady 402 is a vampy berry hue in the form of an ultra-light fluid that tints lips and leaves a glossy finish.

Australia $23.95 from pharmacies and department stores

USA $7.99 (similar shade) from Target

UK £7.99 from Superdrug

Do you do your makeup in a rush? What products are your go-to for work makeup? Let me know by commenting below!


Jane Iredale and Face of Australia

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