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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
UK £23.50 from Debenhams
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