Monday, January 20, 2014

Drab to Fab with only 5 makeup products | HOW TO

I see makeup as an escape but for the most part I'm bare faced more days in the week than not. I have no problem going to the mall or doing errands without makeup and will probably continue to do so for the rest of my life. I can chuck it up to probably part being lazy & part loving sleep more than anything, but there are days when I tell myself "ok, gotta look presentable today."

I thought it would be fun to see how I would be able to look put together with only 5 products from my whole stash. It's a lot to do with focus on glowy skin, playing up the eyes a little bit to look more awake and making sure I don't look one dimensional by adding blush to the apple of my cheeks.

Benefit Erase Paste - Corrector/Concealer
Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Foundation SPF 25 - 4.25
MAC Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colours (LE) - Out For Fun
Tarte Amazonian Brow Mousse Soft Brown - Eyebrow
Tarte Camera, Light, Flashes Mascara in Black

I first dabbed on my Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Foundation in 4.25 w/ my Real Techniques Complexion Sponge (Beauty Blender dupe) for a light glowy base. I love this foundation for how hydrating it is and how it doesn't exaggerate my dry skin. I think it's important if you're doing a very minimal look to have a light base on so it doesn't cover all your skin -- heavy foundation makes your face look very flat and one-sided. Next, I added Benefit Erase Paste for my under eye circles, because not only it corrects but covers very well. It has a peach tinge to it so after I conceal, I dab the foundation again on my under eye so it all blends in seamlessly. I then use my MAC Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colours in Out For Fun unto the apples of my cheeks & lips to give me a fresh pop of color. I realize these are LE (Limited Edition) so the next best thing if I didn't have this would be a lipstick and use that as a cream blush and as a pop of color to the lips(double duty!). Next, I fill in my brows with Tarte Amazonian Brow Mousse in Soft Brown - I CAN NOT live without this stuff! It is so amazing! Then finally I add the Tarte Camera, Light, Flashes Mascara to give me a good amount of volume and length to my baby lashes.

I hope this post was helpful! It's such an easy makeup look and makes you think twice if you really NEED all that makeup. (Obvs we do! haha!)

What 5 products do you use to make you look from "Drab to Fab?"

Until Next Time! :)

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