Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Basic 10 Step Guide for a 15 Minute Face

Mother’s tend to get quite busy throughout the day but that doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice your old beauty regimen, it might just need some adjusting and fine tuning.

The following 10 step guide is a very basic step by step process that will show you how to achieve a simple put together look that should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Add a bold lip and you’re ready for an evening date night!

Step 1 - Apply a thin layer of primer to your moisturized face. Primer creates a smooth surface, fills in pores and allows foundation to be applied evenly.

Step 2 - Apply foundation with either a foundation brush or a sponge. I’m using the airbrush sponge from Sephora which creates a smooth finish similar to that of an airbrush application. If you are unfamiliar with the brush technique I recommend using the sponge as it leaves little room for error.

Step 3 - Apply a thin layer of concealer under your eyes. Dab into your skin gently using a sponge (using a sponge will allow the product to penetrate into your skin, eliminating product buildup that creates fine lines under the eyes.

Step 4 - Gently pat on a powder to set your liquid foundation. Gently patting rather than sweeping will eliminate the foundation from getting fine lines from the bristles and provide more coverage.

Step 5
– Sweep a sculpted brush into your bronzer and tap off excess product. Gently apply a small amount to your lower cheekbones.

Step 6 – Sweep a blush brush into your blush and tap off excess product. Gently pat onto the apples of your cheeks, slowly building up the color until the desired amount has been applied.

Step 7 – Apply a couple of coats of mascara to your lashes, starting at the lash line and sweeping upwards (allow each coat of mascara to dry before applying the next).

Step 8 – In small soft strokes gently apply a brow pencil to your eye brows to create a defined shape.

Step 9 – Sweep a small stiff brush into a matte powder similar to your brow color and tap off excess product. Gently fill in the brows using light short strokes.

Step 10 – Apply a tinted lip balm to your lips. Tinted lip balms are low maintenance and provide just the right amount of healthy natural color all while keeping lips hydrated throughout the day.

For product inspiration and ideas here is a list of the products and tools I used to create this look. Product used:

Maybelline baby skin pore eraser
Estee Lauder double wear in ‘desert beige’
Maybelline instant age rewind in ‘creamy ivory’
Sephora mattifying powder foundation in nude
Too Faced bronzer in ‘sun bunny’
Sephora baked blush in ‘guava glow’
Sephora brow pencil in ‘rich chestnut’
MAC shadow in ‘charcoal brown’
Benefit ‘they’re real’ mascara
Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm in ‘sweet violet’

Tools used:
Sephora perfectionist airbrush sponge
MAC 150 large powder brush
MAC 168 large angled contour brush
MAC 129 blush brush
MAC 231 small shader brush

Angel Fisher - Scenic photographer, writer, professional makeup artist, and lifestyle blogger. Mother of 10-month old son Valentino Ace, a rambunctious and sweet little dare devil who loves music.

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