June 15, 2010

The Five Minute Makeover

Are you looking for a quick and appropriate way to do your makeup? 

Whether you're a busy mom, business woman, interviewing for a job, or just pinched for time, here is an easy and stress free way to do your makeup.  
Once you've washed and moisturized your face, follow with a good makeup primer for long lasting foundation and smooth results.
Follow with a good foundation adapted to your skin type.  Try and avoid the eye area.   
To be quick and clean I suggest using a foundation brush. Use your concealer around the eye area.  
Use a large powder brush and neutral powder to fix the foundation and matify your face.  
Keep a compact powder in your bag to touch up when you get shiny.
Find a good blush that you can wear everyday.  Gently sweep across the cheek bone and around the sides of your forehead.
For the eyes use two colors.  Apply the first color which should be neutral on the entire eye area.  Take your second color which should be a few shades darker and apply it in the crease of the eye.  You can also use this color on the lid, avoiding the brow area. 
If you want a stronger or more defined look, contour your eye with eyeliner. 
I prefer soft black, brown, navy or plum.  Now you can finish with 2 coats of mascara.
Your final step is to line your lips with a neutral color lipliner.  Choose a lipcolor that is suited to the look you're trying to create. 
Keep your lipliner and lipstick in your bag as well for touchups.
To dress up your look in the evening, you can darken the crease in the eye area and/or use a darker, brighter lipstick with gloss.

Voila, now you can relax and enjoy your day!


A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I'm always on the look out for good, helpful make-up tips. Merci!

Sara Louise said...

Can you recommend any good primers?


Thanks Catherine, I enjoy finding themes that are for all of us! Nice to hear from you.

Sara, there are several good ones out there.
I use Laura Mercier Foundation Primer because it's oil free and has a nice texture. Make Up For Ever and Benefit have good ones too. Let me know if you try any of them and thanks for keeping in touch!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi Brigitte.. I think I will have to come over and have some make-up lessons from you :-)..

I got your email ..thank you will reply soon take care xxx

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hello Brigitte... I will have to come over and get some makeup lessons :-) xx

Paris in Pink said...

Just found this lovely blog of yours. Thanks for sharing such great makeup tips. Off to go read some more :) Paris in Pink


Pretty In Paris meets Paris In Pink! Thank you for stopping by, glad you like the site.
I just went on yours, love it and I'll definately be back for more!
Have a great day and thanks again!