“Less is more”. This will be applicable for today’s post. If you’re a type of person who doesn’t want to apply too much makeup, here’s the best for you. You may also call this as an emergency makeup (in case you only have few products in your bag) too. For the busy mothers who have no time to wear makeups, I dedicate this to you. Like in my case, I’m a mom and a business woman, so I still need to look fresh and presentable.
A friend of mine [hello Jackie! 🙂 ] will attend a wedding and she only have the basic makeup. She also said that she doesn’t know how to apply some of it. But here’s the catch, she lives in Singapore so I couldn’t go to her place to do her makeup instead, I made this step by step tutorial (hair and makeup). I also refer to her products so that she can follow easily.
Imagine if there’s no brush and no foundation? what would you do? be resourceful. 🙂
So let’s get started!
*Make sure to clean your face first to avoid breakouts.
Step 1: Apply your favorite powder (optional: apply concealer and foundation before the powder) evenly. Don’t forget to apply on ears and neck or else you’ll look like a ghost! lol
Tip: add more powder under your eyes, less on forehead. Since we have limited materials, you may consider your baby’s powder if you don’t have foundation. 😛
Step 2: Eye pencil on brows [pardon for my uncleaned brows]. You may apply the pencil directly but if you want to have softer brows, you can use cotton buds as your brush. (When I was a kid, I always use cotton buds for painting because I have no paint brushes available. Same strategy but this time, my canvass is my face. hehe) Just follow the line of your brows. I used brown pencil here. You can use any color that you like as long as it will not exaggerate your brows. You want to have a natural look, avoid too much application. Since Jackie has a beautiful, thicker, black brows (which complements her face) but she has no black eyeshadow or pencil, she may skip this part.
Step 3: Eyeshadow. Apply it on your lids. The first eyeshadow should be 2x lighter than your skin tone. On Jackie’s part, she has a lighter skin tone so this color fits on her. Again, I used the cotton bud as a substitute for brush. You can use your fingers if you want.
Step 4: Contour & Blend. Contouring (sounds-like conjuring, lol) is a kind of technique that gives illusion or shadow of a thinner nose, higher cheekbone, fuller crease and so on… (this is based on my opinion only) apply a darker e/s shade on your crease (and on lower lash line). This may be messy at first but bear with it, you can blend it and clean afterwards. Blend the darker shade inwards until it looks natural. The application on your lash line should be thin, do not overdo it.
Here’s how it should look like:
*Option 2 : Using Brown pencil and cotton bud, apply it on crease and lower lash line. Blend well.
Step 5: Highlight the center of your eyes (using white eyeshadow) for a dramatic effect. Blend this carefully together with the eyeshadows. Apply it on the corner of your eyes and on your brow bone too. (oops, I wasn’t able to capture it… sorry)
Here’s the difference. You can see that if you use eye pencil, you’ll have a darker dramatic look while on the right side is more natural look so I go for the eyeshadows. 🙂
Step 6: Use your middle and ring (am I correct?) fingers when you use the blush. Smile so that you can see the apples of your cheeks. Apply it in a circle motion then spread it outward. You may also want to use the same blush for your chin and forehead as the bronzer but you have to be careful on that. Small amount is good.
Step 7: Lips! Apply it directly on your lips. You can add lip shiner for a glossy look but I prefer a matte color for a pinky natural lips.
Here’s the preview: (Oh, and by the way, I wear different makeups on my eyes)
For the hair, you may refer to this photo:
Here is the output. It looks like a mini moehawk with a side pop.
Tada! Simple yet neat.
Hope you learn from this tutorial and if you have requests or questions related to this, it will be my pleasure to answer or do it… 🙂
For more makeup tutorials, you can check out my Youtube channel: Marga Manalo.
Thanks for dropping by! Paalam! [It means goodbye in Filipino]