Steps to a Quick Look
Calgary make-up artist, Karen Malcolm-Pye, reveals how you can get a flawless look perfect for a relaxed day, or when you're running late.
Step 1: BB Cream
BB cream is a great option for people who want a quick foundation application that will hydrate your skin, even out your skin tone and give you a soft glow. You don’t even need a brush! Use clean fingers to blend and smooth the cream into the skin. Put it on thinly like moisturizer and in areas that need more attention you can add more.
Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream in Light/Medium, $19.99
Step 2: Blush
Adding a soft pink to the apple of your cheek with help brighten your complexion and your eyes. Applying the blush to the apple of the cheek gives you the natural flushed look.
M∙A∙C Cosmetics Mineralize Blush in Gentle, $29.50
Step 3: Eyeshadow
Using an illuminating eyeshadow brightens the eyes. The illumination reflects light which gives you a polished look, and looks like you have spent more time on your makeup. By using this you can skip a few eye steps like eyeliner and layers of eyeshadow. You simply dab some of the eyeshadow on your fingers and wipe it all over the lids and into crease.
Jane Iredale Purepressed Eye shadow in Allure, $22
Step 3: Mascara
Mascara is always a must. Using mascara helps open your eyes and gives you longer and thicker lashes. If you look for mascara with a curling property to it, it will help lift your lashes so you can skip the curler step. Just add one coat of mascara to your top lashes
Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Mascara, $29
Step 4: Lips
For the lips, a gloss is what you need. Opt for a soft color just a little darker than your own lips to define them and make them pop. Lip gloss is an easy step, you don’t need to apply it on precisely and you can to add it to your lips throughout the day. All you do is swipe it onto the lip and you are done!
M∙A∙C Cosmetics Plushglass in Ample Pink, $23.00