It’s borderline glam, which I like, but it’s still quick and easy. From start to finish, you can do this in 10 minutes.
There are three things about this look that help keep the time from spiraling out of control.
1. The concealer is doing the heavy lifting.
I’m not wearing any foundation at all. There’s just a medium-coverage liquid concealer with a natural satin finish, which I’m using for spot treatments to even out specific places, and I’ve chosen a liquid concealer that can be built up in layers wherever I need the extra coverage (it’s nice to have that option).
2. Pressed powder gives you more control.
The concealer is set with a medium-coverage pressed powder, which is handy for 10-minute looks, whereas loose powder is usually messier… Pressed is just easier for me to grab and go.
Also, pressed powder tends to look sheerer than loose powder does for me, which provides a lot more control over how much powder actually ends up my skin.
Basically, I’d rather apply less product and have to build it up to the coverage I want than accidentally apply too much powder and have to remove the excess… It’s always easier to add makeup than take it away, IMO.
3. A creamy eyeshadow pencil corrects any mistakes with the liquid liner.
Running the cream shadow along the edge of the liquid liner helps to hide any dips and imperfections. There’s also a subtle transition of shine from the high beam gleam of the liquid liner to the softer shimmer of the pencil, which gives some subtle complexity to the liner.
Alright… Are you ready for the breakdown? I hope so, because here we go! 🙂