Monday, October 13, 2014

Look of the Day: Quick and Easy Everyday Neutral

The best thing about a  neutral look is its versatility. Whether you are running off to class and want to look more awake, or heading into the most conservative of offices, this look will appear appropriate, polished, awake, and ready for anything. This look is not only versatile, but quick and easy, making it great for those mornings when you would rather sleep a few extra minutes than smoke out your eyes (it does happen), times when you're running late, or if you just don't like to fuss. This will also be great for beginners and those who do not like the full face of makeup look. And for those who do like to wear more makeup, you won't feel naked or underdone in this. Again, versatility.It's also a fantastic day to night look. Use some tinted lip balm for 9 to 5, then add a little more drama with a swipe of a deeper lipstick and rock the look again from 5 to 9! It was dark and rainy today so my hair is a disaster and the best lighting was in the office...


  1. As always, start by moisturizing your face.
  2. Apply a stroke of neutral cream eyeshadow across your lower lid. Blend out with your finger so that the entire lid and crease are covered and buffed out. 
  3. Buff a matte warm brown powder shadow into and just above the crease with a fluffy brush and windshield wiper motions.
  4. Apply tinted moisturizer all over the face with a buffing brush.
  5. Place concealer under your eyes in an inverted triangle and blend out with a smaller buffing brush.
  6. Set your concealer with a light reflecting powder just over the area you applied concealer (If you are on the normal to oily side you may want to also set your T-zone. I am on the dry to normal side so I only set my concealer to keep it from creasing/moving.).
  7. Apply blush and bronzer. With this natural of a look, I prefer to just add some warmth instead of heavy contouring.
  8. Apply a bronze/warm brown eyeliner to the top and bottom lashes. Create a slight wing on the top to open up the eyes, then smudge out the bottom line just a bit with a flat smudger brush. I prefer to use a soft pencil formula because it easily creates both the smooth line on top and smudges easily on the bottom.
  9. Curl your lashes and apply mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
  10. Pop on some colored lip balm and you're good to go!

Products Used

  1. bareminerals 5 in 1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow in Soft Linen here.
  2. MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Saddle here, with Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush here; These are sold online only. Here is a similar one, but twice the price.
  3. NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer [I used Alaska] here, with Real Techniques Expert Face Brush here
  4. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer [I used Fair] here, with Sephora Collection Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush here 
  5. MAC Cosmetics Shaping Powder Pro Palette in Emphasize here; This is a MAC Pro product. Anyone can buy them, but you do have to order online. Otherwise, you can find a similar one here
  6. NARS Blush in Orgasm here with Eco Tools Bamboo Blush Brush here
  7. Benefit Cosmetics Hoola bronzer here with Too Faced Kabuki Brush here
  8. Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Brown(Out) here 
  9. Sephora Collection Classic Must Have Smudge Brush here
  10. Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW Pomade [I used Blonde] here
  11. Lancôme HYPNÔSE DRAMA Instant Full Body Volume Mascara in Excessive Black here
  12. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Tulip here

What other types of looks do you guys want to see? Would you prefer videos??

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