Makeup artist and butter LONDON Global Color Ambassador Katie Jane Hughes is sharing her tips for a foolproof season makeup look that you can achieve in 10 minutes. Bold lips are always a winter makeup staple, but you don’t have to spend hours in front of the mirror trying to create a look that’s worthy of the red carpet. For a foolproof makeup look, I suggest pairing a bold lip with a soft eye. The best part about it is that you can create it in 10 minutes or less. Follow the steps below for the perfect look that’s sure to get you out the door faster:
Skin Always start with a clean base. Use one of the new Scrubbers Makeup Remover Wipes to remove excess makeup or oil from the skin. Apply moisturizer (Charlotte Tilburys Magic Cream) followed by foundation (Laura Mercier Silk Crème) over the T-zone and concealer (Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage) as needed. Dust a bit of pressed powder over the face.
Eyes: Take a brown pencil like (Wink Eye Pencil in Twigged), skim the pencil around lash line and blend so it looks lived-in, like a natural smokey shadow. (TIP: The striking metallic effect will look great against a matte lip!) Finish with a few swipes of mascara (WINK Mascara in Union Jack Black) being sure to separate each lash.
Lips: I love matte lipstick. My current favorites are LIPPY Moisture Matte Lipstick in Old Blighty and Ruby Murray. To maximize your matte, press your finger into the lipstick bullet and dab onto a puckered lip, applying until most of the lip is covered. Finish by gently pushing your lips together. If you want extra definition, use the highest point on the lipstick bullet to line lips or use a brown liner (Wink Eye Pencil in Brown Sugar—this product is genius, I’ve even used it to contour!) to blend in added color and create an ombre pout.
Cheeks: Fall doesn’t require too much color on cheeks, but a barely there pop of color is nice. Take a blush brush and lightly dab into Cheeky Cream Blush in Ruby Murray and gently brush over the apples of your cheeks. Your skin will look fresh and natural.
For the overachievers: If you have an extra few minutes, a liquid-lined eye is a gorgeous addition to this fall makeup look. Take your liner (I like Wink Matte Liquid Eyeliner in Brown Sugar) and start with the wing, working out from the edge of your lash line where the top and bottom lid meet. Work up and outward and then back toward the lid. Stop here if you want an Angelina Jolie inspired cat eye. If you want more of a doe-eyed Zooey Deschanel look, continue to line the length of the eye towards the inner corner.
Scrubbers Makeup Remover Wipes gently cleanse the skin while wiping away dirt, oil and makeup. Lightly quilted on one side, these makeup wipes scrub away stubborn makeup formulas and colors, while the smooth side cleanses and soothes the skin. Infused with natural botanical extracts of rice, sunflower and rosemary these wipes are gentle enough for use on even the most sensitive skin. Price: $15 for a box of 15 wipes
Lippy Moisture Matte Lipsticks contain a never-before-seen formula that hydrates lips with a Triple Butter Complex for a velvety-matte finish and comfortable long-lasting wear. The lipsticks are created with gel-capsule technology, which encapsulates the pigments and butters. When the lipstick hits lips, the capsules break to release intense color and hydration creating a light-weight, non-drying matte look. Available in 12 shades, price: $22 each.
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