April 16, 2012

How to look daytime glam with minimal effort

I'm generally fairly low maintenance when it comes to my beauty and makeup regime (I know, ironic coming from a beauty blogger!). Basically if I can find a shortcut for looking put-together with minimal effort then believe me, I will take that shortcut. And the easiest way of looking like I've made an effort with my appearance is going for bright lips. Unlike a nicely made up eye look, a swipe of lipstick can be done in less than 30 seconds and instantly lift your look from blah to wow.


So without further ado, here are my steps for looking daytime glam with minimal effort.


Face and cheeks
For face go with an easy to blend concealer and then buff on a powder foundation. In this look I've used my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Sand 20 and buffed on NYX Twin Cake Powder Foundation in Natural 07.

For cheeks a blush with multi tones or a hint of shimmer is best, as you can skip the contouring and highlighting step. I used MAC Mineralize blush in Dainty (which I bought from Jen's blog sale), but other good colours too use are Nars Orgasm, BYS Coral and Benefit Coralista.


Eyes & Lips
On eyes apply a wash of shimmery brown eyeshadow all over the lid, blending any harsh edges. Use an eyeshadow that has enough dimension in it to look good on its own. Think MAC Satin Taupe which has enough depth. I used Chanel Ebloui which I also picked up from Jen's blog sale last week. Skip the eyeliner and finish with 2 coats of mascara (I used Australis Voluptalash Mascara in blackest black*).

On lips wear the brightest lipstick you're comfortable wearing. Whether it's red, pink or coral, go for something bright! And skip the lipliner, because with a lipliner you'll look a bit too made up, whereas without it you'll look more daytime appropriate. The lippy I used here is Ever Starlight in Rosetto.

And voila! The daytime glam look is finished.
With flash
What's your trick for looking glam without much effort?




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21 comments :

  1. Nothing makes me feel better than a bright lipstick! I've not heard of Ever Starlight lipsticks before, you've got me curious!

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    1. I bought the lippy from Italy a couple of years ago and I've been searching for it online ever since! I hope I can find it as it's a great quality lippy and was only 2euro!

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  2. Love the look, Lilit. Daytime glam for me is a low-key, shimmery cheek, paired with subtle but effective winged eyeliner. Just enough eye makeup without looking like it's from the night before ;)

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    1. Oh that sounds good, LOL at night before comment :-).
      Whenever I try to do a winged liner I end up looking too made up so I stick to bright lips instead.

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  4. I love a good bright lip, definitely brightens up an entire look! You look fabulous! xx

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  5. Very beautiful, your skin looks amazing! Love it all
    Claire
    x

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  6. Lovely look, as always. xx from italy

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  7. stunning and going to do this myself :)
    http://starvogue84.blogspot.com

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  8. You look gorgeous! I totally agree about bright lippie :) The lipstick you're wearing is lovely! xx

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  9. You look lovely, love the whole look xx


    www.misslv.com

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  10. Very beautiful! Makes you look very alive and fresh. :)

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  11. Love this! The blush you used is so pretty!

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  12. Thanks so much for your comments everyone, glad you liked the look! xo

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  13. I use this trick too!! luscious lashes with a bright lips! Fuchsia and bright coral are my favs :)

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  14. Stunning look! You've such perfect skin!
    I tend to grab a vivid lipstick too whenever I'm in a hurry!
    Phlox

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  15. Couldn't agree with you more! Even if I do nothing (complicated) else on my face, a bold lipstick will garner compliments and confidence. With that said, I had taken Dainty off my shopping list but now I want it again, thanks to you!

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  16. Bright lippie, most definitely. I can be looking like something the cat dragged in, but pop on a bright lipstick, and suddenly the world's looking better. Or at least, I am :)

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  17. Love this look, so pretty, and your gorgeous :)

    Monique x

    http://nikkithepixie.blogspot.com/

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