Here’s a quick-ish FOTD that I came up with in the car, on the way to a doctor’s appointment and a whole day out.
Eyes: MAC Paint Pot in Constructivist, a bunch of Inglot Eyeshadows that barely showed up, K-Palette Real Lasting Liquid Eyeliner in 01, Le Métier de Beauté Anamorphic Lash Mascara in Noir.
Eyebrows: Graymelin Seven Tatto Eyebrow in Dark Brown, The Body Shop Brow & Liner Kit in 02.
Face/Base: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Mood Light.
Cheeks: Le Métier de Beauté Kaleidoscope Face Kit in Cheeky Chic
Lips: Hourglass Femme Rouge Lipstick in Fresco
Way too much work—and product— went into this look, and you can’t even see it.
Which made me want to draw up some tips on putting together a face when you’re in a hurry and only have your time in the car/on your commute to put together a presentable face. Here’s what I’d do instead:
One color shadows are your best friend here. You have no time for complex eye looks or gradients—you lost that privilege when you slept in later than you thought you should have! A smudge-y line on your top lash line will provide dimension and room for error, c/o your shaky in-the-traffic hands.
Suggestions for cream shadows: MAC Paint Pot in Groundwork, Constructivist, Rubenesque. Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze or Tough as Taupe.
Suggestions for eye pencils: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils. MAC Eye Kohl in Prunella or Teddy. Le Métier de Beauté Dualistic Eye Pencil in Tamarack.
Apply this on the outer apples of your cheeks, or on your cheekbones in a downward, diagonal motion, kind of like a contour but higher up on your face. Blend well!
Suggestions: NARS Powder Blush in Orgasm. Tom Ford Cheek Color in Wicked.
Use a lip balm for easier application and slip. Carefully apply the lipstick, making sure the road is not at its bumpiest when you do so. Choosing a nude-ish or light color will minimize errors. Imagine correcting a light lipstick mistake, then imagine correcting a red lipstick mistake!
Suggestions: Le Métier de Beauté Hydra-Crème Lipstick in Sahara. NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Montego Bay. MAC Lipstick in Mehr, Jubilee.
Pick a great powder for your base, as powder mistakes aren’t as obvious as ones made by unblended cream or liquid products. The sheerer, the better. You just want to look put together; you don’t have to have a full face of makeup on! P.S. Pick a great travel brush!
Suggestions: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Mood Light, Ethereal Light, Dim Light.
There. Easy, peasy. Do you have any favorite things to do when you’re in a rush?