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Recently I took a quick road trip to Austin and, I needed to travel light. I couldn’t bring my train case full of makeup along. But I did have enough room to bring the essentials.
I decided to only pack the products needed to create a fresh, on-the-go daytime look for the ride, along with a couple of extras to glam it up for some nighttime fun. The challenge for this makeup lover was to keep the look simple, using only a handful of products. Gah!
What I used
Blur Stick to prime skin, minimize the look of pores and absorb oil // Sunshine Skin Tint with SPF 30 in Deep to even skin tone and provide SPF coverage // Concealer in Tan to highlight and conceal the under eye area // Gel Brow in Dark Brew to fill brows // Eye Marker in Black Sheep to line the eyes // Ubame Mascara in Inked to separate and thicken lashes // Lip Salve in Rosé to hydrate lips (not pictured)
Quick and easy, this look took about 6 minutes in the backseat of a car. I love how lightweight the Blur Stick, Skin Tint, and concealer are. You can still see my skin, but my pores are minimized, and that’s important to me. The waterproof gel brow pencil is probably one of the best I’ve ever used. It applies smooth and looks really natural. My eyes looked great after making a small line very close to the lash line with the Eye Marker (super easy to use) and adding a single of coat of mascara. Keeping my lips moisturized is important and Lip Salve does the job.
Just before arriving to a party in downtown Austin, I decided to kick my look into overdrive for a little nighttime glam.
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What I used
Highlighter in Lit to add a soft, radiant glow to cheekbones, nose and Cupid’s bow // Eye Pigment in Gig to give eyes a pearlescent copper pop // Lip Color in New Whip to give lips a moisturizing, long-lasting demi-matte finish, with a pigment rich shade
To transition my face from daytime fresh to nighttime glam took 5 minutes. A quick swipe of Highlighter on the cheekbones, nose and Cupid’s bow really gives a nice, natural looking glow to my skin. I added a pop of color to my eyes with a thin line of Eye Pigment just above the black line I started with. Then tapped just a bit of Eye Pigment on the lid and added a wing with Eye Marker to give my eyes a little more drama. The look is finished with a second coat of mascara and a bold red-burgundy lipstick that ties everything together well.
I call this look Fast Lane, because it only took 11 minutes to do it all. And I didn’t need any brushes. Everything was applied right out of the container and blended with my fingers, except the thin line of Eye Pigment. I used a fine liner brush to do that.
Fast Lane was a fun challenge. Having limited products to work with keeps you focused on the end look without having to search for colors, multiple brushes or other tools.
Can you complete daytime to nighttime looks in 15 minutes or less with only a handful of products?