‹ Fool Proof ›8.10.14
I'm no expert at applying makeup, but I do have a handful of products that I would consider fool proof. These are products that I reach for when I'm in a hurry but need to look put together. If I can pick these up and make it work in a 5 minute look, I'm sure you can too.
If there is one thing I skip when I don't have much time, it would be eyeshadow. Over the past year I've been experimenting a little more with eye makeup and the single product that made everything a whole lot easier was the MAC 217 brush. Who knew this multipurpose brush could be so good at packing on base shadows and blending crease colours? Matching base shadows with crease colours can be a challenge though, which is why I reach for the Urban Decay Naked2 Basics palette to make sure I don't screw up. For a one wash wonder though, the Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes in Lots o' Latte is perfect. I draw the product onto my lids straight from the tube, sans primer, and blend out the edges with a fluffy brush.
On the cheeks, I know I can't go wrong with the NARS Blush in Luster. It's a slightly shimmery apricot blush that gives the cheeks slight definition with a hint of highlight. If I need a more matte look though, the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed is perfect for that gently sculpted, rosy look. Both products stay all day and are incredibly pigmented which makes it easy to quickly apply and go. If I'm looking for a hint of extra glow though, the Benefit Watts Up highlight is a great cream option that can easily be applied with fingers. I just tap this along the top of my cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose for a subtle, healthy glow.
My most recent lip product addition has quickly become a favourite as it is so easy to wear. The Dior Lip Glow can be applied on the go for a hint of colour and moisture. For a full on colour though, NARS Niagara is a great one for the spring and summer while MAC Syrup is a good autumn and winter option.
What products do you reach for most when you're in a hurry for a fool-proof look?