Thursday, February 2, 2012

Corporate Beauty: The 5-Minute Face

I'm not an expert on makeup. However, every once in a while, you will need to look presentable for meetings and hearings. Here are my tools for my 5-Minute Face:

MAC Charged Water Skin Hydrating Mist (cannot live without this!)
MAC Prep+Prime in Neutralize (alternate with BB cream)
Makeup For Ever Duo Mat (Good coverage)
Chanel Joues Contraste in Rose Petale (Nice glow and not candy pink)
MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Lingering (on the hunt for K-Palette eyebrow liner)
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Ebene (on the hunt for K-Palette eyeliner)
Chanel Rouge Coco in Mademoiselle (what Vanessa Paradis was wearing in her Chanel ads)
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Caline (the matte texture and neutral shade makes it more natural)

I mist my entire face with the MAC charged water and wait for it to settle. Afterwards, using my fingers, I pat on the MAC Prep+Prime in areas which need more coverage. Using a kabuki brush, I swirl the Makeup For Ever Duo Mat all over my face. To add some brightness to my face, I brush on a bit of the Chanel blush.

I fill up my brows with the MAC Pencil and line the upper part of my eyes with the Chanel eyeliner. Then, I dab some of the lip conditioner on my lips and use one of the lipsticks mentioned above.

Finally, I set the look with another spritz of the MAC charged water and the Makeup For Ever powder.

I know some may complain that there's a lot of steps involved. But with a little practice, you can achieve a clean everyday look that's not too "made up" and very appropriate for the office.

Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you use for your own "corporate face".


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