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Step 1: Moisturize and prime
step 2: groom the brows
I don’t do much with my eyebrows on a daily basis, but they do frame the face, and I’d rather have a frame that doesn’t point all over the place like my unruly eyebrows. I much prefer to do eyebrow stuff before putting any coverage on my face, because in my early morning haste I easily put unintentional products all through my brows, and that makes them harder to groom.
I use the L’Oréal Brow Artist Plumper in transparent. I brush the brow hairs up and out to help open up the eye area a bit.
Step 3: Conceal
Step 4: Set
Setting your makeup stops it sliding around your face and helps it last longer. Plus, if you’re a shine-phobe like me, it mattifies it too. I most regularly use the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder.
If you have just carefully concealed any particular areas of your face, I would recommend patting on the powder in these areas to avoid accidentally shifting the concealer around (But tap off the excess powder first so you don’t end up with a bunch of white stuff on your face – swirl your brush in the powder, tap off the excess once or twice, apply to face).
I always pat over my under-eye area, so I like to use a small brush that has a bit of precision. I use the Real Techniques Setting Brush. Setting under the eyes like this stops or reduces creasing (gathering of product into the fine lines) as well. On the rest of my face, however, I use a big, time-saving, fluffy powder brush (also by Real Techniques). I generally pat over the rest of my face, too.
Step 5: Blush
Step 6: Mascara
Mascara is second only to concealer in products-that-make-you-look-more-awake. For work, I like simple lengthening mascara. At the moment, I most often use the Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara.
Done! Time to grab the lunch I packed last night and run out the door. Here’s the finished product.
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