It’s a lazy makeup day here in Berlin! And by lazy, I mean casual, wearable, office appropriate… you get the idea! Today the colour in focus is brown. It’s a great earth tone for natural makeup looks. For today’s look, I wanted to bank on the natural quality and create an easy yet sophisticated look for casual occasions that anyone can pull off in less than 10 minutes!
Whenever I want to create a casual makeup look, my go-to is the “naked eye” (I’m not actually sure that’s what it’s called but let’s go with it x’D). I spend no longer than 3 minutes on 4 simple steps:
1-I like a bushy brow on most days so for this look I will just brush my eyebrows in their natural growth direction; but if you need to fill your brows then I would suggest a brow mascara to quickly fill and fix your brows in place
2-I use a concealer to prime my eyelids and unify the skin tone
3-Next I will apply a warm toned brown shade along my crease; a cool toned brown will work best if you’re more on the pale side, though.
4-Finally, a quick layer of brown mascara to keep thing understated and, voilà!
Next I apply a layer of light coverage foundation or BB cream, followed by concealer, and some bronzer to warm up my face and add some definition. Here I use a warm toned bronzer which I like to apply using a big fluffy powder brush; this helps speed up the process and achieve a natural finish. I like to take my time to create a good base that will last all day and look as natural as possible, so this part will usually take 5-6 minutes. For more details on how apply foundation and concealer, check out my posts here and here.
The last part of this simple everyday look is my favourite and takes 1-2 minutes at most, as I get to be more playful with the lip colour. For this specific look I chose to mix the Colourpop Matte Liquid Lipstick in Tan and the NYX Liquid Lingerie in xx. Obviously, using one colour is much simpler, but I have yet to find my “holy grail” brown lip shade, so I do with what I have! The result was this caramel brown colour which I was rather pleased with.
-Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua Foundation in 40 Beige
-Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Medium/Neutral
-Catrice SunGlow Matt Bronzing Powder in Medium Skin
-Kiko Super Colour Mascara in Plum
-Colourpop Matte Liquid Lipstick in Tan
-NYX Liquid Lingerie in Lace Detail
That’s it for this look! I hope you enjoyed and can recreate your own version for the office, coffee with friends or a casual trip to the grocery store; do you! And do let me know if you have any questions or suggestions in the comments!
The Foundry girl.