Tired of over-the-top makeover videos? This video is simple, quick and walks you through the 10 steps to a perfectly natural look – one you can take to the office!
All 10 steps are covered: foundation, concealer, powder, blush, eyebrow pencil, eyeliner, eye shadow, mascara, lip liner and lip stick. A few tips and tricks are shared along the way!
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Okay, well today we are going to cover the ten steps to a perfect face that’s business casual, natural. This is not for fashionistas. It’s just for ladies that want to look nice in the office or at least look nice professionally. So let’s start with the first step: foundation. I like the ExtraLasting. The thing with doing your face is you just want to cover up imperfections. You don’t need to do your entire face. It’s just not necessary.A lot of people think, “I’m rocking that line on my chin”. You just want to blend in and get a natural look. If you put the makeup on your lips, it will help your lipstick last longer later. Now concealer is Step 2. I have a full coverage foundation so I just use a concealer brush. If you’re using a BB cream or a CC cream… I really don’t… My skin care has been working really well. I do have a little spot here. But the nice thing with a brush, you can be really precise. Way more precise than with your fingers or whatnot. All right. The next step in doing your face is powder. Whether you have loose powder or pressed power, I like a kabuki brush. Just because it spreads everything on your face. It sets the foundation and just gives you a nice overall matted look on your face. I hum when I put my makeup on. (laugh) All right. So now you have a fresh palette to work with. The next step is blush. I like the bronzer brush with the flat top because it takes “needing skill” out of doing blush. You just swipe and go. There we go (laugh). All right, now when doing the eyes, that’s half of the work here. I always like to start with the brows. I’ve got my brow liner and my brow brush. And you kind of see, I don’t really have eyebrows. So, the brow brush lets you not be as skilled. I’m just saying I don’t have a whole lot of skills. I’m not an artist. So, I kinda cheat. Actually, let me do just one brow so you can see. And then I use this end to kind of scrub in any lines I might have and to shape my eye. There. I have a brow. Do the other eye. Just kind of fill in the spots where the brows need it. Some of you are going to need tweezers. Some of you are gonna need a lot more pencil. Everyone has different brows. Gonna have to fluff mine up just to look like I have any. Alrighty, the next step I do is the eyeliner just because it’s really hard to put eyeliner on after you’ve put eye shadow on. So for the bottom part, you just want to go about 1/3 in. You’re just trying to frame your eye. On the top part you want to go on the other side of your iris. This helps frame the eye and then it avoids… if you have dark circles under your eyes. I know it’s “in” in some circles to take a black eyeliner and just do a think circle around your eyes. It looks good on the red carpet, but not necessarily a business office. All right. For eye shadow, I’m just a subtle person. Oh, eye shadow + brush. This is a neutral. If I’m doing a date night type thing I’m definitely picking something darker, doing all 4 colors. For the office, I just need two (colors). You know, we just don’t need to be fashionistas when we’re rocking that HR desk. You kinda see it. It just subtly comes out. I have a different eye shape than what they train us on for makeovers. So, I just have to do my best to make it visible because my second color is usually pretty hard to see with my eyes. Hey, look at that. And…correction. The nest step on the eyes is the mascara. It’s the wet stuff, so obviously you want to do that last. Pretty simple, you just kinda … everyone does it different. I just kinda blink into it. It’s not uncommon to open your mouth wide while putting mascara on. Awesome. Then the final step are the lips. Well, lip liner and lip stick. You wanna get the “cupid’s bow”. What I do to make my lipstick last longer is just fill everything in. Not rocking any fun lines on my lips, the lipstick lasts longer. If you want to know what color to get, try to match your hair. That’s why Snow White was able to wear really bright lipstick because she had really dark hair. Business natural. Right there. That was 10 Steps. I don’t look like I’m rocking a red carpet, but I look natural. I look appropriate for a business setting. There you have it. Good luck ladies!