The Five Minute Face


STEP ONE: PRIME
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer-HydratingMake Up Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer in Matte Finish
Priming the face is such an important first step when applying makeup! It evens out the beautiful canvas which is your face, allowing for a smooth and lasting makeup application. My skin type is combination: dry in some areas and oily around the T-zone. To attack both of these concerns, I use the Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer all around the face and the Make Up For Ever Matte Finish Primer only in the areas I get most oily. 

STEP TWO: CONCEAL & POWDER
Dermablend Smooth Liquid Camo ConcealerUrban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid in PeachBésame Cosmetics Brightening Setting Face Powder in French VanillaNeutrogena Shine Control Powder
As a medical student, a good night's rest is a rare thing and my eyes can be a tell-tale sign of that. To hide away dark eye circles I first use the Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid in Peach just in the corners of my eyes to brighten the area and counteract the darkness. I follow up with the Dermablend Concealer which has amazing coverage even though it's unbelievably thin! As I am not using any foundation for this look, I also use this concealer to mask any blemishes or dark spots quickly. I set the concealer under my eyes using the Bésame Cosmetics Powder and then use the Neutrogena Shine Control Powder on my T-zone.

STEP THREE: EYES & CHEEKS
Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow in MediumMaybelline Lash Sensational MascaraRimmel London Kate Sculpting and Highlighting Kit in Coral Glow
All the makeup artists I've ever read or heard always encourage the same thing when doing natural makeup: pick your best feature and play it up! For me that's my eyes. I use the Benefit Gimme Brow to quickly give my brows some color and fill in the sparse areas. Then I use Maybelline's Lash Sensational Mascara to boost up those eyelashes! Its lengthening, volumizing and amazing! I finish the face with some blush which I tend to choose depending on my mood, the lipstick I want to go for or what I'll be wearing. Right now I'm loving this trio from Rimmel. I love a natural face with a coral blush paired with coral lips! The highlighter in this set is a great drugstore option to keep up with the highlighting craze! 

STEP FOUR: SET
NYX Cosmetics Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray
Last, I set my face with this makeup setting spray by NYX Cosmetics. Just as the name suggests it leaves you with a dewy finish without looking oily and is great for a mid-day spray to keep your makeup looking refreshed! 

THE TOOLS
Real Techniques Setting Brush for setting under-eye concealer ,Real Techniques Blush BrushReal Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is amazing for applying concealer or foundation for a flawless, airbrushed finish, bh Cosmetics Face Essential 5 Piece Brush Set the black one for applying powder all over the face, the white one for highlighter

THE FINISHED LOOK
Necklace: Bauble Bar

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