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Quick makeup ideas!

(9 Posts)
milkyman Thu 18-Apr-13 13:32:00

Hi, I will be going back to work, won't have much time to do makeup! Any suggestions of quick, good makeup? I have pale (aneamic) looking skin and dark circles under eyes and blemishes! shock

colditz Thu 18-Apr-13 13:37:18

Well, firstly how old are you? Because its no use me telling you to use regenerist if you are 21, and also no matte foundation for the over thirties IMHO!

colditz Thu 18-Apr-13 13:37:53

Also, sorry, what is job?

milkyman Thu 18-Apr-13 13:41:24

Good point! I'm 38. Work as a tutor wink

justasecond Thu 18-Apr-13 13:58:53

I am perma-aneamic and look ill without a bit of makeup
I use:
ysl touche eclat foundation and concealer for under eyes
blusher is a must I use one of the following; laura mercia creme blush in blaze, bobbi brown pot rouge in powder pink, benefit dandelion, sleek rose gold (a nars orgasm dupe, its a bit sparkly better for eve) or mac creme blush in ladyblush
Finally on lips just no7 nude lipliner and a pinky lipgloss
Only takes a few mins but makes a huge difference!

colditz Thu 18-Apr-13 14:53:19

The quickest thing to do is to find a PERFECT shade of foundation, or use a BB cream, so you can just slap it on. Use touché éclat under the eyes but NOT ON SPOTS, as it is not a concealer as such.

If you are brave, a very quick neutral palette for the eyes and a lash of mascara, with a nice red lipstick, is very quick and looks quite polishes.

RevoltingPeasant Thu 18-Apr-13 18:23:22

OP I don't have masses of time either so these days I tend to use tinted moisturiser or BB cream - I am pale and have just found that Maybelline's Dream BB cream is good - and then a few bits over that.

I sometimes just do highlighter, mascara, and sheer lipstick - think it looks professional but not obvious and is quick.

Other days, I just 'do' one feature, like eyeliner and mascara, or lipliner, lipstick and gloss - or whatever. Then you look 'more made up' but it's not OTT and doesn't take masses of time.

I don't have time to do a 'full face' in the mornings and I think it can look a bit much anyhow.

mrspaddy Thu 18-Apr-13 18:27:18

Hi I would recommend a brown eyebrow pencil. If you're pale like me it will really define your face. Also it can double up as a liner too and super quick. On days when I really have no time, I swear by good old fashioned MaxFactor Powder.. there is slight coverage in it. Little bit of bronzer and keep lipgloss in your bag for throughout the day. Mascara sweep and off you go. HTH

Maraki Thu 18-Apr-13 19:14:07

I too am very pale and have dark circles. I put on foundation (No7 protect and perfect), quick light dusting of powder, mascara, tiny bit if blusher and a strong bright red or fuschia lipstick. I put the lipstick when I'm on the train, after I have dropped off DD!

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