Insight Magazine

September ‘16
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September ‘16
No make up look

College girls face challenges when it comes to makeup; they want to look pretty and not over-looking. They also need to get ready in ten minutes as they won’t have time to spend an hour on following specific makeup tips on how to look nice and natural.  
These days, it feels like most makeup tutorials call for dozens of steps and products, with an end result that's ultra made-up.


Start by perfecting your Skin 

so that make blends in easily.
First wash with cleanser and a cloth to gently exfoliate your face.
Moisturize and Even Out Skin Tone:
The fastest, most natural way to do this is with a tinted lotion, like La Mer The Reparitive Skin Tint SPF 30, which also contains sun protection. You don’t have to match it to your skin exactly, as you have to do with foundation. 

For visible breakouts or deep under-eye circles, use a pigment-rich concealer, like Chanel Long Lasting Corrective Concealer. The trick is not to use too much concealer. For blemishes, dab, blend, and build up coverage in thin layers. For dark circles, swipe the wand under your eyes, and then pat with a finger to blend. 

If your skin gets shiny, follow with an oil-absorbing powder. Swirl on Bare Escentuals Bare-Minerals Matte SPF 15 Foundation using a brush and a circular motion; this will leave an undetectable veil of cover-up (not a powdery look). 

Pick a Warm Cheek color.
Smashbox L.A. Lights' Blendable Lip & Cheek Color is a recommended product to be used. 

Now Define your Eyes and Lips.

To make sure you’re using the lightest touch, do your makeup in daylight.
Shade Eyelids
A soft, brownish tint enhances your eyes’ natural contours without showing up as shadow. Choose a shade slightly darker than your skin. Brush it into the creases and along the lower lashes, making sure there are no hard edges. You can apply CoverGirl Eye Enhancers in Champagne to the centers of the lids, the brow bones, and the inner corners of the eyes. 
Dot an Eye Pencil
If your eyes need a little extra definition, dot a soft gray or brown pencil between the top lashes. Try Shiseido Makeup Smoothing Eyeliner Pencil. 

Enhance Lashes
Defined lashes are essential, even for a no-makeup look. You can forfeit shadow and liner but never mascara. Apply two coats to the top lashes. Try Clinique Naturally Glossy Mascara. For a boost, use a flat eyeliner brush to grab a bit of mascara from the wand and apply to just the roots of the bottom lashes.

Finally, Subtly Amp Up Lips
To get a pretty tint, pick a shade that matches your lips exactly and press the colour into your lips with your fingertip rather than applying it directly from the tube. Concentrate it in the centre and blend out. Try Aveda Lip Tint SPF 15 in Verbena.