Mar 6, 2014

Quick, Easy, and Simple Everyday Makeup

Everyday Neutral Makeup - Quick Easy Simple Steps

Most times in "real life" when I do get a chance to slap on makeup and step out of the house, I am invariably in a mad rush to reach some place in 5 minutes, so I never get the time to actually plan and coordinate my outfit with my makeup.  That's one reason why I almost always go for looks that involve a quick liner and some tinted moisturizer.  On the rare occasions that I do get the time to put on an eyeshadow, I use a warm brown just because that's a safe pairing with any color.  Today's makeup is just that - neutral brown eye makeup paired with a soft reddish coral gloss and a bright blush.  Here's a look at the products used and a quick and easy how-to.

NARS Galapagos Coconut Grove Biarritz Eyeshadows Suqqu L Brush TBS Maybelline Mascara Chanel Eyelash Curler
Products Used (Eyes):  Urban Decay Primer Potion
NARS Eyeshadows - Galapagos, Coconut Grove, and Biarritz
Chanel Eyelash Curler, Maybelline MegaPlush Mascara
Brushes:  TBS Slanted Eye Brush, Suqqu Eyeshadow Brush L
Makeup Tutorial Easy Quick Everyday Neutral Eyeshadows Look Steps Indian Beauty Blog
Starting with priming the lids with Urban Decay Primer Potion.
Helps the eyeshadows stay on whole day.
Makeup Tutorial Easy Quick Everyday Neutral Eyeshadows Look Steps Indian Beauty Blog
Apply NARS Galapagos (or any warm brown shadow) to the lid area.
Blend the edges using NARS Biarritz (matte creamy beige).
I used the Suqqu L eyeshadow brush for this.
Makeup Tutorial Easy Quick Everyday Neutral Eyeshadows Look Steps Indian Beauty Blog
Using an angled brush (I used TBS Slanted Brush), apply a dark brown eyeshadow (NARS Coconut Grove).
Push the shadow along the roots of the lashes, keeping line thicker along the outer thirds.

Makeup Tutorial Easy Quick Everyday Neutral Eyeshadows Look Steps Indian Beauty Blog
Curl lashes and apply mascara. Also filled in my brows.
Makeup Tutorial Easy Quick Everyday Neutral Eyeshadows Look Indian Beauty Blog
For the rest of my makeup, I mixed Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation with a serum (Le Jour de Chanel)
to get a lighter coverage.  Applied mostly along the center of the face.
Used NARS Caramel Concealer to cover up some of the blemishes.
Bobbi Brown Dark Peach and YSL Touche Eclat used to brighten undereye area.
 
I applied Chanel Les Beiges powder along the outside of the face and Rimmel Stay Matte powder along the center T-zone.
Finished with NARS blush - Boys Don't Cry - a little higher on the cheek to give my skin a healthy pop of color.
NARS Boys Dont Cry Blush Suqqu Face Cheek Brush Tom Ford Cream Foundation Brush
Products Used on the Face:  Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation + Le Jour de Chanel
Bobbi Brown Dark Peach Corrector, NARS Stick Concealer in Caramel, YSL Touche Eclat
Chanel Les Beiges Powder, Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
NARS Boys Don't Cry Blush, Chanel Sonate Lipgloss
Brushes Used:  Suqqu Cheek Brush, Suqqu Face/Powder Brush, Tom Ford Cream Foundation Brush
Makeup Swatches - NARS Galapaos Coconut Grove Biarritz Eyeshadows Chanel Sonate Glossimer
Swatches (L to R)
NARS Galapagos, NARS Coconut Grove, NARS Biarritz,
NARS Boys Don't Cry, Chanel Sonate
That was my quick and easy makeup for the day.  What do you reach for when you need to step out of the house in about 10 minutes?  Do share!

25 comments:

  1. The blush looks really gorgeous on you!

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  2. Nice look... hey Radhika, how do you find the Coconut Groove e/s? I was kinda wanting to try it. hey, and which shade are you in YSL Touch Eclat and Chanel's Les Beiges Powder??

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    1. YSL is 5 and Chanel Les Beiges is 30. I would recommend that you try out both at the counter, though..the YSL one is very dependent on underlying skin tone, and my undereyes are dark and #5 has a bit of a peachiness so it works for me. YSL 5.5 has more yellow in it, if I remember correctly..so it's not like some of the shades are darker than the next one ..it's more like just the tones are different.

      As for the Les Beiges, No.30 looks perfect for my skin but I think it gets a little dark for me when I apply it all over. I think you need to look at No. 20 if you are looking for all over use.

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  3. Lovely look Radsoo… which reminds me I've to review my Galapagos.. love it so much!

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    1. Isn't Galapagos just amazing? I love it :D :D

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  4. What a lovely warm look!!!! I'm definitely going to try it (since I have all the products, haha!). Today I wore Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation, Chanel pressed powder in Dore, Nars Laguna, Diorskin Nude concealer, and then Nars eyeshadow duos in Alhambra and Madrage, Chanel cream blush in Revelation, and Chanel glossimer in Wild Rose. Clinique high Impact Extra Volume Mascara and Mac Teddy eye kohl. Hey wait....that's why my intended 5 minute face did not take 5 minutes...LOL!

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    1. Hahaaa...I love reading your day's makeup lists! I should get myself that Chanel powder already...I am just a bit confused if I should get a powder foundation or a regular powder..I have a feeling the powder foundation might last longer on the oily bits...

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  5. Yaa alaah ... you are making me mad with product pics and the classy look :)
    noooooooo
    I didnt said m 'j' shay ....

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    1. J shay hahahhehehehee :D :D

      Awww..thank youuuuuu :D

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  6. If am stepping out in 10 min
    I quickly apply either nars lip pencil or ysl glossy stain :)
    no base makeup as such but my frnds these days give me lectures which I may start following soon :)
    a good sunscreen n concealer I wear always :)

    honestly rads ... I should wear more makeup to make room for new stuff :)

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  7. Hmm..but I think for India, that kind of daytime makeup suits - because it's harsher sun na, and I just feel heavier base looks odd in that kind of light. Or at least, that's what I feel comfortable with :P

    " I should wear more makeup to make room for new stuff" MORE NEW STUFF????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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    1. Yaaaaaa even I say the same thing ... the climate will enhance any flaws easily ...

      hahhaha nooo itna bada paragraph likha n u noticed last line ? Hahahha
      haannnn

      lena padega naa so many new launches :p

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    2. The blush is made for u
      how beautiful it is looking n can be seen clearly in before n after pics

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    3. Kitnaaa bhiii badaaaa paragraph ho, I tho will seee that line only first :P :D :D :D

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  8. Rads,
    I can't get OUT of the house in 10 minutes! I have a problem!!!

    Look at allllll those Suqqu beauties! swooooooon!

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    1. And I have to blame the red-haired snowwoman for that!!!!!! :D :D I finally managed to get the 3 Suqqu eyeshadow brushes and the face/cheek one...and that put an abrupt halt to annnnnnymore buying for a long time :D Do you think Suqqu would ever get back the S brush? Everyone seems to love that one..wonder why they discontinued it :(

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  9. Hi Radhika, lovely makeup, sot of basic question. Us Indian women have good amount of brow hair do you still prefer to fill them in? What products do you use? Thank you ahead! Cheers,
    Sadhvi

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  10. Hi Radhika,

    Lovely makeup. Sort of basic question, us indian women have good amount of brow hair, do you still prefer to fill in? What products do you usually use? Thank you!

    Cheers,
    Sadhvi

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  11. Hi Sadhvi..I typed in a long drawn answer..and that just disappeared somewhere, so am typing in again :D

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  12. I started filling in my brows only recently. In general, I think if you have dark/full thick brows, then you really don't need to bother with filling in anything. Just combing through with any random brush or spoolie (even an old mascara wand, washed out and cleaned) is more than sufficient. I do my brows myself and also with age, I think my brows are a little less defined and they have some gaps here and there. I just fill those in with either a brownish-grey pencil or a brownish-grey eyeshadow. My hair color isn't black, so a black eyeshadow will not look good. Mixing in a black and a black eyeshadow is perfect, and I would use an angled brush to brush in the color only in the gaps. It's very very subtle - at least what I do - and if you look at the second last photo and the photo just above it, the difference is mainly on in the brows. That much only I fill. Amn't really comfortable with more than since it looks a little too drawn in for my comfort.

    Also, if you are curious about trying out brow filling I would suggest you check Lisa Eldridge's reallly awesome video about it
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPTl4ZcPqCw

    I found it the best in explaining it in simple terms. And try it at home first so you get an idea how it looks and start with less and build it up (if required only) as you start to feel more comfortable.

    Hope this helps.

    Ooops..the specific pencil I use is one by Em

    http://www.emcosmetics.com/arched-defining-brow-liner/3605970514426.html#~oyBSVPUqa63Cov

    I use black, but it's actually a dark brownish blackish color.

    And eyeshadow, I have an Avon quad with the perfect brown in it, but MAC brun is similar :)

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  13. Thanks a lot Radhika, that is so nice of you to reply in detail. Your MAC shadow suggestions and makeup brush blogs are really helpful, I am new to full fledged makeup with a complexion similar to yours, so I cannot say enough how much it helps me. I am recent visitor to your blog must say you have a lovely blog and succinct writing style. Love, Sadhvi

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    1. Thank YOU, Sadhvi!! You absolutely made my day...week...or even the whole month :D

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  14. :D you deserve it all, have a great time, take care.

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