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RealSimple.com: Makeup Tips for 8 Common Problems

After: Jesse Jordan

Though Jesse’s look didn’t change substantially—with the exception of the nude lipstick Rae swapped in—she learned to reorder the way she puts on her makeup: Under-eye concealer, for instance, goes on after her eye makeup so she won’t have to redo it if she messes up her shadow or mascara. That, plus a few new techniques (e.g., priming her eyelids so that her shadow lasts longer), shaves off time not only in the morning but throughout the day, since she doesn’t need to reapply her makeup as often. Come the evening, the look can easily be transformed with a few simple additions, eliminating the need for Jesse to take off her makeup and start from scratch if she is going from day to night. And that means even more time saved—and a problem solved.

How-Tos:

1. Apply concealer to the eyelids; like a primer, it will help keep makeup intact. 2. Using an angled brush, apply the black shadow from the palette along the top and bottom lash lines. 3. To warm the eyes, apply bronzer from e.l.f. Studio compact to the creases, then brush soft pink shadow from the Maybelline palette across the lid. 4. Curl lashes, then brush on mascara. 5. Apply foundation; blend it with a damp makeup sponge. 6. Dot concealer under the eyes and on the bridge and sides of the nose. 7. Apply blush to the cheeks and the forehead; blend with fingers. 8. Swirl the brush blush from the e.l.f. Studio compact around in the palette to mix the brush and bronzer together, then brush on. 9. Apply a bit of white shadow (from the Maybelline palette) on the brow bones to brighten and highlight; add the same to the outer corners of the eyes as well. 10. Brush powder over face to reduce shine and set the look. 11. Finish with lip gloss.

(Elinor Carucci)
RealSimple




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