Beauty tips : Getting ready for school or work

August 29, 2012

School’s starting soon or already started for some of us. This means waking up early and getting your makeup done in a jiffy!
The key to a quick makeover is multi-purpose products and multi-purpose brushes. These will help you get ready in no time.

To be honest, I’m not the type of girl that would go to school with full makeup on. I usually would put on just a color of eyeshadow on my lids and a good coat of mascara and I’m out the door. I do that only because foundation or other kind of heavy base would melt during day time due to the heat of Dubai, specially if you have oily skin.

Before going into details, I just want to point out that you’re not going to a party you’re going to school. Therefore, your look shouldn’t be too dramatic with dark eyeshadow, crazy lashes and bold lips.

Make sure you read the post until the end to see which products I like to use!

You want to keep it easy and simple! You only need two products: a concealer and a compact powder (or a powder foundation if you want more coverage).
Start by concealing dark circles, redness around the nose or mouth and little unwanted zits! You can do this step with your fingers, no need for a brush.
Then set it with the powder by using a big fluffy brush. If you want more coverage, you can use a more dense brush.

Lips and Cheeks
We said that we need multi-purpose products. In this case, I’m talking about lipsticks! Use them as a lip color and as blush color! Just like cream blushes. Plus, you don’t need a brush to do it, fingers do the job perfectly.
If you want something a bit more glossy for your lips, use a Revlon lip butter. It would look perfect!

As I said earlier, I would apply just one color on my lids. So try to keep on your vanity table single eyeshadows that you can reach out for easily.
Or keep a quad with your favorite colors in it that will help you create a look.
For brushes, I use just a tapered blending brush to dust on the eyeshadow and then blend it afterwards.
I don’t use eyeliner everyday, I always skip this step.
And of course, finish your look with a good coat of mascara. Chose something not too dramatic. It’s not a party!

Products I like to use (the ones in the picture): MAC Studio Finish Concealer, MAC Studio Fix, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Powder, MAC lipstick in Plumful, Revlon lip butter in Cotton Candy, MAC eyeshadows in quad Phloof!/All that glitters/Bronze/Satin Taupe, Maybelline The Colossal Volum Express mascara.

Brushes I like to use (all by Sigma): E35 Tapered blending, F30 Large powder, F84 Angled Kabuki.

You can get the brushes here with 10% during this month of August with this coupon code SAVE2012  + receive a free gift with a purchase of $30 or more!

How would you do your makeup to school or work? Is this too light for you? Tell me in comments bellow, you might be an inspiration 😉

– Zein xx 

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  • Reply Star Vogue August 30, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Great tips!

    • Reply Zein August 30, 2012 at 10:50 am

      Thank you 🙂


  • Reply Ellie September 23, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Hi Zein, loved reading your post. Discovered your blog in a comment on Fleur’s blog (: I’m also of school age and definitely agree with you describing school as not being a party. Girls I go to school with slack on that black eyeshadow like there’s no tomorrow! xx

    • Reply Zein September 23, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      Thank you Ellie <3
      I’m so glad we’re on the same page! 😉


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