Saturday, 21 January 2012

Quick & Easy Neutral Look

Ever been in the situation where you've got less than half an hour to get ready? Have you ever woke up at the crack of dawn and felt like you couldn't be bothered applying an ounce of makeup? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then this post is going to be useful.

I've had past experiences where I haven't been able to apply makeup in the morning and if truth be told, it annoyed me. I love wearing makeup but when you have to wake up early, you just don't feel like applying it. I have recently been using some products which take little time to apply but still look lovely. 

I've decided to do a quick and easy neutral look as I feel people prefer to wear neutral colours. If you'd like me to do a quick and easy look using other colours then please feel free to ask me. 

Here's the quick and easy neutral look...

Products used to create this look:
  • MAC Paint Pot in 'Vintage Selection
  • Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette (Eyeshadows used; 'Suspect', 'Pistol' and 'Booty Call')
  • Urban Decay Glide On 24/7 Eye Pencil in 'Bourbon'
  • MAC Penultimate Eyeliner
  • Bourjois Fast & Perfect Mascara
If you would like to create this look then all you have to do is follow my nice and easy steps. 

1.) Apply Vintage Selection to your eyelids. I find patting it on with a flat eyeshadow brush works best. 
If you want a really opaque colour on your eyelid, apply one layer then let it dry. Once dry, apply a second layer.

2.) Apply ‘Suspect’ to the outer corner and blend using a blending brush. A simple way to blend is in ‘v motions’. Blend into the centre and also into the crease. 

3.) If you’d like more of a smokey look, apply a small amount of ‘Pistol’ to the outer corner. It is key you don’t over blend ‘Pistol’; just literally place it in the inner corner using circular motions.

4.) For the highlight, apply ‘Booty Call’ to the brow bone. 

5.) Using ‘Bourbon’, line your bottom lash line. 

6.) Apply the MAC eyeliner to your top lash line, I didn’t create a winged effect as I wanted to keep the look quite neutral but you can do winged eyeliner if you’d like to. 

7.) Apply mascara to both your bottom and top eyelashes.

If you'd prefer to watch the video version, here it is...

I hope you liked this look and if you have any questions please feel free to ask. I'm also planning on doing a Q&A so please ask me any questions!

Thanks for reading!


  1. This looks just great. I would take this as a guide next time I wear make up. I don't like spending too much time in putting make up on my eyes. chicago airbrush


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