Makeup Monday: Everyday “Work” Look

I always love a good, bold eye look, but when I am getting ready for work in the morning I’m usually in a rush! Princess needs her beauty sleep ;). This look isn’t exactly your “5 minute makeup routine”, but it is natural enough to take only about 10-15 minutes, which is a look I can definitely afford time for in the morning! Follow along to get this simple and flawless look!
First, I always start with cleansing, toning and moisturizing. That’s a must, especially if you do want your makeup to look flawless. To prime, I use Makeup Forever Base Mattifying Primer, since my skin has been more on the oily side lately, this primer makes my skin matte all day! One of my go-to foundations for natural finish is the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in shade #2 which I apply liberally with a Beauty Blender. To conceal and highlight I use the Naked Skin Complete Coverage Weightless Concealer, which pairs great with the Naked Skin foundation! I highlight just under my eye in an upside down triangle shape, on the bridge of my nose, my chin and a little bit on my forehead. Highlighting all throughout the middle of my face will bring a more cohesive look so my under eye isn’t the only bright area! To bronze and contour I use one of my new FAVORITE bronzers, the Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer. A couple of reasons why I love this bronzer. It is very friendly to pale girls like me, comes in 3 different shades, and like it’s name suggests, IT SMELLS LIKE CHOCOLATE– Um, yes please! It’s infused with cocoa powder and feels so nice! I use a large fluffy brush to apply to my cheeks, temples and sides of my forehead. I’ll set my foundation and concealer with the RCMA No Color Powder — which has also been a game changer for my oil control needs! For blush, I’ll usually use either the Milani Baked Blush in the color Luminoso  or Mac’s Powder Blush in the color Peachy Keen just depending on my mood that day. Now, let’s move on to the eyes!
I fill in my brows with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer. To prime my eyes, I use Mac Soft Ochre Paint Pot and set it with Mac Eyeshadow in “Orb”
Next, in my crease I’ll use Urban Decay Eyshadow in “Beware”– I LOVE this color not only because of the color, but because of how incredibly soft and blendable it is! MUST HAVE! I usually just take a large crease blending brush like the Morphe M441 and build up the color in my crease until I like the shadow. I build up just  enough in my crease to create a natural “shadow”. The effect I want to create is as if I am not wearing eye shadow at all. So this is definitely not and intense spread of color and it is not a smokey effect. Just nice, sweet and simple. 
Now, because I am a winged liner addict, I of course, put a wing on it! You can do this or not do this, up to you. But I personally feel more “complete” for work with a winged liner. Finally, to highlight my inner corner and brow bone, I use Mac Eyeshadow in “Nylon”, which is like the mother load of all eye highlighters! In the shadow pan it looks almost like an alabaster color, but when swatched on your hand or eye (whatever) it looks like a white light from the clouds! 
(Orb is a very neutral toned color, so it almost blends in with my skin)
To finish, I just smudge a little bit of “Beware” on my lower lash line, not too smokey, just to create a little shadow, and add mascara to my lower lashes! (I already have lash extensions on, so that saves a good couple of minutes on my routine)  Done! 
For a natural, but noticeable lip, I’ll use one of the Too Faced Melted Liquified Lipsticks, on this day I used the color “Melted Fig” ,  “Melted Chihuahua” is also a very good natural color to use!
Finally, set the entire look with Urban Decay De-slick Setting Spray.  I know it may seem like a lot of steps, but I swear, it’s not! Honestly takes me only about 15 mins tops! Lasts all day, and it is professional enough to wear to work and feel confident- which is really the most important part of makeup if you ask me. Have fun and feel confident! 
  
 
Hope you guys enjoyed this look! Let me know what you think, leave a comment below or connect with me on instagram @girlirae! 
XO, Girli Rae 

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