Twenty-five minutes to the cocktail party? New crush will be there? Going with the new boyfriend? Old flame with new girlfriend rumored to be in attendance? You’d better get it together, sister. Here are our three favorite ways to make a smashing beauty statement in 10 minutes or less. Oh and make sure you keep the cocktail count under two… eye junk, running brows, or feathered lips are never a good look!
You know how it goes, take it easy on the lip and you can go as cray as you’d like on the lids. Blending metallic shadow with black coal liner gives the most intense effect for brilliant eyes. Rim your waterline with a black pencil or deep gel liner- try CoverGirl Brow & Eyemakers pencil in ‘Midnight Black‘ or MAC Fluidline in ‘Blacktrack‘ for the longest-lasting intensity. Now sweep Laura Mercier Metallic Crème Eye Colour in ‘Burnished Copper‘ over your bottom lid, and add an extra kick with a similar metallic to up the ante. Try Make Up Forever Diamond Powder in ‘Bronze‘ or Gold for a multidimensional glow.
This one isn’t reserved for the genetically blessed, we can all obtain the ultimate face-framing accessories with the right products and technique (technology, people). Brow-Zings by Benefit are fool-proof, even for the makeup- challenged. Compacts come with powder, wax, angle brush and tweezers to ensure both prescision and longevity. We want bold, not crazy. What’s the secret? Say it with me… grooming, grooming, grooming! Pluck those strays, girls. Think Kardashian, Weiss, or Portman; not Oscar the Grouch.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one…. Ok, ok, everyone can appreciate a vivid lip color this time of year, but what you may not realize is how versatile this look is. There are many options for a dynamic pout; the classic favorite Russian Red is our safe go-to, but don’t forget there are a number of exquisite alternatives. Try Yves Saint Laurent Rogue Volupte in ‘Forbidden Burgundy’, Givenchy Rogue Interdit Satin Lipstick in ‘Black Plum‘ or NARS Lipstick in ‘Shanghai Express’ for a less obvious, yet just as impactful choice. For expert application, skip the lipliner and frame your pout with a well-blended, long-lasting liquid foundation.