The lazy-girl beauty queen in me has been extremely busy of late. Creating new ways in which to be lazy when it comes to my beauty routine.
I know this seems contrary to the aim of a person who purports to be all things lazy when it comes to getting her skincare and makeup in place but I do believe in freshening things up a little every now and then.
And just like the change in fashion season, now is a good time to look at your makeup kit and decide whether you need to do some culling and add some new additions so that you feel fresh.
Now this new 2 minute makeup tutorial I’ve got for you is not a face I would put on for a business meeting or a night out. It’s my most common type of everyday/casual look. The one I literally spend two minutes on before jumping in the car each morning for the school run.
I don’t usually get out of the car at school (big fan of the drop and run) but I do tend to “run errands” afterwards. And Murphy’s Law, if I haven’t devoted that two minutes to looking fresh, then I look so far from it.
I use just five products – all from the new Maybelline NY collection – and the result is my regular face but with more of a glow and a bit more polish!
A little word on the method
I did not use one brush for this 2 minute makeup. Just my fingers. Pinkie finger for around the eyes. For a super full, special occasion face, I’d bring out my brushes but as an on-the-run effort, the finger application and blend works beautifully.
A little word on the products
First up, the Instant Age Rewind The Lifter foundation ($25.95) is the absolute bomb. It’s got a primer included so goes on like a dream and stays on. Plus there is the added bonus of giving me a little lift thanks to its peptides.
Secondly, the Color Tattoo pots ($11.95 each) have been on my must-never-leave-my-makeup-kit list since they launched in July last year. The colour glides on and sticks. These two are new in a Metal range.
Maybelline NY know mascaras. They get it right every single time and the Mega Plush Volum Express ($19.95) is no exception, plus it’s getting lash results with 40% less wax which is a good thing for lash care. Same with lip colour. The formula of the new Color Sensational Color Whisper collection ($14.95 each) is more sheer than the Vivid Color collection I know and use all the time but in a look like this one, they are just the thing.
Lastly, SuperStay 24H Waterproof Powder ($18.95) is now my handbag go-to … for any touch-ups which are actually few and far between as this stuff does what it says it will!
Fashion Festival Sydney
All these products will feature heavily at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Sydney (August 21-24). Remember back to April when I covered the Maybelline NY shows at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia? That was just a season preview for media and industry.
This event – MBFFS – is open to everyone and once again Maybelline NY will be showcasing its creative, yet achievable looks.
It’s all about taking the catwalk to the sidewalk and this is something Maybelline NY does extremely well … as referenced by my lazy-girl effort above.
THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED
Ok, here’s the really exciting bit – especially if you live in Sydney or can get yourself and a friend to Sydney for the opening night of MBFFS on Wednesday, August 21.
- Together with Maybelline NY, I have 10 double passes to give away to the opening event at Sydney Town Hall.
- I will be there to meet you and watch the show with you. We’ll get to chat over wine and nibblies from 5pm.
- You’ll receive a gift bag of products.
- You may get the chance to meet Maybelline NY ambassador Ruby Rose.
- We’ll head back stage for a tour where you can meet the ever fabulous Nigel Stanislaus, Maybelline NY Australia’s makeup director and all-round amazing makeup guru.
- Then we’ll sit and watch The Trends Show at 6pm until about 7pm before having a chance to experience the Maybelline touch-up station and photo booth post-show.
To enter, in the comments below, answer this question:
What burning makeup question would you like to ask Maybelline NY Australia’s Nigel Stanislaus?
Entries open on Friday August 9 at 6am and close on Wednesday August 14 at 5pm. Australian entries only, sorry. The winner will be judged on originality and creativity. The winners must be able to make their own way to MBFFS on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. They will be emailed and their name will be published here. Entrants must include an email address when filling in the commenting system below to be eligible to enter. Full terms and conditions, here.
PS. You’ll find all the products mentioned in store at Priceline, selected pharmacies, supermarkets and discount department stores.
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