Thursday, 18 October 2012

Natural Beauty - Easy Eyes & Lips for Daytime Makeup Tutorial

Let's be honest, who ever really has oodles of time in the morning to get really glammed up? I know I don't! But there are definitely days where I just feel like doing a little more with my makeup, while still looking fresh-faced and natural.

This is a look that I normally wear for going out during the day, and it's super easy to achieve in under ten minutes! So it's the perfect pick-me-up for your eyes and lips that won't make you miss your train!

Taken By Surprise Tutorial:"Natural Beauty"

Before we begin, I've already applied:
Nivea Visage Young Be Beautiful! Tinted Moisturiser in "Natural"
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in "Light 10"
Garnier Roll-on Under Eye Concealer
Rimmel London Natural Bronzer in "Sun Glow 025"
Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder in "Silky Beige 005" 

Easy Eyes

1. First up is to get your brows in shape! Since this is a natural look, we don't want to go too heavy with the brow pencil, so just lightly outline the shape of your brows and softly fill them in using the side of the brow pencil point.

Rimmel London Professional Brow Pencil in "Black Brown" 

Being cheeky.
2. Prime those peepers with primer, or a light liquid concealer or foundation. Apply lightly over the eyelid, up to the brow bone and about a centimetre from the outer corner using a patting motion with your ring finger.

3. Taking a pale gold eyeshadow, apply all over the eyelid using a flat eyeshadow brush, using a pressing motion to keep the colour strong. Then highlight the arch of your brow bone and apply a little to the inner corners of your eyes, which will reflect the light making them look brighter and beautiful!

Rimmel London Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in "English Oak" 

4. Using a medium toned shimmery gold colour and an angled eyeshadow brush, define the crease of your eyelids. Use a small amount of shadow to begin with - you can always build up the colour! Then blend out the gold using a blending brush to soften any sharp lines and give a nice smoky effect.

Models Prefer Brown Eyes Eyeshadow Palette in "Daytime 2" 

5. Taking a darker brown, and your flat eyeshadow brush, apply a small amount to the outer corner, and gently bring the colour into the outer third of the eyelid. Blend it into the pale gold using a blending brush, but try to keep the dark brown within the outer third and outer corner.

6. With a brown eyeliner pencil, line the top lash line, keeping as close to the lashes as possible. This will help define your eyes and make your lashes look thicker - win win!

Models Prefer Eyeliner Pencil in "Brown"
Want tips on pencil liner application? See my tutorial here!
7. Then with a white eyeliner pencil, line your lower waterline. This will make your eyes look bigger and more awake - perfect for when you're up early in the morning!

Rimmel London Soft Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in "071 Pure White"

8. Then just curl your lashes and apply a defining mascara - we don't want a lot of product on our lashes with this look, just enough to make them fan out.

Rimmel London Sexy Curves Mascara in "001 Black"

Easy Lips

1. First apply some moisturising lip balm or chap stick to your lips to get them soft. Pat the product off using a tissue so your lips aren't "wet" looking.

Maybelline Baby Lips in "Cherry Velvet"
2. Apply a nude lip colour, and use your finger to pat the outline of your lips so you don't get a harsh lipstick line.

Rimmel London Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in "14"

3. Apply a natural lip colour with a gloss finish over the top, like a peach pink, or rose shade.

Models Prefer Ultra Lipgloss Pencil in "Kiss & Make Up"

And we're done!

How do you do your makeup when you're in a hurry? Share your tips in the comments below!


  1. Very beautiful make-up! It's kind of my favourite make-up :)


  2. such a simple and clean eye make-up
    most of the time i walk outside the house without any make-up but sometimes when i have a few minutes to spare, i just dab on some blush and apply some mascara :)

    1. Thanks love! Mascara and blush is always a gorgeous natural combo, I bet that'd look super lovely on you :) x

  3. Great tutorial, very helpful. Loving your blog!

  4. ooh love this. so simple and easy, yet looks really good!! =)

    love from the NANA girls xoxo

    1. Thanks girls, that's so sweet of you!

  5. Argh you're so gorgeous dear!! I've always loved your tutorials because they're so simply but not to ever be underrated! The shimmer is subtle but still very cute and not too bold! And I really like how this tutorial also had tips for the lips! :)

    1. Aww thank you dear! You're such a sweetheart, I'm glad that you enjoy them! x

  6. Love it! I rarely ever wear make up these days. Just too lazy haha. It helps when you're as gorgeous as you are though you can get away with minimal make up. For the rest of us, oversized sunnies will do.

    xx Jenee C.
    {camo meets couture}

  7. So nice pics. You look great. And nice blog.

  8. That's gorgeous!! I'm feeling the need to refresh some of the makeup in my box, so I'll try some of these products for sure :)


  9. Great tutorial! I love the result!

    -xoxo- lorena

  10. this is a great natural look, very easy and not time consuming:) the only thing i use in the morning is eyeliner and mascara. and oh my eyebrow pencil... i need most of the time for my eyebrows haha since i've got really light ones.

    1. Thank you! That sounds like a great morning makeup combo, I'll always have an eyeliner handy for rushing mornings too! And of course eyebrow pencil, Michelle Phan once said that if she was stuck on a desert island, she would take her pencil! Thanks for stopping by :) x

  11. Gosh, could you get any more beautiful?! I really love the gold shimmery eyeshadow and I think that you may have inspired me for incorporating this look when I go out tonight! :D Thank you for sharing this delightful post!

    Have a gorgeous weekend, pretty lady!

    <3 Mandy xx

  12. I like this makeup on you! Amazing!

    Maybe you'd love to follow each other!?


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