There’s a soft spot in our hearts for every last lipstick and liquid liner in our makeup bags, but we’re not going to wear all of it every day. Occasionally, we take a minimalist approach. The true makeup minimalist would probably apply tinted moisturizer, concealer and mascara and be done with it. Full disclosure: we’re not that type of makeup minimalist. We’re the type to wear the basics plus a few color cosmetics (because in our minds mascara is always a given). So we presented the challenge – use just three products to create three different looks – to professional makeup artist Jessica Scantlin and she proved that sometimes you can do more with less. Shimmering bronzer + bright lipstick + black eyeliner = three distinctly different, yet equally gorgeous looks.
Look #1: Urban Decay Baked Bronzer in Gilded, L’Oréal Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Charcoal, Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Anarchy
First, Scantlin used her finger to pat the lipstick onto the cheeks. Then she blended it out with a flat top blush brush. She gave the skin an all-over glow by dusting bronzer across the forehead and cheeks. For the eyes, she applied bronzer on the lids from lash line to crease and along the bottom line. Then used a fluffy brush to blend it all up and out. For added definition, she used the black eye liner on the upper and lower lash lines and the waterline. To create bronzed lips, Scantlin used bronzer as lipstick, applying it with an eye shadow brush.