Let’s be real: Not everyone’s take on makeup is the same. In fact, that’s probably one of the coolest qualities about makeup altogether — the fact that you can take a minimalist or maximalist approach to the same cat eye or bold pout. Here, our M Crowd babe Madison Murrell teaches you how to achieve the ultimate bold brow and matte lip makeup look — whether you’re a makeup minimalist, maximalist or a little bit of both.

How to get the minimalist look:

Step 1: Start with the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation, and apply it all over the face with a flat brush.

Step 2: Next, grab the IT Cosmetics Brow Power Pomade and run the spoolie through your brows to give them a defined look.

Step 3: Then, apply the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Eyeliner Pencil to the upper lash line in a sweeping motion. Look down at a mirror to ensure you’re getting as close to your lash line as possible.

Step 4: For shadow, pick up the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Eyeshadow Palette and sweep Extra Bitter onto your lid and into your crease.

Step 5: Next, with the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous X Fiber Mascara, coat your lashes.

Step 6: Add subtle color to your cheeks with the NYX Professional Makeup Away We Glow Illuminating Powder in Shimmer Thrill.

Step 7: Finally, finish off the minimalist look with the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Un-Nude in Seductress.


How to get the maximalist look:

Step 1: Start with the Lancôme Teint Idole Foundation and apply it all over for full coverage.

Step 2: Highlight your brow bone with the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Brow Raiser Highlighter Duo pencil.

Step 3: Apply Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Freebase all over your lids.

Step 4: Grab the Maybelline Burgundy Bar and go for a mix of the bold cranberry and deep brown — blend this into the crease.

Step 5: Apply the IT Cosmetics Superhero Liner to your upper lash line and thinly wing it out.

Step 6: Use the L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Last Eyeliner Pencil to define your lower lash line.

Step 7: Coat your lashes with the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous x Fiber Mascara and Apply the NYX Professional Makeup Wicked Lashes overtop.

Step 8: Highlight your cheekbones with the NYX Professional Makeup Born To Glow Highlighting Palette.

Step 9: Finish off your maximalist look with the NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream in Madrid.



About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.

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