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 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.