November 18, 2016
The very knowledgeable Kelsey of Australian green beauty blog Liberty Green is a monthly guest blogger here on the Eve Organics blog. This month, Kelsey has created a 5-minute makeup look using all natural beauty products, for green gorgeousness in a flash!
You don't always have the time (or inclination) to spend 30 minutes or more applying make-up. Whether you slept late, have a sudden lunch date or are a busy mum that just doesn't have time, it can be handy to have a 5-min routine down pat for those occasions when you want to feel a little put-together, and don't have the luxury of time.
This is a simple, 5-min make-up routine that is so simple you could apply it on-the-go, but looks effortlessly polished for any occasion, and requires little to no brushes!
Step 1: Base
Using the Vapour Atmosphere Luminous Foundation, apply foundation directly from the stick, or warm with the fingertips, in streaks across the face, concentrating on areas that need more coverage. This is generally the centre of the face. Blend with fingertips or a brush.
The handy stick makes application a breeze, and the medium buildable coverage will help cover blemishes and brighten dark circles to give you a fresh, luminous glow.
Step 2: Contour/Bronze
Give the skin a healthy sun-kissed glow with the Tata Harper Very Bronzing. Simply warm with the fingertips, and gently contour beneath the cheekbones, jawline and forehead. Blend lightly - going upwards for the cheeks, and downwards for the jawline/neck. Alternatively, you can swap this step for a highlighter. The Vapour Beauty Halo Illuminator gives a gorgeous, lit-from-within glow to the skin.
Step 3: Eyes
Taking the Vapour Beauty Mesmerize Eyeliner in Truffle, tight-line the upper lashes (you can also line the lower lashes, if you wish). The brown will give a softer day-time look and naturally-full effect to your lashes. You can also use the eyeliner to fill in your brows. The light brown shade will suit most hair colours. The Mesmerize Eyeliner also has an in-built smudging tip, if you want to gentle smudge out the line for a smokey effect.
Step 4: Lips + Cheeks
Lips and cheeks are fundamental to a fresh-faced look. Even if you don't have time for any other product, a little colour on the cheeks and lips will make you look fresh and healthy. I've chosen the shade Very Sweet in the Tata Harper Volumising Lip & Cheek Tints. This lip & cheek tint has a flattering dewy finish that omits the need for a highlighter. The peach-toned pink will give you a just-gone-for-a-run flush of colour, and is creamy and hydrating on the lips to keep your pout soft and kissable all day long. Warming the product with the fingertips, simply pat out the colour onto the apples of the cheeks and lightly blend. Apply to the lips.
Step 5: Lashes
No look would be complete without a lick of mascara. A quick coat to the lashes will define the eyes, giving you a more 'awake' appearance. Voila! That's an easy, 5-min, 5-step look you can have done in a trice, and using just 5 products!
Passionate about health and beauty, I began the Liberty-Green blog to prove that green CAN be glam. My aim is to educate women on the safer, healthier alternatives to the mainstream – that work. You needn’t sacrifice your health for beauty, and you don’t have to sacrifice performance for health.
Organic beauty has come a long way in the last few years, and I know from personal experience how overwhelming making “the switch” can be. Along with product reviews and brand spotlights, I share useful tools and handy resources that help make the switch to organic that much easier. Your skin will thank you.
I also have a handcrafted Flower Crown & Accessories label by the same name, so when I’m not writing on organic beauty and skincare, you’ll most likely find me in the studio up to my elbows in flowery goodness.