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The 10 and half minute look.

I know you are probably wondering whats with the strange post title. Have you seen those 5 minute and 3 minute make up challenge videos on YouTube? Those are so much fun to watch. So this is something like that. I knew that 5 minutes wasn't a possibility for me. I have a lot of scars and pretty dark under eye circles, so getting those covered takes about 3 minutes for me. Yes, I timed myself for this look. I was aiming for 10 minutes.

I kept all the products out and ready to use and I had mentally decided the look I was going for. This made it a bit easier.

Step 1: Concealer. I cannot do makeup without this. I use MAC Studiofix concealer in NW35 and L'Oreal True Match concealer in N7-8. I did skip foundation. It takes too long. This itself took almost 3 minutes.
Step 2: Set with compact. I am currently using Colorbar compact in 003 Warm Beige.
Step 3: I feel like doing the brows adds a pretty neat look. I used the Benefit Gimme Brow in Medium brown. I finished the brows by highlighting with the light shimmery shade from the Faces Trio eyeshadow in Chocolate. By now it was 4 minutes.
Step 4: I lined my eyes with the Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate and smudged the lower lash line with the dark brown shade from the Faces eye shadow trio and highlighted the inner corner with the shimmery shade from this same trio.
Step 5: For blush/ bronzer I used the Elizabeth Arden bronzing powder in Golden. I am really loving this. It give this really subtle glow. It was past 7 minutes now.
Step 6: For the lips I dabbed the Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick in Crazy for Coffee.
Step 7: I decided to use a liquid liner- Maybelline Hyperglossy. This was not my best move. I was under a bit of time pressure so it didn't come as neatly as I would have liked.
Step 8: I applied the Lakme Eyeconic Mascara with 30 secs left and ended up shooting past 10 minutes and hence the 10 and half minutes. I was a bit upset about that, but the look came together well.

Here is the final look

with flash

with flash

So tell me what is your go to look when you have only 10 minutes?

miss kays