While we are unapologetic fans of the smoky eye, it’s not exactly the most wearable look for going to class. It’s totally fun to go all out with your makeup for a formal or if you are hitting the bars, but let’s get real; who wants to look like they’ve spent hours on their makeup when they’re just going to class?
For us, class makeup should still play up our features but also be easy and natural. Check out the look that we think is most suitable and easy to create for class. The best part? This makeup works on anyone and can be done in less than ten minutes.
To help us create this easy look for class, we enlisted resident makeup artist, Tanya Rissmiller, to weigh in on the matter. “The most common makeup mistake is wearing too much eyeliner. Liner should be used to define your natural eyes” says Rissmiller. Lightly line your upper lash line for definition and finish with two coats of mascara for a fluttery-lash affect. Tanya suggests using Clinique’s Lash Doubling Mascara to achieve this look.
“Another common mistake is mismatched foundation. Your foundation should be no more than two shades darker than your natural skin” states Rissmiller. Essentially, you want to keep it clean and simple, never cakey. Try using a lightweight base such as a tinted moisturizer or cc cream to correct any minor skin concerns. If needed, finish with a touch of concealer under your eyes or on any blemishes that need concealing.
“When using blush, it’s important to choose a shade that complements your skintone. Everyone’s skintone changes with the seasons, so it helps to know what shades work on your skin,” Rissmiller tells us. Apply a lightweight cream blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend it with your fingers. The Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Cheek Colour Balms are completely foolproof and blend into the skin seamlessly.
For the lips, using something lightweight and moisturizing such as a tinted lip balm will keep your lips hydrated and add a pop of pretty color. The Sephora Collection Kiss Me Balms come in six flattering shades and are easy to apply on-the-go.
What is your favorite makeup look for class? Let us know in the comments below!
Photo by Danielle D’Angelo