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I think it is well established by now that I don’t have much of a social life. But I do remember a time when I had, a life when a spontaneous invitation for after work drinks or even a date could happen.
And I remember how hard it was to look fresh and glammed up with a ten hours work day under your belt.
I watched countless day to night makeup tutorials on You tube, but I admit that in reality I rarely had the time for the complicated makeover some suggested nor the products with me that were apparently needed.
Because, lets be honest, if I were to go home in between work and my date, I´d do my makeup again from scratch. With a little practice anyone can do a glam look in less than ten minutes. (Don´t believe me? Here and here are some examples.)
The true challenge isn’t getting ready in little time. The true challenge is going from office to night out with the makeup you can bring to your desk!
So I packed my little makeup bag and filmed a tutorial for you. It might not be the most glam version out there, but it is realistic. And, bonus points here, I only used drugstore or other affordable makeup.
MV Organic Skincare Pure Jojoba (Review)
Sephora Baked Foundation (Review)
pixi Multibalm in Baby Petal*
Sephora Colorful Shadow & Liner in Khaki
Astor Lip Color Butter (Review)
Alverde Tinted Brow Gel
While this is a very toned down version, you could easily add more glam if you swap the Sephora Colorful Shadow & Liner with one of the pixi Liquid Fairy Lights and the lipstick for something more intense like the mark. Liquid Lip Lacquer Shine. This combo would look like that and not take up more space.