Want the effect without all the effort? Yes, that's always my MO. Like with a simple outfit, the accessories always ups the ante. So, if you're not a makeup aficionado with the know-how, time or interest in contouring, foundation and all the rest, then it's time to think of makeup purely as a pretty face accessory.
Here are four ways to up your facebeat, without having to get up an hour before work to do your makeup:
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The trick is to let the eyeshadow speak for itself. So get a cream or powder eyeshadow you love, apply primer before to make sure it stays in place, and keep the rest of your look understated.
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We love this Essence All About Eyeshadow palette, R45.
Graphic eyeliner, highlighter, lipgloss
The cat eye flick accompanied by a thin black liquid eyeliner line is a classic. But it's going bolder and thicker than ever.
And, glow in the dark makeup will soon be a thing, which means looks like this could be in our future...
Or add a drop of the Urban Decay Liquid Aura, R500, to your BB cream or tinted moisturiser for an instant glow.
Bold lip, no mascara even
A bold lip is a bold lip is a bold lip, true. But a bold lip pops even more when accompanied by no mascara.
Gold undereye liner
A former beauty director once told me that she always adds a touch of gold, either to the corner of her eyes or just underneath to wake her eyes up. This trick looks phenomenal, I kid you not.
I also recently spotted vintage-loving babe Sarah doing the same and it really made her blue eyes light up even more.
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