Girl problem #1492: When you’re putting on makeup, it’s so easy for thirty minutes to become a full three hours, especially when you’re perfecting a winged eyeliner look or experimenting with a new color combination. Before you know it, you’re late to your event/reunion/date… again!
Or maybe you’re the kind of girl who wants to look Insta-pretty but you’re simply too busy or lazy to go through all the motions of a complete makeup routine. The ending? #Haggard.
If either of these scenarios speak to you, then you’re right where you’re meant to be: We’ve sought the help of the one and only Kiana Valenciano, who, in case you didn’t know, is a beauty kween in her own right. In fact, she just recently teamed up with BYS Cosmetics to release her own beauty kit, the Killa K, now available at Amorfia. (P.S. It comes with a free faux leather fanny pack!)
Here, this ultimate kikay girl teaches us how to achieve three makeup looks that you can achieve in five minutes or less. The best part? You don’t need a lot of products to pull these off. Remember: The less items you use, the more time you’ll save!
Watch her quickie tutorials below:
LOOK #1: PERFECT CONTOUR + HIGHLIGHTS
Sculpt and define your face like a pro with this foolproof guide.
Step 1: Apply contour on the side of your face in a “3” shape. Draw two half-moons: Forehead to cheekbone, cheek to jawline.
Step 2: Apply contour to the sides of your nose. Start from the brows going down.
Step 3: Blend your contour and buff out the edges.
Step 4: Apply highlighter on the high points of your face: chin, cheekbones, bridge of the nose, forehead.
Step 5: Blend, blend, blend.
LOOK #2: SMOKEY, PEACHY EYES
Rock the New Year’s “It” color with this eyeshadow how-to.
Step 1: Start with a rich coral base. Using an eye shadow brush, apply all over the lids up to the crease.
Step 2: Add a bit of eye shadow under the eyes, too.
Step 3: Smoke it up with brown eye shadow for the outer corners.
Step 4: Level up the drama with a shimmery copper shade over the entire lid.
Step 5: Add a touch of gold to the inner corners of the eyes.
Step 6: Smoothen out visible edges with a brush or your finger.
LOOK #3: DRUNK BLUSH & STAINED LIPS
Here’s how you can look naturally flushed using just one product:
Step 1: Apply a few dots of lip and cheek tint on the apples of your cheeks. Blend upwards, going to your temples, for a natural lift.
Step 2: Apply a little on the nose for a drunk blush look.
Step 3: For the lips: Swipe a thin layer on the center, and press your lips together.
Step 4: Use your finger to gently blend the tint outwards.
Step 5: Layer or re-apply until desired intensity is achieved.
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