How to: Car Glam; Makeup Artist Style

I’m a huge fan of the car glam. In a universe, far, far away, we have time and products and amazing parties and unlimited budgets to get ourselves fabulous. In this universe: we are doing our eyeliner in the car before we try to find our other shoe in the boot somewhere. In addition to the usual touching up lippie and adding more mascara options that most of us do, I have a few extra tricks up my sleeve to make that emergency tjuzh more successful.

1. Whitening eye drops

This is so rarely done outside of makeup artist circles but it REALLY makes a difference. Whitening red eyes is the first thing a professional retoucher will do because it makes your whole eyes look better- plus it will make you feel better when you are overtired.

2. Whitening tooth strips

Like the eye drops, this seems overly finicky to lots of people ( I agree, it probably is, haha) but this is an essential for me. I pop one in before I drive and it’s dissolved by the time I arrive at my destination. Makes your breath smell better, too.

3. A brow powder and mini angle brush- used as eyeshadow as well.

Brows really are the frame of the face and it’s rare to have perfect ones naturally. I find that adding a bit of extra brow makes all the difference to lifting your grooming. take whatever shade you just used to touch up your brows and pop it under your eyes as a soft eyeliner- it will be super harmonious with your makeup and add subtle definition.

4. A mini ring light

Ok, so we are going into high maintenance area here but think about it.

Bad lighting= bad makeup.

It’s almost impossible to do a good job if you can’t see properly. I clip mine to the rearview mirror and use it to get my face balanced and beautiful.

5. Moisturiser

CAN I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE. THIS IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT.

YOU CAN PUT MOISTURISER OVER YOUR MAKEUP AND THEN PUT MAKEUP ON AGAIN OVER THAT AND IT LOOKS FINE.

I know, it’s a bit of a shock but it’s true. If you have really oily skin you can even just stick more makeup over your makeup and it looks ok.  Bonus points: it stays on SUPER well doing it this way. You are welcome.

 

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