Let's be honest. Some women love makeup, but claim they don't have time to get glam. Time is short.
But there are quick ways to fake your makeup know-how when time is of the essence.
And beloved professional makeup artist Bobbi Brown shows you just what to do. And we're talking a stripped-down classic look. Think nude, neutral.
All you need is one beautiful lipstick. Yeah, that's it, ladies.
Bobbi Brown's makeup is featured in the April 2009 issue of Glamour magazine.
"This creamy, semi-matte lipstick gives lips instant polish with rich, full coverage. Wear Bobbi Brown Lip Color alone or pair with Lip Liner and Lip Gloss - depending on your desired effect.View Bobbi's Lips How-To Video. "
The shade Bobbi Brown suggests is Brown. Her particular brown is described as a "medium pink brown." A nude, or a neutral.
"One swipe makes you look done," Bobbi Brown explains. "I created this to look like your lips, only better."
Meantime, let us go one step further. And this is still being very minimal in the makeup department.
Nude nail polishes are very hot this spring. You don't need to sport long talons, either. The upkeep is low-maintenance. Just keep your nails short and neat. And apply a pretty nude-colored cocoa. Your hands will look longer and slimmer. It's a classic, elegant look.
Here are a couple to try:
1. Creative Nail Design's (CND) Cocoa nail enamel ($6). This particular shade was hot on the catwalk of popular designers like Nina Ricci.
2. Essie's Eternal Optimist ($9 ). A sexy fleshy-toned creme nail shade. Another hot hue for the Spring of 2009.