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How to do your makeup using only 5 products

How to do your makeup using only 5 products
Ellie Taylor
Writer and expert3 years ago
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Whether you’re looking to get the most out of your beauty products or simply want to narrow down your regime for when you’re on the go, we have the solution for you. With the help from @jazzykecksmakeupwe show you how to do your makeup using only 5 products – it really is that simple! 

Simple yet subtle glam

@jazzykecksmakeup shows us how to achieve a simple yet subtle glam look with only 5 products from NARS, MAC and Rimmel!

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How to do your makeup using only 5 products


Every good makeup look starts at the base. If you suffer from redness or scarring you may want to choose a full coverage foundation to perfect your complexion, which in turn means you’ll use less products. We recommend the MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation to help you achieve radiance, luminosity but most importantly full coverage for an impressive 24 hours! Another great foundation is the NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation. The lightweight, breathable formula is infused with micronised pigments that mimic the skin's tone for a natural-looking finish. 


The next step is to choose a concealer. Concealer is a great multi-functional product that can be used to quickly disguise imperfections and can also help to highlight the face. We recommend you choose a concealer a shade lighter than your foundation for maximum results. The Eraser Eye Concealer from Maybelline is formulated with coloured pigments to perfect the under-eye area and visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and dark spots. If you’re looking for long-wear, then the NYX Professional Makeup Can't Stop Won't Stop Contour Concealer is for you. Blending seamlessly onto your skin, the creamy, waterproof concealer provides full coverage colour that effectively hides the look of imperfections, whilst creating a sculpted, illuminated visage with a matte finish.  


Give your complexion some warmth with your favourite bronzer. Applying a swipe of bronzer over your cheekbones and forehead can help to contour your face whilst leaving it with a healthy glow. We recommend the benefit Hoola Bronzer to help brighten up your face whilst giving you a natural sun-kissed look. Another beautiful bronzer is the NARS Matte Bronzing Powder. The silky powder is suitable to use both on the face and over your whole body as it blends seamlessly onto skin without a streak in sight. 


Add some drama to your look in an instant with a swipe of mascara. The award-winning Eyeko Black Magic Mascara is enriched with a botanical Shea Butter blend to help care for your lashes whilst intensely volumising and curling. Expect thicker, healthier-looking lashes with no smudging, flaking or crumbling. Another favourite is thebenefit They’re Real! Mascara that creates an amazing false lash effect. The exclusive brush design uses staggered bristles that capture even the smallest fibres to lift, separate and curl lashes, leaving you with a full and fluttery finish. 


The last addition to your 5-product look is a lipstick. Whether you’re wanting au naturaleor something a little bolder, we have you covered. The Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick is the perfect mix between a lipstick and a lip balm for those days where you just want to add a little natural colour. Infused with Coconut and Pomegranate oil for conditioning care, the lipstick offers a luxuriously hydrating finish and comfortable wear. If you want to make an impact delve into the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick. The creamy-matte lip available in a range of colours, glides across effortlessly for a long-wearing finish that stays put for up to six hours. 

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Ellie Taylor
Writer and expert
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As a beauty fanatic I'm always on the lookout to try and experiment with new products! I’ve been writing about everything beauty for over 3 years and specialise in skincare so have plenty of tips and tricks to help put blemishes at bay and get your complexion glowing. Whilst being a content writer at LOOKFANTASTIC I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with incredible brands including Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana and La Mer, taking my understanding of the industry to the next level. In the past I’ve been a freelance makeup artist and have collaborated with brands including NYX and Revolution Beauty on a personal level, sharing my makeup creations for the world to see. My ride or die brands have to be PIXI, Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown and I can’t live without my trusty MAC Velvet Teddy!