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It even happens to the best of us. Imagine this scenario with me: you have been planning with all your girlfriends, to have a lovely dinner after you've all finished your work and you are really excited to gossip and chitchat together away from the guys and the rest of the world. You have your whole outfit planned and additional beauty bits and bobs packed for the needed touch-ups after your working hours, and all is good until you notice that you have forgotten your EYESHADOW palette. But don't you worry here, all can be fixed, since you can substitute the missing eyeshadows with any bronzer and blush you already have in your makeup bag.

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So here are the steps for this simple and quick makeup ::

FACE :: I have been using a new foundation lately from CHANEL, VitaLumiere aqua (a full review is coming soon on the blog) in the shade Beige 10 as a very light and dewy finish which is perfect for the dull winter season. For my under eye circles, a dab of the DIOR SKIN NUDE concealer in 02 makes all the difference. This concealer has been a life changing experience for me and totally worth the splurge, since it has the perfect balance between moisture and coverage. To add some color to my face, I used the SOLAR POWDER from Soap&Glory just under my cheekbones to give definition and warmth and the ANA HILWA blush in 05 SHARJAH on the apple of my cheeks.This blush is perfect for fair-skin girls with yellow undertones.

EYES :: To prime up the eyes, I used the old but very trusted, PRIMER POTION by Urban Decay all over the lids and instead of using any eyeshadows, I am taking the darkest shade from the Soap&Glory bronzer on my 217 MAC  brush and blend it into my crease for the needed definition. Using the same bronzer shade but on a smudging brush I apply it on my lower lash line for smoked effect. To add color and interest to this simple look, I applied the blush color all over the lid in a tapping motion to emphasize the color. Instead of using eyeliner, I've used the ARTDECO brown eyeliner in #68 and drew a thin line as close to the lash-line as possible. For the final touch, two coats of my favorite mascara GRANDIOSE by LANCOME is all that is need to make my eyes pop. And the look is done, simple and easy with using the minimum.

LIPS: Since I wanted the look to be more neutral I chose the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in 001 HONEY. _MG_6837

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