Brushed Up Brows
By investing in a good brow gel, simply slick them up so they stay in shape all day. Fill in any gaps as necessary (you may notice more as hairs will be facing a different way to usual, so don't go overboard with this, think light hairstrokes, avoid dense powder to look more natural). Don't forget your regular Celebrity Brows Top Up appointments as you don't want the hairs to be sticking up and unruly like a lions mane - they still need to be coiffed and well shaped. You may even be able to go without any pencil at all if you are blessed with bountiful brows!
Your fave tinted moisturiser, BB or CC cream. Keep the centre of your face and top of your cheeks dewy by powdering only where you would usually contour (temples, hollows of cheeks), if you get an oily t-zone use a tiny weeny bit of powder but don't go full on matte. Add a creme blush (peach for golden or tanned skin, rosey for pale skin). Great paired with a really light spray tan to even skin tone. If you have trouble with blemishes, just conceal them after and dab some powder over them to seal the makeup on. A bit of mascara and a dab of 'my lips but better' lipstick, you're good to go.
Try Just Bitten: To ease you into the trend with just-kissed imperfect stained lips, try putting on your lipstick without a liner, only in the centre of the lips, rub your lips together and then press against a tissue. When pressing, open your lips up while still on the tissue. It will drag the colour out so its not harsh.
Stained: Dare to be brave with a full on stained lip. Put your dark red lipstick on all over and then wipe it off for a fuller look. I also like to cheat this by using a cheek tint on my lips, such as the benefit dupe by George at Asda. Try it, it's literally exactly the same for less than half the price!!
Works best with a slightly worn out eyeliner, rather than sharpened (don't want to poke your eyes out!). With your eyes open, position the pencil in your inner corner, close your eyes and pull across to the outer corner. It shouldn't ever be on your eyeball, you should be able to feel what is comfortable. You can also lift your lid up/down and fill in with your eye open.
Reverse Smokey Eyes
Fill in your waterline (as above), brush up those brows and then using an angular makeup brush or very fine liner brush, use a black eyeshadow as if it was eyeliner across the lower lid. Use a smudge brush (cotton bud is fine), and rub it in gently to fade down. Add in some more eyeliner in between the waterline and your shadow to blend it together and smudge again. Add in a little silver liner or creamy silver shadow over the top to give it the wet look.
TIP: If you make a mess, use a wipe or cotton bud with makeup remover underneath, then use a concealer over it and blend it out upwards towards your temples and down towards your nose. It will make you look nice and awake too! It may give a sharp line though, and we want smudgy grungy 'i slept in this makeup' eyes, so blend again.