A Simple Makeup Look Inspired By Makeup Utopia’s Express Makeup

Makeup Utopia Express Makeup eBook

I love supporting bloggers especially when they come up with products and services. It’s not easy blogging full-time; heck, I know a thing or two about it. So when favourite bloggers of mine come up with cool ebooks or other products/services, I try to jump on board as much as I can.

Makeup Utopia Express Makeup eBook

A few weeks ago, I purchased an ebook created by a lovely beauty blogger (whom I’m also proud to call a friend), Sara-May from Makeup Utopia. It’s called Makeup Utopia Express Makeup and it’s a collection of looks that you can achieve in 5, 10 or 15 minutes. The ebook is targeted to busy ladies who is time-poor but still would like to leave the house not looking like something the cat dragged in. If I had this ebook years ago when I used to leave for work at 6.30am daily, let’s just say I wouldn’t have people telling me I should wear more makeup to work (a bloke told me that once. True story).

Makeup Utopia Express Makeup eBook

Anyway, today I thought I’d recreate one of her looks for you. It’s one of the simplest looks in the ebook and it’s something that I would wear on a daily basis, especially when I simply cannot be arsed to put eyeshadow or eyeliner on. It’s a polished look that focuses on the eyebrows, lashes and lips. Seriously, most people wouldn’t even think you barely have any makeup on!

The look I went for is the Express Brows, Lashes and Lips.

Makeup used to recreate the look

All you need is BB cream, a bit of concealer, mascara, eyebrow gel and a bright lipstick. For this look, I decided to use an eyebrow pencil-brush instead for more defined brows and I used a lip stain instead of a lipstick. Apply generous coats of mascara and you’re done. The tutorials for the 5, 10 and 15 min styles didn’t call for powder but I applied some on my T-zone.

Time taken to do the look

In taking my own sweet time without rushing, this very simple look took me less than 10 minutes to do. If I picked up the pace, it would have taken me an easy 5 minutes to go from blah to ooh-not-bad-can-leave-the-house-now.

Makeup Utopia Express Makeup Look

Sara-May has 30 tutorials in the book that you can try out in just 5, 10 or 15 minutes (a total of 10 looks). The photographs and instructions are clear and easy to follow. She also added useful tips on skincare and makeup that you can see in just a glance.

I enjoyed recreating this look and can’t wait to try out the other looks in the book. It would be a challenge attempting the slightly trickier ones in just 15 minutes. But hey, challenge accepted! 😀

Makeup Utopia Express Makeup Look Before and After

If you’re interested in makeup but don’t have the time to attempt anything other than blush and/or lipstick, then I highly recommend you check out Makeup Utopia Express Makeup (US$9.99) which can be purchased at her website, Makeup Utopia.

Note: This is not a sponsored post nor am I an affiliate of Makeup Utopia. It’s simply something highly worth mentioning and when there’s something good to share, why not?

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16 comments… add one
  1. Sara-May

    Tine! Than you so much for the lovely blog post, you’re a gem. What a nice surprise to see when I opened feedly this morning xxx
    Sara-May recently posted..M|U loves: Gidget CooperMy Profile

    1. Tine

      Haha, my pleasure Sara-May! It’s a great book; you did a fab job 🙂 x

  2. Juvy | Plump Cheeks

    Will check this app! You did well on your makeup too. 🙂
    Juvy | Plump Cheeks recently posted..MAC RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday 2013 Collection LipsticksMy Profile

    1. Tine

      Aww thanks! 😀 It’s an ebook and a really good one too.

  3. lyn

    Lipstick makes a huge difference! Love your 10-minute look 🙂 Thanks for the ebook recommendation. I’ll definitely check it out soon.
    lyn recently posted..Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed Will Not Leave You Undressed for 12 HoursMy Profile

    1. Tine

      It does, doesn’t it? Don’t even need eye makeup, just a pop of bright lipstick and it looks like you’ve made a huge effort 😛

  4. Sarah

    5 minute looks?! OMG I need to get onto this pronto! 🙂 Due to my long work commute I could use some fresh ideas for my M-F.

    I think it’s great that there are some options even when super time poor!

    Hope you’re having a great weekend! 🙂
    Sarah recently posted..Hello shower! My current morning routine favesMy Profile

    1. Tine

      Sara May is a makeup genius! 😛

  5. gio

    Very pretty! Love the lip colour!
    gio recently posted..Sunday Random Ramblings, Vol.113My Profile

    1. Tine

      That lip stain is, as the gen Y-ers would call it, the bomb dot com. LOL!

  6. Shalunya

    What a fun book! I really love the concept of the book!! Great look. I love that lip color on you! Fun post!
    Shalunya recently posted..Sunday Scores and Steals 3/2My Profile

    1. Tine

      Thanks! It’s a great book, there’s lots to learn!

  7. Victoria

    Wow, lovely look and I agree that a bright lipstick makes a huge difference. No blush right?

    1. Tine

      Nope, not a lick of blush. Strange for me not to wear blush but it works!

  8. Beauty Box

    A bold lip will certainly dress up a simple makeup look. I worked for a fledgling fashion mag as my first out-of-uni job and the boss, a gay man, told me to wear more makeup too. At the time I felt indignant and thought he meant I looked ugly but on hindsight, I think he was just pointing out I should be more groomed. Big doh moment – it was a fashion mag!!LOL!
    Beauty Box recently posted..Holiday HaulMy Profile

    1. Tine

      Haha at least he was part of a fashion mag. The bloke who told me was an engineer who doesn’t pay much attention to how he dresses (think t-shirt and jeans to a WEDDING). Talk about a slap across the face man 😛

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