Basic Beauty: Everyday Makeup Look

Amelia Holcomb, Ads Editor

Hello and welcome to my blog! You can expect product reviews, makeup looks, beauty hauls, and more here. This month, I wanted to start off with an easy, everyday school makeup look. If I’m running late (which is quite often), I just throw on some concealer and mascara, but if I have a little bit more time to do my makeup this is the type of look I like to do.


I start with cleaning my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. I leave it damp and use it to apply my Sonia Kashuk Tinted Moisturizer. This tinted moisturizer is nice because it has good coverage but is really lightweight.

I use my fingers to apply the Revlon Photoready Concealer to any blemishes and underneath my eyes to cover dark circles. I also use the Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer underneath my eyes to brighten. If I think I’ll need it, I set my face with Wet n Wild’s Coverall Powder Foundation. It gives the tinted moisturizer a little more coverage and keeps my forehead from getting shiny.

To finish the face, I sweep on some of the NYX Powder Blush in Peach. It adds some nice color and really brightens up my face.ameliablog3


I like to keep my eyes pretty simple. I prime my eyes with the Milani Eye Primer to keep the eyeshadow on all day and use Wet n Wild’s Single Eyeshadow in Nutty. Nutty is a great everyday color that you can use all over the eyelid and into the crease.

I line my eyes with the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner Pen and apply a couple coats of Maybelline’s The Falsies Mascara.

I use a little bit of the eyebrow gel in the ELF Eyebrow Kit in Light really lightly through my brows.



I finish off the look with the Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Frosting. It’s kind of like a mix between a lipgloss and lipstick and is a great product that I can just put on and get out the door.




Basic Beauty is a monthly blog posting on the 20th of every month, written and created by Amelia Holcomb, teaching students about makeup through tutorials, product reviews, and more.

Amelia Holcomb is a sophomore at Shawnee Mission South. She participates on gymnastics and is the ads editor for The Patriot.


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