Why are we ladies notorious for being fashionably late? Because it takes time to look this good! But what if you could have camera-ready hair and makeup in half the average prep time? You can with our classic and universally flattering makeup tutorial and simple yet elegant hair styling steps.

FACE FUNDAMENTALS: You know the drill. Start this look with your usual beauty basics: Primer | Concealer | Foundation | Contour | Blush | Brows

Need a refresher course? Click the image below to view the video “Step-by-step to a Flawless Face.”

 

Next: start with your makeup

L.A. pro makeup artist Arpi Nazaryan shows us the way to make eyes look glam, while keeping the focus on a cherry red lip in as few steps as possible.

PRIMER

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Use MAC’s flat concealer brush #194 to apply Too Faced Shadow Insurance eye primer all over the eyelid.

 

SHADOW

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Brush Stila Magnificent Metal Foil Eye Shadow in peach over entire lid with MAC brush #195.

 

UPPER LIDS

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Give the lash line on your upper lids a soft shadow finish with MAC Carbon Eye Shadow using MAC brush #212 and pulling the skin taut with your other hand. If you like a cat eye, wing the line out as desired.

 

LASHES

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Apply Chanel’s Le Volume De Chanel mascara to lashes. If you want a fuller look, use false lashes as well.

 

LOWER LASH LINE

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Define the lower lash line with MAC Charcoal Brown Eye Shadow using a clean MAC brush #212.

 

LIPS

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Line the lips with MAC Cherry Lip Liner and fill in the entire lip with the same pencil for a matte finish to complete the look.

 

now it’s time for hair

Arsineh Ghazarian, master hairstylist from L.A., shares her speediest styling tips to create a polished look with fabulous texture.

CURL & SPRAY

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Use a 1” curling iron to set dry hair in curls and spray with Kenra Professional Volume Spray #25.

 

COMB & SEPARATE

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Comb out the hair gently from root to tip with a Paul Mitchell wide-tooth comb to create glamorous waves. Separate the hair with your fingers to soften the waves.

 

SECURE WITH PINS

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Use Kenra Taffy #13 paste to control frizz. Pull the hair to one side and use large bobby pins to secure it, pinning any flyaway ends. Finish with Kenra Shine Spray.

 

The final Look!

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