10-Minute Work or Weekend Makeup With Red Blush, Red Lipstick and Smudgy Bronze-Black Cat Eyeliner

10 minute makeup
Today’s 10-minute makeup

A few things:

  1. It’s Saturday morning, and I’m wearing the same pajamas I put on Thursday night.
  2. My head feels like it’s being squished in a vice (yes, I’m still a walking germ factory).
  3. I haven’t washed my hair in three (four?) days.

But thanks to the healing power of makeup, I can pretend I briefly look like I’m a somewhat functioning adult, LOL!

This 10-minute makeup look was 1) to help myself feel better, and 2) for Sheena (yay for the Bay, girl, woo-hoo!), who liked the NUDESTIX Intense Lip + Cheek Pencil in Purity post earlier this week but wanted to see me use a darker color from the line.

This time I used warm red Stiletto, and I used it as both a blush and a sheer lip color. And then I also did a smudgy, bronze-y black cat eye.

Everything I used is listed below, and if you have any questions, you know where to find me (hints: it involves Netflix, a laptop and my couch).

nudestix stiletto
When you’re trying to not look like you’re a walking germ factory…
nudestix stiletto
Oh, this? I always look like this when I have a 101-degree fever…

One note about the skin. I used a very sheer liquid skin tint to even everything out just a touch, then boosted the coverage on my cheeks with a loose foundation. This is a very cool shortcut I like to do when I’m pressed for time/have very little patience.

Also, because I went into this look planning to only spend 10 minutes on it, and because the pencil was an opaque bright red, I opted for the sheer lip stain because I figured I’d be able to fudge the edge of the lip line (which I did).

After I was done with the look and snapped pictures, I went full out for five more minutes by lining and filling in my lips for the red lip in the pic below…

nudestix stiletto
If you have an extra five minutes, then line and fill in your lips with the red pencil, and add a little bit of eyeliner and mascara to the lower lash lines


I also added more liner on the lower lash and water lines, MOAR mascara (because why the heck not?) and blended the bronzer into the blush a little more thoroughly.

I feel like this is a pretty polished enough work look, yeah? Or, a look to perhaps just sit on the couch and watch the season 4 finale of The Great British Baking Show?

I’m just saying.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Happy Caturday, friend. Hope you’re staying warm and having a great weekend so far. I’m just mostly chilling out because I still don’t feel fantastic. I don’t know if this is that flu they’re talking about (I did get a flu shot this year) or just a cold, but if it is just a cold, it’s the worst cold I’ve had in a while.

I think it’s getting a little better, though. My face still hurts from sinus pressure, but I can walk around without moaning like a zombie now, and I desperately want to bake something today…so that’s progress. ?‍?


Products worn in this look

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