No Brushes Needed Everyday Makeup

I am the first person to admit that using makeup brushes is one of the best beauty things I've ever done. I only have high street ones at the moment (though in my opinion they're just as good as many high-end brushes - however I do have a couple of MAC brushes on my wishlist!) but they do make a huge difference in terms of making cheaper products look good and being able to do lots of different looks, especially with eye makeup. However, some days my brushes are out of action because they're taking ages to dry after being washed but tinted moisturiser just won't cut it, so I thought today I'd show you a look I like to do when I need to wear make-up but can't (or don't want to) use brushes.

Here's what I used to create this look (though obviously you can use your own products):

Clockwise from top left: Lord & Berry Twistick in Arizona, Wild About Beauty Creme Eyeshadow in Olivia, Maybelline Dream Touch Blush in Berry, Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum in Light Vanilla, Benefit They're Real Mascara, Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair
Apologies for the terrible photos by the way, it's really hard to take photos with one hand and apply makeup with the other! I definitely need to get a proper camera and a remote soon...

Apply foundation all over your face. You could use primer beforehand but I don't tend to bother with it when I do this look as it's more casual and I'm not too bothered about it lasting.

Add concealer where needed and blend with your middle or ring finger.

Take the cream eye shadow and stroke it across your eyelid with your clean ring finger. Build up by dabbing more on if you want to.

Add mascara - two coats on top, one on the bottom.

Take the cream blusher and do three dots in an upside-down triangle shape on the fattest part of each cheek. Blend up and out with a clean finger. Repeat on the other side. (Please excuse ridiculous grin.)

Take the lip crayon and draw a cross to mark out your cupid's bow, then apply on each side of the upper lip and on your lower lip using the edge of the crayon to guide you.

The finished look... (with apologies for terrible fringe)

And there you have it! Really quick and simple but looks great and will work for loads of different occasions. I like to do this when I want to look 'done' but am feeling a bit pushed for time or I can't be bothered to mess around with lots of products, but depending what products you use you could easily do this for work or an impromptu night out.

What do you think of this look? Let me know if you'd like me to do more of this type of post - I'm thinking of doing one on my wedding makeup next...


  1. I love it, I especially adore the lip colour! I always used to use fingers or sponges, but now I use brushes- probably because the blogging world has swayed me xx

  2. Love it! I've never just used my fingers... well I did once or twice but didn't like it so even when I don't have much time I still use a sponge. Just works best for me! :)