Shay Mitchell just started a new getting-ready series on IGTV, and for her inaugural video, she shared how she gets glam on an average day when she’s not filming or being photographed. It’s glowy, bronzy, and basically just enhances all of her naturally gorgeous features. Moreover, it’s fast and a great go-to look for anyone strapped for time in the mornings.
The tutorial begins with the 32-year-old actor introducing the new series and how she prepped her skin. “I have on some sunscreen and eye cream, and I used a lip exfoliator, too,” she says. “I’ve ‘set the base,’ as I call it.”
Shen then jumps right into the makeup and reveals that she likes to use concealer and contour in lieu of foundation because it’s quicker. Her concealer of choice? Beautyblender’s Bounce Airbrush Liquid Whip Concealer, which she applies above her mouth, under her eyes, and on her chin using a damp Beautyblender.
After concealer is complete, Shay takes the It Cosmetics All Over Powder Brush and dips into her favorite contour product: Tom Ford’s Shade and Illuminate Palette. She applies the contour color from the palette to the edges of her face in brisk circular motions, ensuring everything is blended seamlessly. She also adds some of the contour shade down her nose and in the creases of her eyes to bring everything together.
Post-contour, she sweeps a peachy pink cream blush (also by Tom Ford) on the tops of her cheeks — as well as across her nose and forehead, too — to mimic a natural, just-back-from-a-workout-like flush. She follows this with a powder bronzer — the Best of Beauty-winning Benefit Hoola Bronzer, to be specific — and applies it on top of where she contoured.
To set her concealer, she applies a light dusting of Laura Mercier’s Translucent Setting Powder underneath her eyes to ensure it doesn’t crease. Then she applies the same Hoolah bronzer to her lids and lower lash line.
Then it’s time for brows. For this, Shay uses Kelly Baker’s Brow Defining Pencil in medium to lightly fill in any sparse areas. “I’m honestly not trying to make them look like twins — just related,” she jokes. She then sets her brows using some setting mist on a spoolie brush, which is pretty brilliant if you ask us. “It really gives a laminated effect without actually lamenting them,” she explains.
After her arches are set, she curls her lashes for a wide-eyed effect and then adds a few coats of Buxom’s Lash Volumizing Mascara. And on her lips, she uses the sold-out Kylie Cosmetics Kendall Sister Sister Lip Liner followed by Buxom’s Full-On Plumping Lip Cream Gloss in the shade Hot Totty.
Lastly, Shay applies a touch more bronzer in a slightly darker shade to add depth to the face and then finishes off with some highlighter applied to the high points of her face.
To see the actor’s application process in action — and the finished look, of course — tune in to the full tutorial above. Here’s hoping she shares another one of her favorite beauty looks again soon.
This article originally appeared in Allure.
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