This week Donegal MUA Lynda Strain invites a friend to share a quick and natural look with only four products.

4 Minute Makeup Look using 4 Products by April McManus

This is a look that we will all love, a quick and easy makeup look with a beautiful flawless finish. We all at some point will find that we are up against the clock when it comes to painting our faces, so April has very kindly put a tutorial together to show you how you can look good in no time.

Every week we are featuring some of the best in the Beauty and Makeup Industry, each offering their own take and ideas on their makeup and beauty regimes. I hope you Enjoy. 

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Love Lynda x

“Elegance is the only beauty that never fades”

– Audrey Hepburn
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April states that this is a very natural look but also a very realistic look to achieve when you are pushed for time.

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April says: “I am a former Makeup Artist for the Lynda Strain brand and after changing Career I developed my own business “Loco Media” – Social Media Management & Training.

“My aim is to help businesses devise unique and exciting social media platforms in order to build a strong online presence for their brand, which brought me back to working with the Lynda Strain Brand only now I run the marketing department. “

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My 4-Minute Makeup look using 4 product:

Although we have all the time in the world right now to experiment with makeup, in a few short months we will be back to early morning hustle and bustle. This is my go-to makeup look for everyday wear.

It includes 4 Lynda Strain products and takes me around 4 minutes to complete.

Products Used:

HD6 Foundation – Collagen based foundation that plumps & firms the skin whilst leaving your skin with a natural dewy look

Vintage – Matte Long-lasting Lipstick

Cookie Palette – Brows and Cheeks for highlight

Diamond Mascara – Containing natural polymers to add length and vitamins to strengthen lashes.

My favourite Lynda Strain product? 

I adore the velvet mattes but I think the best investment is the cookie palette, I love dual-purpose products and that palette does SO MUCH. I can do brows, an array of eye looks and highlight and a touch of colour on the cheeks from that one palette. It’s my “go to” when travelling too to save me carrying multiple products. 

Favourite look?

I’m not a massive fan of anything heavy or bright on my own eyes – they can look fab on others but I like my own makeup a little bit more stripped back!

I would much rather a statement lip (Lynda Strain velvet matte in Sunset Blvd) or a fluffy lash (SoSu Naomi lash) to take centre stage in my makeup looks. Nothing beats the classic Hollywood Glam look!! Check out my tutorial for this look!

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April x

Fun Fact: The Lipstick that wont Kiss & Tell

We owe our smudge proof pout to a chemist called Hazel Bishop. Hazel developed a formula for long-lasting lipstick while working in a dermatologist’s lab after WW2. During WW2 women wore a deep over painted lip to boost morale.