Radiant GirlBoss Makeup

When you are running your own business or trying to obtain your college degree, it’s not likely that you have an hour or so on creating a perfect YouTube inspired makeup look. You might sneak a few contouring techniques here and there, but for the most part it’s all about multi-purpose easy to apply products that help you to look like a slightly more polished version of yourself. Knowing how much I have on my plate lately, I decided to create a natural look with an edgy twist by using some of my all favorites as well as new products by Clarins. This is my second collaboration with the brand and if you missed it, I highly recommend checking out my post How to Tame Vacation Skin that was also sponsored by the brand.

Before we begin, I want to mention that regardless how perfect your makeup application skills are, it’s important to dedicate enough time and efforts towards your skincare regime. So even if you super busy and don’t have time to apply makeup, I insist that you wash your face, apply moisturizer, and sunscreen every single day. Trust me, you’ll be thankful for that advice a few years later! If you struggle with finding the products that work for you, I highly recommend checking out this test that will allow you to find the best products for your skincare routine. Or, if you want just a few product recommendations, I would say go for this cleanser, this toner, this moisturizer, and this sunscreen. While I test all sorts of skincare products by different brands, I have these essentials in my bathroom at any day of the year (and it’s been like that for the last… 5 years or so!).

To create this makeup look, I used the following products:

Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch review 2

*Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch: It was one of the first primers I’ve even tried and for years I’ve been using it without applying any foundation on top at all. This product is perfect for the no makeup kind of days when you just want your pores to look a bit more presentable and your skin tone—a bit more even. Combined with my current favorite foundation, this smoothing balm is perfect for any hectic lifestyle situation.

*L’Oreal Brow Stylist Frame and Set in #215 Deep Brunette: My new favorite affordable brow product that perfectly matches my brow color and will probably last me for a few years as it requires just a tiny bit of a product to finish both brows.

*Clarins Instant Light Brush-On Perfector: I’ve never tried this concealer before, but I truly enjoyed testing it for this makeup tutorial. It’s so perfect for correcting any eyebrow or eyeliner mistakes as well as covering under eye darkness! I checked out the brand’s website and according to the product description it works not only as a typical concealer, but also as a skincare product as it provides “instant tightening effect” and helps to “diminish signs of fatigue.” I can totally relate to that!

*Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Foundation in the shade 1N2: This product is perfect if you are trying to create a flawless radiant look and don’t feel like you are wearing foundation. It’s been by far my most used foundation over the last few months and I highly recommend it!

Clarins Face Contouring Palette

*Clarins Face Contouring Palette: I don’t mean to give you a spoiler alert, but I used this powder contouring kit not only to add dimension to my face, but also to emphasize my eyes. Since I have such pale skin, the highlighter and bronzer from the kit worked perfectly as neutral eyeshadows! I also fell in love with the blush as this long-lasting formula is so effortlessly blendable and looks so pretty on my cheeks.

*Clarins 4-Color All-in-One Pen for Eyes and Lips: This limited edition launch by the brand is my absolute favorite as it brings me back to childhood when all kids had those cool pens that combine a few colors in one. This summer, I purchased one of such pens at Papyrus and it was a major nostalgic moment for me. Imagine how thrilled I was to learn that now Clarins is producing similar pens… but for makeup! It’s a makeup junkie’s dream come true! This 4-in-one liner pen is limited edition so I highly recommend stocking up on these for your own pleasure and as a present for your fellow makeup lovers.

*Clarins Supra Volume Mascara: It was my first time using a mascara by the brand, and I ended up being highly satisfied. The product does a perfect job separating lashes and adding volume—which are the exact qualities I’m looking for in a perfect everyday mascara.

*Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 01 Rose Shimmer: This is another all-time favorite of mine that I’ve been having in my collection for years (well, not actually “having” because every time I repurchase it I end up using just this one balm until it’s empty and forget about the rest of my makeup collection!). It comes in such tender shade of pink that looks natural and so beautiful. It also helps to keep my lips hydrated and tastes delicious—which is so rare to find when it comes to lip glosses.

To repeat this look, follow these steps.

Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch 1

Step #1: Start by applying primer to even your skin tone and create a perfect base for your foundation.

Step #2: Apply your favorite foundation using a brush or a beauty blender.

Step #3: Fill in your brows as usually. Everyone has their own technique so I’ll not gonna waste time on explaining mine as I provided a detailed tutorial on how I take care of my brows in this blog post.

Clarins Instant Light Brush-On Perfector

Step #4: Using a concealer pen, apply the product under your eyes and under the brow. Blend the under eye area with a beauty blender and use a flat concealer brush to even out the brow line.

Step #5: Pick up a contouring kit and apply a bronzer onto your crease. Use a highlighter on the inner corner and the center of your eye. Finally, apply the same highlighter shade onto the brow bone to make your eyes stand out even more.

Clarins Face Contouring Palette 3

Step #6: Using the same contouring kit, apply bronzer onto the forehead and under the cheek. Blend thoroughly. Follow by the blush applied in circular motions moving towards ears. Pick a highlighter and apply a light shade from the palette above the blush; connect the brow and cheek highlighter lines.

Clarins 4-Color All-in-One Pen for Eyes and Lips

Step #7: Using a dark brown shade from the 4-in-one makeup pen, outline the upper lid and create a tiny natural-looking line. Pick a cobalt blue shade and emphasize the lower lid. Blend thoroughly with a small brush or a cotton swab.

Clarins Supra Volume Mascara

Step #8: If needed, correct the under eyeliner area with the same concealer used in the step #4 of this tutorial. Apply two layers of mascara.

Clarins 4-Color All-in-One Pen 2

Step #9: Pick the same 4-in-one makeup pen and outline your lips with the lightest nude shade from the set.

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector 2

Step #10: Finish the look by applying a lip gloss.

Clarins Makeup Tutorial by Style Sprinter

I hope you enjoyed this easy to repeat everyday look. As promised, it was a simple makeup that is so easy to repeat if you are just beginning to play with makeup. More importantly, it takes just a few minutes to finish so it’s perfect for the days when you need to make yourself look put together while in a hurry.

What is your go-to makeup look that you apply when you are limited in time? What is your favorite product by Clarins?

  • I’ve at a Clarins Instant Lip Perfector (in more of a peachy shade) for a couple of years now – so great for on the go subtle color and shine. It’s a purse-staple for me 🙂 Pretty makeup look, as always <3

    • It’s my absolute favorite too! It feels so great on my lips! Also, the color selection is perfect for girls with pale skin like mine!

      Thank you for the compliment! Have a lovely day! xoxo

  • Julie Porter

    You are stunning! I’ve never used Clarins but I’ve heard always heard great things about this brand. I’m really excited about the All-in-one pen, that is just a genius idea! I think I’m about to buy my first Clarins product 🙂

    • Thank you so much, dear Julie! Yes, the brand has a great reputation and I totally understand why: all of the products (whether it’s skincare or makeup) are simply amazing!

  • Love this look! It’s flawless and definitely fit for a girl boss! I love that it’s not too much as well. Just the right amount of color. Very classy!

    • Thank you, Mai! Yes, I tried not overdoing it – because you know how I’m all about full coverage foundation and falsies! This is a new look and it’s so great for everyday wear!

  • I really love the pop of blue on your lower lash line. It adds a little something something to this gorgeous every day look.

  • Ashlee

    Love this look!! I’ll definitely need to get some of these products!

  • Natasha Botkin

    Thanks for the wonderful description and images. Xoxo

  • Wow, simple and comprehensive! I love how you mapped each step out. I need a new, polished look to add into my makeup mix. Mahalo!


  • Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com

    First of all you are gorgeous! This looks great, I haven’t tried any of these products. I dont really do make up often but I need to play with it!

    • Thank you, sweet Jeanine! Clarins is a perfect brand for girls who are not that much into makeup because all of their products look so natural! Highly recommend checking them out!

  • mail4rosey

    Yep, what Jeanine said, def. gorgeous. I like the color on the liner too!

  • Candy Kage

    Nice you remind us to never neglect our skincare routine. Love the pop of color under your eyes.

  • Nicole Cochingco Escat

    you are naturally beautiful! i love it how you put your make up on. it’s very simple and looks very natural and fresh! love the shade!

  • Ave T

    What an elegant and beautiful makeup look! I have used Clarins skin care products before but haven’t had a chance to try their make up yet. Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 01 Rose Shimmer looks absolutely gorgeous!

    • Thank you, Ave! I’ve been using Clarins skincare for years too and it’s one of my favorite brands!

      If you are planning on purchasing some Clarins makeup, I definitely recommend checking out their lip glosses. I feel like everyone loves this universal product!

  • Eileen Mendoza Loya

    I like the make up you chose. So light and natural! I love the lip color! The Clarins primer is a must try for me.

  • Lisa Rios

    WOW! You look absolutely stunning! I’d definitely recommend Clarins to anyone who’s in need of reliable and effective makeup. I love how the primer set the base and refreshed your skin, but my favorite was the light, but pleasing effect of the lip gloss. That’s definitely a keeper!

  • OMG girl love this tutorial! So easy to follow!
    Your skin looks flawless even before applying make up but I LOOOOVEEE the final result!
    Clarins has been killing it lately. Definitely checking some of these products out!
    Have a great weekend!

  • Lolly Chase

    Love this tutorial babe! You made it so simple and straight to the point! “I insist that you wash your face, apply moisturizer, and sunscreen every single day.” I do this for everyday too! It’s definitely a must-do!! Your complexion’s flawless by the way, with or without the makeup, you look absolutely radiant! I love the Clarins’ contouring palette and especially the lip gloss, I need to check if they stock it locally X


  • Jennifer Quattrucci

    This is seriously so amazing!! Radiant can only begin to describe this look . Love the colors and the way you manage to make it all so gorgeous and easy to replicate! I really love Clarins and I’m always impressed by the quality.

  • Shalini Acharya

    You look flawless and love the tutorial. It is so clear and to the point. I have never tried Clarins products before but, after after reading your post I have to try it. I love a good concealer pen so I will get that first to see if it works well on me. Thank you for sharing a wonderful tutorial. xo shalini http://www.styledevotee.com


    Hello Katya!!!
    Love the contouring palette and those colors of the make-up looking radiant. …the spring is almost here:)
    Sending love from Italy

  • I have that palette too – I had a hard time blending with that brush thou. And I love the color just under the eye – It’s such a fun unexpected twist. Such a pretty makeup look! Right now I’m obsessing over Clarins lipsticks. I really need to try that 4-in-1 pencil!

  • You’ve created such a flawless look. I totally agree with you – the skincare routine is the must if you wanna have a perfect and healthy skin and experiment with the makeup at the same time. And yeah, it can be very time consuming. But I’m totally in love with this makeup look, it’s so perfect for the spring season.

    Cheers, Eliza | http://www.fashion-confession.com

  • I love how this look is so natural-looking and yet playful with the colored liner. So cool that it’s part of a 4 in 1 pen! I love multi-function products. The Clarins contour kit looks so gorgeous also.

    xx freshfizzle

  • The multi coloured liner is absolutely genius! Hehe I used to love those pens when I was a kid too, so I feel like I need this in my life. You look so gorgeous Katya!

    Rachel xx

  • maggie

    I love the makeup look you put together here! I actually never thought of using the blue liner on the bottom, but it’s so striking and totally makes your green eyes pop! You look so stunning! I’m really loving their blush and lipgloss!

    Maggie S.

  • Sarah Atiq

    This is a gorgeous everyday makeup look. I have used Clarins for skincare before, but I haven’t used their makeup range. The Clarins 4 in 1 product looks so amazing, I love multifunctional products and I can totally relate to those pens when we were kids. The blue eyeliner looks beautiful against your eyes and I am loving the Nude lip. So beautiful as always Katya.



  • Hey Sweetie:)
    How are you?
    Your Face is so Radiant without Make Up as well:)
    Lovely Natural Make Up Tutorial, loved the Shades what you Used:)
    My Favorites:)
    Clarins i never tried but I wanted already:)
    Love Kisses Open Kloset By Karina

  • myclosetjourney

    I absolutely loved the eyeliner, such a great pop of color! Your skin looks absolutely glowing! What a fab makeup tutorial! -xx

  • Thomas Falkenstedt

    Just having taken the step from a 9-5 job in the day and blogger by night to full time blogger I certainly know what you mean and although I don’t use makeup on a daily basis, more during photo shoots, I do use a primer every now and then to feel fresh and that primer from Clarins sounds like a dreamy product. Thank you for the tip and I’ll definitely opt for the primer! 🙂


  • Amanda Smith

    This is my decided favorite post of yours! I have to say that I truly want to go out and purchase all of the items you used! I have makeup free days when I just focus on skin care. Surprisingly, I’d never thought about using a primer as a way to reduce pore size for those makeup free days. Thanks for sharing that. Also, the color of your lip crayon is such a beautiful color and will most certainly be in my shopping cart!

    Manda | http://EvocativelyChosen.com

  • Gina Diaz

    I love clarion products! they are among my favorites!!! I always enjoy your makeup tutorials, thanks for sharing, beauty!!! Xx. Gina

  • EverestSays

    I couldn’t agree more with you about taking care of your skin and making sure it is in a good condition before even reaching out to make up. I love Clarins products and my Favourite is the blue orchid oil for my dehydrated skin! The look you have created is really pretty and easy for Everyday wear. If I am in a rush for time, I need to have at least concealer and mascara on before I leave the house!

  • This is a beautiful makeup look. I have to agree with you about taking care of your skin, no matter how much make up you like to wear. I like how you added a little bit of blue liner, it’s super cute.

    xo, Maryam


  • Well stunning make up as always darling! I have never tried the Instant Smooth from Clarins but i did hear great reviews about it! I love how your make up ended looking really natural. The blue liner on your waterline is also such a nice touch!

    Bisous, Josie


  • Always learning new make up tips and tricks after reading your posts! You are such an inspiration when it comes to beauty and today’s make up was really stunning and natural! Love the way you contoured your face! Wishing you a lovely week! x


  • I agree, every makeup look starts with flawless skincare and priming! And I love how natural this look is. I love that you used the blue liner for your eyes but did not over do it at all, as some blue eyeliner could make it look crazy. Beautiful as always!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

  • Lisa Mao

    I seriously love it when you do these step by step make up tutorial in blog form!
    I always get distracted with youtube videos but i’m totally in with you on this when i read! haha 🙂
    omg you look amazing as the final outcome.
    i’ve always been curious about the esteemed lauder cushion foundation – how have you been finding it? I’ve been really into cushion foundations lately because they’re so compact and easy to bring around


  • jacqueline

    I keep hearing how amazing Clarins is and still have yet to try their makeup. I love this natural look in you. You look stunning

  • Hi babe,
    I really enjoyed and loved this everyday make up tutorial. And I love that you used Clarins products. Can’t wait to try it. By the way, I love the floral top you’re wearing here!

  • Tandya

    Thank you for sharing this with us! I always think that your make up is picture perfect! These Claris products looks great! I’d especially love to try the primer!

  • Kayla

    Your makeup looks flawless as always! And I agree, can’t preach it enough! Skincare always comes first! I actually have never tried Clarins products, but definitely will have to!

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  • This is the best clarins tutorial I have ever seen! Really simple and easy to follow. You look amazing too. also do you have a youtube channel I could watch? I love to follow you on it!



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