With 3 young kids (Including a newborn!), actress and TV presenter Nurul Aini — whom you might also know as Durrani from Lion Mums — only has 10 minutes to spare for makeup. In fact, she often does a full face of makeup with her baby in hand! (Talk about a sure win on the 10-minute makeup challenge.) In the second episode of our Get Ready With You (GRWY) series, we follow Nurul’s realistic 10-minute everyday makeup routine for that #mumlife. She gets candid about her indispensable must-have products, greatest makeup weakness and more honest beauty opinions you’ll want to snoop! 

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The Product She (Literally) Will Not Leave The House Without

Without question, eye primer. Nurul’s holy grail? The Make Up For Ever Step 1 Eye & Lip Equalizer Primer for eye makeup that won’t budge even on her busiest days (she swears by its lasting prowess). 

Try This Easy Eyeliner Hack For Naturally Defined Eyes

You might have heard of this one before. Instead of doing a full eyeliner look, try tightlining to define your eyes without looking overly made up. All you need to do is fill in the spaces between your lashes on your waterline (located just beneath your lash line). It may feel slightly strange and have you teary-eyed at first, but once you get used to it this hack is a breeze! 

(Psst! Watch our video with Nurul to see her tightlining technique!)

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Her Greatest Makeup Weakness Is…

You’re not alone in your brow-less game. Nurul revealed that her greatest weakness is eyebrows, because she has so little of them! Besides waxing and tinting her brows regularly to give them more definition, Nurul combines a brow pencil (Make Up For Ever Brow Pencil) and powder (Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Brow Palette) in her everyday routine. She’s also a fan of gradient brows and possibly a pro at creating them, hop over to our video for her full brow routine!

And If All Else Fails, Just Do This Step

If Nurul could only wear one makeup product for the rest of her life, it would probably be mascara. Perky, defined lashes are a staple! And for the past few years, her steady ride-or-die has been the Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Eyes Waterproof Mascara and the Shiseido Maquillage Eyelash Curler.

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We’re Just Getting Started!

Find out how Nurul achieves gradient brows, her honest opinion about splurging on makeup and more beauty shenanigans. Watch our fun GRWY video with Nurul Aini for the full routine and final look!

Snoop the full makeup routines of our Get Ready With You (GRWY) guests, from their best hacks, to holy grails and brutally honest opinions — it’s the TMI we’ve been waiting for. Stay tuned!

Take care,

Melisa Goh

Melisa Goh

up up and away


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