The 5 Minute Face!
With the new year upon us, most of us will find ourselves busier than ever, and every minute matters! However, A busy morning doesn’t mean you have to forgo makeup. If you pare down your routine to the bare minimum, & perfect your application techniques, you can still walk out the door with a pulled together look to face the world, and do it in 5 Minutes!
Concealer is a woman’s best friend! A great concealer covers a multitude of discolorations from dark undereye circles, to age spots, to blemishes to redness on the eyelid. Go lightly to avoid build up of texture. Plan to spend about 1 minute to get good coverage. I love my Prep Step 2, which works to cover under eye redness in a flash, it’s a blemish hider, and use over eyelid to even out any discolorations. Look for products that do double, or even triple, duty. You’ll save both time & money! If you have blue or brown discoloration then a salmon correcting concealer, like Spot Shot 1,2 or 3, is the ideal shade to counter color.
Next a light foundation that applies & gives the coverage level you need quickly. I use my full cover, matte foundation in Warm 5. I swirl on two coats over my Prep Step 2. Spending no more than 1 minute.
Next I sweep a beautiful warming color, I love my Bronzer called Faux. I lightly Swirl onto temples cheeks and chin, Which quickly warms complexion- 30 seconds.
I comb & fill in brows with Bittersweet, a matte mid-toned neutral brown. – 30 seconds.
Curl lashes to open my eye & make me seem more awake, even if I’m not, and apply a coat of thick black mascara- 1 minute.one favorite as I know I’ve mentioned is Loreal Voluminous in Carbon Black.
Slick on lip gloss, my current favorite is a Berry shade. 30 seconds.
Next I love to use my Green Tea & Aloe Hydrating & Setting Mist to set makeup & give a gorgeous glow to my complexion. 10 seconds.
Lastly, where I have large pores on my cheeks I use Translucent Sheer to Diminish pores & keep the oily shine away. 20 seconds.
Now I’m ready to face the day looking fresh and natural in minutes!