One trip down the cosmetic aisle of your local drug store is enough to make your head spin. There are thousands of products out there but who really has the time to apply layer after layer of primer, concealer, foundation, BB cream and the list goes on. We have a few quick and easy tips to get your makeup done and make it out the door in under five minutes. Get ready to get gorgeous in no time at all.
The best trick for five-minute makeup is to find products that can be used in more than one way. Not only will you get more bang for your buck with multi-purpose items, but you will also be saving time and space in your makeup bag.
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A good concealer can be used for so many things. Swipe it over and under your lids for an under eye cover-up and eyelid primer. This works best if the concealer is slightly lighter than your natural complexion. That way, it can also double as a light eye shadow and eye brightener.
Try: Este Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer
Good eyeliner can make you look alert, put together and save you from having to reapply throughout the day. Find an eyeliner (Liquid or pencil) that is waterproof. Swipe your liner on the just the top lashes for a quicker modern look. Rim the waterline of your bottom lashes and over the top for a more classic look. You can even go retro with a small winged liquid liner just be sure to keep the line thin and the wing short for daytime.
Try: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
The idea is similar with mascara. It is an instant pick me up. Waterproof is best for long-lasting wear. You can do multiple coats for a more dramatic, fuller look.
Try: Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Lash Mascara
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While not necessary for most days, a powder foundation does take your routine to a more professional, clean look. It will even out your complexion without the cake-face effect of a liquid foundation.
Try: Maybelline Purestay Powder Foundation
Blush is a great double duty as a lipstick, especially in cream form. Simply smooth a small amount on your cheekbones and over your lips for an easy perfect pout.
Try: Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush Flushed
If you are using a good concealer, you may not even need shadow for daytime. If you choose to add one, however, good for a neutral like brown or a soft gold that can be universally flattering if it is not too shimmery.
Try: Covergirl Eye Enhancers 3-Kit Shadows in Golden Sunset
Voila! Gorgeous and ready to go in under 5 minutes.
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