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A 5 Minute Makeup Look Perfect for Everyday

January 1 | 3 minute watch


Words by Ruby Devlin

Originally published on | April 1

You won’t need any brushes or tools for this express makeup look – blended with hands only, it’s maximum style in minimum time. Hit play!

This look is a tribute to busy mornings – whether you're a parent trying to get yourself (and your kids) out the door, only have time to do your makeup on the train to work, or accidentally set your alarm for PM instead of AM.

You can recreate it in no time at all, and there’s no need to worry about digging out brushes from the bottom of your beauty bag; with convenient stick products and blendable cream formulas, the only thing you’ll need is your hands.

Add some coverage

1. Tap and blend Kosas BB Burst Tinted Gel Cream into the centre of your face, for coverage just where you need it.

2. Cover any blemishes peeking through and add a touch of brightness with Kosas Revealer Concealer. We applied it under the eyes, around the nose and at the outer corner of the lips, using the ring finger to blend in.

The easiest (and quickest) eye

3. Swipe the MECCA MAX Zoom Shadow Stick Matte in your favourite shade (we used ‘Dusty Rose’) along your upper lash line, then use your finger to (gently!) diffuse all over the lid. It sets in seconds – no powder eyeshadow required.

Make your face pop

4. Define your cheeks with Stila’s Blush & Bronze Hydro-Blur Cheek Duo in ‘Papaya/Tan’. Draw on the bronzer shade just underneath your cheekbones, then use the other end of the stick to apply the blush shade on the apples of your cheeks.

5. To blend, lightly press (don’t drag) the products into the skin for a natural, seamless look.

Finish with a lip

6. Complete the look with a tinted lip oil for hydration and an extra touch of colour – we love ILIA’s Balmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil in ‘Petals’.

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