May 9, 2012 Face

5 Minutes to a Flawless Face

When time is a luxury that you can't afford, taking a shortcut and skimping on your primping isn't necessary. With our five get-pretty-pronto steps, you're just mere minutes from fabulous.

Step 1: Create a clear base
After moisturizing, use a lightweight foundation to even out your complexion and create a clean canvas. Another time-saving tip? Instead of using a separate concealer to mask under-eye circles, dark spots, or excessive redness, spend a few more seconds dabbing your foundation on the affected areas.
Try: Maybelline Dream Nude AirFoam
Step 2: Get a healthy flush
Blush is the easiest way to add color and definition to your face. Lightly sweep your favorite shade across the apples of your cheeks and all the way up into your hairline for a healthy, youthful-looking flush.
Try: L'Oréal Paris True Match Naturale Blush
Step 3: Brush your brows
Neatly groomed eyebrows frame the face and make everything looked polished. Perfect your pair by brushing them up, intensifying the arch, and filling them in.
Try: Lancome Le Crayon Poudre Brow Powder Pencil
Step 4: Lengthen your lashes
Long lashes draw attention to your gaze. Apply two coats of lengthening mascara through your eyelashes from root to tip to make your peepers pop.
Try: Shu Uemura Ultimate Expression Mascara
Step 5: Lacquer your lips
Finish strong with a slick, shiny lip. Gloss isn't nearly as time-consuming to apply as lipstick, so purse your pout and swipe on your favorite shade. Now you're ready to sashay out the door!
Try: The Body Shop Love Gloss
What are your tricks for getting ready in a pinch?


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