Save Time + Look Pretty: The Five-Minute Face
Written by: Latrese Kabuya
From one busy woman to another -- who really has time to primp in the mirror and slay a face?! Definitely not me! With a house full of kids and a hubby, I am doing great if I get to brush my teeth and take a shower every day. Regardless of the little or no time we have, we still want a face that looks like we just walked a runway. Don’t fret. I have five easy steps that can still get you what you want to achieve just in less time.
Firs, groom your eyebrows. Eyebrows are so important for any look because it frames the face and makes everything look polished. Find your natural brow shape and comb in that direction. You can use a brow gel to keep the stubborn hairs in place. Brow shape is based on the arch, length and thickness of the brow. Shaping the brow acts like a non-surgical immediate face lift. Anastasia Beverly Hill has an award-winning dual-ended, powder-like brow pencil that creates long, straight strokes. To fill and define, and custom spooley brush to expertly comb and blend.
Now that we are done with the brow, let’s move to the eyes. Remember you only have five minutes... so we've got to go for what can make your eyes go from ordinary to extraordinary and that is mascara. Long lashes draw attention to your flutters. All you need is one to two coats to make those eyes come alive. Chanel’s Inimitable Mascara is the mascara that delivers it all, precise separation, volume, length, curl in a long-wearing formula that won’t flake or smudge. The mascara that delivers it all — precise separation, volume, length, curl — in a long-wearing, waterproof formula that won't flake or smudge.
We only have about three minutes left, so let's even out the skin tone with a tinted moisturizer. This will create a clean canvas. Nars advanced, oil-free formula provides a translucent veil of color and sun protection while helping to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots. Infused with lush, naturally derived botanicals and ingredients to immediately help thirsty skin feels hydrated.
Okay, let’s add blush to the cheek with the little time you have left. This will add color and definition to your face. A small amount brightens up your face. Blush also gives a healthy look to your skin tone. MAC powder blush is formulated to provide fantastic color with ease and consistency. Applies evenly, adheres lightly to skin to achieve a natural-looking application of color that stays all day.
Last but certainly not least -- with the 30 seconds you have left, finish with shiny lips. Gloss is quicker to apply than lipstick. Also, the right lip gloss will keep the lips moist and wet which makes you look sexy! Trish McEvoy's Beauty Booster SPF 15 Lip Gloss is a moisture-packed formula.
Okay you did it! You have achieved the five-minute face. You have a flawless look and now you are ready to conquer the world (again).