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Thursday, 1 August 2013

5 essentials for a 5-minute make-up routine



5 essentials for a 5-minute make-up routine
5 essentials for a 5-minute make-up routine

If your morning make-up is taking too much of your time, it's time for a change. Here are few products for a quick ready-to-go look.

Concealer 

You can use a concealer before of after applyingfoundation, whatever suits you best. It will hide blemishes, spots and under-eye circles instantly. Pick a shade of concealer very close to your natural skin tone. Take a small amount of concealer and pat it on your skin. Do not rub, use a brush, sponge or your fingertips. 

BB cream 

With a multi-purpose product like BB creams, you can skip the foundation, concealer, highlighter, sunscreen, anti-aging serum and moisturizer. It is a must-have in every woman's make-up kit. This latest discovery helps cover pimples and hides wrinkles and fine lines to make your skin look smoother. BB creams can also be worn with mineral make-up. 

Eye liner or eye shadow 

Please pick any one. You need not apply both when you are short of time. For a simple, natural look, just apply a shade of eye shadow that is close to your skin tone or if you wish to sport a bold look, apply eye liner instead. Line just your upper eye lid and apply one coat of mascara if you wish to. Do not go for the second coat or you will have to wait for the first coat to dry which may again take some time. 

Bronzer or blush 

Get your glow on with a little bronzer or blush, especially if your natural complexion is a little pasty. Don't put too much colour. Try and keep it natural. When it comes to bronzer, make sure it's not more than a shade or two darker than your natural skin tone. 

Lip gloss 

Your make-up will look incomplete till you dab a bit of gloss on your lips. It just takes a few seconds and you can also carry it in your bag to apply a coat before you go for a meeting. Avoid using lipsticks when you're in hurry as you are likely to mess it up. If you still wish to use lipstick, make sure you line your lips with a liner before applying colour. You can also shade your lips with the liner for a long-lasting look
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