Tips! Tricks! Techniques!
How to: Create a Great 5-Minute Face (Whilst Freaking Out Over the Time)
Thu, 7 June 2012 12:00PM
Apparently I mastered a major makeup miracle last night.
After a Sunday of yoga, footy training with Junior, karate with the other offspring, market shopping, a read of the Sunday papers and subsequent nap (which was accompanied by pillow-crease face and type-face – a major hazard when you fall asleep on the gossip column), baking, and a round of highly-competitive Twister, I realized the time and proceeded to internally faint.
See, I had promised to take my ten-year-old niece to the taping of Dancing With The Stars in, um, five minutes. What she had been counting down to for the last eight weeks, I now had four minutes and 47 seconds to prepare for.
When she and my sis did arrive at ours on time for departure to the Channel 7 studios, my sister actually commented on how great my makeup was.
What The? It took me less than five minutes…
(Cue lightbulb moment and inspiration for following tutorial)
Note: And I actually applied this makeup over my post-sleep face. Although I don’t condone overnight makeup face, a small nap wearing mascara can do wonders towards laying the foundation for a smoky eye!
Step 1: No time for cleansing and moisturising, I gently pressed Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, $60, from department stores with an open palm into skin (no rubbing required). I find this really feeds the skin when you’ve missed a step or two in your skin care routine, and allows one to apply makeup without drawing another breath.
Step 2: Next, I applied Becca Highlighter Illuminating Wash, $44, Becca Australia I simply drew this over any lines or redness and pressed/patted gently into under eye shadows and redness around the nostrils and smile lines.
Step 3: I am obsessing over Alex Cosmetic Organics BB Cream, $79.80, 1300 301 007 this winter as it contains a zinc base that delivers an incredibly all-over alabaster evenness that sinks into skin.
Step 4: I felt my post-nap pallor needed some zing, so I added cK One Cosmetics Illuminator, $35, from Myer gently over cheekbones and temples. Life restored to skin. S.T.A.T.
Step 5: A swift bronze with Too Faced Aqua Bunny Bronzer, $43.95, Kit Cosmetics which is a cream-to-powder formula meaning it gives a dewy, yet matte finish. Perfect for evening.
Step 6: With two minutes and seven seconds remaining on the clock. It was Illamasqua all the way, with a sweep of Liquid Metal Eye paint in Enrapture, $44, from Myer over the movable lid for a dense, rich, evening look and three coats of Illamasqua Masquara, $40 on outer lashes. This brush is Da Bomb. If you’re a little tired at the end of a seriously lazy Sunday as I was, then lots of lashes – rather than liner, which I didn’t have time for, open eyes up beautifully.
On cheeks I went with a quick pat of MAC Cremeblend Blush in So Sweet, So Easy, $40, MAC Cosmetics. A slightly pinker pigment than I would usually go with, but the coquettish smiles I planned to throw Daniel MacPherson’s way called for such an outstanding shade.
Lips got some love with Lanolips Lip Ointment with Colour SPF in Mulberry, $13.95, Adore Beauty which proved to be super easy to reapply in ad-breaks!
Done. And off we went dancing.
How was it? Well the makeup held up and aside from realizing I had a talent for the cosmetic quick draw, I also found that:
- I am applying for an application to adopt Johnny Ruffo.
- Mel B is far ‘softer’ and less ‘scary’ in the flesh than on The Box.
- Daniel is ridiculously charismatic and endearingly natural in the flesh. Super sweet to his girlfriend, Zoe Ventoura, who was sitting in front of us, too. I can also report her manicure was as sharp as her killer ‘these-can-cut-glass’ cheekbones’. Stunner.
What do you think Primpettes?
Will you be trying any of these time-saving tips? Or do you have some to share?
Posted by: ecb