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How To Do Your Makeup with 5 Products in Under 10 Minutes

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2 May 2023

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Welcome to the world of beauty, where every woman desires to look her best, but not everyone has the time or resources to indulge in an elaborate makeup routine. In this article, we will be discussing the art of doing your makeup with just five products in under 10 minutes. 

Whether you’re a busy professional, a student, or a mom on-the-go, this quick and easy makeup routine is perfect for anyone who wants to look put-together without spending hours in front of the mirror. So, grab your makeup bag, and let’s get started on achieving a flawless look in no time!

Step 1: Hydrate Your Skin 

Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer- Hydrating, $91 NZD.

Hydrating your skin is essential to maintaining healthy skin, regardless of whether you have dry or oily skin. When we talk about hydrating products, we’re referring to products that help to replenish the moisture levels in our skin. This can include anything from moisturisers, facial oils, serums, and even facial mists. 

As such, it’s best to pick a product that is most compatible with your skin type, but don’t ever forget to hydrate your skin! This is especially useful for on-the-go-makeup that needs to last long and look seamless throughout the day.

But what about oily skin? Some people assume that if their skin is already oily, they don’t need to use hydrating products. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, using a hydrating product on oily skin can actually help to regulate oil production and prevent excess oiliness. When the skin is dehydrated, it can produce even more oil in an attempt to compensate for the lack of moisture. By using a hydrating product, you can help to balance the skin’s natural oils and prevent excess oil production. 

We have discovered that a great all-rounder hydrating and balancing base is the Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Hydrating Primer. 

One of the standout features of the Laura Mercier Hydrating Pure Canvas Primer is its lightweight and silky texture. It’s formulated with a blend of natural ingredients, including green tea extract and vitamin C, that work together to nourish and protect the skin. The primer also contains a hydrating complex that helps to restore moisture levels and prevent dryness and flakiness.

In addition to its hydrating properties, the Laura Mercier Hydrating Pure Canvas Primer also helps to smooth out the skin’s texture and minimise the appearance of pores and fine lines. Another great thing about this primer is that it’s suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. It’s free from parabens, sulphates, and phthalates, making it a safe option for those with reactive skin.

Step 2: Powder Foundation 

Powder foundations are a popular option in the world of makeup and for good reason. They are incredibly easy to use and they offer a range of benefits that make them a great choice for those looking for a quick and fuss-free makeup routine. 

In order to unlock the potential of a powder foundation, make sure you follow step 1 and apply onto a generously hydrated base. This means that if you suffer from particularly dry skin, you can use a heavy hand with your moisturiser or add a drop of oil for extra assurance.  

One of the main benefits of powder foundations is their ease of use. Unlike liquid foundations, which require blending and blending to create a flawless finish, powder foundations can be applied quickly and easily with a brush or sponge. Additionally, you can easily build coverage with an extra touch of powder in certain areas or apply in a sheer layer for an extra natural finish. 

Our favourite powder foundations include the M.A.C Studio Fix or the Make Up Forever HD Skin Powder Foundation! 

Step 3: Use a Neutral Blush With Bronze Undertones 

Rose Inc Cream Blush Refillable Cheek & Lip Colour, Foxglove, $62 NZD.
Rose Inc Cream Blush Refillable Cheek & Lip Colour, Foxglove, $62 NZD.

In this routine, we need to try our best to kill two birds with one stone. In saying that, using a blush that has a bronze or peachy undertone will help bring colour and warmth to the face in just one step. Here, you can use your preferred formula whether that be powder, liquid or cream as the main takeaway will be the kind of shade that you use. 

Some of our favourite bronzing blushers include the M.A.C Mineralize Skin Finish in the shade Warm Soul, Rose Inc Cream Blush Refillable Cheek & Lip Colour in the shade Foxglove, or the Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Blush in the shade Peach Caramel. 

Step 4: Tinted Brow Gel

Brows are an essential step that will help define the face without looking too done up. While some of you may need a little extra attention with an eyebrow pencil or powder, we typically like to recommend sticking with a brow gel like the Too Faced Brow Wig for extra speed when getting ready. 

The Too Faced Brow Wig is a unique product designed to create fuller, natural-looking brows that are perfect for everyday wear or a special occasion. If you ever explore this product in real life, you will notice the tiny fibres that are attached to the applicator. These will adhere to your brows and enhance the shape and volume for long lasting, water-resistant brows. 

Overall, the Too Faced Brow Wig is an excellent choice for those looking for a quick and easy way to create fuller, more defined brows. Its tint and fibres combine to create a natural-looking, long-lasting result that’s perfect for a busy lifestyle. So, whether you’re getting ready for work, a night out, or just need a quick brow touch-up, the Brow Wig is sure to deliver fantastic results.

Step 5: Tinted Lip Balm 

Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer- Hydrating, $91 NZD
Bare Minerals Mineralist Lip Gloss-Balm, Sincerity, $43 NZD.

When it comes to quick and easy makeup, a tinted lip balm is a game-changer. This versatile product is perfect for those who are short on time but still want to add a pop of colour while keeping the lips plump and moisturised. 

In addition to its hydrating properties, a tinted lip balm also adds a touch of colour to the lips, giving the face a more youthful and lively appearance. Whether you prefer a bold red, a soft pink, or a natural nude shade, there’s a tinted lip balm out there to suit your preferences.

Another great thing about a tinted lip balm is its ease of application. We recommend the Bare Minerals Mineralist Lip Gloss-Balm for an effortless option that is perfect for everyday wear. This product is infused with a blend of nourishing ingredients, including cold-pressed fruit oils, which help to moisturise and protect the lips. This makes it a great choice for those with dry or chapped lips, as well as anyone who wants to keep their lips looking and feeling their best.

Plus, many tinted lip balms also have buildable coverage, allowing you to achieve a subtle or more dramatic look depending on your preferences.

By harnessing the benefits of using hydrating products and utilising the ease of powder foundations, brow tints, the right blush shade and the versatility of tinted lip balms, you’ll be able to don the effortless look that is so covetable! 

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