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TEXT ► Five minute make up and Holy Grails!

Published January 17, 2012 by Nicoco

Pictureless post because my dresser is a mess and I’m in a hurry.

I will admit I do actually live off “five minute makeup” in the morning. When I have to choose between sleep and a full face, I’m afraid sleep wins every time.

So, what’s in my five minute face list?

1. Prime: Foundation, Eye Primer, Translucent Powder and Moisturiser
I quickly moisturise, place my eye primer on while it’s drying, and whip on foundation using a stippling brush as my base. I find the stippling brush gives the quickest flawless results. Then I set the whole thing with translucent powder.

2. Blusher
This is five minute make up so I skip my attempts at contouring and head straight for a basic blush like Thrrrob by Benefit that lends a natural flushed glow to the cheeks. I only brush it along the cheekbones and blend it in just below the temple as Thrrrob is quite sheer, like most Benefit blushers.

3. Eyes: 17 Cream Eyeshadows, UD Sin, and Dior Extase
17 Cream Eyeshadow in Wild Nude is my go to base for pretty much every colour at the moment. It’s not better than things like MAC Paint Pot, I will admit, but my eyelids can get by with 17 as a base and it’s cheaper! Anyway. That plus Sin brightens up my eye area nicely, which makes a perfect monochrome lid to me. Lastly, with Extase, it just defines and adds a nice bit of volume to my long-ish lashes.

4. Lipgloss/Lipbalm
Since it’s all about being quick, a translucent lipgloss or lipbalm is the kind of thing I can just throw on while running out of the door. At the minute, I’m using UD’s Lip Love in Failbait.

So, there you have it. What kind of things are on your five minute face make up list?

Also! Holy Grail Foundation: What recommendations do you have?
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