Whether it’s a last minute meeting or an impromptu date or maybe whether you are just lazy, sometimes all you have are 5 minutes to look fabulous. While it may seem impossible to look put together in just 5, there are some multitasking products that can help you do that and more with minimal efforts and even less time.
Here is how to look fab in 5 minutes using just 5 of these amazing multitasking products:
Set a Base
Makeup will always look the best, when the base is flawless. Moisturized, primed, pore minimized – the works.
But what if you are short on time? Use Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer to do all of that in just one step. The formula has a translucent color and non-greasy texture that dries quickly on application. With ingredients like Niacinamide and Hyaluronic Acid, the product moisturizes and plumps skin and instantly increases moisture content by 127%.
Also, the Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer acts as a makeup primer by smoothing out fine lines and acting as a makeup magnet to ensure flawless application and long-lasting makeup.
Perfect the Base
Once the base for the foundation is set, you need to apply SPF, foundation, concealers and color correctors to even out skin tone, to protect your skin from UV rays and to look beautifully flawless. Again, if you are short on time or are just not that high maintenance, pick a product that does it all.
If you are looking for minimum coverage, pick bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30. Available in 16 shades, the multi-tasking gel formula acts a BB cream, a CC cream, and a tinted moisturizer in one. The marine botanical ingredients provide moisturization and leave skin with a dewy sheet to medium coverage for a smooth and soft finish with a radiant glow. Not to mention the mineral-based, broad spectrum SPF 30 protection that you get with this multitasking gel.
If you need a little more coverage, opt for bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20. Available in 20 different shades, the product is a 2-in-1 tone-correcting mineral foundation and brightening serum. It improves skin’s texture, brightness and appearance, all the while providing non-chemical broad spectrum SPF 20 UV protection.
Get the Glow
With strobing back on trend this Fall, highlighting is a must, whether you are short on time or not.
Pick theBalm’s best-selling product, theManizer Sisters Luminizers Palette. The palette doubles up as a highlighter and eye shadow palette. Choose from champagne, rose and golden-bronze shades, to add a little glow to your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose and across your eyelids.
Be On Fleek
With your shimmer base eye shadow on, all you need is add a little depth and definition to your eyes. And, again do all of that and more with just one product.
Coined the King of Multitasking products, a dark brown eyeliner is your best bet for a tonne of makeup steps.
Choose a product like bareMinerals Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eyeliner in Lasting Brown. Apart from lining your eyes, you can use the brown eyeliner to fill in your brows and make them look more groomed and defined, to do a quick smokey eye by smudging the pigment on the outer corner of your eyes with your finger, to use it as a transition shade and add a little definition to your eyelid creases and last but not the least, use it to contour your cheeks and nose. Now that’s called being on fleek!
If you are up for the hottest trends, use the liner to dot some faux freckles across your face too. Well, that’s what celebrity MUAs are doing.
Finally, add a little color to your face with the multi-purpose lip and cheek stains.
We are absolute fans of smashbox – L.A. Lights Blendable Lip and Cheek Color. You can use the product on your lips as a gorgeous stain, on your cheeks as a blush and even on your eyelids if you are looking for a little more color than just a sparkling shimmer.
The product gives a natural, lit-from-within look and its super easy to blend when you are short on time. It’s curved dome shape means no harsh lines when applying; a creamy formula means the formula glides effortlessly onto skin; and finally a velvety, flat sponge for blending—so you get just the right amount of diffused color.
Depending on the look you are going for – a subtle sheen to a full-on flush – the formula is available in seven shades: Fairfax Fuchsia – BRIGHT FUCHSIA PINK; Silver Lake Sunset – WARM CORAL, Mulholland Mauve – ROSE NUDE, Sunset and Wine – BURGUNDY WINE, Echo Park Pink – TRUE PINK, Beverly Hills Blush– PEACHY PINK WITH GOLDEN SHIMMER and Laurel Canyon Coral – BRIGHT WARM CORAL.