it’s easy to make a face that is presentable to the world in five minutes, says Sharnia from designerlashes.co.uk. The key is to have a plan and to use products that can do double duty.
There are those mornings when things just don’t go right. Maybe the alarm clock didnt go off or it was ignored. Perhaps the daily getting ready routine was running smoothly until something unexpected happened. Whatever the reason, its easy to make a face that is presentable to the world in five minutes or less.
Moisturizer, Tint and Sunscreen
N.V. Perricone, M. D. Cosmeceuticals Active Tinted Moisturizer
This multitasking product comes in three shades, light, medium and dark. A light cream, it goes on very quickly and smoothly. It has an SPF of 15, which is the minimum recommended protection level for daily wear. Available in a 1.7 fl oz tube for $48 from perriconemd.com.
Dr. Perricone is fairly well known from his books and television appearances. Hes a proponent of DMAE and the antioxidants alpha lipoic acid and vitamin C ester. All three are contained in this product. Very fast free ground shipping on all orders over $75. Otherwise, ground costs $7.50. Its not necessary to pay extra for expedited shipping with this vendor ground routinely arrives within 3 days of order.
Juicy Beauty SPF 30 Mineral Moisturizer
For a less costly product thats also 95% organic, try Juicy Beauty SPF 30 Mineral Moisturizer. It has a higher SPF than Perricones Active Tinted Moisturizer; unfortunately, it only comes in two shades light and medium. It could be mixed with a darker foundation but that would defeat the purpose of getting makeup on in less than five minutes. Juicy Beauty also contains alpha lipoic acid, DMAE, and Vitamin C. Available online through beauty.com for $29.
Under Eye Concealer/Finishing Touch
If you are running behind because of a late night and you need to perform some under eye magic, Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil can do double duty as both an under eye concealer and as a finishing touch over the entire face.
Mineral Veil comes in three colors: regular, tinted and feather light. If not sure which shade is best, visit a participating location to be shade-matched. It comes in a .06-ounce container that seemed to last forever and is available online and brick and mortar for $19.
L’Oreal Bare Naturale Gentle Mineral Makeup, a slightly less costly alternative, is available at all larger drug store chains for $14. This product comes with a built in brush (Bare Escentuals sells their brushes separately) in ten different colors from light ivory to cocoa.
Nars Blush in Orgasm was so popular when it first came out it was difficult to keep in stock. If looking for a high quality, all-purpose powder blush that flatters just about all skin types and tones this is the product! The blush is a peachy-pink color and comes in a black compact weighing .16 ounces. Brush it on the upper lids for a neutral tone eye shadow.
Really multitask for a few dollars more by purchasing NARS The Multiple in Orgasm. The Multiple comes in a very handy, transportable cream tube that covers all the bases its an eye shadow, blush and lipstick all rolled into one product. If really on the run, this product can be thrown in the purse to apply in the ladies room at the office.
Both Nars products are available online at amazon.com. The powder blush retails for $25; the multitasking tube retails for $37.
Use a minimalist approach test run on the weekend to make sure the makeup products combine properly and the look is not too unmade. Then keep them separately from other cosmetics so they can be reached for by rote on those hectic mornings.