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Beauty Counter: The Five-Minute Face

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With school, work and the endless party invitations to RSVP to, makeup routines can sometimes seem like an added chore. I’m always looking for ways to cut corners when it comes to my makeup application. Makeup and hair artist ANDREA TILLER,  gave me some great tips for creating a flawless face in under 10 minutes, which, at the very least, will give me a little more time to enjoy that morning soy latte.

Ladies, when I wake up in the morning there are only two things on my mind: caffeine and how fast I can get out the door! To avoid taking a long time getting ready, I have found some simple and easy to use products that can help cut down time in the morning to only 5-10 minutes. To achieve a flawless complexion, it is very important that you cleanse, tone and moisturize your face. I always feel that if your skin looks great everything else that you put on will look fantastic.

Make Up For Ever’s Face and Body Foundation ($41.50 CAD), which provides a light and dewy finish or Make Up For Ever’s High Definition Foundation ($43.50 CAD), for a flawless finish. These foundations are my favorites, they are easy to apply using a foundation brush, they are oil free and hypoallergenic (great for all skin types and ages).

After applying the foundation, to enhance your complexion, I would recommend the NARS The Multiple ($46 CAD). You can use this product on your cheeks, eyes and lips… “Orgasm” is a color that works for all skin tones. Simply rub a little on your cheek and blend with your finger for the perfect finish, do the same for your lips and eye lids.

To set your foundation and the The Multiple for all day wear and polished finish, I’d lightly dust all over the face with a loose translucent powder like Make Up For Ever’s HD Powder ($32 CAD). Use a light weight mascara on eyelashes to open up the eyes. If using the The Multiple on lips, apply a neutral or clear gloss for shine.

And then you are out the door looking fresh and fabulous!

Make Up For Ever and Nars is available at the Bay Downtown.

Aliyah Shamsher, The Style Spy

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Reader's Comments

  1. love MUFE & andrea:]!! the HD powder is amazing<3

  2. What is a good toner to use?

  3. I’d add mascara to the list–that’s the one thing I can’t leave the house without. 🙂

  4. The HD Line is amazing, just bought the primer and foundation today! Amazing coverage and I don’t feel like I have make-up on at all. Plus it’s lasted all day. I’m so excited!

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