Oh no! You’ve only got 5 minutes to touch up your makeup before you head from work to drinks with your friends. Or maybe you’re at home and need to quickly freshen up before heading out for lunch after a very busy morning.
You don’t have time for a full face of foundation, concealer and carefully applied products. You need this done NOW. The clock is ticking.
We're skipping foundation here, and just dabbing any oiliness away with a tissue or blotting paper. You'll want to pull your hair up into a simple top knot or give it a very quick brush. I'm using Face Of Australia products because they are available practically everywhere, including Priceline, Kmart and Big W.
A sweep of bronzer across your T-zone will give your face a bit of colour, as though you haven’t been rushing around busy all day. It will brighten up your skin and instantly give you a put together look. Use a product that comes with a brush, like the Face Of Australia Mineral Therapy Bronzing Pearls. That means if you need to take your makeup to work with you, there's less to carry around.
Rosy cheeks will make you look like you’ve tried a little bit harder. Blend across the apples of your cheeks for a pink glow. If you use a product like the Face Of Australia Rose Palette you can also use the lightest shade as a highlighter on your cheek bones. Dual use – love it. It also comes with a brush which makes it easier to put in your handbag.
We’re not going to try and do a perfect cat eye. You’ve got about two minutes to spend on your eyes. Smudgy eyeliner is the way to go. Apply an eyeliner pencil to your eyelid close to your lashes. Blend with your finger for a smokey too-cool look. Or try a coloured eyeliner for a splash of fun. Try Face Of Australia Eye Definer Pencil.
You've got two options. A bright lip to take the focus off any imperfections in your skin, or a simple tinted gloss or balm. This is going to depend on how quickly you can apply your lipstick. If you need a little bit of time to get a bright colour perfect, this is the time to just go for a light tint. A great solution is Face Of Australia Mineral Lip Shine which is hydrating and has a sheer colour.