Five minute morning make up

Never have time to do your make up in the morning? Read how to apply gorgeous, natural looking make up in only five minutes.

Do you find yourself dashing about in the morning wondering where the time has gone? If so, then your make up may be one of the many things on your ‘to do’ list that doesn’t get done before you have to leave the house.

Whilst I am happy to brave the world without my war paint, I do feel better prepared to face the day ahead with some basic, natural make up on.

Here are my top five make up must haves, which will have you looking fabulous in five minutes.

1. Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream with SPF 15

I find creating a good base automatically makes people look better and BB creams provide a bit of everything you need to do just that. This creates an even complexion, covers small imperfections and redness, whilst hydrating your skin. It helps to brighten and perk-up a dull complexion, which we need after all the sleepless nights, and provides some protection from the sun. Anything to help with the ageing process! It has light coverage like a tinted moisturiser which prevents that caked feeling but also means any spots, scars or dark circles will need a separate concealer.

2. MAC Studio Finish Concealer with SPF 35

Under eye bags are the biggest sign of lack of sleep so those bad boys have to go! This lightweight, long lasting, water-resistant concealer is great for covering dark circles and spots, and can also be used to disguise tattoos and birthmarks. It has a high SPF which is a must as the skin around the eyes is ten times thinner than that on the face, so is more prone to wrinkles. Take note, a little goes a long way!

3. Collection 2000 Shimmer Shades – Way to Glow

Summer, and I use that term loosely this year, is the perfect time to use bronze colours and this palette provides great shades which can be mixed together or used separately. To keep products to a minimum, you can use this for eyeshadow, highlighter, blusher, contouring and an all over bronzer. Perfect for mums on the go. As the name suggests, the colours shimmer which helps to provide a natural, subtle, radiant glow.

4. Rimmel The Max Volume Flash Mascara

Mascara is the best way to create the illusion of bigger eyes and as the eyes are the focal point when talking to someone, it is important they look their best! This mascara is good for daytime as it isn’t too thick and clumpy, which helps with the ‘natural’ look we are going for. I think mascara preference varies depending on your own lashes and the look you want to achieve, so you may have to try a few before you find the perfect one for you.

5. Original Carmex Balm

To finish off your face you will need soft, moisturised, glossy lips. This tube solves the problem of dry lips, kills germs and protects them against the wind and sun. Whilst it does all the practical things it also acts like a lip gloss and makes the lips tingly which gives you the perfect pout.

+Louisa Bell

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