5-Minute Makeup – Beauty Scoop

By on June 5, 2009, in Beauty Knowledge Center, Cosmetics

Long, complicated beauty routines go out the window once the sun shines. For summer, makeup is all about looking fresh and natural without the fuss. Here’s the scoop on getting a clean, summer-fresh face in four simple steps that take five minutes or less – combined.

Step 1: Face
Skip the hassle (and caked-on look) of applying heavy sunscreen, foundation, concealer and powder in favor of a radiance-boosting tinted moisturizer (applied with your fingertips or a sponge) or a long-lasting powder foundation. Try: Perricone MD Active Tinted Moisturizer, a sheer, multi-tasking moisturizer that protects with SPF 15 and heals existing sun damage. If you need just a bit more coverage, dot problem areas with a creamy, long-lasting concealer like Alison Raffaele True Concealer.

Step 2: Color
The best way to quickly brighten your face is with a dose of bronzer. Swirl a fluffy brush onto a matte or slightly shimmery bronzer (too much shimmer equals disco queen!) and dust upwards onto cheek bones and onto closed eyelids – one or two light strokes deposit just enough color to brighten eyes without needing shadow.

Step 3: Eyes
When it comes to quick cosmetics, skip the time-intensive task of lining eyes and get look-at-me lashes instead. A flick of a lash curler and a coat of multi-tasking mascara like Becca’s The Ultimate Mascara and you’ve got hassle-free definition and drama. If you have an extra 30 seconds, draw a thin line on the upper lids with an eye-enhancing pencil such as DuWop’s EyeCatchers to really add some oomph.

Step 4: Lips
Ditch goopy glosses and thick lipsticks for lighter formulas that condition and protect with just a hint of color. Tinted lip balms and sheer glosses are the go-to lip products for mess-free, easy-to-apply color – so effortless, you can apply without a mirror. For super stay-put color in a sheer tint, try Lauren Hutton First Kiss Lip & Cheek Stain.

Now think about all the ways you’re going to spend that extra time you saved!

DuWop EyeCatchers

  • Soft Surroundings


    Thanks for sharing your beauty tip. We love easy!

    Soft Surroundings

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  • Jerilyn

    Your hints and suggestions are so helpful. I will certainly put as many as I can to use. Thank you so much. I will forward this site to my daughter to enlighten her too!

  • Georgie

    I like using the wipes. It’s so easy removing makeup that way it almost
    feels like I’m getting away with something!!!!! I carry a packet of them
    in my purse to refresh with during the day and then reapply my sun

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