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  • 27
    Aug

5-minute makeup

by Lisa Lyford
5-minute makeup

“I don’t have time to put on makeup.”  How many times have I heard that.  Surely everyone has 5 minutes to make themselves look even more gorgeous.

 

 

It only takes 3 products:

 

1. BB Cream

2. Mascara

3. Coloured Lip Balm

 

 

Save even more time and get your eyelashes tinted on a regular basis.

 

 

  

BB creams

 

BB Creams with SPF 30 are great because they tick so many boxes – they moisturise, hydrate, smooth, conceal, cover and protect – all in one step.  They’re fabulous.

 

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Left, clockwise:

Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream™ - RRP$27.95

Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream Sensitive - RRP$17.49

L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Luminosity BB Cream - RRP $29.99

Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Actively Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream - RRP$62.00

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Total Repair 10 BB Cream - RRP$39.99

L’Oréal Paris Nude Magique BB Cream - RRP$29.99

Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream Oil-free - RRP$17.49

Maybelline New York Dream Pure BB Cream - RRP$19.99

L’Oréal Paris Nude Magique BB Powder - RRP$29.99 

 

Detailed product information is below.  Please note, product images are not to scale.

 


Mascara

 

There are a variety of mascaras, a number claiming to lengthen, thicken and curl your lashes. Personally I haven’t found that to be the case but then maybe I’m not using the right ones.  Things to consider when buying a mascara:

 

  • water proof or not - I prefer the non-waterproof, much easier to remove later
  • colour - black, brown, blue - I prefer black, I find it creates the most impact
  • flaking - I’ve had mascaras that have flaked before - as the day wears on, your mascara ends up on your cheeks!
  • brush - brush type has an impact on how easy the mascara is to apply and how clump-free the mascara is.

 

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Left, clockwise:

Revlon PhotoReady 3D Volume™ Mascara - RRP$28.50

Maybelline New York Volum’ Express Mega Plush Mascara - RRP$23.99

L’Oréal Paris Volume Million Excess Mascara - RRP$29.99

 

 

  

Coloured Lip Balm

 

These are a no brainer - a lip moisturiser and lip colour in one.

 

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Left to right: 

Revlon ColorBurst™ Lip Butter - RRP$24.50

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable™ Balm Stain - RRP$20.50

L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Nutri Shine - RRP$21.99

 

 

 

So, no excuses.  Everyone can find 5 minutes in their morning.  Apply your makeup while you’re having your first coffee or tea for the day.

 

 

Thank you Revlon for assisting us with this information.

 

 

Cover image:  pinterest.com/pin/313703930264399927/

 

 

 

PRODUCT INFORMATIOn (from suppliers)

 

 

Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream Sensitive - RRP$17.49

After the success of the original and Oil-free Miracle Skin Perfector BB Creams, Garnier launches the Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream Sensitive – a hypoallergenic, fragrance-free formula that has been specially developed for sensitive skin. Enriched with allantoin and mineral pigments, the formula instantly unifies the skin and reduces the appearance of redness, while providing up to 24-hour hydration. The light-weight texture melts perfectly onto the skin providing natural, sheer coverage while still allowing the skin to breathe, and with SPF 25, it helps protect skin against the harmful effects of the sun.


L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Luminosity BB Cream - RRP $29.99

This extraordinary BB Cream goes beyond the limits of a typical BB and combines the moisturising and illuminating power of Youth Code Luminosity with the unifying action of a BB Cream.  The formula includes the star ingredient Andersen Liquid which activates the optic effects of light to correct skin irregularities, such as sun damage, and supplies your skin with a new source of light. Dark spots and imperfections are diminished with LUMI-GEN™ technology and skin is left hydrated, soft and even in tone.  Available in two shades: light and medium. Great for touching up skin that is looking a bit dull.


Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Actively Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream - RRP$62.00

This dual action, tinted formula visibly unifies skin tone, while actively correcting existing skin tone irregularities and preventing the formulation of new ones. Formulated with a high level of Vitamin C, known for its powerful clarifying action, the formula of this new BB cream goes beyond instant beautification. This all-in-one treatment also helps reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines, provides all-day hydration, and broad spectrum SPF50. The lightweight coverage instantly conceals imperfections and blemishes, while significantly improving tone and texture for long-lasting luminosity.


L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Total Repair 10 BB Cream - RRP$39.99

The first L’Oréal Paris anti-ageing BB Cream on the market, the Revitalift Total Repair 10 BB Cream is the perfect fusion of an anti-ageing cream and a foundation.  Especially designed to fight the 10 signs of ageing the BB Cream contains powerful anti-ageing ingredients such as Vitamin B3, B5, Pro-Retinol A to help correct skin irregularities, reduce dark spots, smooth wrinkles and restore skin brightness. Revitalift Total Repair 10 BB Cream combines moisturisation, UV protection, concealer and radiance in just one step to nourish skin, unify its texture and illuminate complexion. Its innovative formula contains pigments that instantly melt onto the skin to correct skin tone imperfections and conceal dark circles with no caking effect. Available in two shades – light and medium.

 

L’Oréal Paris Nude Magique BB Cream - RRP$29.99

The micro-pigment capsules self-adjust upon contact, transforming your skin. Nude Magique offers flawless, ultra-light coverage for the perfect nude skin look. With 24HR hydration and SPF12, Nude Magique is the perfect for dehydrating cold days.

 

Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream Oil-free - RRP$17.49

Since its launch last year, the original Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream has taken the beauty world by storm and now this prescriptive Oil-free BB Cream will create a new generation of BB lovers. GarnierMiracle Skin Perfector BB cream Oil-free combats shiny, oily skin, by combining the power of ultra-absorbent mineral pigments for an immediate matte look and perfect, even-toned skin. It works in five ways – reduces imperfections, moisturises, gives skin a healthy glow, delivers a beautiful matte finish to skin and provides all-important sun protection with SPF 15. Available in two shades - light and medium.

 

L’Oréal Paris Nude Magique BB Powder - RRP$29.99 

L’Oréal Paris introduces the first BB powder on the market with the launch of the Nude Magique BB Powder. The first intuitive BB Powder, Nude Magique BB Powder contains active ingredients which adapt to your skin tone to provide ultra-light, buildable coverage with a perfect matte finish. With a luxurious, velvety texture the Nude Magique BB Powder provides a shine-free, fresh, flawless complexion. 


L’Oréal Paris Volume Million Excess Mascara - RRP$29.99

Don’t just volumise, millionise your lashes for the maxed-up effect with the new L’Oréal Paris Volume Million Excess Mascara. The brand new anti-clump wiper removes surplus mascara. No overload, no clumps! With a brush that separates lashes for dramatic volume, finally achieve opulent volume and sleek definition thanks to L’Oréal Paris.  


L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Nutri Shine - RRP$21.99

Lip colours enriched with Royal Jelly and Shea Butter. New LʹOréal Paris Color Riche Nutri Shine lip colour shines like a gloss and nourishes like a balm while giving you the beautiful colour of a lipstick. Ideal for those who want to protect their lips while still achieving a gorgeous colour and shine. 



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