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Makeup in five minutes or less

Makeup in five minutes or lessImage Credit: Supplied

Save time every morning and avoid the stressful rush to work by learning to apply your makeup in five minutes or less.

Skin Prep (Duration: 2 minutes) - Smoothen the skin by applying a moisturizer, then apply either a foundation or concealer depending on your skin tone.

Eyelids (Duration: 1 minute) - Apply eye pencil and then eye shadow to brighten up the area around the eyes.

Eyelashes (Duration: 1 minute) - Apply mascara; dark mascaras go well with almost any complexion. Use volume intense mascara for thicker eyelashes and a lengthening mascara for longer eye lashes.

Cheeks (Duration: 30 seconds) - Smile and apply powder blush while focusing on the upper part of the cheekbones, then blend upwards and downwards.

Lips (Duration: 15 seconds) - Use either a gloss or sheer lipstick for a shimmery look, or if you have a couple more seconds to spare, apply lip pencil (neutral color for a pumped-up lip look) and then the color of your choice.

Don't forget your eyebrows. Use eyebrow pencil for a fuller look or to thicken the eyebrows. Always make sure they are nice and clean below the arc.

Handy Hints:

• Dark mascaras go well with almost any skin color.

• For a shimmery look, use lip gloss or sheer lipstick.

• Brighten the eyes with an eye pencil, eye shadow.

Source: Sally Ann Simmons, Special to Classifieds

The writer is Beauty Consultant, Spaces Salon