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Kristin Booker • July 17, 2009

60 Second Beauty Tip: A Perfect Face in Five Minutes with Five Products

Most of us are too busy to live so we tend to be a bit slapdash with the makeup when we’re running from office to date or from playdate to dinner. As someone who is constantly on the go, I have perfected the “Five Minute Face.” Here are my beauty essentials to take you from “meh” to “magnificent” in five minutes flat:


3o seconds: Spray your face with Dermalogica Antioxidant Hydramist ($37.50) (I keep a small spray bottle of it in my purse). A quick mist will soothe, hydrate and tone your skin and prepare your face for makeup.

1 minute: Benefit You Rebel Tinted Moisturizer ($30) gives amazing coverage without looking uneven or cakey. A small amount provides flawless coverage.

30 Seconds: Benefit’s Eye Bright Pencil ($20)is my ultimate secret weapon. Two swipes inside the inner rim of your lower lid brightens your eyes, but sweep two football stripes under your eyes and gently blend for a fantastic under-eye concealer. If you have a prominent nose, a blended stripe down the center of your nose refracts light and somehow diminishes the look of your nose. This product is in my Hall of Fame.

1 minute: NARS The Multiple ($37) is the fastest face-enhancing tool known to man. Two swipes on your cheeks and eyes and a swipe across lips makes for eyeshadow, blush and lip gloss. Blend with fingers. Add a dab of cleap lip gloss or petroleum jelly over your lips and you’re done.

2 minutes: Mascara is essential and right now I’m still obsessed with Maybelline The Collosal Volum’ Express Mascara ($7.49). Huge effect, love the length and volume. Wiggle into lashes and pull up and out. Only repeat once if you need it and only use on upper lash line.

You’re done, glam and ready for action in five minutes flat. You can thank me later. I love martinis. 🙂

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