With everything that needs to be packed into an average morning (getting ready for work, organising lunches, the school drop-off…), we’re always on the look-out for tips and tricks to save time. One way to save precious minutes is by nailing a quick, everyday beauty routine, so we caught up with makeup master Liz Kelsh who took us through a 5 minute makeup look that anyone can do!
Step 1. Start with a freshly cleansed face before applying eye cream under the eyes. Massage some moisturiser into the skin to help improve your skin’s luminosity.
Step 2. Cream eyeshadows are great for everyday wear as they’re super speedy to apply and really long lasting too. Go for a mink or slate grey colour and using your middle finger, apply to the eyelid from the lash line up to the crease and then blend using a long haired blending brush. Leave to dry and set.
Step 3. Next is your foundation. Starting in the t-zone, blend your foundation out over the face to the hairline and add a little translucent powder to the t-zone or anywhere else you tend to shine. Add a little cream blush to the apples of the cheeks to give your skin that beautiful ‘lit from within look’.
Step 4. Now back to the eyes. With a well sharpened soft black pencil, draw a line into the upper lash line keeping as close to the lash line as possible. If the line looks too obvious smudge it gently with a brush or cotton tip.
Step 5. Curl your lashes and apply two coats of mascara to upper and lower lashes.
Step 6. Add highlighter to cheekbones, the bridge of the nose and lips.
Step 7. Brush and pencil in brows
Step 8. Last but not least add a tinted lip conditioner or lip balm to freshen up your lips and you are out the door!
For more beauty tips, check out Liz’s latest book, Makeup by Liz Kelsh which is available now in-store and online.