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5-minute make-up looks for busy mums

5-minute make-up looks for busy mums

Want to look glam and gorgeous but only have five minutes? That’s what these multitasking beauty products were made for

Whether it’s getting ready for a rare night out with the girls or simply wanting to feel a bit glam doing the supermarket shop, chances are you have about five minutes to do your make-up. You need to choose products that multitask as much as you do.

Cover all bases
There’s no need to apply a separate moisturiser, foundation and concealer – and you really don’t have the time, anyway. Thank goodness for BB and CC creams is what we say!

Next time you’re at Superdrug, take a look at our range of multitasking bases. Oily skins may prefer a matt finish, whereas drier skins may find a liquid or gel-based consistency works better. Once you’ve found the right one, simply pat all over your face with your fingers and apply a little more in areas that need more coverage, like under the eyes and around the nose.

Your new BFF
You’ve been up all night, you’re on your third cup of coffee and you still don’t feel or look awake. You know what you need? A cream blusher.

That’s right, ladies. A little pot of a peachy-pink cream blusher is make-up artists’ go-to product for making skin look fresher and glowing.

The perfect shade for you is whatever colour your cheeks turn when you flush or you’ve been out in the cold, so find that tone and blend it into the apples of your cheeks for an instant wide-awake look.

Smoky in seconds
You certainly don’t have time for blending eyeshadows and eyeliner to create a glamorous smoky eye, but that doesn’t mean you have to forgo eye products altogether. Instead, look for a creamy kohl eyeliner in a dark or mid-brown. If you can find one with a smudger at the end, you’ve hit the jackpot.

Sweep it across your top lid and under the bottom one, then smudge it in with the sponge or your finger. Use the same pencil to fill in your brows – and your eyes will look transformed.

By Lisa Durant

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