The 5-Minute Face: Tips for Looking Flawless When You’re in a Hurry


We’ve all been there … you’re dashing out the door, shoes in hand — you’re running late! You get inside your car, only to realize you forgot to put any makeup on. Sometimes in the mornings, I definitely feel like a chicken without a head. Do you feel the same way sometimes? Well, getting a look that appears put together shouldn’t take you that long. In fact, all you need is 5 minutes, according to L’Oreal Paris celebrity makeup artist, Claudia Bentancur.

Claudia shares with us tips to get “The 5-Minute Face.” So ladies, get your pen and pencils out and take some notes. I know I can definitely use these tips in the mornings.

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    Scroll through to check out these easy steps on how you can get a flawless look in 5 minutes. 

  • Step 1. Face 2 of 6
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    Start with natural looking glow. Mix a dime-size amount of face oil and liquid foundation onto the palm of your hand and apply it like a lotion with your preferred foundation brush. I know what you're thinking. Oil for the face? But trust me, it's the best kept secret because the eight essential oils give you a glow factor like no other.

  • Step 2. Concealer 3 of 6
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    Using a concealer stick, swipe a line of color along the orbital bone of each eye. To dissolve dark circles, work the color into your skin with your fingertips; the warm touch will help the makeup go on smoothly and prevent a cakey effect.

  • Step 3. Blush 4 of 6
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    Dot a cream blush onto the apples of your cheeks and blend in a circular motion.

  • Step 4. Eyes 5 of 6
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    To get a quick dramatic look, I like using a mascara such as L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara, which easily curls and extends every lash to give you the full, flared effect.

  • Step 5. Lips 6 of 6
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    Put the finishing touch on your face with a dab of lip gloss. It takes just a few seconds to apply lip gloss, and you can do it while you are heading out the door!  

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