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.

  • The 5 Minute Face 1 of 6
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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!  

Read more of Carmen’s writing on her fashion blog, Viva Fashion.

Article Posted 3 years Ago

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