MAKEUP TUTORIAL - THE 5-MINUTE FACE WITH BENEFIT COSMETICS

In a world filled with family commitments, job responsibilities, a never-ending to-do list, personal goals, and social gatherings, it’s no surprise that time can feel like a commodity that we are constantly in shortage of. For me, multitasking has become an everyday must, and instead of putting myself last on my list of priorities, I’ve learned to adapt my daily schedule. I’ve streamlined my everyday activities including cooking nutritious meals, answering an endless supply of emails, staying up to date on fashion/beauty news, pitching my story ideas, and even cutting out time in my daily beauty routine.

One of my favourite beauty brands, Benefit Cosmetics, asked me to share my streamlined morning makeup routine, and I was up to the challenge. After years of practice and tweaking, I’ve got my mornings down to a science and my makeup regiment down to five minutes.

1. Apply Stay Flawless 15 Hour Primer directly onto the face, blending with your fingers or a foundation brush.

In addition to embracing an easy beauty routine, I tend to avoid heavy makeup that you can feel all day.  For this reason, I save time by using a good quality primer as my base and skip foundation or powder all together.  Stay Flawless is perfect for this, but feel free to apply powder and/or foundation over the primer if you use it.

Using your ring finger or a foundation brush, blend a small amount of Erase Paste under your eyes, focusing on dark spots or areas with mixed pigmentation.

2. Apply BADgal Waterproof Liner in the shade of your choice (charcoal, espresso, or black – I used black) at the top of your lashes.  For a softer look, blend with the sponge tip.

Apply BADgal Lash Mascara by starting at the base of the lashline and wiggling the wand from the root to the tip of your lashes.

3. Using your fingers or a foundation brush, dab three strokes of Posietint on the apples of your cheeks and blend immediately (warning – it will stain if you don’t blend it quickly).

Repeat step three on lips. For a brighter pout, layer on posietint until you’ve reached your desired shade.

4. To get thick, full brows, brush Gimme Brow onto eyebrows and comb through to blend.

If desired, finish off by applying a layer of Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Poutrageous.  As the day passes, touch up your T-zone or any oily spots with Dr. Feelgood.

That’s it!  Now, what are you going to do with the rest of your day?