Need to get ready in a jiffy in the mornings? We’ve found six foolproof products that will have you looking polished in just ten minutes (or less). Read on for the fabulous buys that will change your beauty routine…
Step One (1 Minute)
One Step Correct by Stila, $36 – This triple-colour swirled serum has a clever mineral-based complex to correct colour, brighten skin tone and cover blemishes all at once. Green neutralises redness and conceals blemishes, lavender counteracts any washed-out undertones for a more invigorated look, while the peach tone lights up your complexion. Available at Sephora.
Step Two (3 minutes)
Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream by The Body Shop, $29.90 – Protect your complexion and fight spots and redness with this dual-action BB cream with the bacteria-fighting benefits of Kenyan Community Fair Trade organic tea-tree oil. Apply using a patting motion with your fingers for the most natural finish. Available in three shades: light, medium and dark. thebodyshop.com.sg
Step Three (2 minutes)
CC Eye Correcting Concealer by Peter Thomas Roth, $89 – This luxurious eye cream, concealer and anti-ageing treatment banishes dark circles while protecting the delicate under-eye area with SPF 30. Its key ingredient, Camu Camu – a vitamin C-packed super-fruit found in the Amazon – helps to brighten and firm the eye area, while instantly softening fine lines. And that’s not all: use the other end to perfectly highlight your cheeks, brow bones and Cupid’s bow. Available at Sephora.
Step Four (2 minutes)
Benetint Lip and Cheek Stain by Benefit, $51 – A cult favourite, Benefit’s multi-purpose stain gives a rosy, just-bitten tint to cheeks and lips, and has long-lasting staying power. Simply dot a few drops across the apples of your cheeks and blend. Available at Benefit counters island-wide.
Step Five (30 seconds)
Gelpresso Waterproof Shadow by Clio, $19.90 – These handy new eye-shadows slide on with a blendable gel texture, which soon dries on the skin and doesn’t budge all day till you use makeup remover (we’ve even tried rubbing it off with baby wipes – unbelievable!). Available at Watsons.
Step Six (1.5 minutes)
The Little Black Primer Mascara by Estée Lauder, $40 – This cool new 3-in-1 mascara preps and primes your lashes to help them hold their shape, adds a subtle black tint and even has a water-resistant top coat – what’s more, you’ll get great volume from the curved brush. Available at Estée Lauder counters island-wide.
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