Easy Makeup Cheats

No time? no problem. we’ve devised a foolproof-plan to get you glowing and gorgeous in five minutes or less. Minimal effort, maximum impact – and lots more time to spend doing… whatever you want, really. you’re welcome!

Insta-Glam

The make-up: Apply a BB cream then focus your attention on your lips. A bold lip colour is our reliable shortcut to glamour – and all you need is a glossy lipstick! use your fingers to dot the colour onto your lips for that just-bitten look. Finish with a slick of lash-curling mascara. the hair: Scrape your hair back into a messy bun – this really is a case of ‘the messier, the better’! got an eXtra 30 sec? Add a sweep of nude metallic shadow to your lids – it takes seconds but pulls the whole look together.

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Fresh Faced

the make-up: Work a primer into your skin then apply a lightweight, tinted moisturiser for an effortless daytime glow. Invest in an all-in-one lip and cheek stain in a peach shade (it really does suit all skin tones); blot first onto cheeks then lips – that’s all you need to look fresh faced. the hair: Run a little curling cream through your hair and braid it before you go to bed. In the morning, just shake it out. Instant waves! got an e Xtra 30 sec? Smear a splash of the same colour on your eyelids – monochromatic make-up is having a real fashion moment.

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The make-up: Going out? OK, so this may take you a bit longer than five minutes if you want to do a full face of foundation and add a lipstick too, but the appeal is that there’s no precision required as it shouldn’t look too ‘done’. Apply pencil eye liner in two colours (we used pink and navy) along the top and bottom lash lines then smudge away. the hair: Pull your hair into a low bun (bonus: this works even better on second-day hair) and create a flattering, face-framing tendril with a straightener. got an e Xtra 30 sec? Dust highlighter over your Cupid’s bow to make it really pop.

Insta-Glam

There’s no time to faff about with a lip liner so, starting in the middle of your bottom lip, use your fingers to pat the colour outwards to the edges. Play around with different formulations like stains, gloss or matte to see what works best. Choose rich winter hues like berry shades for a striking effect, or get ahead of the summer colour trends with a vibrant orange.

Fresh Faced

Applying your primer in sweeping, circular motions will help boost circulation and the skin’s natural radiance. If you’re worried an all-in-one colour will leave you looking drab, here’s the cheat bit: dab some highlighter on the top of your cheekbones, brow bone and the tip of your nose to further chisel your features and perk up your complexion. Win-win.

Va-va-voom

For a toned-down version of this smoky eye, use subtle shades like brown and nude that will easily work for both day and night. Forget liquid liner, which can be messy and time consuming, a trusty pencil will do the trick. The finishing touch? You’ll need to layer up the mascara so your lashes hold their own.

Easy Makeup Cheats

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