5 minute Face
Posted by: dweam on: June 28, 2009
To me, sleep is important. I am so not a morning person! I would imagine that the countless working women across Singapore who share the 7.55am train as me to work have the same sentiments. Most of them commute sans makeup; few and far between take the trouble to apply eye-shadow, mascara, blush, the works.
But recently, I have been hardworking and other than merely slapping my all-important sunblock on my face, I’ve been applying mascara and blush to achieve a fresh radiant look. All within 5 minutes.
Here are my 3 steps to a 5 minute face:
Step 1. Sunblock sunblock sunblock.
This is one step you SHOULD NEVER EVER skip especially since we live in sunny Singapore so close to the Equator. Sunblock prevents the formation of age spots, freckles and blemishes from sun exposure.
I use La Roche-Posay SPF50+ sunblock which has been voted Best Sunblock in various magazines. Not only does it serve as its main purpose as a sunblock, it also gives my face a sheen as if I’ve applied tinted foundation.
Step 2. Blush
Sweep on a light pink or peach blush on the apples of your cheeks to brighten up your complexion. Pick a light colour for daily use because you dont want to end up looking like a clown or Pikachu! Keep the application light and use a fluffy brush for application on the apples of your cheeks.
Nars Orgasm blush
Step 3. Mascara
I know that mascara seems the most cumbersome of the three to apply and would take you beyond the 5 minute limit promised above. The curling of the lashes to achieve a doe-eyed/wide-eyed look is the most time-consuming. But here’s a little secret I discovered to save you precious zzZzzZz time.
Tip: Curl your lashes the night before you go to bed.
This saves you the hassle of having to make sure your lashes are curled to perfection early in the morning. All you have to do when you wake up is thus apply 2 coats of your favourite mascara and you’re ready to go!
Maybelline Define-a-lash mascara
Maybelline XXL volume+length fibrewig mascara
To help you with your 5 minute face, Im giving away these items! Please note that all giveaways are limited to Singapore and Malaysia addresses.
#1 – Everyday Minerals Sprung Blush Reserved
#2 – Everyday Minerals Kaolin Powder Sunlight Finishing Powder Reserved
This is an oil-absorbing Kaolin clay and light-reflecting Mica by Everyday Minerals. Use it a primer or finishing powder to help your skin tone have a softer and smoother radiant finish!
#3 – Bio-essence Tanaka White Skin White Perfecting Stretch Mask Reserved
#4 – ReFine Softening & Moisturizing NanoGel Treatment
These patches can be applied to your cracked heels, elbows or knees, just a few of the places tend to ignore. The patches contain Nano-AEP & Jojoba oil for softening and replenishing the moisture in your skin.
Application: Apply to elbows, knees or heels before sleep. To use overnight after your shower. Remove gel sheets the next morning.
You know the drill. Leave a comment with your name and email if you’re interested!
It’s my birthday month first week of next month! Be sure to come back to check for special giveaways. Im tying up with a blogshop and she’ll be sponsoring 3 items for you to grab on top of other goodies. Yay birthdays!