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Monday Makeup Minute: Get Gorgeous At Your Desk In Under Five Minutes!

Mon, October 18, 2010 11:07am EDT by Add first Comment

Wake up late this morning? Keep these beauty tools handy to get gorgeous in under 5 minutes!

Hey, we’ve all been there: that long weekend that stretches into a late start Monday morning. Still, you’ve got to pull it together fast and the no-makeup look isn’t going to work for your big meeting. Need to get Katie Holmes pretty in a hurry? Use these six miracle-working makeup essentials:

You don’t have time to fool with a bunch of products. Use a tinted moisturizer like Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer to even your complexion and give your skin some immediate color.

My favorite beauty secret weapon of all time? Benefit Eye Bright Pencil! Line the inside of your lower lid for instant eye brightness. Another fabulous trick? Do two football stripes on the skin under each eye and blend for instant dark circle concealer!

Use NARS The Multiple, which can act as blush, eyeshadow and lip gloss all in one. One swipe on each eyelid, two swipes on each cheek and if you’re really in a pinch, rub it over your lips. Blend. Done.

Mascara makes your eyes look more open and defined. Use a great multitasking one like CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion, which adds volume and length.

Finish your look with a great lip product. Lancome Juicy Tubes Lip Gloss in Rose Fishnets is a great rosy pink that’s universally flattering. This is also where a dramatic, hydrating red lipstick like Maybelline ColorSensational Lipcolor in Are You Red-dy will look amazing.

See? I just took your whole makeup routine down to five minutes AND I decreased the size of your makeup bag. Use this routine to get gorgeous on the go, but be careful, BFFs – putting on makeup behind the wheel is dangerous! Better do this in the bathroom at work!

–Kristin Booker

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