Sunday 26 October 2014

Triona's Trends: Five minute miracles

Published 29/11/2012 | 15:56

Benefit Jet Set

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today, to get through this thing called life . . . my make-up life, actually!

But lately, all I wanna do is stay in my bed on these cold, dark mornings. I’m not called Triona Bed for nawthin! You should never be too busy to be beautiful, so here are my top tips to get you looking good in only five minutes in the morning.

A flawless base is key to any make-up look and a BB cream is a must. These multi-taskers hydrate, even out your skintone, have an SPF, and treat your skin with antioxidants or other anti-ageing ingredients.

Smooth a little bronzer over your face, then rub some cream blusher on your cheeks — you can use it on your lips, too. Top with a lip balm, such as Kiehl’s Lip Balm €9, selected pharmacies nationwide, for a pretty, well coordinated look. Finish off with a light dusting of face powder to set the look. Make your eyes look more wide-awake by using lash curlers and mascara.

A great investment would be Benefit’s Jet Set, above, €39.50, which has blusher, face powder, eyeshadow, gloss, mascara and applicators; in fact, everything you need, except for foundation, to do your face.

Top tip: Don’t ever try too hard or at least don’t look like you’ve tried too hard! There is nothing worse than meeting somebody who has a pained expression on her face from all the effort gone into her hair and make-up! Looking good is all about attitude, feeling comfortable and confidence.

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