5 Minute Makeup:
Code8's Flawless Face in Under 5 Minutes
Learn how to create a universally flattering makeup look in next to no time.
Sometimes it’s just not possible to do a full-blown beauty routine before breakfast, so when you're short on time or need to get ready on the go, try this five minute makeup tutorial. Follow these simple tips and you’ll discover how to create a quick but polished look that suits all skin tones and is perfect for wearing to work, during the weekends, or on a day date. The steps are quick and easy to follow, so you can look and feel your best in no time at all.
Perfect your complexion
An even skin tone immediately makes you look more radiant, but applying a full coverage foundation with a brush can take time to blend correctly. For a 5 minute makeup look, it’s much easier to start with a BB cream that can sink into your skin and is easily applied with the fingertips.
The award-winning Code8 Radiate Beauty Balm is a lightweight, fast drying formula that is ideally formulated for quick application thanks to its Knead Technology. Just squeeze a small amount onto your fingertips and spread it evenly over your face from the centre outwards. Be sure to rub it in well around the hairline and jawline, so the velvety finish can look as natural as possible.
Next, it’s time to quickly cover dark circles, blemishes and fine lines with a highly pigmented but easy to blend concealer.
First dot it under your eyes and blend well with a sponge or brush to help cancel out any undereye darkness. Next take a small amount of product directly onto blemishes or redness around the nose and buff the concealer into the skin until it blurs perfectly with your complexion.
Groom your brows
Using a spoolie or tinted gel, brush your brows up and out so they look fluffy and full. This will help to instantly frame your face and make you look much more put together. If your brows are looking a little sparse you can take a brow pencil ordark brown eyeshadow and use small upwards strokes to lightly fill them in, but don’t worry about being too precise. A few quick strokes should be all you need to make a difference.
Enhance your eyes
There’s no time for complicated eyeshadow and winged-liner looks in a five minute makeup routine, so instead keep it simple and just reach for theCode8 Lash Sophisticate High Definition Mascara.
Brushing your lashes from root to tip will evenly coat them in the lengthening, smudge-resistant formula and help you look bright-eyed and more awake. Enriched withVitamins E and A, the nourishing formula not only adds drama to your look but also helps to restructure the lashes while you wear it.