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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 5 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 unique formula and Knead Technology mixing technique. 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.

Conceal imperfections

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 blends perfectly into 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 5-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.

Add some colour

To finish off this 5-minute natural makeup look,find a multi-tasking colour toollike theCode 8 5Secs Express Lip & Cheek Colour to quickly swipe across your lip and dot onto the apples of your cheeks. A multi-purpose tint gives a gorgeous wash of colour to your face so you look naturally flushed with full lips. No mirror needed.

And there you have it. A quick and easy five-minute makeup tutorial that you can do in between getting the kids ready or just after your workout before you begin the day. Beauty is all about experimenting and having fun, but it can also be a great little confidence boost when you're feeling stretched thin or a little burnt out. So take five minutes of ‘me time’ tomorrow morning and try this tutorial out for yourself.