5 New Makeup Products for Your Five-Minute Face
Including skin treatment, SPF and the latest berry lip
While it’s fun to experiment with the latest crazy colors and formulations, what we really need in our life is a simple way to look pretty in the morning. As in pretty fast. Here, the five best new products for a five-minute face. Boom.
Start with a Great Base
Love a product that does so many jobs. Sweat Cosmetics' mineral foundation is a triple threat, with skin-perfecting elements like antioxidant Vitamin E and anti-inflammatory milk thistle; zinc oxide for SPF 30; and sheer buildable color that goes on as a powder that’s fed into an attached brush. So no post-application hand washing to slow you down.
Define Your Brows
The easiest way to have polished-looking makeup is with well-groomed and full eyebrows. The natural way to achieve this is with a darkening and thickening agent on the brows, not a pencil drawn underneath. Ciaté London's innovative gel-loaded wand shapes and tints your brows with just a swipe or two.
Single-Swipe Your Mascara
Still using a straight mascara wand? Get hip to Lancôme's ergonomic swan-neck design, which makes coating every lash easier. Double-height bristles grab even baby lashes.
Dab on Multi-Use Color
Where is my favorite lip color? Where did that blusher go? Why is everything always missing from my makeup drawer/bag/life? If this sounds familiar, simplify with a big fat stick of color that you can use on your cheeks, lips and even as a sheer tint on your lids. This berry shade from Milk is a fun ‘90s throwback for the fall.
Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek ($24)
Don’t Forget a Last-Minute Highlight
Highlighter: It’s the icing on the cake. (If the cake were your face.) Add a swipe of super-subtle highlighter, like this one by Josie Maran, to the top of your cheekbones and just under your brows. Bonus points if it’s got anti-aging benefits, like this one which contains argan oil (the healing tree fruit extract that Moroccans use on everything from their pasta to their acne).