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5-Minute Makeup Application Tips

5-Minute Makeup Application Tips

Chances are you know someone who has been doing the same over-done makeup for years -- maybe it's even you! Well, it's time to break those habits and get a fresh face in five minutes or less!

"I think sometimes women have a tendency to wear more makeup than they need to. I also think women can get stuck in the time of their life when they were happiest, which often also means too much makeup!" says makeup artist and cosmetics creator Susan Posnick.

Here's what she used to give two over-made-up women fresh faces in less than five minutes:

Model 1: Deli

1. COLORCORRECT for under the eyes

  • Warm side to make discoloration disappear
  • Light side to brighten the eye area
2. Quick brush of COLORFLO (Sun protection and foundation in one -- SPF 26)
  • Slide the sleeve up for under eyes and to get more precise coverage where needed.
  • Remember to use on lips for sun protection and to make lip color stay on longer
3. Add bronzer in a backward '3' to warm the face.

4. Sweep COLORME in Camellia for a hint of color on the cheeks and eyelids.

5. COLOREYEDEFINE in bronze/copper line along the lashes in bronze, smudge with fingertips.

  • Add more bronze liner as shadow in the crease to define the eye -- use fingertips to blend.
  • Add copper shadow over bronze liner at lash line and under bottom lashes to soften and define.
  • If time allows for extra brightening to the eyes, add a dot of COLORCORRECT (or gold or moonstone shadows) onto the lid, just above the lashes.
  • Quick brush of mascara to top lashes.
6. Line and fill in lips with COLORDUO nude pencil
  • Add a light/neutral lip color over top for a touch of color that you don't need a mirror to reapply.
  • Colors: Boca, Santa Fe, Dallas
Model 2: Melissa

1. Start with COLORCORRECT under the eyes

  • Warm side to make discoloration disappear.
  • Light side to brighten the eye area.
2. Quick brush of COLORFLO- sun protection and foundation in one
  • Slide the sleeve up to set COLORCORRECT under the eyes and get more precise coverage where needed.
  • Remember to use on lips for sun protection and to make lip color stay on longer.
3. Add COLORME in ginger for a natural rosy-brown blush
  • Acts as a bronzer or contour color, but with enough color to give the cheeks a natural, warm color.
4. Use COLOREYEDEFINE in Jet/Moonstone on the lids.
  • Cover the entire lid with the moonstone to keep it light and bright.
  • Add the jet liner across the top lash line, extending just past the outer corner to make the eyes more almond-shaped. Add liner to outside 1/3 of eye under bottom lashes. Smudge upper and lower liner with fingers.
  • Add jet liner again into the crease. Blend onto the brow bone just above the crease to define the eye.
  • Mascara - 2 coats
5. Line lips with COLORDUO Nude side of liner, fill in with the Rouge side.

6. Add COLORESSENTIAL lipstick in TOKYO for a red that easily transitions and stays, from day to night.

All products are available at www.susanposnick.com.

*Special thanks to Anya Tish Gallery for location.

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