Fast-Track Your MakeupScore flawless-looking skin stat.
To cover dark circles and a blotchy tone in one swipe, apply a vitamin-packed tinted CC cream, like Dr. Jart+ CC Essence Balm ($42, Sephora stores). It's loaded with anti-aging ingredients and comes in a compact so you can apply it on the run.Master the five-minute face.
1. Curl your lashes and smudge a brown eye-shadow stick along your top and bottom lash lines. We like Essence Stays No Matter What Jumbo Eye Pencil & Shadow in Cute Copper ($3, Ulta stores). "A stick blends easily so you don't need a superprecise application," says Fiona Stiles, a Mark celebrity makeup artist.
2. Apply mascara to your top lashes. Try CoverGirl Flamed Out Mascara in Black Blaze ($7, drugstores).
3. Pat a multitasking blush, like Benefit Lollitint ($30, benefitcosmetics.com), on your cheeks and lips.Wow with your brows.
They frame your face instantly. "Use a gel to shape them and get definition without agonizing over it," Stiles says. Reach for Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel in Chocolate ($22, sephora.com).Lighten up.
If you have time to apply only one makeup item, choose a highlighter. Pat it down the bridge of your nose, along the top of your cheekbones and under your brow bones. "This helps light bounce off your features," Stiles says, and "is a quick way to give skin radiance." If you're fair, look for a silver-based highlighter, such as Cover Fx Illuminator in Moonlight ($28, Sephora stores). Choose one with golden undertones, like Cover Fx Illuminator in Sunlight ($28, Sephora stores), if you have medium or dark skin.
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