Us women are so busy with what we do that most of us barely find the time to groom ourselves well. If you thought only you faced this problem, you thought wrong! Ladies, the POPxo team shares the same struggle. Luckily, we’ve found a solution to wrap up our makeup routine in 5 minutes flat. (Yes, just 5 minutes! ) Don’t believe us? Read on to find out how our hardworking team manages to look fab in mere minutes.
Pradipta Sarkar - Associate Editor
A quick cleanse with the Neutragena Oil Free Face Wash, followed by the Clean And Clear Oil Free Moisturizer. Next step, the Maybelline Clear Glow BB Cream, which I dab on with my fingers and then use a round brush to blend in. Then, the Sephora Contour Eye Liner (I'm in love with the silver-and-black one right now) on my upper lids, and little flicks at the outer corners with the Maybelline Hyper Glossy Felt Tip Pen to do wings. And one quick swipe of mascara. Followed by lipstick (it's usually Colorbar or Maybelline, since I have a stash of both), which I seal in with a clear lip gloss. And if I'm feeling particularly fancy, as a substitute for a highlighter, I brush on some gold eyeshadow using a round brush across my brow bone, chin, nose and cheekbones to add a discreet hint of shimmer. Tada!
Priyanka Ghura - Beauty Editor
I’m not one for heavy makeup ever, so a basic 5 minute routine suits me perfectly. I start with my NARS Tinted Moisturizer to even out my skin tone, cover up blemishes and leave my skin with a luminous glow. I spend a minute or so blending it in well so it looks super natural. Next I swipe on my Tarte Cheek stain and use my fingers to blend it in for a subtle flush. Now that my face is done, I line my eyes using Lakme Absolute Precision Liner and add a few swipes of Maybelline’s Baby Lips for a dash of pink to my lips while keeping them soft all day. That’s all I need and I’m ready to rush out the door.
Divya Sharma - Trending Editor
I’m almost always running late in the morning so I’ve got my makeup routine down pat by now! My absolute essential are - Kajal, Eyeliner, BB Stick and Foundation (Most products are Maybelline, except my foundation, which is MAC). After moisturising, I apply a light layer of foundation and use the BB stick as a concealer. I blend it using the expert face brush by Real Techniques - it’s just perfect for a quick flawless finish! Next I put kajal on my lower waterline and just a thin line of eyeliner on my lids. A quick swipe of pressed powder to set it and I’m good to go (or run!).
Apurva Lama - Fashion Writer
My 5 minute makeup routine involves cleansing and applying toner. I moisturise my face with Bodyshop's Sea Weed moisturizer. Once the moisturizer sets in, I apply Clinique's "Even better" foundation with SPF 15. After that I apply Lakme's 9 to 5 eyeliner and Loreal's Million Lashes Mascara. For my lips, I use Mac Retro Matte - All Fired Up. And done! :)
Kritika Rathi - Fashion Writer
Since I am always running late for some reason or the other, I like to wrap up things very quickly. The first thing I do after a bath is apply some Patanjali Face Cream. Then I use my Lakme Iconic Eye Pencil to do my eyes. My favorite mascara is the Bobbi Brown Intensifying Long-Wear Mascara, obviously because it lasts the whole day without it clumping! I apply some of the Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm. After that depending on my mood, I definitely put on some lipstick, either a nude colour or a bright retro red by Mac.
Sharon Alphonso - Lifestyle Writer
I spend no more than 5 minutes doing my makeup. To complete my look, I need just 4 beauty products - a Kajal, BB stick, compact powder, and a lipstick. I start off by applying a light concealer base over my skin from Colorbar. Immediately after, I use my Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Two Way Cake to seal the foundation coat. I then use my trusty Maybelline kajal to add character to my eyes. And, finally, I finish it up by using a pink lipstick from Lakme on my lips. This is my secret to a flawless look!
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Published on Nov 30, 2015