3 min to Flawless Skin Makeup Look

Flawless Skin in a Flash

I don’t know about you but I often only find time to put on my makeup in the car whilst setting the Sat Nav, on the train in-between stops or with a few minutes to spare whilst doing something else like eating breakfast or feeding my child. If you’re anything like me, hopefully you’ll find this series of posts useful, to help you maximise your time, without compromising your look! I’m calling the series “Fast Beauty” – look out for more tips coming soon.


3 Minutes to Flawless Skin


Great skin gives great confidence so make your life easy and your skin beautiful with these quick fixers. All these products are easy to carry around in your handbag for any touch-ups needed throughout the day.


30 seconds: I’m a big fan of cleansing properly to keep skin looking glowing, but if time is of the essence then at the least opt for a micellar water, which is quick and easy to use. Dampen two cotton pads and sweep over your eyes, face and neck. I love Filorga Anti-Aging Micellar Water, £20; marksandspencer.com


30 seconds: Hydrated skin is healthy skin so use a vitamin enriched moisturiser for your skin type and massage into your skin to get your  circulation going and give skin added vibrancy. I love Liz Earle Skin Repair moisturiser for a quick dose of nourishment. £20.25; lizearle.co.uk



30 Seconds: Prime your T-Zone now to keep shine at bay or to help conceal pores. Pat over your T zone with a tissue to remove any excess moisturiser otherwise your primer will not apply properly, and smooth an all in one primer across the centre of your forehead, down your nose, above your lip and on your chin. My favourite multi-taskers are Armani Fluid Master Primer, £35; selfridges.com and Smashbox Photo Finish Primer which is brilliant for oily and blemished skins, £19; boots.com



1 Minute: For fuller coverage use a foundation stick or pen for very fast application without the need for any other accessories, my current favourites at the moment is By Terry Light Expert, one click and brush is loaded ready for a smooth and easy application. I have also recently discovered Make Up Forever Ultra HD Stick Foundation it gives fantastic coverage but is still really smooth and creamy and looks very natural. For a lighter coverage use a BB cream at this point or for a sheer ‘glow’ finish, I LOVE Heliocare Gel which comes in Light and Tan tint. It also has an SPF 50 and gives a glorious sheen to skin. 


30 Seconds: Take an illuminating concealer pen and apply to the inner corners of your eyes to conceal any blue tones, around your nose to cover any red and over cheekbones, under brow bones and down the bridge of your nose to subtly highlight. If you have more prominent blemishes apply a concealer stick to a clean finger and pat over there area.


There you have it, 5 products in 3 minutes, for beautiful skin. Let me know if there are any other “Fast Beauty” tips you want to hear from me! x

Nathalie Eleni