By Joshua Pierce, Head of Education at CredoThe 5-Minute Makeup Routine to Enhance Your Flawlessness
I know what you’re thinking… This title sounds like a self-help article. Plot twist, it’s not! It’s a blog all about embracing your natural features and nuances with multi-purpose makeup and a quick 5-minute makeup routine!
In all my years of doing makeup, I’ve always been drawn to looks that involve very little product. I love the fact that every human’s face is unique and different. I want to celebrate that by choosing products that enhance, as opposed to products that hide or change how we look.
Credo has a huge range of products for any and every client. AND there’s room at the beauty station for everyone. The products I will show you right now are for those who want makeup that is effortless, easy, fast and impactful, simple and STUNNING!
These products and tools will enhance your flawlessness. No makeup advanced experience necessary.
FoundationExa Jump Start Smoothing Primer and High Fidelity Semi Satin Foundation are the ultimate key to versatility in a complexion product. The primer helps keep the makeup on throughout the day (less touching up)! Use a touch of the foundation wherever you want for a tinted moisturizer effect, or apply layers with the Jenny Patinkin Green Tea Sponge to build your coverage for a special occasion. Applying the foundation just where you need creates the most natural skin-like effect. Enhancing your flawlessness!
Do you want a flawless, radiant glow? Do you want a product that brings out your cheekbones that all your friends will envy? It’s no surprise that I’m going to suggest Maya Chia Highlight of the Day. This product is based in Chia seed oil, so you get a flood of hydration along with a subtle sheen and glow. It’s skincare disguised as makeup!
Blush + LipAre you ready for another plot twist!? I LIVE for multi-use products. They make life so much easier! So, this blush stick from HAN Skincare Cosmetics will also be used on the lips for a subtle pop of color. Just put a dot on the apple of each cheek and blend back towards the center of your ear. Anything left on your fingertips can be patted onto the lips. Apply more to the lip as preferred. If you love a brush for blush application, I suggest the Jenny Patinkin Blend and Set Brush.
EyesI always do the eyes last and I keep it pretty simple. For me, it’s about softly accentuating the architecture of the eyes in as little time as possible. First, I pop a little bit of Exa Light Show in shade “BFF” on the eyelid only with my fingertip, stopping at the crease. Next, Ere Perez makes a beautiful selection of eye pencils that smudge easily into the lash line. Pick a shade, any shade, and line your upper lash line. Softly extend the smudged line past the outer corner for a lifted effect. Throw on a coat of PYT Swipe Right 12 Hour Mascara, and the eyes are done in under two minutes! Insider tip: Exa Light Show can also be used anywhere on the face. The lighter shades (Recess, BFF, Slumber Party, Dear Diary) can all be used as highlighters! The completed 5-minute makeup look is natural, effervescent and radiant. It pulls forward your features in a way that comes across less “makeup-ey”. A little dab of each product, just where you need it, is the secret to enhancing your flawlessness in this quick makeup routine.
Bonus secret: This undemanding look can be quickly transformed into a night look as well! But that’s another blog for another time.