I’ve moved from house to house my entire life.  Watching my mom and dad pack and unpack
seamlessly as a child made moving seem as if it was simply transitioning our
lives to another location, easy peasy!

As an adult, totally different story.  I am surrounded by boxes, losing my mind,
peaking out from behind furniture, covered in tape and paper cuts and permanent
marker and sweat, all the while trying to maintain not only my sanity, but my
working girl status.

Hence, the five-minute face.

I start with my Temptu airbrush – I honestly don’t know how
I lived before this system.  I can apply
it in seconds, concentrating coverage where I need it most, and blending it
into areas that don’t require so much. 
This foundation gives me a flawless face without the time commitment.  I can do blush and base in about three
minutes, and it stands up to the summer heat so I don’t have to be afraid my
makeup will melt off if I’m working.

I like to secondly apply lipstick – I’m currently obsessed
with Stila’s Stay All Day lipstick in Dolce, a beautiful pinkish tan with some
shimmer, and the color also happens to be my precious pomeranian’s name, which
only makes me love it even more.  It
lasts for hours, and Dolce is the perfect balance of natural and
impactful.  I’ve always thought of
lipstick as the finishing touch until recently, when I found that during a
minimal makeup look, applying it even before doing my eyes allowed me to see
how little eye makeup I could actually get away with as long as my lips were
done.   And let’s be honest – applying
lipstick is so much quicker than eye makeup.

I then tackle my sparse brows, filling them in with Smashbox
Brow Tech in Ash Blonde to Medium Blonde, a favorite in my personal kit.  The taupe color is universally helpful and
flattering. 

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