The 5-minute, fresh-faced makeup tricks you all need to know!

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It’s not often you get to have your makeup done by Lancôme’s Makeup Artist, David Coranson-Beaudu, whose hands have also touched the likes of Jill Scott and Alicia Keys. So when I got the chance to sit in his chair, I went straight to the Notes section on my phone started, well, taking notes!

As a mother to an ever-curious, super active 10month old, time is one of those commodities that I treasure deeply. I barely have time to use the bathroom let alone spend two hours chiseling my face to perfection. I share this with David in the hopes that he’ll have some tips to get me out the door looking decent and put together in the shortest amount of time.

With 17 years under his belt (two of which have been at Lâncome), this French-based artist has mastered the ins and outs of makeup. He shares with me his makeup creed which is, “makeup should be used supplement beauty [and not to] hide behind.”

As I sit in his chair while he delicately applies a thin layer of the new Teint Idole Ultra Wear foundation on my face, he explains his quick tips to achieving a the ultimate 5-minute, fresh-faced look:

  1. Mix your Moisturizer, Primer and Foundation. He explains that this step cuts your time in half and doesn’t compromise the integrity of the foundation. Most important thing is to “unify your complexion.”
  2. Pencil It In. Eyebrows are a must if you want to frame the face so instead of getting out your pomades and powders, use a pencil to fill them in. Quick and easy!
  3. Top it with Mascara. This just simply allows your eyes to pop so a good mascara will go a long way.
  4. Skip the Lipstick. Instead of spending hours perfecting that lip liner, add a dash of tinted lip gloss at the center of your lips and press your lips together to spread. He recommends L’Absolu Gloss Cream range.

And with that, you’re ready to walk out the door! The result will be a simple yet fresh; quick yet deliberate.

As he finishes up my face, he shares that if you’ve got some extra minutes on your hands, you can always add a bit of blush for colour and some highlight for pop.

Within minutes, he’s done with my makeup and the results are exactly what I yearn for when I do my own makeup: I look exactly like my myself but better!

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Sharon Mundia

Sharon Mundia is the author of the award-winning, personal style blog, This Is Ess. As a fashion fanatic, beauty lover and home decor enthusiast, she will leave you wanting to revamp your closet, home and life in general.

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