THE ULTIMATE FIVE-MINUTE SCHOOL RUN FACE
Only a few minutes to spare? You can still look super-polished at the school gates – just follow these steps for (almost) instant, foolproof glam.
1 Apply a pea-sized amount of BB cream or foundation to moisturised/primed skin. Sweep over eyelids and lips to provide a longer-lasting base for eyeshadow and lipstick.
2 Using your ring finger or a concealer brush, hide blemishes and under-eye shadows with a light-reflective concealer, remembering to apply to any red areas around the nose too.
3 Apply pressed powder to the T-zone only with a blusher brush.
4 Blend a creamy stick eyeshadow over the eyelid using your finger, and into the socket line for definition.
5Curl lashes for 10 seconds on each eye if you have time. Apply two coats of mascara to open up the eye, applying to upper lashes only to minimize the chances of getting any smudges under the eye.
6 Using your lipstick as a blusher, apply two dots to the apple of each cheek, and blend out with your finger for a natural flush.
7 Apply one coat of lipstick, blot and apply again, or apply a slick of coloured gloss.
8 Grab the kids and get out that door!