Eve Lom Kiss Mix£16

Start with applying lip balm to nurture flaky lips – keep it on for later or remove at the end when applying lipstick.


Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Youth-Boosting Foundation£32

Apply with your fingertips, brush or applicator – whatever you prefer to get a smooth complexion.


Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Stick Foundation£25.50

If needed, apply over dark circles and on the jawline for extra coverage, then touch up throughout the day.


Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat£25

Pat a small dose of concealer on blemishes, fine lines and under eyes to smooth out imperfections and dark circles.


Chantecaille Le Stylo Ultra Slim Black£28

Look down in a mirror and draw a fine line to give eyelashes a more defined look.


Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Shadow Stick Golden Bronze£23

We prefer cream shadows with a subtle metallic effect, with the final result of a ‘wash’ rather than a ‘tint’.


Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow£49

Dust over cheekbones, forehead and nose for extra glow. 


Clinique High Impact Lash Elevating Mascara£18

Rub the applicator at the root of the lashes for a volumising, fluffy effect.


Glossier Boy Brow£14

Swish over your brows for a subtle tidy-up that will last all day.


Victoria Beckham Estée Lauder Burnished Rose£38

Finish off with a coat of nude lipstick – pat, rather than slather it on and take any excess off, for a long-lasting effect.

Ten Steps to Five Minute Make-up

We are five-minute make-up women – we believe that less is more and that quality products will help you achieve a healthy glow in seconds. It all starts with a freshly moisturised face, a healthy dose of SPF and subtly applied, handpicked favourites.


By Laura