Ready, set, go: celebrity makeup artist Landy Dean's 5 minute face
1. Start with the Vincent Longo Trio in Easy Rider ($30), sweeping the lightest shade over your lids and smudging a bit of the darkest at the roots of your lashes as liner.
2. Prep lashes for mascara with the Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curler ($21). Get close to the roots, and pulse out to the ends. You can warm it first with a blow dryer to lock in the curl.
3. Apply a coat or two of the Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara ($10), using the small brush for your lower lashes.
4. Grab your Too Faced BB cream ($34)—it’s a base and primer in one. Use a dime–sized drop starting at the center of your face and blend outward.
5. Conceal dark circles and any blemishes with the Make Up For Ever HD Concealer ($29).
6. Sweep bronzer just under the cheekbones, above the eyebrows, and at the bridge of your nose. Note: if you’re short on time, use a finger–friendly formula like NARS The Multiple in Palm Beach ($39).
7. Finish the look with a quick application of Tarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Stain in Lively ($24).
None of the above answers the most vital question, though: what would a makeup artist's 5–minute routine look like? To answer it, we enlisted the services of celebrity makeup artist Landy Dean of Marie Robinson Salon, who put together a handy makeup guide for those inevitably rushed mornings. And just as we'd hoped, he had plenty of tips to share, starting with the rare concealer that works equally well for undereyes as it does for blemishes.
The list only got better from there, as he taught us how to do our base in almost no time. "Use the Too Faced BB cream," he instructed, "If your face is lighter than your body, choose a deeper shade to sync your face and chest, and blend onto your neck if needed. It's oil–free, so you can even skip the powder." And if you're attempting to define your lashes in a hurry? "Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara," he says, "You can use the small brush to get right to the base of the upper and lower lashes, then volumize your upper lashes with the medium brush."
After many mornings attempting to navigate a full–sized wand around our lower lashes, we can assure you that his method is the better one. So grab your pen and start taking notes, because this is one tutorial you need to make time for.
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