The Five-Minute Look

5 Minute Look


In our fast-paced, busy lives, sometimes we rush from event to event without time to completely change our makeup and look. There are times when a sudden invite comes up, forcing us to race out the door. Can you pull together a look in five minutes or less?  You can if you’re prepared!  Keeping a few key items in a small bag in your briefcase, purse, or car can have you ready to switch looks in a flash!

The Last-Minute Bag:

  • Small lip palette with a range of shades (choose one with a mirror and brush)
  • Highlighter/Illuminator
  • Two sets of earrings – dressy and studs
  • Ponytail holder, bobby pins
  • Mascara/eyelash curler
  • Powder compact
  • Neutral color chiffon scarf (flexible for dressing up a plain outfit!)
  • Christie’s CLOSE UP Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment


After Work Party

Headed to a Friday happy hour or an after-work party? Just a few quick steps can help you take your daytime work look into the evening. Dot or sweep a little illuminator on the high points of your face – nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead. Blend well. Curl lashes and add a coat of mascara. Throw on a dressy pair of earrings, fluff up your hair, and you’re on your way!

Sudden Interview

Your boss calls and tells you you’re being considered for a promotion – can you meet with the VP in five minutes?  Of course, you can!  Start with a fresh lip, choosing a neutral, daytime shade. Sweep on a bit of face powder to tone down shine. Pat on a little CLOSE UP Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment for a quick wrinkle fix. If your hair is long, you could pull it back in a ponytail and either pin it into a bun or wrap the ponytail at the base with a small bundle of hair and pin for a finished look.


Late for an Event!

You worked late on a project, and now you have to rush off to a fancy event. You’ll barely have time to throw on your dress before you have to run out the door. You’ll need to prep on the train! Use a lip brush to brush on a deeper shade of lipstick – a flattering shade of red is always great for evening. Curl your lashes and sweep on mascara, highlight your cheekbones with a little illuminator and put on your fancy earrings. Ready to go!


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