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How to do morning make-up


Every week, Stylist's beauty desk will be answering your beauty queries and concerns, from bad hair days to tanning troubles and beyond.

This week, Stylist’s deputy beauty editor Samantha Flowers advises a reader looking for quick-fix with morning make-up.

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Reader Question:

@StylistMagazine Make-up in a rush in the morning, what do you recommend as the priority, primer/concealer/foundation/powder? #beautyadvice

Answer from Stylist’s deputy beauty editor, Samantha Flowers:

Who has the time to do the full works in the morning? I for one would rather an extra few minutes under the duvet than at the dressing table and so multi-tasking products have become my morning saviour. BB creams have been big news in Korea for years because of all the benefits they offer, these skincare/makeup hybrids even out the complexion like a tinted moisturiser, cover blemishes like a concealer, contain hydrating properties like a moisturiser, act as a primer, protect from UV rays and contain anti-ageing skincare ingredients. I rate Clinique Age Defence BB Cream SPF 30, £30 – it does all of the above and leaves a light powdery finish. If you are going to invest in one, it’s worth spending the time finding one that suits your skin so take a look at MAC, Garnier and Une who all offer BB’s.

If however, it really is a question of just picking one of the above then for me it would be concealer. I personally can’t leave the house without it, in particular Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit, £23.50 – it brightens and conceals dark circles and lasts better than any other I’ve tried. Add a touch of mascara and blush and you’re good to go.



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