Noelle Wong

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Tips for putting on make up in two minutes or less!

Tips For Putting On Make Up Quickly

Make up does wonder to the overall image. It makes the face polished and pretty looking. I have met one too many women who told me they have no time for make up application. These women are definitely at a disadvantage in the job market, because women who put make up on, makes about 35% more than those who don’t.

A perfect make up application has many steps. However, some days, women have to wake up and run out for work, with no time for breakfast or a long make up routine. If you are a busy woman with no time in the morning, follow this quick make up routine that will guarantee you looking simple and fresh.

These are the tools and make up you must have on hand:

  • face powder
  • big powder brush
  • lipstick
  • eyelash curler
  • mascara and
  • concealer.

Be sure the concealer is a shade lighter than your face. By the time it covers the dark blemish, the colour of the coverage will be very close to your natural skin tone.

Face Powder
The face powder colour is to match your own face colour.

Use a lipstick that is a shade or two darker than your lips – for radiance.

As for mascara – if you are a brunette, you may choose very dark brown to black. However, if you are blond or very fair, use taupe or medium brown instead for more harmony.

Here are the steps for a quick, two minute make up application:

  1. Wash, tone and moisturize your face, apply sunscreen, then put some lipbalm on the lips.

  2. Dab on concealer using your finger tip – preferably your ring finger. Dab it on on any blemishes you have, as well as on your undereye circles. Blend well.

  3. Dust on face powder with a big fluffy powder brush.

  4. Put on lipstick.

  5. Curl your eyelashes, sweep on mascara.

Voila – simple and fresh. Now you are ready to rush out!

Noelle Wong holds an honours business degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, a certificate in Image Consulting from George Brown College, and certificate in Advanced Colour Analysis from the International Image Institute. Her broad range experiences include working for CIBC in marketing, general manager of a computer wholesaler and running her own skin care product company, which added to her deep understanding of how personal image affects people. For more information, visit

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