The Five-Product Face

Woman applying makeup

It sounds almost unimaginable to some of us, a complete face with only five products.  But it is doable!  Here is a quick rundown of the five-product face.  It is great for travel, or for keeping in your gym bag or your desk drawer.  For realism, I do not count applicators or brushes as any of the items.

  • Foundation stick – You can use this handy little friend as a full foundation or a spot concealer. I also like to dab it on my eyelids to even out the skin tone and brighten the eye area.
  • Lip and Cheek stick – Multi-purpose is the name of this one. Using one of the dual purpose pencils or sticks helps stretch its usability.  I prefer a soft rosy pink that will go with whatever I plan to wear.  Just dab it on your cheeks and blend, and then swipe it over your lips.
  • Face powder – Since both of the above products are creamy, a translucent face powder will help set everything. I also make sure to pat some on my eyelids over the foundation stick and it ends up like the perfect nude eyeshadow.
  • Eyeliner – To make the five-product face work as a full face, you have to define your eyes. Brown or black works perfectly for daytime, but if you want something jazzy look, try an eye-catching blue or green.
  • Mascara – If I don’t have my lashes tinted, this is a must for my blonde eyelashes. If you have naturally dark lashes, you could skip this.

The only real applicators you need for this little kit would be a blending sponge for the foundation and color sticks, a puff for the powder, and a lash comb if you want to smooth out the mascara.

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