As a stay-at-home / work-at-home mom with two little ones, time is not always on my side. Between getting my work done, doing house chores, chauffeuring my daughters to school and activities, helping them with homework, etc… I need every minute I can get (especially in the mornings) to get ready. That’s were Beautycounter’s Flawless in Five Collection comes to the rescue!
Flawless in Five
The Flawless in Five Collection is a customizable kit that helps you to obtain effortless beauty in five minutes or less. There are 6 steps to the process: foundation, concealer, eyebrow gel or pencil, mascara (lengthening or volume), blush and lip gloss. Being the skeptic that I am, I timed myself getting ready using the Flawless in Five Collection and was able to look flawless in 4 minutes (give or take a few seconds)!!! I did this with my daughters around AND I timed myself several times on different occasions to make sure it really took less than 5 minutes (and it did)!
Another reason why I love the Flawless in Five Collection is because it is involves 6 steps which are really easy to follow. That is to say, if you are someone that is not used to wearing makeup or feels that they do not know how to put makeup on (like me), this is perfect!!! I wish there was something like this when I started wearing makeup because the steps are really that simple.
Step 1 – Apply Foundation
Beautycounter Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation is a lightweight, creamy foundation that leaves you with a. Natural look. It goes on seamlessly and blends effortlessly. You control the coverage level as it is a buildable foundation providing a light to medium coverage. The BEST part is that it actually hydrates your skin because it contains sodium hyaluronate which is a natural moisture magnet that promotes an even skin tone and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Beauty Tip: For light coverage, apply with the Retractable Foundation Brush; for medium coverage, apply with the Flat Complexion Brush.
Step 2 – Apply Concealer
Beautycounter Touchup Skin Concealer Pen is as easy as click, cover and correct! Similar to the foundation, it is buildable and provides a medium-coverage hiding dark circles, redness, and other imperfections. Knotgrass extract reduces the appearance of fine lines and photoaging. As a result, skin looks firmer, brighter, and instantly more even. The BEST part is that the click-pen design and brush applicator make it easy to apply exactly where you need it.
Beauty Tip: After applying the concealer, lightly pat the with your ring finger to blend. You can wear it alone or on top of foundation.
Step 3 – Groom & Define Your Eyebrows
Take the time to groom and define your brows which helps to make them appear naturally fuller and more polished. This in turn will help frame your face and perfect your look! With the Flawless in Five, you can choose between the Beautycounter Brilliant Brow Gel or Beautycounter Color Define Brow Pencil.
Beautycounter Brilliant Brow Gel has a flake-proof, light-hold formula made with conditioning plant-based waxes (Carnauba Wax and Sunflower Seed Wax which add structure to help define, groom, and condition brow hairs) and butters (Cocoa Seed Butter, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, and Jojoba Oil which work to condition brow hairs to keep them soft and flexible). With 4 colors to choose from and a buildable formula, you can create thicker, fuller, natural-looking brows. The BEST part is that the tapered applicator allows for precision which really makes applying the brow gel foolproof and easy to use.
Beauty Tip: Apply brow gel micro brush directly to brows, combing the product through and following the natural shape of your brow. If using a tinted shade, add additional coats for more fullness and definition. Brows will set where you place them.
Beautycounter Color Define Brow Pencil are easy-glide pencils that come in three shades and were developed to define brows so they appear thick, natural, and polished. The BEST part is that it includes a built-in brush wand for blending and fast brow-grooming.
Beauty Tip: When using the pencil, use short upward strokes, layering color from inside corner to outer edge of brow. Use brush wand to smooth brows and even color.
Step 4 – Volumize or Lengthen Your Eyelashes
Beautycounter Volumizing Mascara has an advanced formula that increases volume by 385% (after 2 coats) without clumping, flaking or smudging!!! The hourglass brush curls, separates, and plumps eyelashes therefore creating fuller and more dramatic-looking lashes.
Beautycounter Lenghtening Mascara’s unique precision brush perfectly separates, defines, and coats each lash which adds length and definition with zero-flaking! With a new formula, the mascara is smudge-proof and as a result, stays put all day.
The BEST part… Beautycounter mascaras use cleaner, plant-derived ingredients (like carnauba wax and rice bran wax) to replace harmful emollients, while bataua oil helps soften lashes.
Beauty Tip: Apply mascara at base of lashes and wiggle upward. Turn brush vertically to apply to lower lashes. Build volume/length with additional coats.
Step 5 – Add Color To Your Cheeks With Blush
Create perfectly flushed cheeks with a natural-looking shade or a pop of color using Beautycounter Satin Powder Blush. It has a silky-smooth consistency; is specially designed to deliver buildable color payoff; and is formulated with Butterpowder—an ingredient that boosts pigment and wear. The BEST part is that there are shades to flatter all skin tones, in a matte finish or with a subtle sheen.
Beauty Tip: Use an Angled Blush Brush to press and tap the blush onto the apples of the cheeks, and along the cheekbones.
Step 6 – Lip Gloss
Beautycounter Lip Gloss is my go to, MUST HAVE everyday item. One swipe of this moisturizing gloss saturates lips in beautifully sheer color and high-impact shine. It is infused with a natural vanilla flavor and features a unique teardrop applicator. The BEST part… this formula goes on smoothly with no stickiness.
Beauty Tip: Perfect worn alone or layered on top of lipstick.
So that’s it… 6 steps to creating a flawless look in 5 minutes (or less). Simple and easy to do, it really has helped me with getting ready quickly in the morning and it has shown me how to create an effortless, natural look. As a result, this boosts my confidence for the day which is needed as I work to balance all of my responsibilities. Click here to see how I apply Flawless in Five.
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My name is Michelle and I am the wife of the hardest working man I know, the Mami of 2 beautiful and AMAZING girls and a Pathologists’ Assistant turned Stay at Home Mami turned Mompreneur of not one… or two… but three businesses! I am super excited to share my experiences and learn from you. As women/moms/entrepreneurs, we must stick together and support each other!