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Apr. 11.

Face Friday: The Fast Face

fff-fastth“This is for the woman who only has four fifths of a second to get ready” – Homer Simpson.
Fortunately, I don’t have a Simpsons style makeup gun, but I, like others, have often ended up in situations where I have no time to get ready, but still have to. That’s why, for Face Friday today, I’m doing the Fast Face. The idea being to use products I have, to get myself looking presentable in as short a time as possible, and to show off the result. Scared? Me too…

The clock starts now…


Face: Three products used.

  • BB Cream: Osiris Avise BB Cream in light (I got this one in Dealz, but they’re usually available in Lidl) Applied with fingers.
  • Powder: Benefit Hello Flawless in Ivory. Applied with the included brush
  • Blush: Benefit Hervana. Applied with the included brush

Time taken: Approx 2:38, mostly on the BB cream.


Eyes: Three Products used.

  • Shadow: Accessorize baked shadow duo in Freya. Applied with an Ecotools Fluffy Shadow Brush
  • Brows: Maybelline Brow Drama in Medium Brown. Applied with the included brush
  • Mascara: NYC High Definition Mascara. Applied with the included brush

Time taken: Approx 2:15


Lips: Two products used.

  • Base colour: Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain in Passion. Applied using marker tip from tube
  • Gloss: L’Oreal Glamshine in Tart Lollipop (from Miss Candy Collection). Applied with included applicator

Time taken: Approx 1:13

Total time taken: 6:06.63 start to finish

And the result looks like.


It’s definitely not the best I’ve done, but it is also definitely passable. I specifically chose products that were virtually foolproof, and for the most part could be applied with fingers or an included applicator. The only exception being the eyeshadow, which needed a brush. Having a plan to do a face in double quick time is always a plus, and can get you out of a few tight spots. Of course this can be trimmed down a bit further, if for example, you are willing to do your lips on the go.

What do you think? How fast can you do a fast face, and do you have any tips? I’d love to find out in the comments.


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