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Quick and polished makeup for work

I’m a bit of a multitasker myself, so I’ve put together some incredible products and ideas that will get the job done quickly and painlessly.

I really like this convenient product by BENEFIT called “Hello Flawless!” SPF 15 ($34) that doubles as a concealer and powder/foundation. Use the sponge included for spot cover-up, like under your eyes, blemishes or red spots. Then, with the brush (also included), swipe all over your face. If you’re one of the lucky people that don’t need much coverage, try JOSIE MARAN Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 ($38), a lightweight moisturizer, sheer foundation and sunscreen in one. It evens out your complexion, leaving you with a natural radiant glow while protecting your skin from UVA and UVB rays. All of Josie’s products are organic and her signature ingredient is 100 percent argan oil, which acts as an antioxidant.

Next, an eye brightening eye color called Well-Rested SPF20 ($18) by BareMinerals, a multitasker for eyes, can go all over the lid and/or under your eye to erase the look of morning drowsiness.

Also, a silky smooth eye color that lasts all day and is vitamin enriched and crease resistant is Color Intrigue Eyeshadow by ELIZABETH ARDEN. Two of their natural looking tones are Mingle and Teak, with just the right amount of color.

Now coat your eye lashes with Sexy Curves Waterproof Mascara ($7.49) by RIMMEL LONDON. It’s an easy-to-remove formula that stays put and delivers 70 percent curlier lashes, full of volume. I love waterproof mascara; it will not smudge or run and will last all day.

With the Professional Eyebrow Pencil ($3.49) from RIMMEL LONDON, enhance and refine the shape of your eyebrows. This cool pencil has a built-in brush in the top. Go one shade lighter than your hair color to avoid severe looking eyebrows.

For your lips, I love ELIZABETH ARDEN Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick SPF15 ($17), which conditions lips with sheer natural tint. Choose from Honey, Plum, Blush and Berry. It’s easy to reapply throughout the day without a mirror. If you prefer a little more color on your lips, try BUXOM Big & Healthy Lip Stick ($18), which lines, colors and plumps, all in one. It delivers an infusion of antioxidant vitamins A, C and E for soft smooth lips. Besides, it has a built-in sharpener in the base.

Make a quick sweep with a beautiful coral pink blush CORALista ($28) from BENEFIT that will brighten up your face and give you an instant healthy glow. This tone is universal and natural. It smells really good and the brush included is the perfect size for applying to cheeks.

That’s it! Five minutes max… Your look is complete. Natural, beautiful, polished! Less is more. You don’t need a full makeup for work to look great. After a busy day at the office, take the day off with TAMMY FENDER Holistic Purifying Cleansing Gel: Spearmint & Alfalfa ($50), that provides not only physical benefits to the skin but emotional benefits to the spirit. For centuries, spearmint is known as a “master cleanser” that oxygenates, purifies and energizes the skin. Alfalfa, “the father of all foods,” is rich in more than 300 nutrients. It effectively cleanses impurities, detoxifies and balances the skin.

— Michele Torres is a Miami-based professional makeup artist. She has done makeup for television commercials, music videos and national print campaigns. She also does makeup consulting for select clients. Michele is a working actress and model. mtmakeup@yahoo.com

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