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Three timesaving (and foolproof) tricks for perfect eye makeup

So you slept through your alarm or maybe work ran late, and now you’ve only got five minutes to touch up your makeup AND get to drinks. Or maybe you live with small children and free time is a foreign word you haven’t heard in about five years. Is there time to do eyeliner? You wouldn't even dare.

Whatever the reason you need to save time, the good news is you don’t have to compromise with your makeup.

When it comes to eyeshadow you’d be forgiven for thinking you need 22 different products thanks to those Instagram or YouTube tutorials - plus a degree in fine arts too. But the truth is if you’re armed with the right products and insider tricks, you can get the perfect eye makeup in a matter of minutes. Here’s how.

Opt for a cream eyeshadow

If you’re the kind of person who can’t be bothered messing around with brushes, a cream eyeshadow will be one of the best purchases you ever make. The ultimate cheat to a complete eye look, this is one product where you’re encouraged to use your fingers.

Just dab your finger into the pot then gently swipe over your lid, blend it out, and you’re good to go. The result is a natural layer of colour that makes you look instantly put together. Creamy formulas are also perfect for and flattering on older skin. The Napoleon Perdis Insomnia Utopia Metallic Cream is statement-making metallic, not to mention highly pigmented and long lasting.

Choose an all-in-one palette

If you’re just starting out in the world of makeup, choose a palette like Napoleon Perdis’ Nude U- Eyes Cheeks and Brows. With complementary shades suitable for eyes, cheeks and brows, the hard work has been done for you making it almost impossible to stuff up. Plus it’s super handy for travel or to keep in your bag for on the go makeup.

Pick your chosen contour and highlight shade and use the lighter eyeshadow shade as a base, then shape with the darker tone. Add a slick of eyeliner and a coat of mascara, and you’re good to go. If the 12 shade palette is too intimidating, try the Total Bae Work It! Eye Palette which contains the three shades you need for an instant smokey eye.

Try a multi-tasker

Consider this the hard worker of your makeup bag. Choosing a single eyeshadow in a neutral colour like Napoleon Perdis Colour Disk in Snob Mob means you can instantly add a wash of colour on your lids for eyeshadow or use with a wet thin angled brush for a softer look brown eyeliner. In a rush? You could use this pigmented powder as a contouring powder or even brow powder if you’re ever caught short.

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Brittany Stewart on October 17, 2018