Makeup is one of the best inventions in the beauty industry. Without it, a lot of men and women will not be able to step out of their puffy eyes, deep eyebags, and unstructured noses. However, even if makeup can do those things, you don’t have to put on a full show if you’re a busy career woman.

If you have 10 minutes to spare before rushing out the door, then these makeup tips can help you look beautiful in no time.

Tip #1: Don’t forget your skincare routine

Before applying any makeup on, first go through your skincare routine. Your skincare routine will depend on the skin type you have and what skin problems you want to take care of.

Make sure that you start off with a clean face where there’s no residue of dirt and oil. You can do this by using a balancing toner. If you have dry skin, make sure to apply moisturiser so that it doesn’t look dry and flaky.

Tip #2: Use a multi-functional base

If you’re a career woman, you would love multi-functional products. One of the most popular (which a lot of models also use) is a tinted moisturiser.

A tinted moisturiser helps moisturise your skin while acting as a light foundation. It also helps lessen the amount of product you have to put. Another multi-functional product is a cheek and lip tint.

Tip #3: Stick to a no-makeup makeup look

Simple is sexy. No matter what you do, it’s always best to keep it simple. A no-makeup makeup look is a trend these days especially when celebrities are starting to show their natural faces instead of painting it with so many eyeshadow colors and shades.

Tip #4: Use your hands when applying makeup

If you want your skin to absorb more of the product, use your fingers. Your fingers have a natural warmth in them that will help your skin absorb most of your foundation or concealer. Plus, you can easily mix different shades of foundation.

Tip #5: Don’t forget the blush

Blush helps you get that pop of color on your skin. To make it look more natural, apply a small amount and pat it all over your cheek upward near the side of your eyes. You can also add a bit of blush on the bridge of your nose so that it gives a sun-kissed look.

Tip #6: Do your brows

Last but the most important part is your brows. Unkempt brows can make you look like you don’t put the effort into looking presentable.

As a girl boss, you have to make sure that you get your brows fixed. The fastest way to do this is to start brushing your brows upward so they have a fuller shape. Then using the eyebrow pencil of your choice, fill in those areas where there isn’t enough hair.

Looking your best doesn’t have to take a full 30 minutes. Since most girl bosses won’t have that time in their hands, it’s best to master your own quick 10-minute makeup routine.

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Nicola is always on the lookout for the best beauty tools and skincare products. She believes in "prevention is better than cure" so she is always trying to perfect her beauty routine to avoid premature aging. Fun fact about Nicola: She owns a lot of sunscreens as she carries a mini sunscreen in each of her handbags and backpacks.