Last-Minute Meeting Make-Up

We show you how to create a glam on-the-go beauty look

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It’s first thing in the morning and you arrive at the office fresh-faced following a gruelling cardio, sit-up and squat session in the gym. As you reach for your cup of green tea and fruit salad, your boss informs you that a client you’ve been working with has requested a meeting that starts in half an hour.

It’s a short cab ride away so you won’t have long to perk yourself up for the presentation with much make-up. Sounds stressful, right? It doesn’t need to be. We’ll teach you how to create a simple natural look within a matter of minutes using just a few essential beauty products that can be kept in your deskside drawer.

Let’s start by creating a smooth base – a little of Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream SPF25 will give your complexion an all-over healthy glow. A three-in-one product that absorbs super easily, it revitalises, protects and evens skin tone while providing sunscreen for the face.

Next reach for your Clarins Multi-Blush compact. What makes this lightweight cream that turns into a powder on application one of our favourite cosmetics for on-the-go beauty? It can be used to give a pop of colour to your pout too and is certainly quicker to apply than lipliner and lipstick.

Finally, gently wiggle the lengthening and curling Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara wand through your lashes, from root to tip. Just one quick sweep will frame your eyes with an intense and long-lasting colour. You can always add a second coat in the taxi for a more defined and dramatic finish if you wish.

With a few seconds to spare, slip on the pair of courts you keep under your desk for emergencies and give yourself a once-over in the full-length mirror to smooth out any creases in your printed pencil skirt and loose-fitting blouse.

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