Beauty Tip - Ditch your spot concealer.

Instead of fumbling around your makeup bag for multiple concealers in the morning, just stick to one, advises Carmindy. The reason why? Because you can actually use the foundation stuck to the top of the cap of your liquid all-over concealer as your spot-treatment. “It oxidizes there so it becomes a little bit thicker.” Plus, she says, “It’s the same shade as your foundation, so it will instantly erase your blemish.” To apply, just take a small tip concealer brush and dip into the cap of your foundation, or the nozzle if you use a spray. Then brush it on the spots and you’re ready to go. Now it will be a good thing when your foundation lid gets cakey.

Beauty Tip - Recycle:
Good for the earth, good for your lips. What are you supposed to do when your four best lipsticks are almost gone and your finger is tired from scraping out the remnants below? Carmindy suggests combining the half-used sticks into your own lip pallet. “Go to the drug store and purchase a plastic pill box and dig out the lipstick that’s left in the tubes. Then put each color into a different little section of the pill box.” You can mix and match the colors or even put Vaseline in one of the sections to make your own lip gloss.

Beauty Tip - Save time and eye shadow

Running late in the morning? The best thing you can put on is white shimmering highlight powder. “If you highlight three key places you set of the planes of your face–you don’t even need eye shadow,” says Carmindy. These key spots are underneath the eyebrow, on the inside corner of the eye and on top of the cheekbone. “It brings sparkle to the eye; it lifts up the lid and draws attention to the top of the cheekbone.” Now all you need is a big cup of coffee to actually feel as awake as you look.

Carmindy is on TLC’s “What Not to Wear” which airs every Friday at 9:00 p.m. Her new book The Five Minute Face is available at Visit her site at .

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