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Flawless in Five

The Flawless in Five cosmetic collection is hands down a necessity in my world. I don’t have time in the morning to leisurely paint layers of perfectly applied make-up (nor do I want to). When my alarm goes off in the morning, there are some days when it feels more like a starters gun signally the beginning of a race than a gentle nudge to begin my day. I TRY to be diligent about having some calm quiet time before the house wakes up, but some mornings it’s “all hands on deck” to get everyone out the door.

When it comes to my daily cosmetics, I just need the basics to ensure the dark circles under my eyes I don’t scare young children when I leave the safety of my house. That’s where the Flawless in Five comes in. My lifesaver. (And protector of said children that would otherwise encounter my bare visage.)

But you say you’re not a make-up person? That’s exactly why this set would be perfect for you. It only contains six products that can be applied in five minutes. The finished product is a natural, “make-up free” look that still helps you feel polished and put together. And what’s great about this collection is you can choose the shades that are best for you!

Let’s break it down:

1: Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation or Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer

I used to despise foundation because it always felt thick and cakey, but Beautycounter’s Tint Skin has changed my tune. It’s very light and creamy, and gives my completion a polished, smooth look. This foundation contains sodium hyaluronate which is a natural moisture magnet that helps promote even skin tone and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. You can apply it with your fingertips or with our Retractable Foundation Brush

Beautycounter recently added the option to choose between the Tint Skin or the Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer for the Flawless in Five set! Score!

The Dew Skin is a tinted moisturizer that contains an SPF of 20. We only use non-nano zinc oxide for our sunscreen products because it’s a physical barrier, not a chemical barrier. The zinc oxide sits on the surface of the skin and then reflect the sun’s rays. It also provides some light moisture for your skin and a natural tint to give you a dewy glow.

I’ve found that the Dew Skin is great even when you’re working out, because it stays put and it looks so natural!

2. Touchup Skin Concealer Pen

I always used to struggle with finding a concealer that didn’t run or crease, and the Touchup Skin Concealer Pen is the first one that I have actually been happy with. It comes in a “pen” that you can use to brush the product onto the undereye area or over a blemish. I typically choose a shade that is slightly lighter than my foundation to help cover my “tired mom” dark circles.

3. Color Define Brow Pencil or Brilliant Brow Gel

Next, you have the option of choosing either the Color Define Brow Pencil or the Brilliant Brow Gel. Honestly, I need BOTH. Being a cancer survivor, my past dance with chemotherapy left my brows looking like they went through a war, so these two products are essentials for me. But, you have the option to choose which is best for you!

The brow pencil is great for filling in sparse areas of the brow and defining the shape of the brow. I find if I warm up the tip of the pencil on my hand it glides very nicely and will make very natural looking hairlike strokes. The other end of the pencil contains a brush that you can use to brush the hairs upward before you apply the pencil.

The Brilliant Brow Gel is magic in my opinion. I like to describe it as hairspray for your brows. It comes in 4 tinted shades, and one clear. I have found that this product holds the hairs in place, tints them so they appear darker and fuller, and serves to lock the brow pencil in place.

4. Lengthening or Volumizing Mascara

Do you want to lengthen your lashes, or give them more volume? Our two mascara options are great. Both don’t contain harmful ingredients that many mascaras typically do. I have also found that they don’t flake or clump.

The Lengthening Mascara is good for creating definition and giving length to your lashes. It is long wearing, but yet easy to remove at the end of the day. I use either our Eye Makeup Remover or our Makeup Remover Wipes.

I’m a Volumizing Mascara kinda girl. I need some VOLUME! Again, chemo did a number on my once lush lashes, so our mascara and I have a beautiful relationship. This guy is made with natural fibers and has an hourglass shaped brush to help lift and curl the lash.

Both of these mascaras are buildable so you can add multiple coats easily!

5. Satin Powder Blush

We all like that youthful, flush in our cheeks, right? And let’s face it, my youthful flush went down the toilet a long time ago. That’s why the Satin Powder Blush comes in pretty handy. Each shade is created to flatter all skin tones, and there are seven shades to choose from. My favorite is sorbet, and not because it’s named after a dessert. Really.

6. Lip Gloss

If you would have told me that I would be a lip gloss wearer, I would have told you that you had lost your marbles. I couldn’t stand lip gloss because of the sticky texture that made my mouth feel like some slimy creature from the black lagoon. Newsflash. Our lip glosses are NOT STICKY! Hallelujah! They are made with carnauba wax, jojoba oil, and vitamin C, and they give a beautiful and natural shine to your lips. You have eight gorgeous colors to choose from. My favorite is Blush Shimmer because it has a little sparkle to it, but not the cheesy, “I’m 12 years old and shopping at Claire’s” kind of sparkle.

So there you have it! It may have taken you 15 minutes to read through those descriptions, but I promise you it will only take you five minutes to actually apply all of these products.

To find this simple process of choosing these shades and making this collection a part of your routine simply go to Flawless in Five on my website.

Also, there is a great cost savings when you purchase these collection versus individual products. You can’t beat that!