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There are few things I love to do more than spend hours at a time doing an elaborate makeup look on myself... but having that much time for makeup alone is not a luxury I have most days, especially when I'm working and have Zoom calls to make. Even though I've been working from home for over a month, workdays feel busier than ever, and most of the time I can't even be bothered to put on makeup at all. When I do need to spruce myself up for a meeting, I stick to products that help me cut down as much time and effort as possible. And CoverGirl's Clean Fresh Cream Blush is one of my MVP multi-taskers right now.
At a price that's about the same as the stray cash sitting in my wallet, this gel-like formula does almost all of the work for me. Before putting it on, I even out my skin tone with an easy-to-use CC cream and a dark, tinted eyebrow gel before squirting a few pea-sized dollops of Clean Fresh Cream Blush on the back of my hand. With a stippling or buffing brush, I dip into one of those dots and dab it on the apples of my cheeks, blending it outwards toward my ears.
Then, I rub an index finger into the blush that's still on the back of my hand and swipe it all over my eyelids, using a blending brush to create a cat-eye shape that extends outwards if I'm feeling fancy. After that, I apply the remaining blush on my hand to my lips with a small, dense blending brush for even coverage and a natural-looking lip line. I top my look off with a little mascara and maybe some highlighter — the whole thing takes me about five minutes if I work quickly.