Your 3-Minute Makeup Routine For Sick Days

You don’t have to look crappy when you’re feeling under the weather

Moonshot Multi Protection UV Bouncer SPF 50+/PA+++, $53.
22 Dec 2015

Moonshot Multi Protection UV Bouncer SPF 50+/PA+++, $53.

Multitasking products are a godsend when you want to look presentable, pronto. This makeup base has all the SPF we need, plus it subtly evens out skin tone and texture.

Shiseido Sheer Eye Zone Corrector, $45.
22 Dec 2015

Shiseido Sheer Eye Zone Corrector, $45.

This lightweight brush-on concealer eliminates dark circles and blemishes effortlessly. Just brush the formula on the offending spot and lightly pat to blend with fingertips.

Cle De Peau Beaute Radiant Powder Foundation with Brush, $210.
22 Dec 2015

Cle De Peau Beaute Radiant Powder Foundation with Brush, $210.

Can't be bothered to painstakingly blend your foundation? Try this weightless powder foundation paired with the brush applicator. It makes the complexion look velvety and flawless in a snap.

Shu Uemura brow palette, $53.
22 Dec 2015

Shu Uemura brow palette, $53.

Want to fill and define your brows with minimal effort? A brow powder is the answer. It’s way more foolproof than a brow pencil.

Burberry Makeup Lip & Cheek Bloom in Rose, $54.
22 Dec 2015

Burberry Makeup Lip & Cheek Bloom in Rose, $54.

Swipe this soft pink shade with fingertips and pat the pretty blush colour onto cheeks and lips. Makeup doesn't get easier (or faster) than this.

We love the festivities that the end of the year brings - but the flu bug that often hits at the same time? Not so much.

Still, there’s no reason to be a party pooper by appearing as ill as you feel through the holidays. Here’s a smart edit of products that will help you spiff yourself up in just three minutes, even if you’re in the throes of lethargy. We promise looking better will make you feel better in no time, too!

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