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Video: MUA Bryony Blake takes the 7-minute makeup challenge

December 17th 2019 / Melanie Macleod / 0 comment

We challenged This Morning's makeup artist Bryony Blake to create a speed glam look. She explains why it's lipstick first when time's ticking

Everyone knows Christmas party season is a busy time; we barely have time to breathe, let alone take as long as we'd like over our makeup. To inspire our festive beauty looks, we've been challenging big names in the beauty industry to Get The Gloss in 7 - i.e. do their makeup in seven minutes.

This time, it's the turn of celebrity makeup artist Bryony Blake (Amanda Holden's makeup artist) who is a regular on This Morning where she shares beauty tips.

We learnt some key tips from her mini-tutorial. For example, Bryony applies lipstick first when she's in a rush, as this helps her gauge how much eyeshadow is required, based on how much drama her lips provide. Why didn't we think of that?

MORE GLOSS: Best lipsticks for party season

She also reveals that during her working day, she never ever touches up her makeup, proving that her product picks have serious staying power. She credits her dewy glow to her NYX primer, which helps with her dehydrated skin, and shows us that with a bit of foundation wizardly, even a concealer that is several shades too light can be tailored to suit your skin type.

As for tips for applying eyeshadow quickly? It's all about cream eyeshadows.

Here are the products she uses to create her 7-minute face.

NYX Bare With Me Primer, £15
Avon True Power Stay 24 Hour Longwear Foundation, £15
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Concealer, £20.50
Nudestix Nudies Matte Blush & Bronze in Sunkissed, £28
Lisa Eldridge True Velvet Lipstick in Velvet Jazz, £26
Trinny London Empress Eye2Eye Eyeshadow, £18
Charlotte Tilbury Eyeliner Pencil in Rock 'n' Kohl, £19
Nars Hardwired Eyeshadow in Stud, £17 (Bryony's Bobbi Brown shadow has been discontinued)
Avon True Lash Genius Mascara, £9
Barry M Cosmetics Brow Wand, £5.99
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer, £45

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