Peachy the Magazine September October 2015 - Page 80
Lesley Holland Downey
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Wanda Koch
The Seven-Minute Face
Most women I know are makeup phobic—ruined by a bad mall makeover or an
80s picture of themselves that’s stuck in their minds. Feigning ignorance or lack
of time, they take the lip color and mascara approach. Swapping some of your
time scanning social media or other mindless activity can buy you the time to
master a great makeup look in less than seven minutes. I took our own Editor in
Chief, Blair Farris—a self-professed low maintenance girl—to one of our resident
experts, Jeffre Scott. Jeffre’s challenge was to give Blair a fast and efficient routine
that was wearable for every day.
Before we talked makeup, Jeffre gave me three rules to attain that quick but
Start with good skin. Taking care of your skin
(cleanse, moisturize, sunscreen, anti-aging routine)
will give you the perfect backdrop for any cosmetic
and make your job easier. Read more about improving
your skincare routine in the September 2013 issue.
Use quality products and brushes. Look
for products that have benefits like hydrating ingredients, anti-aging qualities and highly pigmented
colors. Also, invest in the best brushes you can afford.
Keep your brows groomed, ideally by a pro-
fessional. Brows frame the face and can subtly lift the
eye. Revisit The Art of the Brow in the July August 2014
issue for tips, techniques and recommended products.