Problem Solvers

Beauty Tricks That Take Less Than 5 Minutes

Transform your face’s fortunes in a flash with our round-up of the best beauty quick fixes…

Looking lacklustre? Nudestix {Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencil} is the easiest, instant pick-me-up whenever you look washed our or fatigued. These multi-tasking pencils are handbag must-haves – simply scribble on the apples of your cheeks and daub on lips, then blend for instant ‘oomph’.

Got a minute to look like you’ve made an attempt at effort? Immaculate eyebrows speak volumes, so spend the precious seconds enhancing your arches with Nudestix double-ended {Eyebrow Stylus}. With a soft angled pencil to ‘fill in’ sparse patches, and clear gel to define and ‘set’ hairs in place, it’s ultra-quick (and über-easy).

Fake ‘wide awake’ with {BECCA}’s brilliant {Champagne Collection Slimlight} – a twist-up crème highlight that’s ideal for enhancing cheekbones, brow bones and illuminating inner corners of each eye. The simplest way to disguise signs of a too-late night (or too many cocktails), this creates a ‘halo effect’ to leave you looking enviably luminous.

The ultimate foil for skin crises, HealGel’s fast-acting {HealGel Intensive} was developed by a team of surgeons to accelerate ‘down time’ post-treatment. The soothing gel formula hydrates, alleviates redness and reduces irritation, so it’s your go-to for battling blemishes, taking the sting out of sunburn and combatting extreme dryness (it’s great for eczema and psoriasis). 

Caught out by a sudden cloud-clearing? Peter Thomas Roth’s {Instant Mineral SPF 45} is a quick and convenient powder sunscreen that provides high factor, broad spectrum protection from the harmful, skin-ageing effects of UV rays. Simply dust over make up to shield your complexion and keep shine at bay. 

If your complexion’s having a tantrum, then reach for skyn ICELAND’s {Clear the Way Kit} – a face-saving line up of skin-clarifying marvels. With everything you need to battle breakouts, disguise pores and reduce redness, this kit will quickly quash unwelcome imperfections and work rapidly to restore flawlessness. 


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…