Need to have left already but looking a little worse for wear? Spend the time waiting for your coffee to cool to slap on a little color. I douse my face in the L'Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB cream in Fair. This is a white colored product that "magically" adjusts to your skin tone. Its a bit too dark for me at the moment (just saying that Hermione could have done a bit better job with the magic than L'Oreal did) but the formula is so lovely that I don't really mind and just blend it down the neck. Its unbelievably quick and the finish is very natural with light coverage.
I then take a quick swipe of the Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque to cancel out under eye darkness and make me look at least semi-awake. Then a coat of your mascara - I'm using Benefit They're real till the last drop - and you are almost done. If you don't have time to do your face in the morning, you definitely don't have time to be touching up, so powder as much as you require with Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent Powder.
You've got a few more minutes. I take the extra time to really work the BB cream into the skin. Then I go ahead and add in some color to make me look alive. Revlon's cream blush in Charmed Enchantment is light and makes you look healthy. Plus, because it is on the sheer side it is hard to mess up, so perfect for quick mornings.
And while I am letting the rest of my face set, I line the top eyelids with a light shimmery shadow. They make it look like you tried harder than you have! I use the Milani Shadow Eyez (hate that Z) in Champagne Toast.
So you've actually got a second to sit down and think about your makeup. Maybe you're eating breakfast at the same time - but hey a few more minutes are golden in the morning. When I actually have time I'll go in with a primer so my foundation has a chance of staying. I love Benefit The Porefessional. I then go in with a foundation that I can apply with fingers so its faster- my choice is L'oreal True match.
Then I really get wild and use a bronzer and highlight to give my face some dimension. My choices are The Body Shop Honey Bronzer and MAC Vanilla Pigment. Also, I find that any cream shadow is going to crease on me, so when I have a minute to blend I'll go ahead and cover my whole lid in the cream shadow and then layer any powder eyeshadow I fancy over the cream shadow to lock it in for the day.
What are your 2 minute essentials?