BEAUTY 101 | Quick Fix Beauty Tips

Quick-Fix Beauty.  Make-up Artist tips for beauty while on break, by Rhia Amio, Make-up Artist
Ever wonder how some women just keep looking fresh all day?  They likely have one (or a combo!) of these essential beauty products in their purse.  Check out some of my fave products for a quick beauty pick-me-up to keep you going until home time:

1.  Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Concealer
I love this concealer.  Talk about double-duty:  it’s opaque enough in coverage to hide a zit, but also smooth and emollient enough to blend and conceal undereye circles.

2.  Clean and Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets
Powder and puff touch-ups are soooo Mad Men yesteryear.  With blotting tissues like Clean and Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, you can easily eliminate shine from the comfort of your desk – no mirror required.

3.  Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm
Use balm on the lips (obvs), or use it to keep unruly eyebrows with a mind of their own in check.

4.  Cotton swabs
Yes, women get their own version of 5’o’clock shadow…but under the eyes (mine actually comes earlier, as with my combo of oily lids and watery eyes, a bit of liner usually smudges under my eyes by midday!).  No need to fret – easily erase any mascara/liner that might have gone astray with a wet cotton swab, and then follow up with concealer for a double beauty pick-me-up.

5.  Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge
There’s nothing like adding a little bit of blush to make the face look more awake. If by afternoon break, you’re looking and feeling a little sallow, a pop of cream blush can do just the trick.  Use your fingers to easily apply and blend a cream blush, like Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge (fave shades include Powder Pink and Rose). Bonus:  Pot Rouge can also be used on the lips –> now, that’s my idea of multi-tasking!   Pat some on your lips for a pretty stained effect and (optional) add some of your balm on top.
ARTIST TIP: Learn more about applying cream blush.

The lesson?  Beauty doesn’t have to be tough, nor take a lot of time.  With these quick tips, you’ll be looking fresh til 5, and guaranteed you’ll still have time to line up for that power latte!

Welcome to my journal and journey as a make-up and hair artist with all the beautiful people and products I encounter along the way.


  • March 6, 2013


    You are just full of pro tips and tricks, aren’t you, Rhia?! These are so good. You should hold a workshop! I’ll be first in line.

  • super-like! workshops…in the works!!! Thanks Arianne :)

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