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How to: 15-minute work-from-home face

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One of the best things about working from home is not having to put any makeup on, right? Well, we have two words for you: Video. Conference.

Yep, while the HerCanberra team is comfortable FaceTiming each other sans makeup and with our hair pulled up in a scrunchied topknot, not everyone is that lucky.

Some of us actually have to look corporate from the waist up (even if we’re wearing trackies and Uggs under the desk!).

So we asked one of our fave makeup artists Ali Price to put together a 15-minute look using products from some of Canberra Centre’s top beauty brands that will have you looking fresh and polished for that work teleconference. Quick, easy and beautiful!

How to get it

Start with satin skin, using a foundation that stays put and keeps shine to a minimum. Using a soft powder on the T-zone helps longevity.

Save time by adding colour rather than detail. Use satin and matte finishes to keep products on longer with minimal touch-ups. Focus on clear skin with mid-level colour and warmth, giving a well-rested look.

Logan is wearing a peach lip and cheek to bring out her blue eyes. Bronzer adds warmth and dimension while blush delivers a pop of colour. A touch of lavender on her outer lid picks up on the cooler tones that are coming back in AW20.

Choose a tubular mascara that washes off with water and doesn’t smudge. And when it comes to brows, think well-groomed and natural, rather than drawn-on.

Finish with lips designed to go the distance—choose long stay, mattes, satins or lip stains.

Products to try


NIOD Voicemail Masque ($70.00), available from Deciem

SUKIN Hydrating Mist Toner ($10.99) from Priceline.

M.A.C Prep and Prime Fix+ ($39), available from M.A.C at Myer and MECCA.

The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer ($8.80), available from Deciem

Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Brightening Skin Primer ($45), available from Napoleon Perdis


Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($100) from David Jones.

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick ($72) from MECCA.

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation ($12.90), available from Deciem

Rationale Beautiful Bronze Superfluid ($64), available from Rationale


Napoleon Perdis Pro Palette Concealer+ ($60), available from Napoleon Perdis

Inglot Under Eye Concealer ($26.35), available from Inglot Cosmetics

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ($48), available from MECCA


M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish Powder ($55), available from M.A.C at Myer and MECCA.

By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder ($90), available from MECCA


M.A.C Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul ($47), available from M.A.C at Myer and MECCA.

M.A.C Pro Face Palette Blush ($67) from MECCA.

The Body Shop Lip + Cheek Stain ($25) from The Body Shop.

RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek ($58) from MECCA.

Ellis Faas Liquid Blush in Soft Bronze ($52) from MECCA.

Inglot AMC Face Blush ($22.10)from Inglot.


Inglot Cosmetics Freedom System Eyeshadow Matte, ($10.20 each with palettes sold separately), available from Inglot Cosmetics

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour, ($46.00), available from MECCA

Revolution Roxxsaurus Ride or Die Shadow Palette ($25), available from Priceline

The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Palette ($44.95), available from David Jones

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette ($78), available from MECCA


Kevyn Aucoin’s The Volume Mascara ($45) from MECCA.

YSL The Shock ($60) from David Jones

Lancome Grandiose Mascara ($59) from MECCA


Benefit Cosmetics’ Precisely, My Brow Pencil ($45) and Gimme Brow+ ($45), both from Myer.

Napoleon Perdis Wand-er Brow ($32)

Hourglass Arch Brow Micro Pencil ($45) from MECCA


M.A.C Lipstick in Marrakesh ($30), available from M.A.C at Myer and MECCA.

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear ($34) from MECCA.

Inglot Freedom System Lipstick ($10.20 each, with palettes sold separately), available from Inglot Cosmetics

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid ($9), available from The Body Shop

NYX Professional Powder Puff Lippie ($17.95), available from Priceline

Photography: Lauren Campbell
Hair + Makeup + Words: Ali Price + Amanda Whitley
Model: Logan Webb

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