It is been a long day at work. 
You need to be  at that party in five minutes. Panic not!
Here is a speedy exit:

Waterproof formulas are ideal for this time of year: Lancome's Khol Hypnose Waterproof and Chantecaille 24 Hour Waterproof Eye Liner have lovely soft textures so you can smudge them into lush lines  for a speedy smoky eye, and then look even better with wear. If the area around your eyes is looking tired dab concealer and a shimmery shadow inot the inner corners to brighten.


A slick of colour on lips is the quickest way to freshen your look. Start by removing any old product, then run a cotton bud moistened with lip balm over lips -a twist and roll action will remove any leftover lipstick and dry skin, and ensure  that whatever you apply next lasts longer, so do not skip this step. Then apply your chosen shade. I love Stila Lip&Cheak Stain in Pomegranate crush an easy to wear stain.


A bit of prep will ease the 4pm make up slip: use a primer and  avoid heavy powders that can crease and cake (try Burberry Beauty Sheer Powder). If you do need to refresh your base, base start by erasing patchiness with a cotton bud dipped in make up remover, and delete an oily T-zone with blotting papers. You can use Paul&Zoe Blotting Paper. Simple pat a little foundation where needed, and re-conceal blemishes. Dab highlighter along your cheekbones and, do not forget, nothing brings a face back to life like a pop of blush.