Everyone who’s ever had a job knows that mornings are for sleeping as late as physically possible and work is a place where you wait for the weekend. Okay, there are a few more things to do at work, but it’s absolutely not the place to waste your weekend face on – you know, when you’ve bothered to put foundation on and you’re looking on point. Once you’ve got someone to have lunch with and your boss no longer thinks you’re just a work experience kid (“no, I actually go here”), it’s easy to stop making an effort at all and turn up with your dead dog face every day (for further explanation see here). However, you still have to bring your game face if you’re going to make it to Anna Wintour bad bitch CEO levels by the time you’re thirty, so it helps to look sassy at all times. Luckily, I’ve mastered the get-ready-in-five-minutes face, and I’m here to share it with you. First, skip foundation altogether, because your face is probably fine without it and if you’re still half asleep (and who isn’t pre-nine AM) you’re never going to apply it properly anyway. So the actual first step is get some colour on your face. I tend to rely solely on the NARS Virtual Domination palette, but Benefit’s Hoola bronzer and Bobbi Brown On The Slopes blush are an equally good combo. For those of you who have somehow managed not to hear about this palette, here’s a look inside. Sweep the bronzer underneath your cheekbones in an attempt to create a basic contouring effect, and then apply some blush to the apples of your cheeks to brighten up your face a bit. This will give the illusion of health and more than six hours sleep, neither of which you might have had. Next sort out your eyebrows, because no future-CEO has a weak arch. A quick sweep of Revlon Brow Fantasy gel will fill out your brows a bit and hold them in place all day. Give them extra definition with the pencil if you aren’t running late already. Finally finish with a sweep of mascara. My hero mascara is and always will be L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes. Slick on some lipstick as you head out the door, et voila, you look ready to take over the world in five minutes. What are the products you reach for first thing in the morning?