Courteney Cox's five-minute beauty routine includes this $21 'key ingredient'

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Courteney Cox shared her 5 minute beauty routine with fans. (Image via Getty Images)
Courteney Cox shared her 5 minute beauty routine with fans. (Image via Getty Images)

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Courteney Cox is giving beauty vloggers a run for their money with her relatable everyday makeup tutorial.

The 56-year-old "Friends" star took to Instagram to give fans a step-by-step look at her go-to makeup routine — which only takes a total of five minutes to complete.

"So since I'm always late, I wanted to learn how to do my makeup the most efficient way, in five minutes, with 10 things. And I'm going to show you how," Cox said in a video shared to her more than 10.3 million followers.

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The first step in Cox's regimen is to mix a concealer and liquid foundation by Koh Gen Do, a high-performance Japanese skincare and makeup line that's a frequent go to for Hollywood makeup artists. Cox uses the Maifanshi Moisture Foundation ($62) and Maifanshi Moisture Fit Concealer ($50), two vegan products designed with light-diffusing properties to blur and smooth the skin -a must-have when actors are filming content in high definition.

Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Concealer Brush

Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Concealer Brush - Sephora, $21
Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Concealer Brush - Sephora, $21

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Cox places a little bit of the concealer and foundation on her hand before reaching for the "key ingredient" — a Liquid Touch Concealer Brush by Rare Beauty

The TV star called the the $21 cruelty-free brush from Selena Gomez's makeup line "incredible" as she mixed her foundation and concealer together to spot treat red marks and imperfections on her face.

"I just start painting. I paint under my eyes. And I mix them together because I don't like it to be too thick," she said. "I cover up any kind of red stuff. I put it just wherever I need to [because] I don't like to wear a full base."

Sephora shoppers seem to agree that the brush works magic. Since the brand's official launch in Sept. 2020, the Liquid Touch Concealer Brush has earned more than 21.7 likes from Sephora shoppers and more than 120 customer reviews.

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"I love this brush! It blends out the Rare Beauty concealer so well. Absolutely flawless!" one shopper wrote. "I’m not one to rave about brushes, usually I just use whatever I have but I am so glad I purchased this one."

"The shape and firmness of this is perfect for getting your concealer blended into the inner corner of your eye," another said. "I usually need to use my finger or a sponge to get that area of my face but not anymore. The bristles are soft but firm enough that it performs like your finger but it's more precise than you could ever get with anything else. Highly recommend, great price and excellent quality!"

What's next for Cox's beauty routine? The rest is fairly simple. The star uses Stila Convertible Cream Blush ($25) on her cheeks and nose before moving on to her eyes.

"I get my favourite eye pencil by Tom Ford ($45). I can't read the name of it cause it's so worn out but it's a bronze colour. You don't have to use this colour but I like it," the star said. "One of the reasons I have to do this is I got my eyes tattooed a long time ago and it's this weird blue, I hate it...I don't recommend that. So I have to cover it over with a brown to cover that blue, cause it looks so fake."

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Cox follows up with a light brown pencil by NYX ($8) on her lower lash line and then uses a brush to gently smudge the liner for a softer, more natural look.

To finish off her eye makeup, Cox uses a Shiseido Eyelash Curler ($29) before applying her "favourite" mascara, the Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara ($35). As a finishing touch, Cox uses Palladio Rice Paper ($4) to remove any shine from her nose and forehead.

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