Five Minute Makeup Essentials

I could easily spend about 20 minutes or more doing my makeup in the morning if I had the time. In reality, I spend about 10 minutes on an average weekday morning and always use the same couple of products. On the rare occasion, I leave myself with only five minutes to spare for makeup after hitting the snooze button on my phone far too many times. We’ve all had those mornings and I can’t say they’re any bit of fun. It’s a nauseating feeling when you get up realizing you only have time to brush your teeth, put clothes on, slap product on your face and comb your hair if you’re lucky. My perfect morning would allow time for me to read in bed for at least a good half hour before going about my day. But who honestly has time for that? I’ve rounded up seven of my go-to products for a super speedy five minute makeup face. Let’s get started.

FACE: Pop one pump of the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream 50+ on the back of your hand and use a foundation brush to blend it all in. You can even just use your hands if you prefer doing it that way. Follow up with the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer, which is a weightless, full coverage concealer that hides any imperfections underneath the eyes. Apply Benefit Hoola Bronzer in the hollows of your cheeks and high points of the face followed by the Benefit Dandelion Blush for a sheer ballerina-pink flush of color on the cheeks.

EYES/BROWS: Work Benefit Hoola into the crease to give your eyes some added definition. Follow up with the Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara to lengthen, curl, volumize and condition the lashes all in one. Fill in your brows with the Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil to darken any sparse areas. 

LIPS: Use a nude, natural shade that is quick and easy to apply. I love wearing MAC Velvet Teddy, which is a deep-tone beige color that looks great with any makeup look.

And that’s all, folks! Some of you may think that using seven products is far too much for a five minute makeup routine, but that’s as little as it gets for me! Because I’m always testing and discovering new products, I would say that I definitely tend to put more on my face than most people. I do want to note though that makeup should be used to enhance your features, not cover them up! I’ve never been a fan of looks that use heavy contouring, full coverage foundation and bold lips and eyes. When there’s too much going on, makeup can disguise what you really look like. And I think it’s important to have confidence in yourself with or without makeup. Not to be cheesy, but you’re beautiful the way you are and makeup should be fun, not something you rely on to feel good.

Hope you’re having a nice weekend guys!

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