Is Five Minute Makeup Possible?

We all have mornings where we’re strapped for time yet still need to look presentable. Trust me when I say I’ve been there! Your alarm clock doesn’t go off, you’ve pressed snooze one too many times, or your morning just isn’t going quite the way you want. With a busy schedule and hardly enough time to make  breakfast, putting on a full face of makeup doesn’t always make sense. I’ve had my fair share of practice over the years when it comes to applying makeup in a pinch. So today I thought I’d share my foolproof 5-minute makeup routine to save you time on those busy mornings. Keep reading to see how you too can achieve a perfectly put together look in no time at all…

Start at the foundation.

On busy mornings I opt for lighter but even-looking coverage when it comes to foundation. I want my skin to have a healthy, even glow without going over the top. For this I use any tint moisturizer. I love how blend-able their foundation is and the end-result feels completely weightless. Once my foundation is evenly applied, I reach for my concealer. I like to cover any noticeable redness or dark circles under my eyes, but make sure to do the bare minimum. Remember, we’re trying to save as much time as possible. Save any major contouring for another day!


Don’t forget to leave the house with a pretty, natural blush. I use Beautycounter’s blush in “Nectar”.  In general, I rarely contour my entire face. I then apply “Nectar” to the apples of my cheeks. It adds enough color to give me a healthy glow without being over the top.

Easy on the eyes.

Believe it or not there are only three products that I use on my eyes on a regular basis—whether I’m trying to save time or not! First, I start by using a taupe eyebrow pencil (any color is fine) but I use the Beautycounter brow pencil in “Medium”. I’m more of a natural girl myself, especially in the brow department. I then use the “Medium” pencil to make my brows look defined and a bit fuller. I pencil in my eyebrows mimicking the natural direction of the hair and use the spooli on the other end to blend it all out.  

Next, I use the UD “Original” eye primer, but if your eyelids are not oily you can definitely skip this step! Next, I go in with my Charlotte Tilbury “Audrey”. This eyeliner easily smudges, sp be sure to make the line as close to your lashes as you can. Then, take a q-tip and keep going back and forth. With enough practice, it will be like a second-nature.  Once I’m done smudging on eyeliner, I coat my eyelashes with mascara (choose the one that you most like) and call it good to go!

The perfect pout.

While there’s nothing I love more than classic red lips, a 5-minute makeup routine calls for something simpler. Before I head out the door, I swipe on Beauty Balm for moisture. Made with all-natural ingredients, it leaves my lips extra soft. Plus I love how refreshing the peppermint feels!

And there you have it! With enough practice you’ll have this routine down in five minutes flat.

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