Hi everyone!! I definitely don’t wear makeup to class everyday, but sometimes it makes me feel more awake and productive if I do! So when I decide to get ready before starting my day, I’m often doing my makeup in a rush and have developed a simple five minute makeup routine that looks like it took a lot longer. For me, in a short time frame, I just want to conceal, set, and brighten as quickly as possible to make me look the most ready.
Stay tuned to the end of the post to see a special snow-day outfit of the day! It’s super comfortable and cute. Don’t forget all the product names are clickable if you’re interested in learning more about each one! Let me know in the comments what your tricks are for a quick and easy makeup routine! A lot of these products I used were mentioned in my favorite beauty products of 2017 post, if you want more information on why I love them! Let’s get started.
5 Minute Makeup
I always find myself tackling my under eye circles first. Once those are out of the way, I feel like my face instantly looks much more awake and ready! (I go waaaaay more into detail on these next few products in their own post you can find here!)
I first use my First Aid Beauty concealer to color correct, and then use the metal side to de-puff. I’ll use my fingers to blend if I’m in a rush, but if I have a little more time I’ll use a damp beauty blender. I don’t have the real, name-brand blender, I have a much cheaper one I found at TJ Maxx! I find they all work the same. I mentioned before it’s important to brighten my face too, since that makes me look more awake. I love my Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch concealer underneath my eyes to brighten, but it also has reallllly good coverage so I’ll use it on my blemishes too (which saves time &&&& money!!). I set my concealer afterwards quickly with my Maybelline FIT Me powder with a big fluffy brush. I use this brush from Sigma!
Even when I’m in a rush, I still want to have some color on my face during the winter time. I’ll take that same big, fluffy brush with my Benefit Hoola bronzer and brush that all over my face. Obviously, in a time crunch I won’t contour or anything, but just taking this lighter, matte bronzer all over my face can really make me look less pale, and more awake! If I have time, I’ll use some of my Benefit Hervana blush for just a little more color.
For my eyes, I focus on brightening, and I feel like that comes the most easily with a good mascara. I’ll use my MAC Painterly Paint Pot every time to make my eyelids all one color and avoid oil accumulating there during the day… and plus, it only takes about 5 seconds per eye! I’m not very good at doing eyeliner quickly, so I usually skip that step when I’m in a rush or just doing everyday makeup. But, my mascara has to be one that can get a lot of product on while still being efficient and not causing too much of a mess! I love the L’Oreal Lash Paradise mascara right now. It’s much less expensive than my usual Too Faced favorite, and gives a very similar look. I usually only need one coat of this then I’m ready to go!
For my lips, I’m always reaching for chapstick when I’m trying to do my makeup quickly. I found this Vaseline Rosy Lips chapstick recently at Walmart, and I’ve been obsessed! It makes my lips sooooo moisturized and also gives a natural rosy tint that looks like its more of a lipgloss!
There you have it! That’s my five minute makeup routine. My normal makeup is verrryyyy similar to this, just with a couple extra products and steps. If you want a more in depth post on that I’d love to make one!
Today we actually had NO school because of the snow that covered Auburn overnight! I wanted to share my somewhat-warm but still comfortable and cute lounge around outfit for the day. This Old Navy sweatshirt top was one of my favorite winter items to wear to class, and it’s just as comfortable to lounge in (it’s also 20% off!!!). I also love these Lululemon joggers. They’re warm, comfortable and super practical! These slippers are a must-have for me (they’re also on sale for $23!!). My dorm get sooo cold when I have the windows open so I wear these constantly!
Be sure to leave a comment down below telling me what your must-have product is when doing you’re makeup quickly!!! I’m always looking for more tips. Thanks for stopping by!