It’s early in the morning. The kids are fussy. They were up too many times the night before. You want to go back to bed, but that’s not an option. Or you hit the snooze button one too many times, and you are late for work. At this point you think, there’s no way I have time or maybe the energy to put on makeup. It doesn’t have to be this way. We all deserve to look and feel our best. What if I told you that all you need is five minutes? Think it’s impossible? Five minutes is all you need for a quick and easy makeup routine to look presentable to the world and possibly even feel a little better about yourself.
A quick and easy makeup routine for anyone that doesn’t have the time to spend on their makeup.
Quick Skin Prep
After washing your face, put on a basic hydrating moisturizer, and if you are over 18, a really good eye cream. This will hydrate and plump up your skin and prime it for makeup. I personally add a second step with this one and add a sunscreen right over the top, but there are plenty of moisturizers with sunscreen already in them if that’s too much work. I personally prefer to have a separate sunscreen versus a 2 in 1 as the amount of moisturizer that you will need to put on is exponentially greater if the sunscreen is in the product.
If you have good skin, you can skip this next step. I, personally, have hyperpigmentation from blemishes and pregnancy that need to be covered up, but I still want my skin to look like skin. Using a BB or CC cream or tinted moisturizer can even out your skin tone without looking like you are wearing makeup. In the last couple of years, I have also found a few tinted sunscreens that work just like a BB or CC cream, and then you can use that as well. Use fingers with these products like you would with a moisturizer, and they will go on in less than 30 seconds.
You could stop right here with a 1-minute makeup. But if you take a couple extra minutes, you could look so much more polished.
The next step is to conceal. If you have great skin and didn’t use the BB or CC cream, you can cover minor skin imperfections with a great concealer. If you have dark circles under your eyes, put a couple of dots of concealer on the darkest area and pat it into the skin. Or maybe you have a pimple that showed up overnight; pat a tiny bit of concealer over the top for a quick fix.
This next step is a must, in my opinion. Curl your eyelashes. This will make you appear wide-awake, even if you feel half asleep. Then apply a couple of coats of mascara.
Finish by hydrating your lips with a lip balm or add a pop of color. I find that when I am tired if I add a pop of color to my lips, it immediately brightens my whole face. This could be any lip product from lip-gloss to lip stain; swipe and go. I usually keep this in my pocket and reapply throughout the day. Obviously, if you are going out and wearing a mask, a lip balm is a necessity, color not so much.
So there you have it, a quick and easy makeup routine that will make you look your best even if you only have five minutes.
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