Five Minute Makeup Routine

I’m sure we’ve all been there before. Running around the house, trying to get ready with only five minutes to try and do some version of our makeup routine. As much as makeup is fun, experimental and often therapeutic, it can also be time consuming. 

Thankfully, we have mastered the art of five-minute makeup. Nonetheless, we are here to share our top products that help us get ready and out the door in a flash. 

Start the routine the night before 

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Prepping the skin the night before you do your makeup is a game changer. The Queen of Hungary Evening Mist, by Omorovicza is perfect for this! 

The mist enhances the skin as you sleep. Combining antioxidant-rich melatonin and magnesium salts, it hydrates the skin and locks in moisture. Gently spritz the mist over your skin as the last step in your evening routine and ta-da! 

What’s amazing is that due to a reduction in sebum production at night, the ingredients are able to penetrate more easily. Full on magic during the night, well prepped skin in the morning. 

Cover and conceal 

The Urban Decay Stay Naked Hydromaniac is perfect for a five-minute routine! A light, tinted glow foundation with amazing coverage. So good that you won’t even need to follow up with a concealer. Available in 12 shades, this product allows for 24-hours of hydration and medium coverage.

Simply blend into the skin with a brush or sponge and watch your face instantly light up. 

All about the eyes 

Adding volume to your lashes takes this look up a notch. A mascara like Bad Gal Bang, by Benefit is perfect for quickly adding length to your lashes. If you’re more of a pro and can add false lashes on in a flash, then opt for those! We love these easy to apply lashes by Lash Base

Adding a bit of colour to the routine

Bronzers, blushes and highlighters are perfect for adding a bit of life to your look. With not much time for a full-on routine, a multi-purpose product like the Glow-y Powder from Pixi is ideal! 

Opt for one of these powders that will instantly add a soft, glowy blush effect. At the same time, you get a velvety highlighter look as well! 

Last but not least, lips 

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A rich, moisturising balm is the perfect way to end your speedy routine. What’s better is having one that adds a flush of colour. 

Glossier Ultralip is a new balm, infused with hydrating hyaluronic acid, jojoba and watermelon oil. Promised to lock in moisture whilst adding a pigmented colour to your lips. In 9 beautiful shades, it is said to be long-lasting and definitely worth the purchase! 

So, there you have it! A quick and easy five-minute makeup routine in just five steps. This lightweight look is also perfect for summer.

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Danielle Woods

Magazine journalism and publishing graduate, who enjoys creating content focused on beauty, lifestyle and anything considered 'taboo'. Always working to create an easygoing but informative space for her work. Loves all things skincare, makeup, online shopping, music and writing the occasional poem or two.

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