My 5 Minute Makeup Routine

5minmakeupAs a busy working mum, I need a quick makeup routine which would be easy to do but look presentable to the outside world. I have a foolproof set of products that are easy to use and last the day. My basic makeup routine takes me 5 minutes and consists of base, eyebrows and mascara. Here is how I do it!

After washing my face, I make sure to tone, moisturise and put lip balm on while at the bathroom sink, this gives my moisturiser time to sink in. As soon as I’m ready to put my makeup on, I grab my makeup bag. In this bag, I have a mirror and all of the following products; this means I can do my makeup in any room of the house – handy when you have a two-year-old and a nine-month-old to keep an eye on!

productcloseup.jpegI start with my NYX Soft Focus Primer on my T-zone to help disguise my larger pores and create a beautiful even base for my foundation I then use my new EX1 Foundation in 05 which is a super blendable foundation; great for when you in a rush as its so quick to go on. I set my foundation with a quick dusting of the Bareminerals Original Foundation in Mineral Veil which is a translucent setting powder. I then add a quick dusting of Nars Laguna bronzer on my forehead and cheeks. I also use this bronzer in place of eyeshadow, gently contouring my eye socket out. Next, I use my Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso; this blush is excellent because it has a gorgeous sheen that doubles up as a highlighter.

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I then start on my brows using Benefit Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil followed by my Benefit Gimme Brow to keep my brows in place. I then use L’Oreal Paris Paradise mascara which gives long, voluminous lashes that stay put in a couple of seconds. I finish with spraying Mac Fix+ all over my face to help set everything in place. I don’t tend to wear lipstick when I only have 5 minutes but if I did have a chance I love the Clarins Lip Perfector Glosses because they give a lovely sheer colour but are easy enough to apply without a mirror, great for when you’re running out the door!
So, that’s how I make myself look ready for the day in a rush. Let me know what you guys do when you’re in a hurry and what products you love.

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