5 minute makeup #1

Friday, 28 February 2014

If you're anything like me, you too have minimal time in the mornings to do your makeup!  My aim these days is to look as presentable and awake as possible in the least amount of time.  I am usually doing my makeup with a one year old running around me demanding attention or I'm cramming it in before he wakes up from his morning nap!  Similarly if its a day when I'm working, I usually have an early call time and I have always been one for maximum time in bed!

I usually end up with a similar finished look but my products always change around, I love testing things out and discovering new gems.  At the moment I am loving some drug store, some high end and some old faithfuls.

Its best to start with a well scrubbed and moisturised surface.  First I applied a small amount of the Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation, I did this with my fingers so it took seconds and blended quickly and easily.  Then I dotted on the Seventeen Stay Time Concealer where I needed it and again, patted it in with my fingers.  I then powdered all over with the Rimmel Stay Matte powder in Translucent.  I contoured my cheeks, temples and under the chin with Harmony by MAC and then brushed Chanel Tweed Pink Blush over the apples of my cheeks.  For my brows I used the felt tip end of the Soap and Glory Archery brow pen in Love is Blonde.  Rimmel Scandaleyes waterproof liner in Taupe went along my top lash line and on the outer corner of my lid, not particularly neatly, I then blended it out with a fluffy brush.  Two coats of Maxfactor False Lash Effect mascara on the top lashes only and last but not least L'oreal Collection Prive lipstick in Julianne and I was finished!  Slightly less tired looking and ready to face the day.


  1. You look gorgeous, it would take me about a year to look as fab as you! Totally understand the toddler/maximum sleep predicaments though! xx

  2. You look amazing! It takes me forever to do my face, 30-40 mins :O if I'm in a rush I simply don't bother with any makeup haha x


  3. Wish I could do my makeup that quickly! Looks amazing :)xx