5 Minute Minimal Everyday Makeup Routine

February 8, 2018 1 Comments
Five Minute Everyday Makeup Routine

Happy Thursday, everybody! Hope your week is going well :). Today’s post is one that I’ve been wanting to share since I started this blog because I feel like everyone is always trying to perfect their makeup routine. Personally, my look is always pretty minimal and natural. So today I wanted to share my five minute makeup routine will have you out of the door in no time.

When it comes to my beauty products, it ranges from high-end products to natural to drugstore from a ton of trial-and-error. One big lesson is that more money doesn’t always add up to better products, which is good news for my wallet! I’ve already shared a full list of my favorite drugstore products here if you’re curious, and you’ll see a few of them applied in this post too.

Today’s post showcases the products that I reach for every morning, which you can also shop below. (For your reference, I developed the below widget with ShopStyle Collective. So I get $.05 commission for clicks made through links in this post.)

Step One: Apply a Primer

An often forgotten, skipped step in an everyday makeup routine, applying a primer is SO important to achieving a flawless application. I especially like a moisturizing, hydrating primer for a dewy finish. It helps makeup go on smoother and last longer.

My favorite is Too Faced Hangover Primer that is infused with coconut water with probiotic-based ingredients and is formulated without silicone and parabens. This is my holy-grail, godsent primer! With normal to dry skin, this locks in moisture and ensures no flaking or dry patches.   

For the application, I just use my fingertips to rub into my skin and this gets the blood circulating underneath too.

Step Two: Build Your Base

Similarly to the primer, I utilize Too Faced Born This Way Foundation because I love the ingredients of their products. With more coconut water for hydration, infused with the resilient Alpine Rose to brighten the skin’s appearance and Hyaluronic Acid (a moisture-binding ingredient) that provides long-lasting, skin-balancing hydration for a smoother, more youthful appearance.

This has the potential for very buildable coverage, but when applying I just add a little bit to my skin. For a natural, everyday makeup look, a little goes a long way!

To blend the foundation, I’ll either use a makeup sponge like this or I love the expert face brush by Real Techniques. With a makeup sponge, I’ll wet it with a little bit of cold water before blending, which really helps achieve a dewy finish.

Next, apply your concealer. Occasionally, I skip this step if I’m short on time. But I really love Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. If you use it a shade lighter than your foundation, it provides a natural looking highlighter effect.

Applying Maybelline FitMe Concealer

I apply this only under my eye, and the application is very important. Don’t just dot it under your eyes, apply an upside-down triangle and blend.

Step Three: Add Color

I love this bronzer/blush powder duo from e.l.f. Just a light sweep of bronzer underneath my cheekbones, on the sides of my forehead and sides of my nose. Add blush to the cheekbones as well as a little highlighter just above the blush.

E.L.F. Bronzer and Blush Combo

Applying Bronzer

Then, I apply my absolute favorite highlighter for an everyday, healthy glow, which is Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter in the shade Wisp. I love love LOVE a warm, bronze-y highlighter.

Colourpop Supershock Highlighter in Wisp

Applying Highlighter

Step Four: Finishing Touches

Some days I’ll even just skip down to these finishing touches because sometimes all you need is mascara and lipstick to make you feel put together! So I certainly never skip these steps. I do however skip eyeshadow on most days (unless special it’s a special occasion). This saves me a few minutes and is preferable for a more natural look.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

As far as mascaras go, Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara is my go-to. I love the hourglass brush for separating, coating, and curling the lashes – never any clumps! For lipsticks, I rounded up three of my favorite everyday lipstick shades here.

Five Minute Makeup Routine

That’s it! What does your five minute makeup routine look like? Would love your recommendations too below in the comments!

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    February 11, 2018

    Nice products to know about that work effortlessly, quickly and beautifully. Thank you for your interesting blog!