How To Look Gorgeous In 5 Minutes

January 6, 2016

Go-to makeup

You’ve slept through your alarm and you just want to get ready and hit the road! Picturing the situation breaks you out in a cold sweat: applying primer, foundation, bronzer, blush, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara – that you just smudged under your eye after blinking (the horror!), lipliner, lipstick, lipgloss, perfume, throwing on the perfect outfit for your meeting scheduled in less than an hour, styling your jungle hair; and right before going out the door, you realise that you used your summer foundation shade. Oh boy.

The struggle is real.

There are ways to look gorgeous and to make three hours of sleep look like eight without consuming the little amount of time you have to get ready in the morning.

1.  No foundation

Save that last drop of your favorite Chanel foundation for your date this Saturday. Instead, go for something lighter like a tinted moisturizer, a BB cream, or just concealer right where you need it.

2.  Multi-purpose

Multi-purpose products are your best friends! My favorite one is Bobbi Brown’s Long Wear Shadow Stick in Taupe. It works great as a primer, a base for your look, and as an eyeshadow on its own. You can always use your bronzer in your crease, your light shimmery eyeshadow as a highlighter, and your cream blush as a lipstick or vice versa.

3.  Plan the eye look

Create your signature everyday look: something that you now master so well that you can do it your sleep. Another tip is to keep your current favorites in a small basket on your vanity table. It’ll save you time and effort.

4.  Less is more

Less is more a.k.a the golden rule. If you don’t usually master the art of winging your liner, contouring your cheekbones, lining your lips, and straightening your hair, then today is not the right day to feel adventurous. Instead, apply just a good coat of mascara, a quick pop of color to your cheeks, a tinted lip balm, and throw your hair into pony tail. Then again, if that wing is part of who you are, then go for it.

Any tips on downsizing the makeup routine time? 

– Zein xx

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  • Reply Rosy January 6, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    I have really been loving the minimal makeup look lately (Though I did post a massively glammed up look on my YouTube but that was for Christmas 🙂 ) so I really enjoyed this post. I do enjoy just scraping my hair back and chilling.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

    • Reply Zein January 10, 2016 at 9:35 am

      Same here 😀

  • Reply Gemma January 11, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Loved this! I always tend to focus on my brows and lips when I have only 5 mins! xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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