The five minute face is a task for any time challenged makeup enthusiast (aka as me) who is a perfectionist when it comes to slaying my face. Yes I took a cheeky 10 minutes than longer to get out of bed than I should have but no I don’t want it to be reflected in the way I leave my house.
How does one begin I hear you ask? Well…lets start with the pre-requisites; groomed brows (I keep mine threaded) and an amazing skincare routine are the basis of any amazing makeup look whether its full on glam or flawless in five as is my general routine for work. Once this is in place we can start.
Firstly a primer goes on. What better way to save time than a primer that doubles up as skincare such as the ‘Sebium Pore Refiner’ from Bioderma that nourishes my skin whilst providing the perfect base for my makeup to stick to throughout the day. Next step is my base, a five minute flawless face includes coverage for me and on those days I’m in a rush to get out the door I reach for the ‘Sleek CC cream‘ in the shade medium. This CC cream is ideal for those frenzied mornings as it also provided protection in the form of SPF 29 – as you can tell theres an underlying theme here of multi-tasking products when it comes to the five minute face! Oh and for application fingers or the ‘Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge‘ lightly spritzed with ‘MAC Fix plus spray‘ will provide fast and flawless coverage.
Base done, it’s time to focus on the eyes. The eyes are often described to as the window to the soul and I do love a well dressed window. When I do have time I always opt for a pair of falsies tailored to my look for that evening or day. However with limited time those fiddly extras of a tweezer and lash glue just won’t do. Instead I opt for mascara such as the ‘Loreal Telescopic Mascara‘ (discontinued in the UK, but a big shout out to my USA plug) or I go for the Loreal Miss Manga mega volume mascara. I find these still give a false lash look in the time required. Finally I set my face with a dusting of ‘MAC Studio Fix foundation powder’ or I give myself a quick spray with ‘MAC Fix plus spray‘ and a slick of Carmex (always the tube) on the lips and then I’m out the door and ready to take on the world.
What do you think of my five minute face? Can I streamline this a bit more? Let me know I’m always looking for extra ways I can get more beauty sleep and still look flawless, leave comments below