Tuesday, 24 October 2017

5 Minute Makeup!

Sometimes, you just want makeup to magically appear on your face, the aching of your arm blending your foundation and the five minutes you spend deciding your eye shadow when you just end up doing the same old, we have all been there. Just occasionally you want a makeup look that won't take too long but for it to still look good. That brings me on to this post, I have gathered a few quick to use products for this post in order for you to do your full face of makeup in just 5 minutes. For me, I would happily wear this makeup daily, and I think it is perfect for the everyday girl, whether you are going to work, school or even just going out on the weekend but you wanted those extra 15 minutes in bed.
Starting with face and priming with the Primark Primer Water. This is super quick and easy, you just spray if onto you skin and blend it in a little with a brush so all access is absorbed, sorted.
For foundation, I am using the Collection Illuminating Touch Foundation and I am using only about a pump since I don't want it to be too heavy of take too long to blend. I love using this foundation with a damp sponge and I just make sure I get an even distribution as I blend it across my face. You can miss this step if you want something lighter, but I just like to add a little foundation so my face looks more even and one colour, in time for highlighting.
Speaking of which, I am using the LA Girl Pro Conceal Concealer in Porcelain just under my eyes, chin and forehead and again, blending it out with a damp sponge. This concealer is so super easy to blend so it is done within seconds. I would also suggest bring a little over your eyelids just to conceal and prime a little in time for eye shadow.
To set that concealer, I am using a small face brush and some of the highlighting shades out of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Light and then taking a bigger brush, with the same shades and just lightly setting down the whole face, including those eyelids we primed before.
For bronzer, I am taking the NYX Matte Bronzer and a big, fluffy face brush and just putting that under my cheekbones, temples and jaw line just to add a little warmth. I love this bronzer because it is super easy to build up and so easy to blend so it is just bulletproof. I am also going to take a crease brush and that same bronzer and just run it over my eye lid just to give it some shade and definition.
Onto blusher, I am taking a mix of shades from the Makeup Revolution Blush Palette in Blush Goddess and just applying that to my cheeks. Again, this product is super easy to build and it is just so effortless and difficult to go wrong with.
Finally for the face, taking some highlighting shades out of that same Makeup Revolution Blush Palette and applying those with a small face brush on the cheekbones, cupid's bow, tip of the nose and the brow bone. I am then going to take some of those highlighting shades on a small eye brush and just pop a bit on my inner corner just to really open up the eyes.
Just to finish off the eyes, I am curling my eyelashes and using the Soap and Glory Thick and Fast Mascara just to add a little length and also darken the lashes a little just to give them a bit more definition.
For brows, I am using the Collection Define and Perfect Brow Powder and just using short strokes to fill in the sparse parts of my brows. I love this product for something quick and easy because everything is all in one place so you aren't going into a pot with one thing and a powder in the other, it is just all there ready to be used. This also sets down quite nicely so you don't always have to worry about going over it with a gel.
Just to finish off the look, I applied some gloss to my lips, the gloss being the NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee. This gloss is perfect for something like this because it is such a natural colour, just makes your lips look nice and hydrated while also adding a little colour.

What is your favourite time-saving makeup product?
Grace xx


  1. I use the Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit - I’ve nearly hit pan on my favourite contour shade! It’s so quick and easy to use, I can see why you’d include it in a 5 minute makeup look!
    Amber x

  2. Loving NYX's lip product, my fave!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

  3. sometime i take too long at wearing my makeup and my arm aches. this is such a wonderful post! x

    jess x | https://wellwellgirls.blogspot.co.uk/