30 October 2015

5-Minute Makeup Look

I've gotta say, I'm that person that's either (if I'm lucky) right on time or five minutes late, which is why I'm always in a rush! Even though I like to think I give myself enough time to get ready most days, I always end up second-guessing my outfit, or messing up my eyeliner and having to redo it about 20 more times until I get it right... It's always something that's holding me up.
So for days when I'm in a rush  and have no time to get ready but just can't leave the house without putting something on my face, this is the makeup look I go for. It just makes me look put-together rather than the mess that I actually am.

Let's break it down:
 Brows: I think we can all agree that brows are a big part of looking put-together, which is why this is my first step for every makeup look. Late or not, the brows have to be on point, haha. So for that, I use the Bourjois Sourcil eyebrow pencil, my shade is 07 Noisette. I just fill in my eyebrows with a light hand using this pencil, then brush my brows out with a clean spoolie brush. I've tried lots of eyebrow pencils but this one is perfect for me! It's just the right shade for my eyebrows and makes them look really natural. To secure the little brow hairs in place, I use the Essence Lash & Brow gel mascara. I sometimes skip the gel mascara but it does add a little something to your brows and help them stay put all day.

Eyes: Personally, I feel like when you're in a rush, mascara is your best friend! First, curl your eyelashes, it's what makes it look even better. I don't even know what brand this eyelash curler is, but it does the job. Then I apply a coat from the Maybelline Falsies mascara. So many people love this mascara, and I must say, I do too! If you have some extra time, you can apply a highlighter in the inner corner of your eyes, which helps your eyes look bigger and more awake.

Face: This concealer. I can't express my love for it enough. The NYX HD concealer is such a good one! One of my favorites even. I use this on some of my pimples and around my nose and mouth to take away the redness from my face and even the complexion out. It has the perfect coverage without making my face look too cakey, and it blends out really well. It's HD, which makes it look good in pictures. Plus, it's cruelty-free. Doesn't get much better than this.

Lips: The last thing I do is apply some lipstick. This time I opted for this Clarins Joli Rouge in the shade 723 Raspberry (which really does smell like raspberries). Today was the first time I've properly used it and if I'm being honest, this lipstick isn't one of my favorites, I just liked the colour of it. It's not that opaque and it wears off quickly. However, because of that pop of hot pink, when you apply it, it pulls the look together, making it look like you took more time to get ready than you actually did.

 So here is the completed look on me, yes I do realise I apply lipstick like a 9-year-old.. Baby steps, you guys. Haha, no but really, I promise I know how to put on lipstick but this was just a quick look to show you guys how it turned out.

Whoop, and you're all ready to walk out the door! Most days when I go out to run errands, I don't even put any makeup on, but this is for when I wanna sort of dress up but don't have the time for it.

What's your "I can't leave the house without this" product? Let me know in the comments below! I hope you guys enjoyed this post, thanks for reading. x


  1. Hey, nice post! My recent post is also about 5 minute makeup! Take a look on my post!!!
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  2. Oh my gosh, this is pretty much my 5 minute routine as well haha! I definitely agree, brows are so important, I pretty much do them first or second (after foundation). And that lipstick color is super pretty! :)
    Sam | http://mybeautycloud.com

  3. I love the finished look! you look lovely!
    I write Mademoiselle Meets Maquillage and Macaroons and I would love for you to give it a read. Maybe we can follow each other on Bloglovin?
    Deepti xx

  4. This is a really nice look, I love the lipstick you use! x


  5. When I am in a rush, these are what I use most of the time. Something on brows, mascara and lipstick! Sometimes I apply my lipstick so bad and I wonder how I manage to do it :) I like your 5 minutes makeup look, it is simple yet looks pretty.


    1. Haha, I definitely feel you when it comes to applying the lipstick badly! Thanks Ela x

  6. When I am in a rush I will also just go out without makeup on. I just make sure I have sunglasses on. Thanks for sharing the makeup you do use for when you are in a rush. The end result looks great on you.


    1. Ooh that's definitely a nice idea too! Sunglasses are a good cover up haha. Thanks for reading Kathy x

  7. Love your make up. Your lips looks pretty.

    Best wishes,
    Ineta // http://dontdresstoimpress.blogspot.com

  8. Great make up look!
    Kisses from germany, Sophie♥

  9. This is something i do usually
    Just mascara, lipstick, concealer and eyebrow

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  10. I love your brows! I need to get that brow pencil! I really like Bourjois products but somehow never noticed this one.

    Your makeup is very pretty, as it makes you look put together but still very effortless. Love it!

    As for me, my go-to product is L'Oreal Lumi Magique under eye concealer. It immediately makes me look more awake.


  11. Lol, me too.. I'm always late and usually got dramatic entrance hihi.. But wow, a rushed setting up like this will be in favor for someone like me, rushed yet still gives you that definition. Thanks for the look inspiration, hun!

    Jhem | JhemSays.com

  12. What a lovely look - am curious to look into that concealer by essence now!

    Rae of Love from Berlin
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  13. Concealer. If I leave the house without using concealer, people will ask me if I am sick or need to sit down...

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  14. Such an easy and cute look! Love it so much :)

    Enclothed Cognition

  15. hey there !!! Great blog post.. you can tell you work really hard on your blogs :) can't wait to read more :)

    stay in touch


  16. My rush-out-the-door-in-5 make up routine is quite similar too! Well, maybe not that similar, but I also only use about 5 products. Foundation, powder, blusher, brow brush (which is really just an old, dried up mascara that I love and it does the job wonderfully) and a mascara. But when I have more time / can be bothered, I fill in my brows a little too - I never thought it could make such a huge difference! And my brows are pretty thick as it is.
    I´m not much of a make up girl but I really enjoy reading through other girls´ routines :)
    xo Kat


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