I used to be the type of girl that would never leave the house without her face on, but those days are l-o-o-o-o-ng gone. In fact, right now as I update this post, I am not wearing a stitch of makeup. Zilch. Nada. It’s not pretty, but some days it just doesn’t happen. I make an effort to wear the makeup basics every day, but I’d say that I’m at about 90%. Okay, maybe 85%. Just keeping it real.
Nevertheless, I thought it was time to update this post on my basic 5-minute face. When I go out at night or to a luncheon with girlfriends, I take more time and wear more products, but for an everyday makeup look, this is what I use. It takes about 5 minutes.
These are the products I currently use.
My 5-Minute Face
Supergoop CC Cream // MAC Mineral Powder // MAC Blush // Champagne Eye Shadow Pencil // Eyeko Liquid Eyeliner // Sonia Kashuk Eyelash Curler // Benefit They’re Real! Mascara // lip liner // Nude Pink lipstick
Yep! All that! Yes, I can do it in 5 minutes. I even timed myself!
I love this Supergoop CC Cream. It goes on quickly and easily and evens out my ruddy skin tone. Read my full review here. After that, I may brush on some MAC mineral powder in medium dark — just enough to get rid of the shine. (I will switch to a lighter shade this winter.) Then I swipe on some blush. This blush is a fantastic color, but the name leaves something to be desired, ahem.
Once my skin is evened out and radiant, I move the focus to my eyes. I love this champagne Eye Shadow Pencil that I got in a Glossybox, but I can’t find a way to purchase it, which really stinks. I’m almost out and I’d love to buy another. When I’m really in a hurry, I just apply the eye shadow pencil to my eyelids, blend with my ring finger, and move on to applying eye liner and mascara. For more details, you can view my video here.
My newest favorite eyeliner is this Eyeko London Skinny Liquid Eyeliner. You can certainly do the eye shadow as eye liner trick I show in the video above, but I am loving this liquid liner lately. It never smudges, wears off, or rubs off onto my brow bone as pencil and eye shadow liners tend to do; and it is easy to apply. I admit, it does take a bit longer than applying eye shadow as liner, which is what I was doing before. But in the humidity of summer (and this fall so far) that sometimes gets smudged onto my brow bone.
That’s it! If I need more of a pick-me-up, I use some concealer under my eyes.
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