After snoozing your alarm 15 times, you are finally up, only to realize you have a video call with your boss in 10 minutes! Tired eyes, messy hair, still in your PJs – gasp! But don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Here is a 5-step 5 minute makeup routine that will have you looking fresh as a daisy (or as close as you can get!) in no time.
Step 1 – Mix your liquids
Don’t have the time to moisturize your skin before starting your face makeup? Here is a time saving tip for you - mix your moisturizer with your liquid foundation for a fast makeup with an even base that looks healthy, dewy, and fresh. On days when your complexion needs an extra helping hand, mix a few drops of a liquid highlighter in this concoction to brighten up your skin and get a radiant glow from within. To make sure you have the right foundation with you for your quick makeup routines, answer a few questions on the Maybelline Foundation Finder tool to find your exact base makeup shade match. You can then check the foundation shade using the Maybelline Virtual Try On tool. These two virtual tools when used together will help you find the perfect foundation, concealer, and powder shades every time.
Step 2 – Brighten brighten brighten
Your mind is probably still groggy and needs caffeine to truly wake up, but your 5 minute makeup can definitely help you fake it till you make it – all you need is a brightening concealer. Use a concealer that is a shade or two lighter than your exact match, and use it to brighten your under eyes and the high points of your face. This quick makeup hack helps create the illusion of skin that is well-rested and ready to take on the day.
Step 3 – Tone down the shine
Even when opting for a quick 5 minute makeup, you want your complexion to look dewy and glowy, not greasy and oily. Use a loose powder or pressed powder to set your concealer and those parts of your face that tend to get oily. The light from your laptop screen will highlight all the extra shiny parts of your face, so make sure to use the powder strategically to cover all the excess shine.
Step 4 – Add some colour to your face
Now that your base is all set, bring back some life to your face by using a pink creamy matte lipstick to colour your pout. A tried and tested hack that you can use in your 5 minute makeup routine is to use the same lip makeup product on your cheeks as well. Instead of rummaging through your makeup drawer for a blush, rub some of the lipstick on your fingers, rub your fingers together to warm the product, and tap it on the apple of your cheeks as a cream blush.
Step 5 – Don’t forget the eyes
A quick makeup routine is not the time to create an elaborate eye makeup look with a colourful eyeshadow. Instead of opting for a kajal, eyeliner, and mascara routine, use a volumizing mascara to coat your lashes and add definition to your eyes without too much effort. If you do not have an eyebrow pencil handy, use the same mascara wand and brush through your eyebrows to apply the leftover product in your brows – fast makeup with minimal products!
Spend some time on your off days to learn how to do makeup quickly in 5 minutes so you never have to worry about your makeup routine on rushed mornings!