A Quick 5-Minute Makeup Routine Anyone Can Do

A Quick 5-Minute Makeup Routine Anyone Can Do

After snoozing your alarm 15 times, you are finally up, only to realize you have to leave for your office in 10 minutes! With tired eyes, messy hair, and still in your PJs, at this point you’re wondering about skipping your makeup routine because you’re running late. But don't worry, we've got your back. Here is a quick 5-minute makeup routine that will have you looking fresh as a daisy and gorgeous in no time. 

Step 1 – Mix Your Liquid Makeup

Don't have the time to moisturise your skin before starting your face makeup? Here is a time-saving tip for you - mix your moisturiser 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 5-minute makeup, head to the Maybelline Foundation Finder tool, and answer a few questions to find the exact shade match for your base makeup. 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. 


Our recommendation: Maybelline Fit Me Fresh Tint  

Step 2 – Brighten Your Skin With A Concealer

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 5-minute makeup hack helps create the illusion of skin that is well-rested and ready to take on the day. 


Our recommendation: Maybe Fit Me Concealer 

Step 3 – Use A Setting Powder To Tone Down The Shine

Even when opting for a quick 5-step makeup routine, 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 while you’re at work, so make sure to use the powder strategically to cover all the excess shine. 


Our recommendation: Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder 

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. 


Our recommendation: Superstay Ink Crayon Lipstick x Pinks Edition 

Step 5 – Don't Forget The Eyes

A quick 5-step 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 volumising 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! 


Our recommendation: Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara


Spend some time on your off days to learn how to do a quick 5-minutes makeup so you never have to worry about your makeup routine on rushed mornings! Browse through the wide range of eye, face and lip makeup ranges to add best-in-class products in your 5-step makeup routine.