5 Minute Makeup Routine

I think we'd all agree that, while it can be fun to spend a half hour on achieving the perfect makeup look SOMETIMES, there are days when you need a look that is a bit faster to achieve. Now, add in the whole "mom-factor" and the need for a quick and easy makeup routine is multiplied by 1,000. AmIRight??

That's why I have perfected this 5 minute makeup routine!

It uses minimal products and requires minimal effort...and the end results are very put together and lovely...which is a win! Basically this makeup looks like you spent much longer on it than you actually did.

I shot this quickly one morning while I was sitting on the living room floor getting ready. James was doing tummy time in his Dock-A-Tot and watching me. He thought the whole thing was pretty weird and funny. haha

So, that is proof for all of you other mamas out there that this makeup routine is PERFECT for whipping up real quick during a nap or when you have a few spare minutes while your child plays.

Here we go:

First, start with a clean face. I like to apply a tinted moisturizer with SPF (usually this one), followed by my favorite primer (this one). I also like this one A LOT.

Next, I apply a couple of pumps of this MAGICAL CC cream all over my face, blending it down into my neck. I then apply this cream blush to the apples of my cheeks and blend it up along my cheek bones.

I just use my fingers for all of this when I'm in a rush. If I were spending more time on my makeup, I would use a Beauty Blender.

This blush has been my go-to for years. I love how it's so creamy and dewy. I'm ALL about the dewy looking skin. Plus, it's very easy to apply and blend.

Next, we'll move to the eyes - in my opinion the MOST important part of any look. I take my eye makeup VERY seriously, haha. I love dark, dramatic, long lashes and a good cat eye.

First, I'll apply a light shade of eye shadow all over my lids and brow bones. Then, I'll go into the crease and apply a light swipe of a slightly darker shade. This palette is the one I've been using lately and it's great! Plus, it's very affordable!

Then I apply my eye liner. I've started only applying it to the upper lash line - NOT the lower. This helps my eyes look more bright and open. I do a cat eye on top. I like this eye liner the best right now.

Then, MASCARA. If I had to pick one thing to take with me to a deserted island, I might just pick mascara. As you can see, my eyelashes are BLONDE, and therefore basically invisible. haha So I LOVE mascara and feel so naked without it.

This one is my current favorite. I also really really LOVE this one!

Don't mind the smudgey finger prints all over the tube... haha

*sigh of relief* There! Eyelashes!

Next up, LIPS. Mine are (clearly) so dry and flaky this time of year. I really love this lip color because it moisturizes while giving great color.

Ta-da! DONE!

I hope you liked this quick tutorial! This is my go-to every day makeup routine, and I get a lot of questions about it, so I'm really excited to finally be able to share it with you all!

Let me know what you think, and tag me (@tiugirlanna)  in any pictures of you with this makeup look after you try it!

My Daily Makeup Routine

Today I’m going to be sharing the makeup that I use on a typical day. I’ve gotten a lot of requests for this, and I think you all will be happy to learn that all of my makeup is from…Rite Aid! That’s right. I use drugstore makeup and you can too! Honestly, I’ve tried expensive, designer brand makeup, and yes, it is fun and nice. But I truly think that you can get just as good results from using makeup brands found at the local drugstore - for a FRACTION of the cost. 

Here’s my daily makeup routine:

  1. Sunscreen. (I'll either use Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture with Sunscreen, or if I feel like I need a little extra glow, I'll use Jergens Natural Glow Face Moisturizer.)
  2. BB cream.
  3. A light coat of foundation (only if I’m going somewhere or have blemishes, etc… otherwise I will skip this step and just stick with the BB cream only.)
  4. Blush. (I am OBSESSED with pink cheeks! Blush is my favorite. I use this blush in the shade "Fresh Pink".)
  5. I don’t use eyeshadow any more…instead, I apply a coat of foundation to my eyelids. I think it makes my eyes look brighter, cleaner, and more awake! 
  6. Eyeliner. (I love dramatic eyes! Cat eyes are my fav.)
  7. Mascara. (Again, I LOVE dramatic, dark, thick lashes!)
  8. Lips. (PINK lips. I’m ALL about pink cheeks, dark lashes, and pink lips! I love this lip balm in "Pink Punch"!)

That’s it! I finish my look off with a light misting of MAC Prep+Prime Fix+ (Ok, this can’t be bought at the drugstore, but I HIGHLY recommend it. It sets your makeup and keeps it looking fresh longer!) 

As I said, I love pink cheeks, dark, dramatic lashes and cat eye, and pink lips…and dewey, creamy skin. I am majorly into the dewey, glowy, creamy skin look. I HATE dry, cakey makeup so I’m hugely into moisturizing and spritzing my skin throughout the day to keep it moist and dewey looking. 

I’d love it if you’d share some of your favorite drugstore makeup finds!

xo, Anna