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How to Apply Makeup If You Only Have 5 Minutes

As a mom, a wife, a working woman or just a woman on the go, we have all experienced the stress of having to rush through our daily beauty routine and get out the door in five minutes flat. The problem with this is it does not leave enough time for your everyday makeup regimen.

Having another option for looking great in only a few minutes is not only beneficial on days with no time, but also on days that you just feel like giving yourself a little break on the long makeup routine. Read on for helpful tips and tricks for looking great in five minutes or less.


  1. Foundation
    Using a sheer liquid foundation, a BB cream or a CC cream can help give you an even complexion, in addition to a bright and fresh face. Apply an even layer of this foundation to your entire face paying special attention to the problem areas like under your eyes and around your lips.
  2. Concealer
    Use your finger to apply concealer to the places that a little extra help is needed. Dab a small amount under your eyes and on any blemishes to hide them.
  3. Highlight, Highlight, Highlight
    This is one of the most important steps of a five-minute face. If will instantly brighten your face and make your look more aware. There are three key places that you want to apply the highlighter. Apple it to the inner corner of your eyes, under the brow bone and along the top of the cheekbone. If you have fair skin, use a frosty white shade. If you have a medium skin tone, a pinkish champagne highlighter will work best. For dark skin, a pale gold powder is the best choice.
  4. Eyeliner
    A quick way to make your eyes appear larger and bold is to use eye liner. Trace the upper lashline only and then smudge it slightly to give a little more depth.
  5. Mascara
    Put on a thick layer of mascara on the top lashes only. This will instantly open up your eyes and five you a put together look.
  6. Blush
    Take a light blush colour and apply it to the apples of your cheeks in a circular motion. Then, blend it outwards towards the temples for a natural look.
  7. Lips
    A simple lip gloss application will pull the entire look together and can easily be done on the go.

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