Five Minute Work Makeup Routine

Here is my five-minute work makeup routine to get out the door fast in the morning.

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I’m definitely that girl that lays in bed scrolling Instagram for too long and I like to enjoy my morning coffee on the couch. But, I’ll rush to get ready and eat breakfast in the car. I can typically get ready for work in 30 minutes, even 15-ish minutes at times with my hair curled! I wanted to share my quick five-minute work makeup routine to look presentable at work but not be late. If you’re interested in seeing my full coverage makeup routine (think blog photos, fancy date nights, or weddings) then check out this video.

WORK MAKEUP ROUTINE

I start with the It Cosmetics CC cream. You can read my full and very honest review of it here. I recently switched to the fair shade and mix a little bit of light in it to get a better color match. I use this for work because it targets multiple needs: it doesn’t require a primer, has skincare benefits, covers SPF, and offers great coverage. I use half a pump and just use my clean hands to apply it to my face.

Conceal under my eyes with the Naked Skin Concealer. This is a repurchase (x2) and I love the consistency of it. I don’t really have super dark circles but I love to brighten up under my eyes. Some concealers give me a clogged pore under my eye if they’re too heavy or fragranced, and this one has passed the test. It’s just thick enough to cover but doesn’t look cakey.

I add a little definition back into my skin with this Chanel Bronze Universal along my cheek bones and hairline. I’ve had this thing for years, it will last you forever! I typically use this drugstore brush to get the most natural application.

I use the Benefit Gimme Brow (also here) for a quick fix to my super light blonde eyebrows. It gives you color and is very natural on it’s own, so if you need defined and perfect brows to leave the house you’ll need to use something else in addition to this! When I get ready for a weekend event or blog photos, I typically use this on top of the Anastasia Brow Wiz to get a more defined brow. You can watch my full-faced makeup routine in this video.

Instead of applying eyeshadow, I swipe MAC’s painterly paint pot all over my lid to even it out. If I have the time I also apply this brightening stick to my inner corner and brow bone to wake up my face.

Line with this waterproof brown liner ($10!). I got this last year on my honeymoon after Delta forgot our luggage for a day and it’s great for a quick line! My favorite liner is gel eyeliner because it coats the very base of my blonde eyelashes, but I typically don’t have the time in the morning to get out the brush and apply it. Since I’m not wearing eyeshadow, I try to apply a thinner line to make my lashes pop more.

Two coats of my holy grail mascara. What’s the point of only applying one?! I usually always have to clean up my mascara on my lids after with a q-tip. Which is a big reason I don’t bother with eyeshadow most days.

Finish with a tinted chapstick or a one of these glosses. I usually don’t add anything to my lips until I park at work because I normally eat in the car on the way there, ha!

TIPS TO GET READY QUICKER IN THE MORNING:

  • Have the products laid out so you’re not digging for what you want. I typically keep the mentioned products out on my desk during the week and put them away on the weekend.
  • Once you get a routine down, it will get quicker! Save the beauty trials and new products for the weekend in case you’re not a fan.
  • Use palettes to save time between opening new blushes and eyeshadow colors
  • Keep touch up items in your bag. I don’t start with powder in the morning, but I always keep some in my bag along with a lipgloss or two to touch up after work.

 

Then I typically run this curling iron through my hair (20% off!), get dressed, and grab a Kind bar as I head out the door. What does your morning routine look like?

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Thank you for reading my five-minute work makeup routine!

xo Amanda John

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