Happy Fri-yay! I went bare-faced, did my makeup on Instagram stories last week and have decided to share it here too! If you’re looking for a simple 5 minute makeup routine with amazing (affordable) cruelty-free beauty products, this post is for YOU!
5 MINUTE MAKEUP VIDEO
I am by no means a makeup or beauty guru – I’m just your average, everyday Mama who likes to look and feel good, but also has zero time to “put on my face” each day. I need quick, easy makeup that makes me feel good, doesn’t require a cosmetology degree and also doesn’t break the bank.
Note: The video below is around 10 minutes long (this girl has the gift for gab), but the makeup application itself only takes 5 minutes (sometimes less if I’m juiced up on coffee!). Also, it was originally created in Instagram, so the video iteself is centered / not wide-screen.
If you’re looking to replicate this 5-minute makeup routine or if you’re just interested in some of the beauty brands I shared, you can link up below.
As mentioned in the video, I have super, super dry skin and Rosacea so I need to make sure I moisturize my life away (especially in the winter). I triple moisturize year round using different products depending upon the season.
This is what works best for my skin by reducing the dry flakes and making my skin feel as smooth as satin. Obviously, use whatever moisture ritual works best for your 5 minute makeup gig, but if you’re looking to try something new, these products are magic.
Crude Everything Oil (now called CLEANSE, $20). I’ve been using this everything oil for at least 3-4 years and it is, in fact, everything. I have a GIANT container of this stuff and can’t remember when I purchased it, but you use such a small amount a 1 oz bottle will last you a really long time. I also use their soapless, plant-based WASH to wash my face in the shower each morning. It’s the only way I can wash my face.
Purlisse Blue Lotus Essential Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 ($45). This is the only SPF inclusive moisturizer I’ve EVER been able to use. Three years strong and my skin is the happiest ever. I’m on the subscribe and save plan (saves $5 bucks!) and get new product every 3 months which is plenty of time.
Purlisse Perfect Glow Tinted BB Cream SPF 30 ($35). Also on subscribe and save along with the moisturizer (saves almost $4 bucks!) – I was never able to use a tinted moisturizer. This is thin enough that it isn’t cakey and thick enough to provide coverage.
I’m not a pro at contouring and am still figuring out the whole concealer thang, BUT I am loving these two products and am using them in my everyday 5 minute makeup routine.
e.l.f HD Lifting Concealer ($3) – I can’t believe how inexpensive this was! I’m new to the brand and trying it out. It’s only been a few weeks but so far so good.
e.l.f Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder ($4) It’s kind of sparkly. I like sparkle.
I don’t wear eyeshadow on an everyday basis (I do when I go out), but I do like to make my eyes look like…actual, human eyes. So, I use a quick combination of eyeliner and mascara paired with whatever bronzer is left over on the brush as shown in the video. Here’s what I use:
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Eyeliner ($6.50). Would you believe me if I told you I’ve been using this exact same eyeliner for over 20 years?
Thrive Causmetics Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara ($24). I just started using this a couple of months ago and it is just as incredible as their advertising boasts. I have super light, kinda-sparse lashes and this makes them stand out without all the crazy clumping!
As mentioned in the video, my eyebrows are total a-holes. One is super obedient and does what its told and the other? It’s sole purpose in life is to torment my soul. I was in an accident a few years back and have scars / facial unevenness to deal with – these products are my go-toes when it comes to evening out my brows and brightening up my face. Don’t eyebrows pull everything together?
Too Faced Brow Envy ($25) Love this brow kit. I have used up almost all of the setting wax!
The BrowGal Convertible Brow Kit ($35) I love this brow kit too. The little tool that comes with this kit is my fave (one side has the wand thingy for combing and the other has a really nice angled brush for crafting brow shape).
I love the combination of these products together!
Kopari Coconut Lip Glossy Lip Love ($13) This is so moisturizing for your lips. And, it just kinda reminds me of vacation.
Liquid Suede Metallic Matte Lipstick ($3.99) SUPER metallic but I really love the way this looks layered underneath the lipstick duo below.
Day to Night Lipstick Duo ($5) The nightshade is a bit too red for me, but the day shade is really, really pretty.
WHAT ARE YOUR QUICK MAKEUP TIPS?
I hope you find this 5 minute makeup video helpful in making your busy mornings less stressful.
If you have any awesome beauty hacks, tips or tricks to help lighten the load, share in the comments below! I’m always looking for creative ways to ease the morning stress while still feeling awake, alive and…human 🙂
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