Let’s be serious, as much as I adore spending hours playing with makeup that’s not always practical. I work in a primary school and I LOVE my sleep so a quick 5 minute makeup for school mornings is exactly what I need to make the most of those last few minutes in bed before my crazy day starts!
To start any makeup routine hydration is key for me! Alongside my usual bathroom skincare I’ve been adding the Pixi Rose Caviar Essence before my base of choice. It feels absolutely amazing on dry skin, it’s cooling, hydrating and smells amazing. It also sinks into skin really quick so there’s no waiting around before continuing with the rest of your makeup.
My go to base for five minute makeup recently has been my Lily Lolo BB Cream that Fragrance Direct kindly treated me to back in January for a little makeup and skincare mix up. It’s really easy to apply, you just warm a pump between your fingers and rub on to your face so there’s no need to faff around with beauty blenders or brushes.
Cream products are great for quick makeup because you can warm the product in your hands before applying and blending with your finger tips. Nudestix Nudies are my new favourite thing! I use the blush stick in the shade bare back to add a little colour and brighten up my cheeks and then the highlight stick in illuminaughty to highlight my cheek and brow bone and Cupid’s bow. The Nudies also come in a little box with a mirror meaning their perfect to pop in your handbag for a quick top up throughout the day.
Rather than lipstick for a quick everyday look I like to go for a slick of lip balm followed by a lip pencil. Your lips stay hydrated and the colour pay off of a lip pencil lasts a lot longer throughout the day. I’m loving Nudestix’s magnetic matte lip colour in boho, it’s a gorgeous browny nude. I like to pop an extra layer of lipbalm over the top to give it a slightly glossy finish.
I like to neaten up my brows using Benefit’s Gimme Brow. It’s really quick to do as the little spoolie brushes out your brows at the same time as coating them in a tinted gel that sets your brows in place. Finally I like to pop some mascara on to waken up my eyes. I love Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara in brown, it’s a nice natural colour for everyday and a little less harsh than your usual black mascara.