5 Minutes Everyday Make Up Routine


Many of us are obsessed with watching beauty bloggers whip up gorgeous looks with countless products – but how many of us actually have the time to recreate those looks? More often than not, a girl’s just gotta do what a girl’s gotta do: get pretty in a quickie. If you’re among us mere mortals who only have a few minutes to spare in the morning before we need to dash out the door, here are some multi-tasking and hard-working products to get that FAB glow in 5- minutes or less!

VT Cosmetics

VT CICA REDNESS MOISTURE COVER CUSHION

Perhaps the most important step in any beauty routine is having a good and clear base – but this can also take the most time. Thankfully, the K-beauty masters have answered our prayers yet again with VT CICA Redness Moisture Cover Cushion.

This product from VT Cosmetics promises 4-in-1 action for your skin: calm, cover, moisturise, and strengthen. It contains triple hyaluronic acid, which is known for being the holy grail ingredient for moisturising dry and flaky skin. But what truly makes its coverage impressive is its three-tone formula of beige, pink, and green, which ensures an even complexion.

Also, the cushion format ensures that you won’t have to reach for additional tools like brushes and sponges.

Clarins

CLARINS INSTANT LIGHT BRUSH-ON PERFECTOR

It may seem obvious, but one simple trick to make your face brighter is by bringing light to the dark areas: your undereye circles, sides of your nose, and anywhere else you might have fine lines. The Clarins Instant Light Brush-on Perfector lends you light coverage for blemishes and much-needed brightening in just one smooth and seamless stroke! It contains oat sugars that give an instant tightening effect, which diminishes skin imperfections and blurring shadowy areas of the face. Apply it to the peak points of your face (cheek and brow bones) and it doubles up as a highlighter!

Guardian

BROWS: MAYBELLINE FASHION BROW TATTOO TINT

If filling in your sparse brows seem to take forever, try the Maybelline Fashion Brow Tattoo Tint – it evenly fills your brows for a naturally lush look in a few masterful swipes. It also enables you to shape and define them without fear of it melting or being rubbed off throughout the day. The tint claims to last 2-3 days, but it’s best to reapply every day to ensure richer pigmentation. Upon application, wait 1-2 minutes while you’re doing the rest of your makeup, then peel it off.

Guardian

LASHES: MAYBELLINE VOLUM’ EXPRESS THE MAGNUM MASCARA

When you’re rushing in the morning, the last thing you want to do is to mess up your eyeliner and have to restart. So instead of putting on that cat eye, opt for a volumising mascara that gives you the same effect of bright and open eyes, with less risk of blunder.

The Maybelline Volum’ Express Magnum Mascara is many a beauty blogger’s favourite OG product, and for good reason too. The mega wand has thick fibres that evenly apply the product on individual lashes for instant lift and volume. Plus, its collagen-enriched formula gives that extra coverage for up to 9x more dramatic lashes.

Sephora

CHEEKS & LIPS: NUDESTIX INTENSE MATTE LIP + CHEEK PENCIL

To cap off your routine – pop some colour back on your face! For a natural flush, try using the same colour on your lips, cheeks, and even on your lids. Different parts of your face have varying undertones, so one product can actually give you three different shades depending on where you apply it.

The Nudestix Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencil is ideal for two main reasons. First of all, it has 12 lovely shades that complement most skin tones. This range doesn’t have bright pinks and reds that look beautiful, but unnatural. Secondly, it features intense and lasting pigmentation. This means that you can easily take your look from day to night.

Now that we’ve shown you how easy it is to slay your look in 5 minutes or less with these 5 products, there’s no excuse for you to look anything less than your best every time you step out your front door!

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