5 Minute Face

Hello gorgeous ladies!

I just want to put it out there that you are all naturally beautiful and really don’t need to spend a lot of time enhancing your natural beauty. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m participating in an event on November 12th, where I will be giving makeup tutorials on how to achieve the perfect 5 minutes face, which I believe is all you need to look polished and put together, so today I would like to share it with you!

5 minute face by @splattershare

Here is all you need to know:

Face – primer, foundation, bronzer, blush 

1. Whether you’re painting a wall, a canvas, or doing your makeup – priming is key! It will ensure that your makeup stays in place all day, so go ahead and apply primer all over your face. Tip: Don’t forget to apply primer to your eyelids – you don’t want your eye shadow to crease!

2. Next you want to apply foundation. Tip: Use a sponge for quick application. with your sponge dab foundation all over your face first, and then gently work it into your skin – this way you don’t have to drag the foundation across your face and end up with even coverage!

3. To highlight your cheekbones apply bronzer along and just below your cheekbones to create shadow and a sun-kissed look! Lightly apply bronzer on your forehead, nose, and chin – areas where the sun would normally hit. Tip: Make sure you blend the bronzer into your hairline for a natural look.

4. And finally finish off with a dab of blush on your cheekbones and apples of your cheeks for a healthy glow! Tip: Use a big fluffy brush for a natural rosy glow – always blend!

Eyes – brows, eye shadow, mascara 

Personally I don’t like to create a dramatic eye for day time, and tend to opt for a simple yet polished look for the 9-5.  Start by filling in your brows – This will define your eyes, even if you’re not using eyeliner or darker shadows. Simply fill in the sparse areas to create a defined shape. Tip: Pencils are great, and provide long lasting staying power, but if you’ve never used one before I suggest you practice at home first. You don’t want to look like you drew your brows on.

Next, in order to look more awake use a light or a white shadow under your brows, and in the corner of your eyes. This will instantly wake you up! Tip: For time’s sake you can use the same shadow across your lid too, or you can try a different but natural shade across your lid.

And finally, mascara is key and the final step here. Tip: Your lower lash-line is not taboo – give it a shot too!

Lips – simple gloss/lipstick

Never forgo this finishing touch! Try a natural or a nude gloss or lipstick.

And that’s it! You’re done! 5 minutes is all it takes! Have fun with this look. It really does only take 5 minutes to create, and you’ll be looking naturally gorgeous!

Let me know how it goes!


3 thoughts on “5 Minute Face

  • November 2, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Hey there – love your five minute face tutorial, I think I need to work on my timing as I take a ridiculous amount of time, having said that these dark winter morning don’t make for sharp shifting! Great post, sound advice 🙂 Karen x


    • November 2, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      Thanks Karen!!!
      Practice definitely makes perfect!
      I’m not a morning person so being able to do my makeup in 5 minutes is key. I find that mornings are not a time for experimentation with different looks and products, but rather a time for efficiency. Glamming up for a night look can take longer, but in the mornings 5 minutes is really all you need. Give this look a shot 🙂
      Thanks again for stopping by!!

      • November 2, 2014 at 3:20 pm

        Thanks so much for the lovely reply, I certainly will give it a go – like I say, I really need to quicken things up in the morning lol So welcome 🙂 X


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