No matter how organised I try to be, I still somehow often find myself rushing around getting ready in the morning, with barely any time to spare for my makeup. That’s why it became so important to me to find fail safe products that gave a polished look in five minutes or less. I know that lots of us can find ourselves in similar situations, where makeup has to be fuss free and quick to apply – so today I’m sharing my five minute makeup routine, for the days when time just isn’t on my side! I’ve adapted my choices to work for Spring, with pretty pinks and illuminating products for a gorgeous glow. Each of these have been tried and tested for weeks now, and I’ve settled into a fresh springtime look that I really love. What’s more, I think these pinks would work with most skin tones as they’re subtle but also very brightening, adding a luminescence which sums up this season perfectly.
For my base, I start off with a squeeze of the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone. I love this liquid version of the highlighter – it works great underneath foundation to give my skin a boost of radiance and a healthier appearance. Plus, it pairs brilliantly with the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation. These two together as a base look so light and dewy; the foundation has medium coverage, and so is perfect for the warmer weather where I still want a little cover up but not too much. I do find that I can get quite shiny though so I like to set that with a little powder which I keep with me throughout the day. The foundation actually corrects a lot of my imperfections, and I actually like my skin not looking completely flawless (plus I don’t usually have time for lots of steps to cover them up!). The things about this base is that my skin looks healthy and glowy without looking like I’ve done anything to it. If I do have a larger blemish to cover up though, I’ll follow up with my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer which is super easy to apply and blend in with my fingers.
Next up are eyes. I start by quickly curling my lashes with my favourite Shiseido Eyelash Curlers – I’ve mentioned these so many times but I use them every day without fail! They hold a curl perfectly all day long. I don’t usually have time to blend out eyeshadow so cream eyeshadow works best for me. I’ve been reaching for my Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Bunny Hop – a lovely opalescent pink lilac which can only be described as unicorn shimmer in a pot. It is gorgeous and perfect for a pretty wash of colour over the lid. I add lashings of the Buxom Lash Mascara in Black which I love so very much. I need to purchase the full size of this next time I’m near a Sephora – it’s great at adding just the right amount of length and volume to my lashes. The brush is huge but plastic so it really works on separating and building up a lot of lash.
For a bit of warmth and colour to my face, I’ve been using my Hourglass Edit Palette – this has all my contour/highlight and blush action in one place (plus it gives me choice to switch things up). I use the Luminous Bronze shades to warm up the perimeter of my face and jaw line, as well as my neck. I find myself often using both blush shades, with Mood Exposure across my cheeks and Luminous Flush just on the apples to give them a bit of a pop. For a subtle highlight (I’ve already got a whole lotta glow with the shimmering skin perfector earlier), I like using Diffused Light. It really gives that lit from within appearance to the skin. To diffuse the look of powder and mesh it into my skin, I love spritzing my Smashbox Primer Water all over my face. It brings the whole look together as all the products seem to look seamless after this step. Last up is a little lipgloss. I did a whole post on my favourite pink glosses for the season, but I love this Chanel Glossimier Lipgloss in 204 Rose Tendre. It’s a soft milky pink which adds a gorgeous sheen to my lips, making them look really plump and perfect.
What’s are your go-to Spring makeup products?