As hard as I try, I am nearly always late. For everything. Even before I had Adelynn, I was notorious for not being able to make it anywhere on time (having a baby is your ticket to being acceptably late- before hand you’re just rude) . If I absolutely need to be on time, please lie to me and tell me I need to be there a half hour before I really do. Seriously, its my only chance.
I have done my make-up in five minutes far more often than the times I have a half hour to an hour to tinker with it, so it has gotten to be a routine that I feel comfortable with. Having a five-minute routine that you feel good about makes those rushed days a bit smoother- or at least you don’t feel like such a hot mess.
All faces are not created equal- for some people concealer, foundation, or eyeliner are a must. For me, I know exactly the minimum I need to feel good and stick to it. If you know what your priorities are in your make-up bag, the five-minutes you have to throw yourself together can be more efficient.
After moisturizing (I use coconut oil, straight from the tub!), here is my five minutes, step-by-step.
3. Brows. I’ve talked before about shading my brows but I can’t stress enough what a difference it makes. If I could only choose one thing to apply, for me this is it.
4. Shadow detail. I skip the liner because to me it is too harsh without shadow- so instead I use a small flat brush to outline my eyes with a flat, dark brown shadow.
5. Mascara. With no shadow, I apply a heavier coat of mascara than usual, to give my eyes a bit more definition.
6. Gloss. A great nude gloss with shimmer goes perfectly with subtle, natural makeup.
Five minutes can be plenty of time to put your best face on- all you need is a plan!