Now that school has gone back, I don’t have the luxury of time on my side in the mornings, so this post is all about how to achieve everyday 5 minute makeup! With three little ones, I generally have to be super organised and that includes organising and being really quick with my makeup. I can generally be upstairs for about 5-10 minutes before they all start coming to look for me.
Before I begin, I have already put on my moisturiser and if I feel I need it, some primer. Then I apply my foundation – I use a brush most days as I find it can be faster and I love the results. For summer, I generally tend to mix my foundation with my moisturiser so it is a bit lighter on the skin.
Then I apply a light peachy eye shadow shade all over my eyelid to even out the skin. I then add a similar colour, just in a slightly darker shade, all over the lid just to give a bit more depth. Following on from that I add a darker brown shade (I used Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 in Cover, but in the link for the Clinique palette you could easily use one of these darker shades) to the crease just to add some definition to the eye. I finish up with some mascara.
I then move on to a light bronzer powder, which I apply in a 3 motion, from my temples to my jaw, followed by some blush and highlighter. I finish off the look with a soft nude lipstick that will go with just about any makeup combination.
This makeup look is what I go to every day. The only thing I might change is the combination of eye shadows depending on what I am wearing. All other products are used everyday to create a look that makes me look human, even after having zero sleep! This is great for Mums because it gives you a great put together look with minimal effort – something we all like to aim for. Everyday makeup is possible in 5 minutes!
Get the look:
Clinique Striking Eye Palette $90 – the closest to the shades I have used that are no longer available.
Clinique Perfectly Real Foundation $50
Clinique Naturally Glossy Mascara $34
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette $87
Natio Rouge Blush $14.95