Five in Five

Eventually, the hustle and bustle of the holidays will catch up with us. For me that means running out the door with my hair in a high bun & a dab of lip gloss. So in honor of those days where there just does not seem to be enough hours, here are 5 products you can apply in 5 minutes to look fabulous. (And I really did just apply these in under 5 mins, so you CAN do it).


Before you get started, I recommend having your “5 in 5” products already in a cute makeup bag. I carry my essentials daily in my spacious Betsey Johnson cosmetic bag. That way I’m not switching out products and I can literally grab-and-go. Next, invest in some travel brushes, like these double ended brushes from Quo. These ones are compact and versatile enough to create a variety of looks. Finally, after washing your face I suggest using a BB Cream or Tinted Moisturizer. This provides some coverage and creates a great base to build on, even if you don’t apply your makeup until later. With that being said, here is 5 products you can apply in 5 minutes:

1. Bronzer/Blush Combo
I’m using Wild Glow Bronzer Duo by Quo. Apply bronzer to cheeks, jawline, forehead. Apply blush to apples of the cheeks. The point here is to quickly dust the face, this is not the art of contouring, it’s the art of efficiency.

2. Eyeshadow Trio/Quad
Whatever shades tickle your fancy. Neutrals are always my go to! I’m using Smokey Eye by Quo. These little minis are packed with 5 shades in a little compact for only $5! Apply the lightest shade to your lid. Apply a darker or pop shade in your crease. Blend. Think natural beauty not glamour queen … time’s ticking! Wet your liner brush and dip in the darkest shade. Dab brush along the upper (and if you want, the lower) lashline to create eyeliner. Blend and smoke out to achieve desired look.

3. Mini Mascara
I’m using Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes! 4 in 1 Mascara. Any mascara will do, pick your fav! Add a few coats to your upper and lower lashes.

4. Highlighter/Illuminator
I’m using Benefit’s Watt’s Up Soft Focus Highlighter. If you have a highlighter in your Bronzer/Blush combo that will work just as well. Apply highlighter to the center of your forehead, under the arches of your brows, cheekbones, bridge of your nose, and cupids bow. You can also use highlighter on the inner corners of your eyes and under your eyes to minimize dark circles and to wake you up! Don’t forget to blend!

5. Lip Product
Use something that is no fuss, no mess, no effort. Choose a lipstick that is close to your natural lip color so you don’t need to spend time on a flawless application (Red takes time, people!!). I’m using Buxom’s Full On Lipstick in Amsterdam. I love the Full On Lipsticks for the ability to use it as a lip liner. If lipstick isn’t your thing, try a light, low maintenance gloss.

Five products. Five minutes. No problem. Bonus points for a fragrance mini roller (you never know who you’ll get close too) and concealer stick (in case you need a little extra help). What are your quickie favs? Can you pull off applying your makeup in five minutes or less? Let me know! Happy Monday loves ♡♡


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