• Amanda Nicole

My Go To 5-Minute Makeup Routine

Lets face it, getting completely ready just doesn't happen most days. The perfect hair, glam makeup, and trendy outfit is a once in a while thing these days. Most days I have 15 minutes to get ready and get out the door. Lucky for me, I've mastered the 5-minute makeup routine.

The trick is to stick with what you know. When you have 5-minutes to get ready it is not the time to try something new. So get out your favorite beauty products and do what you know.

Heres what I do and what I use:

1. Skincare

Skincare is so important. If you're confident with your skin you won't feel like you need as much makeup. Everyone has different skincare routines so do what works for you. I'm always looking to try new skincare products but I always use a gentle cleanser (I like this TULA one), a toner, and a moisturizer. I make sure my daytime moisturizer has SPF in it to protect my skin. Sometimes at night I'll use an oil or do a face mask now and again. Don't forget the #1 rule, always take off your makeup before bed.

2. The Base

I start off with a pump of primer and a brightening eye balm. I never really used primers in the past but this one works wonder, I promise. I then move on to foundation, if I'm not feeling foundation I'll use a cc cream like this one from juice Beauty. I top it off with my favorite concealer. For me to say I have a favorite concealer is huge because before this I never actually liked any concealer.

3. The Powders

The trio: setting powder, bronzer, and blush. Setting powder helps to set your concealer and even everything out, I even use it to help blend my foundation better. Bronzer is a must for me, its makes me look bronzed when I most definitely am not. Blush is my secret weapon it makes me look alive, if I skip blush I just know somethings missing. Tip: put a little bit of blush on your nose to get that just got back from vacation, sun kissed look.

4. The Powders..... again

My secret trick is using "the powders" as eyeshadow. Yes, I use my bronzer, blush, and sometimes even a light setting powder or highlight as eyeshadow. It looks like you took the time to do your eyeshadow when really you never even took out an eyeshadow palette.


Doing your eyebrows can change your whole face, its a game changer. Finding the right product for you is the tough part but once you do, you might never stop using it. I like to use an eyebrow pencil and top it off with a clear gel.

6. Mascara

My last step, but arguably maybe the most important step: mascara and an eyelash primer. I don't have a favorite mascara, mainly because I can't seem to find one I absolutely love, so I end up switching it up a lot. One product I've stayed true to though is my eyelash primer. Eyelash primer lifts and adds volume to your lashes. It also helps prevent your mascara from transferring to your skin.

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