My 5 Minute Face


July 1, 2015 by steelcitymama

Let me first say, I am in no way qualified to give make up advice.  I hardly even know what products go where, or why they are even necessary.  I was low maintenance with my make up routine pre-baby, but now it is even more important that I am able to get ready quickly. Here are my favorite go-to products for a five minute face:

1. Almay Smart Shade Concealer – I do not remember when I started using this because it has been so long ago. It’s definitely an old faithful!  I love Almay because all of their products are gentle on my super sensitive skin.  I have always had dark circles under my eyes, and struggle with it even more in my current sleep deprived mommy state.  I love using this under my eyes and to any imperfections on my face.  I still get pimples at 29, so this definitely helps with those as well.  I just use my middle finger to gently blend the concealer in, I never use a concealer brush.  I just never seem to have time for that.

2. Dr. Jart Day Tint – This is a recent addition to my routine that I discovered through Birchbox.  I have tried tons of BB creams and light coverage base but I just have not found anything that I like as much as this.  It is a very light coverage tint with SPF and ceramides which help the skin retain moisture.  It just seems to even out my skin  a bit without saturating it in make-up.  I just dab a bit to each cheek, nose, forehead and chin and gently rub it in.  I occasionally use a  non-latex sponge to blend it in if I have an extra second to spare.

3. Benefit Girl Meets Pearl & Chella Highlighters – I love, love, love highlighters. They are another great way to draw attention away from dark circles and though I have only been using them for a year or so, I love how much of a difference they have made in my routine.  I just use a very small amount of the Benefit cream on my brow bone and the top of my cheek bone.  I also use the Chella highlighter crayon on my cheek bone by making short lines then blending them in gently with my finger.

4.  Maybelline The Nudes Eye Shadow Palette – I love eye shadow, but I just can not justify spending a ton of money on it.  I recently found this palette on a Walgreens diaper run and I love all the colors in it.  I generally just use the lighter colors, but I like that it has so many choices if I want to do a heavier look.  I also just use my finger to apply the shadow.  I try to use at least three shades each time to give dimension.

5. Benefit Bad Gal Mascara – I have very sensitive eyes.  A lot of mascara leaves my eyes itching like crazy and I can not wait to take it off.  I love that this mascara works well for my sensitive eyes. It is also heavy enough to only use a coat or two unlike other mascara which I feel can make me look like I do not even have any on.  It is also waterproof, which is always wonderful on super hot and humid southern days.

Those are my favorite products for a quick and easy 5 minute face!  I would love to hear your questions or comments.  Thank you for reading!


One thought on “My 5 Minute Face

  1. Ina Library says:

    Love these!! I have a 5 minute regiment with few products also!! It’s the only way to look sane and feel sane!! I will have to check out some of these because I’ve never used them. Great post and wonderful tips!


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