My Five Minute Make-Up Routine

Confession – if I’m not travelling, or headed somewhere specific, a lot of days, I don’t do my makeup. I feel like there’s this thought out there, that all bloggers wake-up, hit up soul cycle, eat a really pretty acai bowl, and then get full glam-squaded up for the day. Yeah that’s not me. I roll out of bed when I want (HOLLA FOR BEING ABLE TO WORK FROM HOME), and go through a long mental struggle with whether or not I want to change out of yoga pants. I drink approximately a pot and a half of coffee before I think about food, and if I put on makeup, it’s not before noon (am I going to get my blogger card taken away?). Today, I’m sharing my five minute make-up routine (because unless I’m going to a black-tie wedding, or an event, I don’t have time to mess with a smokey eye, or contouring).


Glossier Priming Moisturizer:
I use this as a primer and moisturizer to make sure my skin is ready to put makeup on.

Clinique Even Better Glow:
I use this for my foundation – it has an SPF in it, so I can skip a step, and it’s light reflecting, so I normally don’t have to use a highlighter when I have it on.

MAC Pro-Longwear Concealer:
I LOVE this undereye concealer. It’s the first one I’ve found that can cover my dark under-eye circles, and lasts all day, no matter what the weather, and how much I sweat.

Total time: 1 minute


Glossier Cloud Paint:
I combine several colors of Glossier’s Cloud Paint blush, to achieve my perfect color. You use your fingers to apply it, and it goes on super easily, buildable, and quick. It also is the only blush I’ve ever used that lasts all day.

Total time: 1 minute


Glossier Boy Brow:
If I do no other makeup, I like to do my eyebrows. I feel like defining them, sets off my whole face, and boy brow makes it so easy.

Glossier Lidstar:
Lidstar has been a game changer (like most other things Glossier puts out). It’s buildable, easy to use, goes from a cream to a power, and takes way less time than traditional eyeshadow.

Covergirl Total Tease Mascara:
I love this mascara because the tiny brush makes it easy to get huge lashes in just a few coats.

Total time: 2 minutes


Maybelline Superstay 24 Hour:
This is the first drugstore long wear lip color that I’ve found that doesn’t dry out your lips, and actually stays put. I have a billion colors, and I throw some on to match whatever I’m wearing for the day.