Sunday, 25 August 2013

Five Minute Face

Ever had some last minute plans and had literally five minutes to put your 'face' on before you leave the house? Or you've left getting ready til the last minute? Or simply just can't be bothered to sit and do your makeup properly? These all happen to me on a regular basis so I thought I'd share with you what I used to make getting ready quick, easy and fuss free.

I start by applying Urban Decay's Naked Skin Foundation with my Real Techniques buffing brush.  The liquid formula of this foundation makes it really easy to blend, unlike some thicker foundations which can take a bit more work I've found.  I then dab Collection's Lasting Perfection concealer under my eyes and over any blemishes and blend with a Crown brush.

I have very thin, sparse eyebrows and even when in rush, I have to do something with them! For a quick fix I use Soap and Glory's Archery brow duo, which is a pencil on one and a felt tip on the other.  It doesn't do as good a job as my trusty Benefit Brow-Zings palette, but when I'm in a rush this does the job just fine.  No time for eyeshadow, I just blend a little of Urban Decay's Primer Potion in Eden over my lids.  This does a fab job of evening out my dark eyelids and makes me look more awake.  I then add plenty of mascara to add definition to my eyes.  

I add warmth to my face using Bourjois bronzing primer, and then highlight using Girl Meets Pearl by Benefit. My blush of choice lately has been Frat Boy by The Balm.  This is a matte blush but the glow from Girl Meets Pearl shines through for a lovely finish. I'll then either set with powder, or the Urban Decay setting spray pictured above.  All that's left is a lipstick; I'm a nude lippy kind of girl and my go to one at the moment is No7 Sheer Temptation in Delight.  I'm a big fan of these lip colours and this one is a lovely nude pink which works well with the simpleness of this look.  Lippy on and I'm good to go!

This is pretty much my go-to look most days, and I can do it in near enough five minutes.  If I have a bit more time I'll maybe add eyeshadows or eyeliner but when time is limited this little lot makes me look human enough! What are your favourite products to use when in a rush?


  1. I really want to try the Naked Skin foundation, I've heard great things about it! I love Girl Meets Pearl, it's so pretty.


  2. Naked skin is lovely, feels really nice and light on the skin, definitely worth a try! I'd forgotten I had girl meets pearl, but have been using loads lately. I'm a total Benefit junkie but this is one of my fave products of theirs for sure! :) x


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