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As busy women, whether you are a mother or a career gal, we don’t always have time to do full makeup. You should always have a quick 5-minute makeup routine in your repertoire for those days that you must get up and go.
Start with Basics
The most important part of a makeup routine is to make your skin look flawless so choosing a great foundation, cc cream, or, for those few lucky women out there, a decent powder is key for heading out the door with very little makeup on. Choose a color that matches your skin tone as closely as possible and, if you are using a liquid foundation or cream, dab a little powder on afterwards for a flawless finish.
Add Some Color
Swipe on a bit of blush on the apples of the cheeks and, perhaps, a very light dab on the forehead, nose, and chin depending on your skin. Don’t go overboard in these areas or you’ll wind up looking like a sick clown. If you are going for an extremely natural look, consider using just a bit of bronzer.
Make Your Eyes Pop
For your eyes, there is no need to spend precious minutes on the perfect shadow. A little liner and mascara can go a long way in giving you a pretty but natural look. A brown liner, or other neutral color that complements your skin tone, can be a softer look.
Gloss It Up
Throw a little lip gloss or stain on your lips at the end to complete the look. Some people still can’t give up their lipstick and, if that’s you, you should still be able to apply it as quickly as gloss if you don’t need to line your lips first. I still recommend having a great go-to gloss to apply on the go and to keep one in your purse for touch-ups.
All in all, this routine should take you about 5 minutes total once you have nailed it down. Add this to the suggestions in my article, 7 Things You Can Do the Night Before to Make Your Mornings Easier, to make your mornings quick and easy.