I try to put in at least a little effort to get ready everyday even if it's a stay home with the kiddos schedule. Usually I can manage to change clothes + brush my teeth + curl or straighten my hair (unless it held over from the day before) + this 5 minute face. (I timed it!)
As a general rule, these 5 makeup steps will make the biggest difference for most women. If you try it out and feel like it doesn't quite work for you, shoot me a no makeup picture and we'll chat.
Update ~ Shaggy brows have been waxed and groomed after these pictures were taken.
Step 1 ~ Even out skin tone | 1 :30
Foundation in all formulas should give you an even palate to work with. Don't count on it to give you color, that's what blush and bronzer are for. For me this means tinted moisturizer/bb creme (Light) if we're staying around the house or loose powder mineral foundation (Porcelain).
Step 2 ~ Highlight your cheeks and cheekbones with bronzer or blush | 0:30
Some skin tones look most natural with a pinky blush while others need to go with a bronzer. Try both out to see what seems to match your natural flush. Usually I do a muted pink blush (Mimosa). If you're unsure, feel free to send me a pic!
Step 3 ~ BROWS | 0:30
Whether you wax, tweeze, sugar, tint, draw on, tattoo, or fill in, be sure that your natural brow shape is well defined. Eyebrows frame the face and definitely draw others' eyes to your own. Plus it gives you a great outline for where to put eye shadow when you want to do more. I use a clean, disposable mascara wand to brush them in the direction they grow, then a flat, angled brush with a cool, deep brown eye shadow (Brunette).
Step 4 ~ Mascara | 2 minutes
Next to eyebrows, mascara will do the most to help you look awake and refreshed. Fake it 'til you make it. Find a mascara you love and take the 2 minutes to do it right. My all time favorite for everyday is Blinc Amplified (Black).
Step 5 ~ Lips | 30 seconds
Lip gloss or lipstick will give instant warmth and color. The color you pick is of course up to you just be sure it compliments your skin tone. Pay attention to your natural lip color to determine if you need something super sheer or more pigmented. My go to is a mid-tone pink (Parfait) with no shimmer, just shine.
I'd love to see a photo of your 5 minute face! If you want to try any of the products I use, send me a note and we'll set up a time to play with colors that are right for you!