Makeup in 5 minutes or less

September 11, 2013

You look at the clock and you notice you need to be out of the door in less then 10 minutes! What?!!! And you still need to feed the dog, put a load in of laundry, pack up your breakfast and find your keys all while your husband and kids are asking you to find THEIR things.  Any of these things ever happen to you? 

You know the day that you don't do your make-up, you will run into that one person that you wish you hadn't because you look like a hot mess. Then you promise yourself that you will never leave your house without make up again.  Yeah, that's not gonna happen, but I do have some products that have been my life saver when I don't have time or I'm just plain lazy to do a full face of makeup.  Here's my list of products: 

1.  Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Oil Free   ($43 at Sephora)

This product is on the pricer side but the quality is unbelievable and it lasts for a long time.  You save steps with a tinted moisturizer because you moisturize, get a healthy glow of color, and SPF all at once! Apply with a brush, wet sponge or your fingers.

The shade I use is Sand.

2. Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24HR  Cream Gel Shadow    ($6.99 at CVS)

When saying I love this product that's an understatement.  I must have almost all the colors these cream shadows come in.  You want to give your eyes a pop or some depth, use any of their many colors.  You can apply it with your finger or with a synthetic brush.  If you have no time to do anything, at least keep a basic color in your purse and apply it on the go.  Its creamy and the color lasts for a long time.  Either use this cream alone or use it as a base to make your powder eye shadow pop and stay on longer.  

My favorite colors are Bad to the Bronze and Bold Gold.  

3. Maybelline the Rocket Volum' Express Mascara    ($7.49 at CVS)

I switch mascaras all the time because I like experimenting with them to see which one gives me the best results.  Currently I am loving this particular mascara because it really does what it promises to do. It won't clump, it separates each lash, gives you volume and length.  Just make sure you remove with a good eye makeup remover, this stuff doesn't wash out as easy as others do, but it sure lasts all day. 

I use color Brownish Black.

4. Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter    ($7.99 at CVS)

This hydrates your lips while giving you a sheer shade of color. A great alternative to your regular chap-stick.
It comes in a variety of colors and you can layer it on for a darker color. (I have also used it on my cheeks for a quick rosy look when I have forgotten my blush.)

So there you have it! You can easily carry these products in your purse and do your makeup on the run or just use this as a daily routine.  You don't need to use these same products but you get the idea that we really can simplify our make-up routine to accommodate our lifestyles.  

Also remember, what works for some, may not work on others.  My best tip: try it and if you don't like it, return it.  Most beauty stores and pharmacies will let you return any opened beauty product for an exchange or refund.  

What is your quick make-up routine?  

Can't wait to read your comments ~ Organized Chica - xox

* I was not sponsored by any of the products mentioned above.