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5 Minutes to Get Ready in the Morning: What Do You Use?

So I was inspired by today's article on TotalBeauty.com about looks that take 5 minutes to pull off.  This morning, I woke up with the birdies and was able to take my sweet time (I also have a date I'm very excited about this weekend so I'm taking some extra care to ensure my skin looks great).  

(http://www.totalbeauty.com/content/gallery/5-minute-makeup-skin-tone)

However most mornings this is not the case. Between waking up, trying to get in some excercise, watering my plants, taking out the dog, making lunch, ETC, ETC each minute is precious (plus I want to sleep as long as I can). 

I really loved the premise behind this article and believe me I'm totally a 5 minute morning routine girl (my co-workers can attest, especially on my no-makeup Mondays). 

I also love being efficient (call is the German in me), so I'm always looking for ways to streamline my routines. I'd love to hear what some of you ladies do out there? Part of being efficient, is always looking for a better way of doing things.  

So here is my 5 minute morning routine.  Don't forget to tell me yours :)

 

Wash face with Desert Essence foamy tea tree oil cleanser.

User a non-alcoholic toner

Follow up with a bit of eye cream

Top it off with Serum

Add day time moisturizer with SPF 20.

Add a little bit of foundation and concealer under my eyes.

A quick brush of mascara. Quick lining of the under eye area and a quick dash of light gold eye shadow.

Lipbalm base, lip gloss coat (loving a coral shade from Yes to Carrots right now).  

Yes to Carrots Lip Gloss

Pitch my checks to get a flushed look.

And Bamm...I'm out the door

I'm pretty fast so I'm usually able to get all of those things done within about five minutes.  

Can't wait to hear what you guys do. 

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I would do the same, it is great to be done with all in 5 minutes!

by hamolla 7 months, 1 week ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

I don't think I can get ready in 5 minutes for the life of me! If I absolutely HAVE to get out the door, I throw on foundation and concealer, eyeliner and mascara. And a bit of gloss! My skin is too blotchy to go without foundation.

by LipglossandSpandex 3 years ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

I HAVE TWO BABIES SO I USUALLY HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO ONLY TAKE 5 MINUTES 9 OUT OF 10 TIMES THIS IS WHAT I DO: USE A BABYWIPE/OR MAKEUP REMOVER WIPE TO CLEAN MY FACE PUT CLEAN AND CLEAR MORNING BURST UNDER EYE BRIGHTNER LIP BALM USE A LIP/CHEEK STAIN COMBO DASH OF MASCARA LINER OR SHAWDOW IF I WANT THEN OUT THE DOOR...

by melissa_stephens 3 years ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

I loved this blog post! I wish I could have a 5 min. routine. I have a 20 min routine LOL and it is just too lengthy to list, but I do look fab afterwards.

by darkcocoa 3 years, 4 months ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

I agree...the reason I have to get ready in 5 minutes is because I hit snooze 12 times before I actually get out of bed...oops   -Wash my face with Garnier Nutri-Pure scrub -I use witch hazel as my astringent -I mix my MAC foundation with my Oil of Olay Complete SPF 20 moisturizer (always always always use SPF-protect your skin ladies) -Fill my brows with MAC paint pot in quite natural -MAC cream blush in Posey -MAC highlighter in Pearl -Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara -Gloss and.... I'm out the door!

by www.KeepMeBlushing.com 3 years, 5 months ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

My 5 minute routine takes place inside my car, parked outside of work and consists of the following: Foundation, foundation, foundation. (My skin is a lil rough) Right now I am using and loving Mac Pro Longwear Foundation.  The I apply NYX Cream Blush in Glow on the apples of my cheeks and to my eyelids. For a bit of highlight I drag Revlon Age Defying Face Illuminator over the bridge of my nose and on my cheekbones.  Apply multiple coats of black mascara and some lip balm and BOOM I am ready for the day.

by annatotalbeauty 3 years, 5 months ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

That sounds like a very efficient 5 min routine Tracy! Here's mine :) (The 5 min version of my morning makeup routine)   1. Wash face with Clean & Clear Morning Burst Facial Scrub (I don't know why, but the smell wakes me up a little!) 2. Apply Kiehl's Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion 3. Put my MAC Studio Fix foundation on - normally just under eyes and on top of any blemishes 4. Line eyes with Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 5. Apply bronzer on both cheeks 6. Finish it off with Mac Lipglass, Chapstick, or Kiehl's SPF 15 Lip Balm There you go! 

by DevranM 3 years, 5 months ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

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