7.23.2012

How To: 5 Minute Summer Makeup

How was your weekend? 
I went to a pool party 
& won a trivia contest, 
as trivia is the only "sport" I'm good at.
I also did the weekly Running of Errands.
Below is the makeup I wear in the summer,
especially whilst running errands.
It takes 5 minutes (or fewer),
can be worn year-round
(just sub in your faves), whilst traveling,
and is perfect for beginners 
or those who wear little makeup.

T O O L S:
Wet N Wild Creme Brulee Shadow
Hard Candy Fox in a Box Bronzer/Blush
Too Faced Bronzer
Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Concealer
Revlon Lipgloss
Rimmel Mascara Day 2 Night (Used Night)
L'Oreal Smoldering Eyeliner (Brown)



M E T H O D:
  • Dab on a BB Cream or tinted moisturizer. To save time, I used my fingers. I love BB Creams because they have more coverage than tinted moisturizer, hide imperfections, and even out skin tone. 1 minute
  • Apply concealer where needed, as well as on lids and underneath bottom lashes. 1 minute
  • If you've got oily skin, apply your favorite mattifying powder. I love ELF's Tone Correcting Powder. 5 seconds
  • Pat on the light shadow. The concealer applied earlier will give shadow staying power as well as even skin tone/hide discoloration on the eyes. 15 seconds
  • Take your crease brush, dip in the bronzer, and brush back & forth in crease & outer corner. The bronzer works as a great neutral & is one less product to grab in the morning. Just stay away from the sparkly bronzer! 15 seconds
  • Line eyes along upper and lower lash lines. Gently smudge with finger on upper lashes. The concealer applied earlier will prevent liner from running underneath the eyes. 30 seconds
  • Curl lashes & apply mascara to top lashes--this saves time & is why we added the liner and smudged it. 1 minute
  • Brush on a bit of bronzer on the face. See my bronzer method here. 10 seconds
  • I tend to get rubicund of visage fairly easily, so I would skip the blush. But to prove you actually have the time to, I did today! 5 seconds
  • Finish the look with your favorite lipgloss. I chose coral! You could use lipstick instead and even use as blush if desired. 5 seconds


4 minutes, 25 seconds


Again, this could be longer/shorter depending on the products used. I used bronzer since it's summer, but leave that out if you don't wear it. I tried to not rush & really take my time to show how attainable this is. So for those that will say they "have no time" or the know-how, this proves you can do it! And I can't wait to see your pics!


Would you take the 5 Minute Challenge?

24 comments:

  1. Pool party?! Not envious of you at all!! ;)

    Don't know that I could ever manage my make up in 5 minutes, Im a total tooler, I get distracted by so many things! Plus I'm a bit of a perfectionist which doesn't help with being fast!

    Great post though :)


    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING xxx

    Come say hey at Ducklingtoswan.com! :)

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  2. I love BB Cream! And winning trivia contests is always fun.

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  3. You've really got the time down! I think I may give this a go tomorrow morning!

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  4. Oh now I have no excuse for not wearing makeup during the day

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  5. such a fun idea for a post, plus you look gorgeous. My make up routine keeps getting longer and longer as I add products.

    On the weekends I hardly know what to do for day makeup! lol. Do you like the fox in a box? I saw it the other day and have been lusting over it ever since.

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  6. super cute idea!! in summer you definitely don't want to be fussing around too much, this is very similar to my current routine :D

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  7. very nice Elle! i've got to try some of the products on your list. i have a quick apply and go system too!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  8. Very pretty!!

    http://dulcet-sparkle.blogspot.com

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  9. My BB creme is my go-to summer beauty product, the coverage is so great but also perfect for being in the sun.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  10. Yes, I needed this!! I don't like to go without makeup in the summer, but some days I hate going through my whole "routine". I'm trying this out for sure on a day like that!

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  11. I feel like this is so easy even I could take the time to do this for work (fact: I don't wear makeup to work).

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  12. This is exactly what I need! Simple, easy-to-do quick makeup. I may even have similar type of products to achieve this pretty look.

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  13. This is perfect Elle! I am all about quick makeup routines!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  14. That was quick - and it looks so good on you!

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  15. A great everyday look, Elle:) Love that super quick bronzer method.

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  16. Great tips! I had to learn to do quick makeup in route to catch my train on time. haha. You look lovely. Happy Monday.xx

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  17. Awesome post! Aren't the Relvon lip glosses amazing?! :D I love that color! Is it Coral Reef? Beautiful makeup look!!

    Http://dulcet-sparkle.blogspot.com

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  18. Brozer for eyeshadow? good idea!

    Elizabeth

    honeysucklesathightide.blogspot.com

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  19. I regret not buying that bb cream before moving... On the list for when I visit!!!

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  20. Love a good 5 minute face post! Never thought about bronzer for eye shadow! Perfect!

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