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?


  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! :)

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

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

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

  5. I wanted bikini pics :(

  6. 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.

  7. 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


  8. very nice Elle! i've got to try some of the products on your list. i have a quick apply and go system too!

  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

  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!

  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).

  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.

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

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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

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

  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

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


  18. Brozer for eyeshadow? good idea!



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

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


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