What I Use To Get Ready For Work In Just Five Minutes

I love feeling energized as soon as I get out of bed in the morning, to keep that feeling going I like to make my morning routine as speedy and smooth as possible. In order to do that, I need some products that’ll help me get ready for whatever the day will bring in just five minutes but keep me looking seriously put-together.

Here are a few of the products I’m swearing by at the moment, trust me, you’ll love them if you want to be a go-getter in the morning!

 

1. I swapped my foundation for this serum

 

Once you try this serum, you’ll never want to use anything else! It contains Crithmum Seaweed Extract which helps detoxify tired skin, Punarva Extract to soothe and Hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump. It was recommended to me by the CGD girls in the office and has replaced my foundation in the morning entirely! You can buy it here.

2. Next I use my favorite eyeliner

This eyeliner really does do what it says on the tin – it stays in place all day! It’s also incredibly easy to apply, thanks to the fine, precise ended pen-tip and creates a beautifully defined line in a few seconds. It’s really difficult to make mistakes, which is great. It’s the perfect eyeliner, whether you’re a cat-eye pro or a complete novice. Buy it here.

3. Now it’s time for a quick coat of mascara

When you don’t have time to give your lashes multiple coats of mascara, you need a mascara that works in just one coat. This one was recommended to me by our managing editor Beth. She told me it was the best mascara she’d ever tried, and it’s true! One swipe makes your lashes longer and thicker, and it doesn’t drop, streak, or leak. Check out the reviews here.

 

4. A quick brow touch up

There’s no secret to speedy, perfect brows. All I do is dip my brush into Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade and draw tiny little hairs to add a bit of color and definition to my brows. You don’t have to draw them on or take hours to perfect the shape, Dipbrow can literally work miracles in just a few moments. It’s available here.

5. Lastly, one swipe of lipstick and I’m ready to go

The lipstick that I only need to apply once is by Huda Beauty. One swipe of nude lipstick and I’m ready to go, it doesn’t dry, won’t leave marks on your coffee cup and might only need a touch up before you leave the office. See the colors here.

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I love feeling energized as soon as I get out of bed in the morning, to keep that feeling going I like to make my morning routine as speedy and smooth as possible. In order to do that, I need some products that’ll help me get ready for whatever the day will bring in just five minutes but keep me looking seriously put-together.

Here are a few of the products I’m swearing by at the moment, trust me, you’ll love them if you want to be a go-getter in the morning!

 

1. I swapped my foundation for this serum

 

Once you try this serum, you’ll never want to use anything else! It contains Crithmum Seaweed Extract which helps detoxify tired skin, Punarva Extract to soothe and Hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump. It was recommended to me by the CGD girls in the office and has replaced my foundation in the morning entirely! You can buy it here.

2. Next I use my favorite eyeliner

This eyeliner really does do what it says on the tin – it stays in place all day! It’s also incredibly easy to apply, thanks to the fine, precise ended pen-tip and creates a beautifully defined line in a few seconds. It’s really difficult to make mistakes, which is great. It’s the perfect eyeliner, whether you’re a cat-eye pro or a complete novice. Buy it here.

3. Now it’s time for a quick coat of mascara

When you don’t have time to give your lashes multiple coats of mascara, you need a mascara that works in just one coat. This one was recommended to me by our managing editor Beth. She told me it was the best mascara she’d ever tried, and it’s true! One swipe makes your lashes longer and thicker, and it doesn’t drop, streak, or leak. Check out the reviews here.r close to your lash line, for beautifully thick lashes, without any clumps. It’s available to buy here.

 

4. A quick brow touch up

There’s no secret to speedy, perfect brows. All I do is dip my brush into Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade and draw tiny little hairs to add a bit of color and definition to my brows. You don’t have to draw them on or take hours to perfect the shape, Dipbrow can literally work miracles in just a few moments. It’s available here.

5. Lastly, one swipe of lipstick and I’m ready to go

The lipstick that I only need to apply once is by Huda Beauty. One swipe of nude lipstick and I’m ready to go, it doesn’t dry, won’t leave marks on your coffee cup and might only need a touch up before you leave the office. See the colors here.

LET’S CHAT…

Share with us in the comments below, what products do you use to get ready in the morning?


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  • Lauren

    I really want to ditch my foundation as it takes SO LONG to apply in the morning but really not confident enough to do that with my spot-prone skin! Perhaps one day! Lauren | http://www.theyoproedit.com

    • What about at tinted moisturizer? Love them and there are some good ones in stores right now that are perfect for your skin

  • OpulenceDaze

    I apply just a tiny drop of foundation using my fingers and spreading it well (the size of a pea). Then I apply mascara, brow gel and maybe lipstick. Done in under 5 minutes, if I do not waste time dancing around haha

    opulencedaze.com

  • Kristin

    Since I have rosacea, I unfortunately can’t skip the foundation part of my makeup routine completely. However, I recently tried the Effaclar BB Blur by La Roche-Posay and it’s AMAZING! I also really like Vichy’s Micellar Cleansing Water to clean my face.

    You can see my before and after pic here: http://themulberrypatch.com/blog/2017/1/25/simple-5-minute-skincare-beauty-routine

    • Oh, the Effaclar BB Blur by La Roche-Posay is amazing. Somehow, I thinks it smells really good!

      • Kristin

        I think so too!

    • Kit McKnight

      Sometimes, i will mix a bit of BB/CC cream with my sunblock before I apply it.

      • Kristin

        I’ll have to try that!

  • Jess

    Need all these products in my life!

  • yuristatus

    I don’t really like eyeliner….. I would rather go for some blush/highlighter or maybe eye-shadow. I feel that eyeliner makes me look like a chola LOL

  • Elizabeth Apps

    Having to get up at 6 every day is a killer which is why I only give myself 20 minutes in the morning to get ready before catching that 7 o’clock train! I always want to put some make up on, I always ensure I use my origins ginzing moisturiser as it really does make my face glow, but maybe i’ll try and add a concealer and eyeliner or eyeshadow as well as a mascara to my routine if you can manage all that in 5 mins! if only oskia wasn’t so expensive!
    http://www.pagesfrombeth.blogspot.co.uk

  • Ariadna Morell

    I can never leave the house without doing my brows and a coat of mascara, makes such a big difference! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

  • Kit McKnight

    At the very least, I will use brow make-up, tight line liner and colorful lipstick.

  • Stefanie

    Unfortunately as I get older my eyesight is getting worse. Struggling with the eyeliner. I don’t feel complete without it.

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