Sadly I do not have video capturing technology at present so you will have to trust me when I say that I spent five hectic minuets on this. I like to think that I don't spend too long on my makeup (maybe around 15 minuets for a work look for work and slightly longer if we are going out).
So here is my face before we start. Lovely isn't it?
As you can see we have had some spot troubles and there are so lovely under eye issues going on too.
So let me take you through my five minute routine.
(sorry for the yucky state of some of the makeup in this photo)
So normally I would start with primer (I like the Body Shop Teatree one) but today I skipped this step because of the time limit. I always use 1. Collection Lasting Perfection Concleaer (fair) before I put on my foundation. It is just a weird little quirk I have. Focusing on those nasty problem areas, I dotted a little around and quickly tapped it into place. Next it's onto 2. L'Oreal Infallible 24hr Matte foundation (sand). In an average day I would use a foundation brush but today it is good old fingers to the ready. I must admit I really slapped this on in places and honestly it wasn't as even or blended as I would like it to be. On those really bad areas and under my eyes I used a bit more concealer this time 3. NO7 Match Made Concealer (Warm Ivory) (I would normally add powder on top of this but omitted it today!) before moving onto filling my brows with 4. Rimmel's Brow This Way I only managed to quickly use some powder and in my honest opinion they look awful- they aren't even at all! At this point I had less than a minuet left so everything was really rushed. I quickly drew a line on my eyelids with 5. GOSH Forever Eyeshadow (Grey) which I think gives an instant smokey eye with just a little blending. Using my fingers I softened my eyeshadow (and pretty much rubbed most of it away while rushing!). A quick sweep of eyeliner under my eyes using 6. Rimmel Exaggerated Eye Definer (I would normally line the top of my eyes too but time was really against me). At this point my boyfriend was laughing hysterically at me and counting down the last few seconds. A quick sweep of 7.Natural Collection Moisture Shine Lipstick (Cedar) and my alarm went off. Normally there would be more prep with lipbalm and lip liner. As well as more definition and evenness to my lips.
All in all it wasn't too bad. I got my whole face done (but only because I missed out about half my products). There is no powder or blush going on at all. On my forehead you can see that I haven't blended my foundation well at all as there are obvious tide-lines. I didn't use any under-eye products and you can really tell! I also have a spot on my chin that I didn't conceal properly and is very obvious in the photo above. I would love to neaten my eyeliner and lipstick and I would need to re-do my brows if I wanted to leave the house. So even though I got my whole face done I wouldn't be happy to go out like this. Sometimes no makeup looks better than a bad application.
Stay tuned for more posts by both Alyssia and myself in the future.
Could you do your makeup in just 5 minuets?