5 Minute Makeup Menu

Friday, 27 January 2017

Since its still (almost) pitch black outside when I wake up in the mornings, its safe to say getting out of bed is the last thing on my mind. This means makeup has to be quick, because I will have definitely spent more time in bed than I was supposed to...

I'm not a fan of leaving the house without any makeup on at all, I feel so bare. So, I've whipped up a 5 minute makeup menu for when you're running a lil bit late in the morning. Of course, I start with moisturiser as I can't do my makeup without it. I've been using the Nivea Light Moisturising Day Cream, perfect to slap on before makeup. I tend to skip foundation if I'm running late, so go straight in with concealer, of which I've been using my beloved Seventeen Stay Time. Perfect for covering up and brightening those under eye circles, and its very easy to blend out. Then a quick dusting of bronzer, I use the Benefit Hoola Bronzer, which looks really natural and doesn't require much blending out or working with. Annnnnd if you have time then theres no excuse not to dust those cheeks with highlighter. Of course, I'd have to recommend the Sleek Solstice Palette and use the shade 'Equinox'. 

Onto the eyes, I loooove using the Tanya Burr Birthday Suit Eye Palette. I just pop 'Toast' all over the lid, this is a beautiful orangey/brown shade. Then put 'Soft Truffle' through the crease to give it some more depth, and voila your eyes are done and dusted! Definitely have to skip the eyeliner because ain't nobody got time for that. I then curl my lashes, and coat them with the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara, which is great for lengthening and giving your lashes some oomph (lol). Can't forget the lips. I've been really enjoying the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Abu Dhabi, which is a lovely mid tone brown shade. 

There we have it, a quick and easy makeup look for when you're running late (like me every single day). Give or take a few minutes for this look, I can't guarantee you'll get it done in 5 minutes flat haha. 



  1. I have heard so many good things about the sleek highlighting palettes and have been recommended it by so many people I think I might need to pick it up soon, the solstice colours look dreamy! xx

  2. I am just like you! I hate getting out of bed so I literally usually only have like 10 minutes tops for makeup. That Sleek highlighting palette is so gorgeous. I personally like to pop a little highlighter in the inner corner of my eyes and throw on some mascara and lip and go.

    Great post!


  3. I've really starting skipping out on foundation and wearing just concealer and maybe a light powder and I must say I actually really like the more natural finish (plus it's quicker!!) I need to try that concealer now!

    The Makeup Directory

  4. These all sound great! The NYX soft matte lip creams are some of my all time favourites ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

  5. The seventeen concealer and Nyx lip creams are both things I've been wanting to try out for ages! They sound amazing and the lip creams such a beautiful shade! X
    Kate// itskaterose.blogspot.com

  6. So many of my favourites, I really need to use that Sleek palette more! I often skip foundation and opt for just concealer, mascara and a brow product, especially if I'm just popping out to the supermarket or something! xx

    Laura | Blush and Bronze

  7. Lovely picks! Sounds like a very simple routine! I've been so in love with that mascara lately :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  8. Nothing better than a quick, easy, and light makeup. :-)
    I love lash sensational! I used to use it a lot. I should probably repurchase it when I run out of my current mascara.


  9. I love that mascara!


  10. If I am in a rush when it comes to my makeup I will just go for mascara, it is crazy how much a little mascara changes your look!

    Danielle xx

  11. I still haven't tried anything from Tanya Burr Cosmetics, I must have been living under a rock.
    Great post!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

  12. the lash sensational mascara is so soooo good. i'm also dying to get the sleek highlight palette.


  13. The Sleek highlighting palette is so underrated! Also, I love the shade of the NYX lip cream xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

  14. I love that sleek palette! So good right?

  15. I love the NYX lip creams such great products!!

    Grace x

  16. I love the mascara, especially once it's dried out about. Some gorgeous picks here :)

    Hayley @ Tea Party Beauty

  17. I quite recently bought the lash sensational and it really does live up to the hype!!



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