The Lazy Girl's Hack to A 5-Minute Beauty Routine
Want to look fab but only got a few minutes or little energy to spare for a beauty routine? Whether it’s in the morning or in the evening, this quick makeup hack guarantees you’re in your utter best in five minutes (or less).
Step 1: Wash your face and wipe gently.
Washing your face before putting on makeup is a must. This makes sure you don’t get all the dirt and oil trapped under all that makeup, and that you are starting off on a “clean slate”. Be sure to use lukewarm or warm water.
Step 2: Apply moisturizer with SPF.
Better hydrated skin absorbs makeup better and holds makeup much longer. Moisturizer ensures that your makeup doesn’t cake up and your skin remains fresh and hydrated.
Using two fingers of one hand, dab on moisturizer on your nose, forehead, cheeks, chin, and neck. If you are wearing a low-cut piece, be sure to dab on some on your chest as well. To blend, use two fingers of each hand and work your way up from the neck (or chest) to the forehead in a swirling motion.
Be sure to use moisturizer that matches your skin type. Oil-free moisturizers are great for normal or oily skin or a combination of both. Heavy moisturizers are best for people with dry skin, but note that they also make your face dewy and are harder to manipulate as a base. Some people opt to use a moisturizing primer, which hydrates your skin and acts as a good base for makeup altogether. Choose a moisturizer with at least SPF 15 for sun protection, especially if you anticipate a long day out.
Step 3: Dab on concealer.
Concealers are a must in any lady’s everyday beauty routine. Not only is concealer super effective for hiding dark spots, eye circles, acne or pimple, and uneven skin tone, it also makes your skin radiant and your features stand out.
Liquid concealer works best with oily skin and huge pores, while stick and cream variants make your pores appear bigger. To hide breakouts, use cream or pencil concealer.
Begin with the area underneath your eyes. Dab on using a brush (best if you have breakouts) or your fingertips to form an upside down triangle, with the pointy edge down your cheeks. Blend it by simply patting or dabbing. Don’t rub.
Apply to spots you want to conceal by dabbing as well, making sure to blend gently in an outwards motion. Use a thin layer if you are spreading it across a rather large area on your face.
Step 4: Put loose powder and blush.
With a large brush, dust loose powder foundation all over your face. Make sure to cover the corners of your eyes and lash line, and do additional dusting on areas with concealer.
Blush can also be applied to add some color on your cheeks, although this one’s optional. Sweep blush over your cheekbones and blend well. Light coral or soft pink hues complement fair skin well, while warm mauve and deep peach work best with medium skin tone. Use berry, tangerine, fuchsia, or warm brown blush if you have dark skin.
Step 5: Sweep eyeshadow.
For an ultra-zippy beauty routine, most makeup experts usually advise choosing between your eyes or your lips. Get the best of both worlds by quickly sweeping one shade of eyeshadow (brown, bronze, grey, or other shades) across your creases of eyeshadow.
Step 6: Apply magnetic eyeliner and lashes.
Here’s a great way to lessen the time you spend on your everyday beauty routine with less mess and less hassle: magnetic liquid eyeliner and magnetic lashes!
Glamnetic offers easy-to-use kits that consist of magnetic eyeliner and mink lasheswith magnets that easily attaches to the liner. Compared to applying glue-on lashes, the kit takes only seconds to apply, with zero drying time. You also don’t need to apply mascara. This shortens the time you spend on your lash routine and ensures you don’t leave the house with glue on your face or clothes – or spending additional time getting rid of them.
Step 7: Swipe lip balm or sheer gloss.
Finish off by swiping lip gloss or balm over your lips. Be sure it matches the look you are aiming for. If you are wearing bright-colored eyeshadow, opt for a colorless lip gloss. If you want a bronzed look, we recommend using a peach-colored lip balm or gloss.
Step 8: Brush your hair and lock in a ponytail or bun.
No time to wash your hair? If you have medium-length or long hair, put gel on your crown, comb it through your hair strands, and then tie it in a ponytail or bun. If you have short hair, simply brush and mist with hairspray, and voila! Your five-minute beauty routine is done.