Ever since having my son, “me” time is more precious than ever — and that includes the time it takes me to get ready each day. Whether I’m in yoga pants and a messy pony or actually get dressed for the day, there’s one thing I always include in my routine: makeup. For me, taking a few minutes everyday to apply some makeup makes me feel fresh and beautiful and ready to start my day. And even with pretty sensitive skin, I’ve now mastered what I call my 5-minute makeup routine, and with that comes the need for quality makeup I can count on.
Let me also say that this post isn’t sponsored. I’m sharing this today because I truly LOVE these products. They work well for me on a daily basis and have become my 5-minute makeup of choice!
To start, I use either Trish McEvoy concealer or the Clinique foundation/concealer combo, or sometimes a combination of the two. I use these to correct any blemishes, cover my under-eye circles and reduce redness. I love the overall coverage these provide without feeling heavy. I actually just discovered the Clinique product and am now absolutely OBSESSED with it. Clinique has upped their game over the years. And it shows. Then I apply a little Laura Mercier mineral pressed powder all over my face, blending underneath my chin and onto my neck. Next up, I use this bronzer/highlighter combo and apply a little blush on the apples of my cheeks. FACE = DONE.
The only other remaining elements of my 5-minute makeup routine are a quick liner, curl of the lashes and mascara. I use the Trish lash curler (although I’ve heard amazing things about this one and am dying to try it). For eyeliner, I use 24-hour eyeshadow/liner sticks. I have several of the colors — smokey emerald is my FAVE, y’all. Perfect for blue eyes and brown hair. For mascara, I keep going back to this high impact option. It’s great for quick daily applications. If I have a few extra minutes to prep for the day, I’ll fill in my brows and add a little shimmery eye base or shadow.
And last but certainly not least: lipstick. I’m not a lipgloss girl. This one in “beauty” is my absolute favorite (and if you know me IRL then you’ve seen me wear it for legit 10+ years). But I also recently found some really beautiful Sonia Kashuk options at Target!
By the way, all of my brushes are Trish McEvoy. They are a bit of an investment but they are very high quality and have lasted for years!
PS – I recently changed my entire skincare routine too! Another post for another day…