Time hasn’t been on my side this summer. And this heat wave has me moving. so. slow. Which is why I’m heavily relying on a quick and easy makeup routine. Forget foundation, forget eyeliner… heck, even eyeshadow. Let me tell you about my five-minute makeup routine. Less is more and it’s oh so sweet.
First and foremost—I never walk out my front door until I’ve applied moisturizer. Clinique Turnaround Daytime Revitalizing Moisturizer in Rosy Glow has a perfect pearly finish. Seriously, I would be OK if I didn’t bother with a tinted moisturizer.
Lately I haven’t been wearing eyeshadow but to help prevent oily lids I’ve been using my trusty Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Linen. For these hot summer August days, it’s been working.
While I’m actually on the hunt for a new mascara, I’ve been using Benefit They’re Real Mascara Tinted Lash Primer daily. I rely on this heavily when I do opt for mascara because it makes it so much easier to remove at night.
For that no makeup makeup look (and dewy skin) Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint is my go-to… especially during this horrific humid weather. My skin can actually breathe while wearing this tinted moisturizer. Plus, no need for a brush or sponge to apply. I find that my fingertips work best.
I like accentuating my cheekbones and cupid’s bow so I use Clinique Sculpting Highlight and blend with my fingertips. It has a pretty sheen to it without looking sparkly.
There’s only one bronzer that I love and it’s The Body Shop Honey Bronzing Powder—this all-over matte bronzer gives my pale complexion just the right amount of color. I use a fluffy IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Airbrush Powder & Bronzer #1.
Finally, I’ve been wearing Glossier Generation G in Jam on my lips. I love this deep berry shade and it’s my favorite matte lipstick right now.
What are your essential products for your five-minute makeup routine?