I don’t know about you, but I am NOT a morning person. I perpetually hit snooze and even when I do wakeup on time, I still spend 15-30 min scrolling through social media in bed or staring at the ceiling wishing I could close my eyes and fall back asleep. After all those antics, it’s really no surprise that I always end up racing the clock to leave my apartment in time. Because I always run out of time in the am, it is essential for me to have a quick and easy makeup routine so I can get to the hospital on time. Today I’m sharing my 5 minute makeup routine with you and how I nail it in less than 5 minutes flat!
1. Concealer & Color Corrector (1 minute)
I am an insomniac. Not even in jest, I seriously think I have a sleeping disorder. I have a hard time falling asleep and when I do, I always wakeup in the middle of the night. As a result, sometimes I just look tired. I have tried using concealer under my eyes to make me look “more awake” but I felt like the concealers weren’t helping until I discovered color corrector. I use the Make Up Forever one but there’s so many different brands to choose from. The MUFE one works well but it is pricey so I may try NYX when this one runs out.
If you’re trying color corrector for the first time, it may feel weird to apply a random color like orange, green, or purple to your face (the color you use depends on your skin tone). But I promise it makes your under eyes look SO MUCH BETTER than using concealer alone. After using the corrector, I dab a bit of concealer on top and blend it out. I stopped setting under my eyes with powder because it always looks cakey when I do it, plus the Sephora associate said that powder on top of concealer enhances fine lines… no thanks!
2. Eyes (2 minutes)
It’s no secret that I love itsJudysLife on Youtube. I just love watching her cute little kids and seeing her daily family adventures. I finally caved and got her eyeshadow palette from Target and I’ve been loving it since day 1. On a fancy day (aka I can afford to use the whole 5 minutes) I will swipe my lids with a color of my choosing and then use my MAC liquid eyeliner. This stuff is kind of hard to use (the brush is sorta flimsy and difficult) but once you get the hang of it you’ll love this stuff. This is the only eyeliner that I’ve tried that doesn’t budge and doesn’t affect my sensitive eyes. Lastly I use my holy grail Too Faced mascara. When I’m really pressed for time, I only use mascara and my eye routine is shortened to 30 seconds.
3. Cheeks (30 seconds)
My ABSOLUTE favorite blush of all time is Coppertone by MAC but I keep forgetting to restock so I’ve been using Dusk Cloud Paint from Glossier. It’s really easy to just dab a bit on my cheeks and rub it in with my fingers. This little tube has lasted a while, and a little bit really goes a long way.
4. Brows (30 seconds)
I try not to fill in my brows because it looks a bit unnatural on my face. Recently I’ve been using Curlz Passion Fruit Paste on my hair, and I discovered that if I swiped a tiny amount on my brows and then followed with some tinted brow gel, my brows looked perfect all day. For now I’m using the Glossier brow gel. I like it, but it is pretty pricey for the amount you get so I’m thinking of trying out some cheaper alternatives when this little tube is done.
5. Lips (30 seconds)
As you can tell I’m pretty low maintenance when it comes to my makeup routine for clinic/ the hospital, especially when I have very little time to spare. I stopped wearing foundation and I don’t really contour or highlight my face much. For me, less is more and this routine works best for my schedule and my skin. With that being said, I know medical students who put on false lashes every day for the hospital so do whatever floats your boat and makes you feel your absolute best!
What’s your morning makeup routine like? Long, short, nonexistent? Feel free to share some tips or any makeup suggestions in the comments below!