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5 Minute Makeup Routine

Wake up. Scroll Instagram. Eat breakfast. Drink a coffee. Shower. Get dressed. Is that the time already??

We get it, life is busy! You don’t always have time for a 50 step makeup routine but you still want to look amazing (because why wouldn’t you?). Don’t worry, we’ve got you. We’ve mastered the art of the everyday five minute makeup routine and we’re sharing our secrets.

Fast Makeup Tips

Good Skincare Routine

We hate to break it to you, even if you're the greatest makeup artist with top-shelf products, without a solid skincare routine, your glam is never going to look its best.

We’re talking hydrating if you’re on the dryer side, or mattifying if you tend to look a little shiny by midday. Need a little help in this department? Our sister esmi Skin Minerals has your back.

Having a good skincare routine is going to do wonders for your makeup and make the process a lot more hassle-free. Who doesn’t want that? 

Easy Application Products

When you’re running out the door to make it to the bus, or you’ve woken up 10 minutes before your big online presentation (don’t worry, we’ve all been there), the last thing you want is a product that is going to make you work for it.

Products that blend easily and don’t require much precision (today is not the day for a perfectly sharp winged liner) are your best friends.

Multi-Purpose Makeup

Speaking of streamlining the whole process, products that aren’t one hit wonders are a must. A beautiful bronzer doubles as the perfect wash of colour on your eyes. Pair that with your favourite highlighter on the inner corners of your eyes and you’ve got yourself a simple, yet stunning look.

A quick glam and a lighter makeup bag? Um, yes please!

Stick to the Basics

A flawless base? Check. A sunkissed glow? Yup. Lashes that could stop traffic? That too!

The key to a 5 minute makeup routine is keeping things ultra simple. Save that killer cut crease for when you’ve got a little more time up your sleeve. For now, just make sure the basics are covered and you’re ready to seize the day! 

Simple Makeup for Everyday

Step One: Better Your Base

We’re sure you’ve heard it before, but the best way to crush your 5 minute makeup routine is to nail your base. Start with a cleansed face and treat your skin with your favourite skin care products. If you’ve got dry or dehydrated skin, it is especially important to have a plump, hydrated base. Reach for your esmi Hyaluronic Acid.

If you’re doing your speedy makeup in the morning, make sure you’re slathering on sunscreen. Repeat after us: never, ever forget SPF!

Step Two: Choose Your Foundation Wisely

If you’re looking for a simple base that doesn’t require blending for days, get familiar with a loose mineral foundation. Not only is it suuuuper easy to apply, it will look natural and won’t clog your pores like a liquid foundation can. Oh, and it is much easier to find your perfect shade match. Triple bonus!

Step Three: A Bronzed Goddess

Scrambling to get out the door but want to look like you've spent a week at the beach? A glowy bronzer makes the perfect multi-use product to get you on your way sooner. May we suggest the Unicorn Chocolate Bronzer. You can thank us later.

Apply to your cheeks as a soft contour to define the face. The key is brushing in a ‘3’ motion on each side of your face, starting at your temple, coming in under your cheekbones, and back out and under your jawline.

Then do a quick sweep over your eyelids to deepen and define your eyes. Is there anything a bronzer can’t do? Maybe fold your laundry but that’s about it.

Step Four: Bat Those Lashes

We’re big believers that no look is complete without long and fluttering lashes. Pop on a couple of coats of the White Knight Mascara for some killer volume and length. No matter how your day goes, your lashes will always be on point and that’s what really matters, right?

Step Five: Final Touches

Finish your 5 minute look by brushing up your brows with our Zebra Clear Brow Gel to keep them cute and fluffy. Sweep the Lip Magic Balm across your lips for your unique tint. And while you’re there, use your finger to dab a bit on your cheeks to liven up your face.. Now look in the mirror, tell yourself you look incredible, because honey you really do. 

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