From the countless hours I spent watching What Not to Wear as a child/pre-teen, the idea of Carmindy's "five minute face" was drilled into my head. And I'd like to think that I've now found the perfect makeup routine that fits into my morning schedule. Less time on makeup means more coffee time, and let's face it, more coffee time leads to a better day altogether. Am I right?
It all starts with e.l.f. primer, which at $6 and available at a Target near you, and should be in every makeup bag. It is comparable to Smashbox's photo-finish primer, and honestly I can't tell a difference between the two. Next comes tinted moisturizer (I use Mary Kay). Thankfully my days of acne (and with it harsh facial cleansers and toners) are behind me, so I have swapped out my foundation for a lighter option, especially in the summer. And for those persistent dark circles that never go away even with 8 hours of sleep a night, there is Mary Kay concealer. To brighten things up, I turn to Maybelline's Dream Bounce blush in candy coral.
And for the eyes, three quick swipes of shadow (Mary Kay colors: Crystalline, Espresso and Truffle) and two coats of CoverGirl lash blast volume mascara. I finish it all off with translucent powder and chapstick, and that's it.
What products do you swear by to achieve the "five minute face?"