My 5 Minute Morning Makeup Routine

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First things first: I am NOT a morning person. At all. So, in a way, it’s kind of humorous that I decided to work in a school of all places. Every morning when my alarm goes off, my body seriously resists waking up, and only the thought of how much I love my job and the little kiddos that come with it do I muster the energy to get out of bed. Because of this, I need a morning routine that is quick, simple, and allows me to look put together for a day of work. If you relate to any of this, keep reading to learn about the no-fuss products I love to use in the morning.

Side note: Sorry to my male readers. I know this makeup routine probably won’t be beneficial to you. 😛

Also, I was not paid to review any of these products. They are just my own personal favorites.

 

(1) Concealer

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Once I’ve taken care of the necessities like brushing my teeth and washing & moisturizing my face, I start my makeup routine with some under eye concealer with SPF. About a year ago, I began to notice some sun damage underneath my eyes, which was a wake up call to me to start protecting that sensitive skin. I love the Healthy Skin 3-in-1 eye concealer from Neutrogena. It covers up dark circles while defending my under eye area from sun damage. Remember to always apply your concealer with a VERY light touch of your ring finger to protect the most sensitive skin on your face.

 

(2) Liquid Eyeliner

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I LOVE liquid eyeliner. Once you get the hang of using it, it takes only a few seconds to apply, and it lasts all day. My personal favorite is the NYX Liquid Black Liner. The brush is easy to control, it comes off easily, and it’s cheap.

(3) Mascara

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If I had to choose only one makeup item to use for the rest of my life, it would definitely be mascara. I’ve tried quite a few mascaras through the years, but I always seem to come back to L’Oreal Double Extend. This mascara has two ends: a white coating that adds length to the lashes and a black coating that goes on top. It makes my lashes look much longer, but the biggest reason I love this mascara is the ease of taking it off. Because it essentially adds little tubules to your lashes, those fibers slide of easily with warm water. Yes, that means no more raccoon eyes!

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(4) BB Cream

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BB cream is another go-to for me. It’s lighter than foundation, but if you find a good one, you can still get great coverage. After trying many drugstore BB creams that did not work for me, I stumbled across Dr. Jart’s Black Label Beauty Balm when I received a sample in my Birchbox. This is by far the most long lasting BB I’ve tried, and you really don’t need a lot to cover your face. I usually put a few small dots of it around my face, then blend either with my fingers or a kabuki brush.

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(5) Blush

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Just a little blush can bring life to someone’s face, so I usually just add a few swipes to my cheekbones. Occasionally I’ll omit this one {but never when I’m sick and look ghostly}. The blush pictured above is from MAC in the shade “Get-Away Bronze.”

(6) Brow Powder

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The finishing touch to my makeup routine is to fill in any parts of my brows that are a little sparse. I prefer a powder to a pencil because I think it looks a little more natural, and I like Femme Couture’s Perfect Brow Powder.


 

Well, that’s it! It takes me 5 minutes to achieve the natural {but still professional} look below.

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