Adopt a five-minute face routine for busy work or school days

Despite having the best intentions and setting an alarm, there are days when time just gets away from you. When you find yourself running short on time, you need a plan to get your makeup done in a flash. Busy mornings are not the time to try out an extended eye shadow look, so concentrate on complementing your best features, and you’ll be able to get out the door quicker.
The following makeup tutorial uses natural colors that are easy to blend and pair. Moisturizer preps the skin, and foundation, concealer and pressed powder gives the face a full-coverage look quickly. Groom and define your brows, and use eyeliner and mascara to enhance your eyes. A touch of blush, highlighter and lipstick round out the look for a fast five-minute face.
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Materials
- Moisturizer (Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base)
- Liquid foundation (Dior Diorskin Forever Undercover Foundation)
- Foundation brush
- Concealer (Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Concealer)
- Stippling brush
- Medium-toned pressed powder (NARS, Mountain)
- Powder brush
- Light-colored pressed powder (NARS, Beach)
- Reddish-brown blush (Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blush, The Climax)
- Fluffy cheek brush
- Pearly quartz highlighting powder (Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow Kit, Moonstone)
- Tapered brush
- Warm brown eyebrow pencil (MAC Eye Brows Styler, Tapered)
- Black liquid eyeliner (NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker)
- Black mascara (Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara)
- Cool pink liquid lipstick (Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, Mother)
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Instructions
1. Prep your face for makeup by massaging moisturizer into your skin with your fingertips and palms.
2. Apply foundation to your face with a foundation brush. Work the product into your skin in downward strokes.
3. Cover undereye circles with concealer, and use a stippling brush to pat and press the product into your skin.
4. For makeup that stays in place all day, pat medium-toned pressed powder onto your face with a powder brush. Use the side of the brush instead of the tip. This prevents the foundation underneath from being displaced by the brush.
5. Set the concealer and brighten the center of your face by applying light-colored pressed powder with the stippling brush. Sweep powder below your eyes and along the nose and chin as well.
6. Add a kiss of color to your cheeks and chin by sweeping reddish-brown blush onto both areas with a fluffy cheek brush.
7. Highlight your cheekbones, the tip of your nose and your chin by dusting pearly quartz highlighting powder onto the tops of your cheekbones with a tapered brush.
8. Outline your brows and fill in missing hairs with warm brown eyebrow pencil. Brush the hair into place with the screw brush attachment to diffuse the product.
9. Apply black liquid eyeliner just above the upper lashes. Extend the liner slightly beyond the outer corner as well.
10. Apply one or two coats of black mascara on the top and bottom lashes.
11. Fill in your lips with cool pink liquid lipstick.
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