If you know me pretty well, you know that I never really leave the house without any kind of makeup on my face. Last weekend, I was on the way to the grocery store, so I did my "5 Minute Face." I figured I'd snap a photo and tell you how to make a 5 Minute Face look great. Let me just say, my face is far from having perfect texture and evenness. Like always, I did not retouch this photo.
MAC Studio Finish Concealer
Maybelline Mineral Power Powder Foundation
Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara "Carbon Black"
L'Oreal Extra Intense Liquid Pencil Liner in Black
MAC Matte Bronze
Bobbi Brown Crystal Lip Gloss
The important thing when doing a 5 Minute Face is to focus on evening out your skin tone.
This is where concealer is your best friend. I have 6 foundations in my
arsenal that I rotate, and I hardly use the mineral one -- only on
those days when I need something quick. It does a decent job of doing
what I need it to do. On most days, I use a liquid foundation (in case
you were wondering, I also own the MUFE HD, MUFE Mat Velvet +, MAC Pro Longwear, Dr. Jart BB Cream, and Revlon Colorstay). Another important point is framing your face by defining your brows and applying mascara. So, if you don't do anything else, apply concealer, define your brows, and use mascara.
1. After applying my moisturizer (I love the Yes To Carrots Daily Facial Moisturizer),
I use the concealer on trouble spots - redness, acne scars, unevenness,
underneath my eyes, around my nose, and down the bridge of my nose. I
spend the most time on this part.
2. Using a kabuki brush, I buff the mineral foundation all over my foundation, including over my eyes. I really focus on evening out my skin tone while doing this.
3. I fill in my brows with the brow pencil. This is also an essential step to having a complete look on your face.
4. I line my eyes with the pencil liner and using my MAC 219
pencil brush (you can also do this with a Q-tip), I smudge it out to
where there is almost no definite line, even up onto my eyelid. This way
it gives some depth and shadow to my eyes, without even having to put a
smidge of eyeshadow on.
5. I curl my eyelashes and apply 1-2 coats of mascara.
6. I do a small amount of contouring (check out my
highlighting/contouring tutorial here) with my bronzer - just enough to
add some dimension back to my even face.
7. To polish it all off, I apply clear gloss.
It might seem like a lot to do, but I can really do all of this
in five minutes. Like I said, if you even your skin tone out and frame your face via enhancing your brows and lashes, you're all set. It really does make a difference.
What do you do for your "Five Minute Face"?