5 Minute Face

Makeup brushes used for a 5 minute face.

When you’re in a hurry or on the go, chances are you don’t have time to sit down and put a full face of makeup on. Heck I don’t either most of the time. I wanted to tell you that not everyday you need to put on a ton of makeup and still look presentable to go outside. I’m going to show you a few essential products that you will use to get that perfect 5 minute face when you’re on the go! All these products will give you a very natural, ‘no makeup, makeup look’ so I am only recommending sheer coverage products for that reason. Full coverage products don’t give you that effect and take longer to apply.


Putting a moisturizer on your face before you apply makeup is essential. Usually BB creams are very drying, so I recommend putting on a hydrating moisturizer or primer! I do not usually recommend a primer, but this ‘primer’ is more of a moisturizer. 

Products I love: 

  • BITE Changemaker Primer (Normal/Dry)

BB Cream

You can apply this with your fingers (just make sure they are clean) or with a brush, it’s your choice! This is a very sheer coverage foundation that just evens out a little bit of redness yet it still looks extremely natural! Just don’t use a ton of product to build up the coverage; that is defeating the purpose.

Products I love: 

  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Foundation (not cruelty free)
  • Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin


Having a sheer concealer is rare. Just put this on a few of your trouble areas and under your eyes! Make sure that this is the same color as your BB cream or foundation! 

Products I love: 

  • Becca Light Shifting Concealer


You definitely do not want your makeup to crease. I would use a tiny bit of powder under your eyes, around your nose, and on any lines that may crease. Do not use a ton!! Just set the makeup lightly!

Products I love: 

  • Hourglass Veil Translucent Powder


I mean hey this is kind of standard. Do I need to say more?

Products I love: 

  • Hourglass Caution Mascara (waterproof)
  • Too Faced Damn Girl Mascara

Brow Gel

You don’t want to truly fill in your brows. It takes too much time and it defeats the purpose of doing a super natural quick on the go look. Run a brow gel through your brows just to add a little color!

Products I love: 

  • Em Cosmetics Micro Fluff Brow Gel

Lip Gloss

I mean you gotta put something on your lips, right? Just make sure the lip gloss you choose to use isn’t sticky because no one likes when your hair gets stuck on your lips. 

Products I love: 

  • Em Cosmetics Morning Dew Crystal Lip Gloss


Sometimes you’d rather hit the snooze button than get up and put on a full face of makeup. I get it! Putting on a lot of makeup can be time consuming. These are my favorite products that get the job done quickly when you’re in a hurry but still want to wear natural makeup on the go!


For more help on makeup products, click here to read which foundation might be best for your skin type!

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