How to do your makeup in less than 5 minutes

Lucky Magazine
Use multitasking makeup products

(Use multitasking products / Photos courtesty of Benefit , Clinique)

I'm a chronic snoozer but I also refuse to leave my apartment without makeup on. So on weekday mornings, the only choice I have is to apply said makeup at lighting speed. My roommate thinks I'm some sort of wizard, but it's surprisingly easy.

The first step is to make sure your beauty products are well organized. You don't want to be digging through a drawer full of loose products in a time crunch. That skinny eye liner pencil will never reveal itself—trust me.

Next, get into a routine with key products and stick to it everyday. The morning is no time to be experimenting with blue eye shadow or false lashes. Read on for the best time-saving tricks and products.


Use X-in-1 Products

Your cheek and lip color in one bottle, your moisturizer, concealer, foundation, powder and SPF in another. Boom.

Benefit Posietint, $30, sephora.com . Clinique Moisture surge CC cream, $35, clinique.com.

Too Faced Naked Palette

(Photo: Courtesy of Too Faced)



Find the Perfect Everyday Palette

Every eye color you'd ever want to use on a weekday in about a two inch radius.

Too Faced Naked eye soft & sexy eye shadow collection, $36, too faced, beauty.com


(See more: Beauty love of the week: Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Mascara)


Bobbi Brown mascara

(Photo: Courtesy of Bobbi Brown)

When in Doubt: Mascara

If you only leave the house with one product on, let it be mascara. It will instantly make you look more polished. Choose one that's both lengthening and volumizing.

Bobbi Brown Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara, $25, nordstrom.com




Kiehl's Skin Rescuer

(Photo: Courtesy of Kiehl's)

Take Care of Your Skin at Night

Put moisturizers, acne creams and the like to work while you sleep. This way, you'll wake up with smooth and even skin that requires little work and product in the morning.

Right now I'm loving Kiehl's new Skin Rescuer that fights stress-related blotchiness and breakouts.

Kiehl's Skin Rescuer, $40, kiehls.com



Pedestal Vanity Mirror

(Photo: Courtesy of Target)

Ensure Good Lighting

I find that when I can't really see what I'm doing, I tend to put on way more makeup than necessary and often make mistakes. Fixing a clown-like blush job or uneven liner is not in your time budget.

Pedestal Vanity Mirror, $60, Zadro, Target.com





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