5 Minute Face for Busy Mornings

We’ve all been there: you accidentally hit ‘snooze’ too many times, the morning is extra hectic with the kids, or you’re in a rush to get to an early meeting or class. For busy mornings, having a basic and condensed makeup routine can save you precious time. This 5-minute makeup tutorial with Beauty Expert Samantha St. John will help you get out the door quicker, while also giving you the pick-me-up you need to look wide awake first thing in the morning! Watch the tutorial video here, and learn about each of the time-saving and fatigue-fighting products Samantha is using below!

Products featured in this tutorial:


Clinique Beyond Perfecting Makeup in Alabaster

No time to spot correct with concealer before applying your foundation? Reach for this all-in-one foundation and concealer! The “Magic Wand” applicator allows for easy application.

Or apply using: Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge and Travel Sponge Case


NYX Professional Makeup Sweet Cheeks Blush in Citrine Rose

A healthy flush of colour to your cheeks can go a long way to looking refreshed in the morning. This blush blends easily, so you can quickly brush on and go.

Apply using: Real Techniques Blush Brush


Wunder2 Wunderbrow in Brunette

This time-saving brow product truly is a wonder. The formula is transfer-proof, budge-proof, waterproof and lasts for up to 3 days. That means some mornings, you’ll be able to skip filling in your brows entirely!

Apply using: Wunder2 Dual Precision Brush


Annabelle Bouncy Single Eyeshadow in Pop the Champagne

These light and shimmery eyeshadows can easily be applied in seconds with just your fingers. Simply apply all over the lid to help make your eyes pop.


NYX Professional Makeup Faux Whites Eye Brightener in Baby Powder

Just apply this eyeliner to the corners of your eyes and the waterline for a quick and easy way to look wide awake in no time!


NYX Professional Makeup On the Rise Volume Liftscara

If a lash lift or extensions aren’t in your budget, no problem. Swipe this ‘Liftscara’ over your lashes in the morning for definition and lift that will make you instantly look alert.


NYX Professional Makeup #thisiseverything Lip Oil in Sheer Berry

Applying your lipstick while running out the door is no easy task. Instead, if you’re tight for time, try this sheer lip oil. It adds a glossy, sheer dose of colour to your lips, and can easily be applied without a mirror.


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