Five Minute Beauty Routines to Get You Out the Door Fabulous & Fast

Posted by Amina AlTai on

By Casey Sharbaugh

Some days (and nights) you want to dig deep into your beauty drawer and go for a full face.  Other days, time is of complete essence and your routine needs to be as pared down as possible.  The key to speed when doing your makeup is the right products.  Things that require copious amounts of blending or careful application eat up precious minutes that you just don’t have to spare.  Here are three different beauty routines that can be done in under five minutes at home, in a locker room, or even the back of a taxi.


If your makeup motivation is just to look like a better version of yourself, these products will achieve just that.

  1. Alima Pure Cream Concealer ($28) uses the warmth of your skin to blend in seamlessly.  Rely on it to cover spots or dark circles without any cakiness.

  2. Suntegrity 5-in-1 Natural Moisturizing Tinted Face Sunscreen ($45): Since we know sunscreen is a non-negotiable, why not cover imperfections while hydrating and nourishing at the same time?

  3. W3LL PEOPLE Expressionist Mascara ($22): The best natural mascara on the market. Hands down. Period. End of sentence!


Weather, work, or your personal life got you down?  A glowing visage will perk you right up.

  1. Vapour Stratus Soft Focus Instant Skin Perfector ($56) is like photoshop for your skin.  You’ll instantly have a smoother and more luminous visage.

  2. Tata Harper Very Illuminating ($40) imparts glow in an easy to apply formula that gets where you want it to and nowhere else, unlike some of its messy liquid counterparts.  

  3. Josie Maran Argan Lip Sting Plumping Butter ($23) hydrates and enhances your lips in the most non-Kylie way possible.




  1. Juice Beauty Flawless Serum Foundation ($42) offers full coverage while also imparting an age-defying serum.  Talk about double-duty!

  2. Beautycounter Lip Sheer ($30) in scarlet is a perfect sheer red, and since it is buildable it is easy to apply without precision.

  3. RMS Beauty Cream Eye Polish ($28): A full eye takes time and effort to apply, whereas this eye polish can be dabbed on with your finger for instant drama.



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