10-Minute Makeup Essentials

Whenever I do my everyday makeup, I probably spend a total of 10 minutes on my face. The most I’ve ever spent doing my makeup is over an hour for an event. For the 5-10 minute days, here are the products I use and love!

bareMinerals Prime Time Primer

 Primer is essential to all-day wear, and works best if you let it sit for 5-10 minutes before you put on your makeup. I like to put this on after I wash my face, and get dressed while I let it set in.

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream

 
This foundation is going to give you better coverage without looking caked on. The great thing about this is you don’t have to use as much and it will last a lot longer. It’s a BB cream, so it is the best foundation for better skin, and it’s an SPF to help you keep your good skin. A cheaper alternative would be NYX HD Liquid Foundation. The only thing is it’s much thinner than Smashbox, so you don’t get as much coverage. With both brands I use their lightest shade.

Revlon Age-Defying Concealer

THIS STUFF- seriously a lifesaver. Under eye circles have met their concealer match. You can use it on almost any sort of blemish, and you won’t have to worry about it for the rest of the day. Plus you can buy it at basically any convenience store that sells makeup. Depending on the time of year, I either use light, or light/medium.

MAC Concealer

I love this concealer on days where I’m super pale, or my face feels too dry for my other concealer. It’s super creamy, and also has SPF 35! I like to use it to highlight my face on days where I’m too lazy to use actual highlighters, as well, since it’s such a light shade. I use NC15, which is the lightest shade possible.

bareMinerals Concealer

A light coat of bareMinerals concealer powder is my last step in my face makeup. The reason I like to use this over a regular powder is it blends all of your makeup and covers any last blemishes you may have missed. I use Bisque, which is their lightest shade.

They’re Real! Mascara

My only eye step that I do on the daily is mascara. Even though I probably have 20 tubes of mascara, my favorite one is They’re Real! by Benefit. It makes my lashes look longer, and much more spread out.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

When I want my eyelashes to look really sexy, and almost fake, I add a coat of Too Faced’s Better Than Sex mascara to my first coat of They’re Real!. This mascara makes your lashes look much fuller than they are, and really makes them look like you’re wearing false eyelashes when you combine it with the other.

Beauty Counter Lip Sheer

To top off my daily look, I use Beauty Counter’s Lip Sheer in Nude. It’s a great natural look that’s really close to my natural color, so it doesn’t look too different, but it still gives me some color as well as shine. This stuff stays on for hours, which is so hard to find in regular balms.

So, there you have it! What products do you use daily that you love? Let us know in the comments below!

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