10-Minute Makeup


I'll hold my hands up and admit I'm high maintenance. Ideally I give myself a good hour to get ready in the morning. However, sometimes your alarm doesn't go off, or you need to rush out to get an early-morning train or whatever but you still want to have something on your face. These are my top products for those kinds of days! Personally I find a good guideline is:

  • 2 minutes on the base 
  • 2 minutes on concealer 
  • 2 minutes for eyebrows
  • 1 minute for eyeshadow and liner
  • 1 minute to apply a bit of mascara
  • 1 minute popping on a bit of blusher
  • 1 minute on a lip product (optional, as you can do this later if you need to)


This is perfect for when you've just got to cleanse and go, as it's very hydrating on the skin (but not in a shiny/greasy way!) It's so quick and easy to apply and gives a nice amount of coverage, so it looks like you just have flawless skin! It evens out my skin tone and goes some way to covering up imperfections. The Sephora Pro Airbrush #55 is absolutely incredible for applying this in just a couple of swipes with no brush strokes or makeup-covered fingers to clean up.


My skin is fine in terms of blemishes at the moment so if I have time I'll buff a little of my Urban Decay Naked Skin (post) over any marks, as it blends in easily with a lighter base. However when I'm short on time, my dark circles are the main priority and for those, I reach for this Maybelline Concealer. It isn't really heavy but it gives nice coverage and the shade Nude is quite brightening on me. The applicator (which seems to evoke strong reactions!) means it practically blends itself in and takes seconds to apply. A quick blend with my trusty Real Techniques Setting Brush and I'm good to go. It's a pretty new purchase but I'm also liking the Bourjois  Radiance Reveal Concealer if you want something that's lightweight with decent coverage but has more of a peachy correcting tone.


Lucky people who don't have major eye bags can skip this step but for me concealing is probably the most time-consuming part of my routine (as in, if I set aside a 30 minutes to do my makeup, half of that will be on my base!) So I finish up by applying a bit of this under the eyes and going back in with the Real Techniques Setting Brush. It's fantastic for highlighting under the eyes so you don't need to cake on a really heavy concealer to disguise darkness. I'm not as fond of the colours but the L'Oreal Lumi Magique Concealer does a similar job for a fraction of the price.


I keep a face powder in my bag, so if I'm in a rush I skip that step for now and go straight to blusher. The KIKO formula is one of my favourites as it isn't thin or greasy and lasts well even on my skin (which makeup seems to slide off!) The stick makes it so quick and easy to apply with a quick swipe on each cheek and a few seconds of dabbing to blend it in for a nice, natural flush of colour. Golden Peach is a Nars Orgasm-eque shade that (as the name suggests) is a peachy tone with a gold shimmer running through it, so it's very easy to wear.


Using a stick eyeshadow not only means you can swipe it on your lids in seconds, but you can also use it to line the eyes. This is the perfect everyday neutral bronze-brown dewy shimmer (a more affordable option would be KIKO's Stick Eyeshadow in 06, or for something more accessible but unfortunately not in stick form; Maybelline's On & On Bronze). The formula is really creamy before it sets into place, so you can take a second to blend out the edges before taking this under the eye to line it. It looks so multidimensional on the lids it's almost as though you're wearing two or three different eyeshadows.


If I'm in a mad rush and skipping the time-consuming winged liner, I need to make up for that with my lashes! Lash Sensational gives me serious curl, length and volume within seconds, so it's the one I reach for. It's seriously black in colour and seems to coat even the most non-existent lashes. Best of all: it does this in just one coat.


If I've had my brows shaped and tinted fairly recently then this is enough in itself. If it's been a while and I need to fake the shape a bit, I use the Soap & Glory Archery Brow Pencil to even them up a little before going in with this. I love this tinted brow gel as it isn't clumpy or too thick with fibres but it still adds some fullness (without the crispy feeling). I have the shade Expresso, which is a little warm but works for my very dark brown hair colour. I also love the tiny brush as it makes it so easy to control where the product goes, because let's face it; if the product is going everywhere and you have to today things up afterwards you're not going to save much time!


This is the kind of lip product you can apply without a mirror and it acts as a 2-in-1 as it has a nourishing balm formula. Curviest Caramel is a gorgeous warm pinky-brown nude that goes with just about any makeup look so it's great to grab when I'm halfway out of the door. The Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Petal (post) is also lovely but I'm aware that I talk about it all the time!

What are your favourite quick and easy makeup products?

 


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60 comments

  1. An hour to get ready in the morning? I'd rather have an extra 45 mins in bed and then rush around like a mad woman lol. Some really good picks in there and quite a few I haven't tried yet and definately need to like the Kiko Blush stick, need to add that to my wishlist.

    I can never do quick 1 minute for mascara, it takes me a good 5 minutes when I am rushing lol. Don't even get me started on eyeshadow and liner. You must be a complete whizz at applying makeup.

    Great post Jasmine.

    Carrie xo
    http://www.cazmosworld.com/

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    1. I thought an hour between waking up and getting out of the door was pretty normal? Probably not average but not exceptionally long! Quite a lot of people have said they take longer for mascara - you can always claw back a couple of extra minutes but doing your lips later in the day :) xx

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  2. I really want to try that Kiko blusher stick it looks like such a gorgeous shade :) I'm a little bit obsessed with their stuff atm and have a wishlist as long as my arm hehe.
    Love Holly x

    www.thehollydays.co.uk

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  3. Loved this post, the Maybelline lash sensational is my fave mascara at the moment. x

    Kate// katerosexo1.blogspot.com

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  4. I recently purchased the sensational mascara and haven't even got a chance to try it yet! Since everyone has been raving about it I am sure it is great! Also love em Chubby sticks :)


    The Chicster Diaries xx

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  5. I love stick eyeshadows for busy mornings. My make up takes around 20-30 minutes, but most of that is because I'm going at a snail's pace because I'm exhausted haha

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

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    1. That's pretty much the same for me! I have to wake up and prefer to take my time when I can :) xx

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  6. They've made the Maybelline Color Tattoo's in stick (or rather chubby pencil) form now in the US! Hope they'll bring them to Europe soon ;)

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

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  7. Great post! I love how you described each step! Personally when I don't have the time to do a full cake face or I simply don't feel like it, I spend good 3-4 minutes on my base (primer, foundation and concealer) and for me that's the important step since my skin is acting like crap lately. Then I chuck on mascara, quickly shape my brows and leave my lips bare. xo

    Klaudia // klaudiam96.blogspot.com

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  8. I've just written my own post on 10-minute makeup that should be going up soon, so it's been really interesting to see what other people use in that time frame too! x

    Nikita | nikitabatavia.com

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  9. I wish I could just spend one minute on mascara, even though I'm also using the Lash Sensational one, my lashes are so rubbish that I need at least 3 minutes to make them look decent! But I do agree that, base, concealer and eyebrows should be the most time-consuming parts of any makeup look, as they are the steps which really change the face!
    http://fannyanddailybeauty.com

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    1. Yeah for me, if my base/concealer and eyebrows are fine that's 90% of the job done! xx

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  10. My timeline for applying makeup is really similar to what you have described! I definitely spend the longest on base/ concealer as well as brows - the rest I just rush and get done as fast as I possibly can haha! I love my NARS concealer but I do think it takes a while to blend everything in :) On days when I really need to rush I just use my Maybelline fit me concealer and literally slap it on (well maybe not slap but I dap it on in super speed haha) and I just go! xx

    Jacqueline | Sail Away to Neverland ♡

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  11. Stick eyeshadows are amazing for the mornings, you should try the Kiko ones!

    allthatshimmers.co.uk xo

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    1. I did link to my review on those above for a cheaper alternative :) xx

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  12. I really want to try the nyx brow gel. I've been loving the Mac prolong wear brow set and they look pretty similar:) I love these styles of posts because I feel like I take a long time to get ready in the morning so it's handy referring back to this:)) thanks for sharing xxx


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  13. Every post you write is so perfect <3

    Laurzrah 

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  14. My go too's are just same idea, I really need to get a by terry pencil though, they just look so incredible! The Naked Concealer is on my wishlist for this month though, I need to get one that is pale enough - I give up trying in boots :)

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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  15. I would love for By Terry to produce some more shades of the Ombré Black Star but slightly more matte for an everyday look too because they are incredible. So easy to apply. Great post!

    f a y e
    http://www.theglitternest.co.uk

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    1. KIKO have quite a few matte shades - maybe try those! xx

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  16. I am ridiculously high maintenance when it comes to my makeup (and it takes me an hour during the weekends). Weekdays are a bit better but I really want to get it down to ten minutes or even fifteen minutes!! It's a right struggle!! Thanks for sharing, Lovely!!...xx

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  17. great post! it always takes me far too long to get ready in the morning haha!

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

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  18. I've tried doing a 10 minute face and it's always a HUGE fail! I spend too much time on my brows...I need to find a product that will help and speed up the process.
    xo, Lily
    beautywithlily.com

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    1. I'm the same- on a bad they they can take me 10 minutes in themselves :') xx

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  19. I give my self an hour too haha. I really need to check out the YSL concealer. it sounds great. When I'm in rush I still try to apply all my base products as normal but skip all eye shadow and liner, and just add a few coats of mascara xx

    www.lpagebeauty.com

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  20. I love the lash sensational mascara, its amazing! Any time I need to get ready in a hurry everything goes wrong and I end up with mascara all over my eyes and wonky eyebrows! Haha! X

    www.beautylifebecca.blogspot.com

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  21. My mascara takes me ages!! I always layer on 2-3 coats && like to let them dry in between. I need to get better with a more streamlined process. This was a great breakdown.. I especially need to get my hands on a clinique chubby! Thanks for sharing

    elainea
    toast the girl almighty

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  22. I like to give myself a good hour too, I'd struggle with only 10 minutes and most of that goes on my base! If I'm in a rush I'll usually skip extras like eyeshadow and a bit of contour to try and get out of the door a bit quicker but I love doing my full routine!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. Yeah I love doing my full routine too! But it's nice to have a contingency plan if emergency strikes haha xx

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  23. Hey, can you use the Sephora Pro Airbrush #55 with all foundations or just lightweight ones?
    x

    http://shesmadeby.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It works well with any, it's just the best brush I've ever tried for the lighter formulas :) xx

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  24. Yesterday I had to do my makeup in less than 10 minutes and I swear it was like a marathon, but I was happy with the results :)
    I love being able to do my makeup slowly while watching youtube videos or listening to audiobooks or music, it's relaxing. But I also like knowing I can whip up something fast and pretty if I need to. I love that Nyx eyebrow gel.

    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed

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  25. I must admit I do my makeup in about ten minutes everyday as I value the extra time in bed a little too much. I wish I could get up earlier and spend more time on it as it always looks better. But these are some really great products that I now want to try so I do get my lie in!

    The Makeup Directory

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  26. I wish I could give myself an hour to get ready in the morning but usually I'm making Ellie's breakfast whilst trying to apply my foundation at the same time too haha. I agree with you on the NARS Tinted Moisturiser, it's become a firm favourite of mine x

    Beauty with charm

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  27. Lovely products, and when it comes to makeup routine i hate being rushed, like to do it slowly and enjoy onxoxo


    http://thefurthestthingfromperfect.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yeah, taking my time is always the ideal! xx

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  28. I like to take my time to get ready too but, unfortunately, it's difficult to do so during the week with two small kids who need to be ready for school too :) So I always apply my base products, blush, mascara and lipstick, do my brows very quickly and usually skip eyeshadow or liner :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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  29. It's not often I spend more than 10 mins on make up these days haha maybe once or twice a month for an event. I always power through! Great post!!

    Tahana <3
    http://tahanalee.blogspot.com.au/

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  30. This would be a perfect routine for me, since most of the mornings I am so lazy and have really limited to get my makeup done and leave the house. Lightweight base, blush, brows, and mascara are my essentials for a quick makeup! :) x

    Ela BellaWorld

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  31. I love spending time on my makeup, I find it so therapeutic. However, when I have to be at work for 7am, sleep is definitely more important. I have all my products in a makeup bag and rush through - it's amazing how quickly you can get a full face done when you only have 10 minutes!

    Jordan Alice

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    1. Yeah me too; it's nice to take your time and wake up a bit but sometimes it's just not possible :) xx

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  32. I'm still working on getting my 10 minute makeup routine perfected because I always end up spending like 8 minutes on foundation and concealer alone haha.
    xx
    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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  33. Great Post Hun, I need to perfect my 10min face as I always seem to be running late and need that 20-30min to get my face on haha

    Nicole xx | www.nicolesbeautybabble.com

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  34. I'm definitely taking this on board! My makeup takes me about 20 minutes every morning!

    http://www.gemmacarey.com/

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  35. Love how you timed out all the minutes you should spend on what! For me my downfall is I cant do it quick no matter how much I try!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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  36. I wish I could do my make-up in 10 minutes! I'd get a lay in every morning. I can't believe how many people can get ready so fast, I'm so guilty of taking my time even in a rush!
    Great Blog Post :)

    Sinead | http://subject-beauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. When I realise I'm running late it always seems to focus the mind lol xx

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  37. I have had to learn to do my makeup really quickly so when I do have some time I actually end up using a lot more makeup than I meant to lol! I am going to have to put your time frame to use! ;)
    Sal UmmBabyBeauty

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  38. I loved reading this post, I am the same I don't really like spending a lot of time doing my makeup , so this ten minute tip I'm surely going to try ! The most time I have completed my makeup is within 20 minutes !

    Lorrainewhitney.com

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  39. Fab post lovely, I know what you mean I’m the same when it comes to getting ready in the morning so will definitely be trying this out! I will have to try just using a brow mascara as I can spend a good 10 minutes just filling them in haha

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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  40. I looove giving myself half an hour to get ready because its so therapeutic and just having a good makeup day puts a real swing in my step haha. My favourite base for when I'm in a rush however is also the NARS TM, its grown on me more and more the last couple of months!
    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe

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    1. I'm exactly the same! I always liked it but my love for it has gone to another level this winter :) xx

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  41. It's always hand to have a quick routine in mind for rushed mornings, as usually I like to have a lot of time too! :) xx
    Gyudy @ Gyudy's Notes Of Beauty

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  42. Thanks for your comments lovelies! xx

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  43. Great post :) I love using stick eyeshadow when in a rush too xxx

    beautyinyoureyes.weebly.com/blog

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  44. Great post, especially for those quick mornings that we realize we have no time to get ready haha. Love it!

    Destiny | msbeautyglam.com

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    1. It's my favourite to just throw on and go :) xx

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  46. I really appreciated this post! I love looking at makeup, reading about makeup, even BUYING makeup but for some reason putting it on is a DRAG for me and I never seem to have time to fit everything in so this is super helpful!!! :)

    www.modestblondie.com

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