Deven Hopp Feb 8, 2014
Not to brag, but we are masters of get-out-the-door-and-on-with-your-day beauty. Give us just three minutes and we can make ourselves look presentable. In five, we can turn presentable into looking pretty good. And in ten minutes…Well, we’re pretty much ready to hit the red carpet at the Oscars. OK, maybe we’re not that skillful, but we do know how to maximize our mirror time. It’s all about prioritization. The order you apply your favorite products is important. If you only have a mere 180 seconds before you simply must leave the house (we all know public transportation waits for no one), don’t start with eyeliner. Here, let us show you our masterful ways…

5 minute makeup

The 3-Minute Face

15 seconds: Primer. We started our look with Dermablend SkinPerfector Pigment Correcting Primer.
1 minute: Eyelash Curler. We pumped our Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler three times on each eye.
1 minute: Mascara. We applied one generous coat of Lancôme Hypnôse Drama to the top lashes.
45 seconds: Foundation. We used our fingers to apply Hourglass Cosmetics Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation, but we also love a good BB cream.  

The 5-Minute Face

1 minute: Concealer. We blended Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer under the eyes.
30 seconds: Blush. We dusted L’Oréal True Match Blush in Innocent Flush on the apples of the cheeks.
30 Seconds: Bronzer. We used a fan brush to lightly sweep The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder across the temples.  

The 10-Minute Face

1 Minute: Highlighter. We used Dermablend Quick Fix Illuminator in Pearl to highlight the brow bones and cheekbones.
2 minutes: Eyeliner. We lightly lined the eyes with em Cosmetics Waterliner in Black Night.
1 Minute: Mascara. We added Maybelline Illegal Length Fiber Extensions Mascara to the bottom lashes.
1 Minute: Lipstick. A swipe of Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Native finished off our 10-minute face.  

How many minutes did you spend doing your makeup this morning?
Tell us in the comments below!



About the Author:When Deven's not behind the scenes producing our photo shoots, she's behind her computer writing about everything from nail art to new lipstick.

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