19 Nov Flawless Five-Minute Makeup Routines
Living in this Coronavirus “new normal” doesn’t mean you can’t still get dressed up or made-up! In fact, continuing at least some of your pre-virus routine and practicing self-care are both helpful remedies for combating quarantine fatigue. Here are some of our favorite five-minute makeup trends to help you both look and feel your best – even under a mask.
1. Monochromatic Rose
This unique five-minute makeup look helps simplify your makeup bag and save time because it requires only a single color. You can choose any shade, going as neutral or as bold as you’d like. We’re especially loving rosy shades of red that complement natural winter skin.
Step 1: First, prep skin with CBD Skincare Co Exfoliating Scrub + Cleanser Concentrate for Face and Body ($34). This organic cleanser contains all-natural CBD oil to help dissolve dead skin, in addition to soft jojoba beads to cleanse pores and restore a healthy glow.
Step 2: Next, apply your preferred primer for longer-lasting wear. If desired, use concealer and foundation to conceal blemishes and even out skin tone.
Step 3: Then, using a small shadow brush, apply the powder color of your choice to eyelids. If desired, apply eyeliner.
Step 4: Finally, dust the same powder palette on your cheeks with a large blush brush, adding contouring along the cheekbones.
Step 5: Complete the look by applying the same color to your lips, plus a layer of clear or light-colored gloss to finish the look.
2. Dewy Dolphin Skin
This season, matte is out – dolphin skin is in. This trend is all about creating that silky, dewy complexion and a luminous glow with a five-minute makeup routine that incorporates rich, hydrating skincare.
Step 1: First, prep skin using a drop of your favorite organic cleanser and Qyksonic’s Sonic Skin Device ($149) to exfoliate and boost circulation.
Step 2: After cleansing, massage Lau Botanicals’ Island Glow Serum ($60) all over face to enrich and hydrate while promoting a brighter complexion and protecting from UV damage.
Step 3: Next, improve tone and replenish moisture with a layer of Dr. Lily Ros’ 100% Natural Illuminating Cream ($75).
Step 4: Then, apply your preferred primer for longer-lasting wear. Use concealer or foundation to conceal blemishes and create even tone.
Step 5: Finally, create that coveted “dewy” look using a highlighting balm along the cheekbones, the middle of your forehead, and the bridge of your nose.
Step 6: Finish with a glossy lip for added shine.
3. The Zoom Filter Makeover
Zoom has become a no-contact mainstay of pandemic life. In fact, the company has even developed a setting to soften skin’s appearance, helping you save time on a makeup routine. Now, meet the one-step makeup trend designed to imitate this Zoom filter effect.
Step 1: After cleansing, nourish, tone, and prep camera-ready skin with Juice Beauty’s Phyto-Pigments Flawless Serum Foundation. The tinted serum is certified organic, plant-derived, and silicone-free. Additionally, it’s sustainably packaged in recycled glass + FSC (Forest Stewardship Council-certified) paper. Evenly apply serum to entire face using fingertips or a foundation brush, and you’re ready to go!
4. Fire it Up
Make a statement and feel unstoppable with a bold red lip. Our top pick is Dr. Lily Ros’ 100% natural lipstick in violet-hued Red Plum or red-toned On Fire. These eco-friendly lipsticks feature all-natural, organic ingredients specially formulated to nourish with every wear. What’s more, they’re free of parabens, synthetic chemicals, and artificial fragrances. Enhance any look or style flawlessly with a quick swipe of rich, moisturizing color.
5. The Fox Eye
What started as a TikTok trend is now a five-minute favorite. For this look, all you need is light brown eyeshadow, your favorite brow pen or liner, and a small eye brush. If you’re feeling more flirty and fun, then get colorful with Lily Lolo’s Pixie Sparkle Eyes. This award-winning mineral eyeshadow offers long-lasting wear and is free of talc, synthetic dyes, parabens, and fillers.
Step 1: First, use an angled liner brush to apply light brown eyeshadow along the lash line, starting at the inner corner, outward. Blend the edges into the eyelid.
Step 2: Next, use a black or brown brow pencil or liner to apply a thinner line on top of your eyeshadow. Blend the edges for a smooth transition.
Step 3: Then, Create a flared shape on the outer lash corners with volumizing mascara or by adding false lashes at outer edges.
Step 4: Complete the rest of your makeup routine as usual.
A happy, healthy complexion is the key to any five-minute makeup routine. Nourish your skin from the inside out with these beauty bio hacks. Also, don’t forget to adjust your skincare routine to prevent dry skin this upcoming winter!