Five Products for a Five Minute Face

Happy Friday, lovelies!

We finally made it to the weekend! I hope you have some exciting plans upcoming. I'll be by the water all weekend, soaking up as much sun as I can before summer draws to a close.

Lately I've been having a lot of mornings where pressing snooze on my alarm seven times just isn't enough. That means I have to get ready and looking like a respectable human in record time so that I don't miss my train to work. I'm sure we can all relate to the early morning wake-up struggle, so today I wanted to do a post on five products I like to use to create a flawless face in just five minutes.

Stila Magnificent Metals Liquid Eyeshadow: Although this eyeshadow looks intimidatingly glamorous, it's actually one of the easiest shadows I've ever used. One quick swipe on each lid is enough to make it look like you dedicated a lot of time towards applying glitter precisely to your eyelids. Low maintenance yet absolutely stunning? Sign me up!


Benefit Roller Lash Mascara: When I'm running late, I often skip out on eyeliner altogether as I know my wings will undoubtedly end up entirely lopsided if I'm rushing. I need a powerful mascara sans-liner to really open up my eyes, and Roller Lash gives my lashes dramatic length instantly. The brush also separates my lashes effortlessly, negating the need to use a lash comb and add more time on to my condensed routine.

Stark Frontier Retractable Eyebrow Pencil*: I rarely leave the house without any brow product on. If I was stranded on a desert island and could only bring one makeup product with me, I would take something to fill in my brows. Although I am a huge devotee to my beloved ABH Dipbrow, when I'm running on a tight schedule I don't have time to fuss around with a tiny brush and brow pomade. In those cases, I like to use an eyebrow pencil to quickly fill in the sparse areas of my brows and get on with my day. The brow pencil I've been loving lately is the Stark Frontier Eyebrow Pencil, as it makes it easy to quickly draw hair-like strokes in my sparse brows.

*I received this product complimentary of Stark Frontier; however, as usual, all of my thoughts and opinions on it are my own.

Wet N Wild Photofocus Foundation: I know in my initial review of this foundation I talked some crap about its plastic spatula applicator. Since then, I've done a complete 180 on my feelings about it! The spatula makes it so easy to hastily paint foundation directly onto my face. I then take my stippling brush and blend for my life, achieving medium coverage and evening out my skin tone in under a minute flat.

Clinique Sun-Kissed Face Gelee: Bronzer is a key part of my speedy makeup routine. It helps give the illusion that I'm living a healthy life, complete with flawless skin that is well-rested and has a healthy glow rather than looking pale and sallow after a restless night's slumber. The Clinique Sun-Kissed Face Gelee liquid bronzer is super easy to apply and blend out using only your fingers, so you don't have to worry about spending extra time dampening your beauty blender. You can even throw some of this bronzer in the crease of your lid to add some depth to your sparkly eyeshadow look if you're feeling a bit wild!

What are your product picks for mornings where you're running short on time? I'd love to hear from you, so leave a comment below!