The 5 Product Face

5 Product FaceLet’s be real: Putting on makeup can sometimes feel like another chore in the morning. It’s not enough that you have to pull a reasonable outfit together for work, you then have to put on makeup so you don’t scare your coworkers at the office. No? Just me? Okay… My point is this: Most of the time I don’t have the luxury to go through my whole makeup collection and think “Hmm what complicated and extensive makeup look am I going to do today?” Instead I reach for five products that pull my look together without killing too much time sitting at my vanity. Let me tell you about my current 5 Product Face:


I always start with the eyes because it instantly makes me look more awake. The Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circles Eraser is an angel sent from above – I really can’t say enough good things about it. It works like a miracle under my eyes and also works great with covering up blemishes and any redness along the nose. It’s super creamy, blends easily and gives me an incredible natural finish. After the concealer I fill in my eye brows – I’m telling you, this makes ALL the difference. I have light shaded eye brows and filling them in with a natural color (similar to my hair color) frames my face like you wouldn’t believe. I use the Bobbie Brown eye shadow in the color cement. To complete my eyes I apply two coats of the Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara which ad
ds length and volume to my lashes.


For the general face area I like to use a palette that comes with different blushes to choose from. That way I have everything in one place for easy access and don’t have to rummage through my collection when I’m in a hurry. The e.l.f. blush palette in the color light is fantastic for exactly that reason. It comes with three different blushes along with a gorgeous caramel brown color that I use for contouring. Two of the three blushes are matte while the third one has bits of glitter mixed in for a shimmery effect.


To finish off the look I go for a lip product that is both moisturizing and long lasting. The Revlon Color Burst Balm Stain in the color honey is my go-to because it’s moisturizing, stains my lips and delivers the perfect ‘your lips but better’ color.

The 5 Product Face is effortless, easy and fast. It’s perfect for when you’re on the go and takes the thinking part out of the equation. Kinda makes putting on makeup fun again, right?