Sometimes it’s hard not to hit the snooze button a couple of times in the morning, but we have something that can help with that! With the right products, you can reduce your entire makeup routine down to a mere five minutes and instead spend that time getting a few extra minutes of sleep or even scrolling through Instagram. We’ve broken it down for you below!
Dedicate a good chunk of your five minutes to perfecting your base. It’s important to start with the cleanest possible canvas, so use the jane iredale Magic Mitt to remove all traces of grime from the skin. These are perfect for a speedy cleanse as they rid the face of any makeup and bacteria without having to use a cleanser - just add warm water!
The beauty of Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser is that it packs the skin care benefits of a moisturiser and the coverage of a foundation, making it perfect for this routine for two reasons. Firstly, it means you don’t have to prep your skin with a primer to hydrate the skin prior to your base application, and secondly, given that the consistency is akin to a moisturiser, you can apply it using your fingertips! To get the application just right in minimal time, begin by applying the product to the centre of your face then blend up and out. To increase the coverage, go back in with your Flocked Sponge and gently press in more product.
1.30 - 2.00 minutes
The easiest way to lift your complexion in as little time as possible is with a cream blush, like our Glow Time Blush Sticks. Cream blushes are best applied using your fingers, as your fingertips warm up the product to help it melt into the skin and give you a beautiful natural finish. Simply press the product into the apples of your cheeks then use a clean finger to blend the colour up towards the high planes of the cheek bones. This one’s great for makeup on-the-go too, as you can double it up as a lip colour!
At the two minute mark, prime your lashes with our PureLash Lash Extender & Conditioner which you apply as you would any lash product. Now it’s onto mascara. One coat of our Beyond Lash Volumizing Mascara will do the job as it’s highly pigmented, so you don’t need to add layer upon layer to get a deep colour.
Time to move onto your brows. Our brow pencils are great as you have a spoolie in one end and the pencil in the other to save you from having to fiddle around with two products. We’ve given you a little extra breathing time here to make sure your brows are just right, as precise brows will add some serious polish to your overall look.
This product is so easy to apply, you could really save yourself another 30 seconds and apply it as you head out the door - it’s our LipDrink Lip Balm! Much like the Dream Tint, this packs the moisture of a balm and the colour of a lip tint into one product, so you don’t need to prep the lips before applying the product. For this look, we’d suggest using the shade ‘Flirt’ as it’s a natural pink hue, so you don’t need to worry about being really precise with it. Don’t forget to spritz with your favourite Hydration Spray to finish your look!
A few seconds to spare? Admire your handy work in the mirror and take a selfie. Share your look by tagging @janeiredale_australia and for your chance to be featured.
Words by Gemma Watts @gemkwatts
Editor's Note: This post was initially published in September 2017 and has recently been updated for accuracy, freshness and comprehensiveness by jane iredale Australia in June 2023.