5 Minute Makeup

5 Minute Makeup

Last night as I was being rushed out the door to go to dinner, I was inspired for my next blog post. Although I was dressed, I had absolutely no makeup on. As I quickly swiped on a few products I thought to myself that I should share my “in-a-rush” routine. So, here we have the 5 minute makeup routine, using only FIVE products.

Whether rushing to class or work or wherever you may be going, foundation just is not an option. It takes way too long to put on. And of course if you do try to rush it, the end result isn’t pretty. Instead, I stick with a primer (tinted moisturizer is also a good option). Right now the primer I’m using is bareMinerals brightening primer. I’ve mentioned before that I love bareMinerals makeup and this primer does not disappoint; I love the slight glow it gives my face.

After applying primer, I use another bareMinerals product, the stroke of light eye brightener. Through a mix of genetics and allergies, I’ve always had dark under eye circles, so this is the one area I never forget. After applying some of the product under my eyes, I also use it as a spot treatment in place of concealer to save time (trust me, it actually works).

To continue keeping things quick and easy, I like to lightly line my upper lash line with an eyeliner pencil. Pencils are easy to apply, and although they don’t create that coveted winged shape, they’re far less messy than liquid. I like to use this pencil from Ulta, in a brown/black shade. Because this look is so minimal, I like the brown/black shade because it blends in with my eyelashes. But really though, I think any neutral shade of brown or maybe even gray would work well with this look.

Mascara is another product that is essential for any look. Along with under eye concealer, I generally never leave the house without it. I’ve been using this mascara by Rimmel London. Strangely enough, it does curl my eyelashes like it says as well as any combination of mascara with an eyelash curler, but if you use an eyelash curler with this mascara, the curl is ruined. I have no idea why and maybe it’s just me, but it is nice to not have to use an eyelash curler anymore.

To finish the look I use this lip balm by Givenchy. Supposedly it changes to every skin tone (something to do with the pH balance of your body). I’m not entirely sure that’s true, but I do really like this product. The best part is that you can swipe a little on your cheeks as blush. This product is really great in a pinch; I usually leave it in my purse so I can put it on on the go!

There you have my 5 minute makeup routine using only 5 products. It’s incredibly easy, but still looks great. Thanks for reading, and if you liked this post please give me a follow on Bloglovin’!

xo, Carey

New Goodies

New Goodies

Hi everyone, sorry for not posting in awhile. For this post, I thought it would be fun to share some of my most recent purchases!

  1. Red lipstick. This is probably my favorite and most used of all my new purchases. I’d been wanting a new red lipstick, but I wanted to be able to wear it in the summer. This color is absolutely perfect! It’s a bright red that fits the warmer months, but I feel like it’s not too over the top for every day casual wear. I also like that it’s easy to apply and I don’t need to wear lipliner. Usually I just swipe it on as I’m leaving and I’m ready to go.
  2.  Body suit. I have to say, with the current body suit trend that’s been happening, I was a little skeptical. I was reminded of the leotards I used to wear to dance class. However, I must say that I actually am a fan. I love a nice tucked-in look, but it’s always such a hassle, so the body suit is a good way to accomplish that look. If you follow on instagram (check it out!), you might have seen me in the olive green body suit under my leather jacket. It was so easy to pair with jeans and my jacket for a quick dinner with friends. Because of the jacket (and because I was facing forward), I wasn’t able to show off the cute, lace-up back detail (see picture above). The lace-up back was definitely what sold me on this purchase; I’m loving all things lace-up right now! I wasn’t able to find my exact version online, but Forever21 has so many cute (and affordable!) options you can’t go wrong! I personally have my eye on these: 1, 2, 3.
  3. Hat. Although I haven’t worn it yet, I am so excited to break in this new hat! I’ve been wanting a straw, boater-style hat, so when I tried this one on in Nordstrom I knew I had to have it! I also like that this hat has a brown ribbon. Usually you see boater hats with a black ribbon, so I thought this hat was unique. I can’t wait to pair it with summer dresses and sandals.
  4. Romper. As soon as I tried this romper on in Urban Outfitters, I knew it was a winner.  I’m in love with the cut-out in the front. I’ve been seeing a lot of this type of cut-out lately and I just think it’s so cute.
  5. Pajamas. I substituting picturing my pajamas with the Victoria’s Secret bag because they’re in the wash. I wore them to bed the day I bought them! When I was shopping with a friend, we stopped in to check out the 40% off sale on all clothing and loungewear. Can I just say, I am so sad that the company won’t be making pajamas anymore. With this in mind, I couldn’t resist snapping up this cute pink short set. I’ve never felt pajamas so soft!

That’s it for my recent purchases. I hope you liked the post and don’t forget to follow on Bloglovin‘!

xo, Carey