March 19, 2014

5 Minute Makeup

This week is a crazy one. For some reason, the test Gods are plotting against me this week and I have four exams in a matter of 36 hours. Life is just cruel some times isn't it? Whenever I have a super busy week, the last thing I want to do is spend hours getting ready. I'm tired, I really don't care what I look like. However, rather than scare the $%*# out of everyone at the library, I devised a quick and easy makeup look! This one takes 5 minutes (sometimes less!) and leaves me looking (somewhat) like an actual human being! Let's go:

1. Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation 
I'm probably the last person to try this foundation, but I recently picked it up at the drugstore and I love it! I usually steer clear of wearing foundations on a daily basis, but this one has really light and natural looking coverage so I don't mind it. 

2. Rimmel Natural Bronzer 
Admittedly, not my favorite bronzer. It's the only one I have at the moment, however, so I'm making it work! Don't get me wrong, it's not horrible it's just not fabulous either.  I feel like bronzer is necessary after the foundation to give a little shape to my face and make me look alive. It has a shimmer in it, which I'm not a fan of but it doesn't make me look orange! For a pale person like me, that's definitely a plus!
3. bareMinerals Flawless Application Brush
Brushes aren't really my area of expertise (I usually just use whatever one is laying around at the time) but I really do like this one!  I use this to apply the bronzer and it does a great job. As you can tell from the photo, I really need to stop being lazy and clean it.

4. Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze
I love cream eye shadows because I'm really lazy and they're really easy to apply! This color looks great and doesn't take hours to blend in. Plus it won't crease or wear off throughout the day which is super important to me. 

5. Urban Decay Naked Basics 
I use the lightest color in this to highlight a little if I have time. Also, I use the light brown shade to fill in my eyebrows if I feel like they need it. My eyebrows are weird like that. Sometimes they need filling in, sometimes they don't! 

 6. Maybelline The Falsies Mascara 
The best mascara! Seriously, I've tried basically every mascara you can get at the drugstore and I always come back to using this one. I have long lashes, but this takes them to another level! Plus, you don't have to put on like 5 coats to get good results! One coat and you're done--great for a quick look!

7. Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle
For everyday, nothing beats a pink lip balm in my book! This one is fab because it matches my natural lip color really well! Also it's really moisturizing, which I love, and the color lasts a long time. The Lip Butters are a staple in my makeup collection, I have about five of them randomly floating around at the bottom of my purse!

So that's it, I'm back to studying now! What's your 5 minute makeup routine? Any products I should try? Give me your recommendations in the comments!

xo Sydney


  1. I so understand how you feel with having all those tests. Story of my life! I also love basically all of the items you listed :)

  2. Falsies is my favorite mascara of all time - hands down!

  3. Exams are one thing I seriously don't miss now that I am out in the working world. I hope everything goes well! In terms of my own everyday makeup, here's a lip butter and Color Tattoo sitting on my dresser right now!

  4. I love this! I've been trying to work up a 5 minute makeup routine, but haven't perfected mine yet! I love your "sometimes my brows need filling in, sometimes they don't" hahah