Easy 5-Minute Makeup Routine for Busy Girls

I’m all for getting glam.

You know. Moisturizer, primer, concealer, foundation, powder, bronzer, highlighter…and that’s just the face.

But sometimes, us busy girl’s don’t have time on our way out the door to do a full face of makeup. Sometimes you just want to look polished, whether you’re heading to class or your job. (I’m always waking up 10 minutes before I need to leave for somewhere. Not a morning person.)

I’ve decided to show you all my quick, simple makeup routine! I can usually do this in 5 minutes or less. Woo!

Side note: I’ve listed these products from top to bottom in order of when I put them on 😉 Also, all images are clickable and will you take you to the sale site.

5 Minute Makeup Routine for Busy Girls


BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector 4.5 G (0.16 OZ)

This stuff is the real deal. I first found it through Natalie Halcro (yes, I am obsessed with the show WAGS). Natalie’s under eye area is always so bright and highlighted, which is a look I love.

I swipe this creamy corrector under my eyes with my pointer finger after moisturizing my face. It makes a huge difference and makes me look 10x more awake than I actually am.

Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer, Light 120, 0.2-fluid Ounce

Don’t be confused, this is a different product than the Becca product listed above. The Becca product is an undereye corrector, and this Maybelline product is a concealer.

Yes, I find that they are both necessary if I really want that bright-eyed look. The Becca corrector cancels out all of the blue/purple tints under my eyes, and this Maybelline concealer covers and blends into my skin. I also love the sponge tip applicator on this product, because it’s like a built-in brush. And we’re all about saving time!

Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte Plus Poreless Powder, Translucent, 0.29 Ounce

This step is pretty self-explanatory, but I always set my face with powder before heading out the door. My skin is pretty oily, and not in the cute “dewy” way. So, I make sure to set my concealer with this powder + a kabuki brush every morning.

Benefit Cosmetics They’Re Real! Mascara

Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend was using the wrong mascara.

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This mascara is bomb. It really gives you the false eyelash look that it promises, and I’m always complimented on my lashes when I wear it. If I could only pick two makeup products in the morning, I would choose to use powder and this mascara. Seriously, it doesn’t disappoint.

Nivea Lip Butter Tin – 0.59 oz
This is one of my holy grail items. I can’t go to sleep at night without putting this on my lips, and I love it for daytime wear too. It’s super thick, smells amazing, and keeps my lips soft all day long.

That’s it for my quick, 5-minute makeup routine.

I would LOVE to know what your go-to items are for early mornings. Tell me in the comments section!

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  • May

    These are some great products! That maybelline concealer is so good! x


    • Emma Lenhart

      Thanks, May! I love the concealer so much!

  • I will recommend to my friends

    • Emma Lenhart

      Awesome! Thanks for reading.