Gorgeous In 5 Minutes Flat

It’s not really my speciality to do my makeup in a hurry, but there are sometimes that I like a good challenge.  So I decided to set my iPhone timer for exactly 5 minutes the other morning, to see if I could actually accomplish this daunting task.

{I literally was working up until the bell rung!!}

Granted this isn’t the full face of makeup I typically sport around town, but it was definitely enough that I wouldn’t be embarrassed if I ran into someone I knew at the local coffee shop or Target.  Here are my before and after shots for you to see what YOU can also do in 5 minutes flat.  Once again, I can’t believe I’m showing you my bare morning face and robe ensemble, but I’m doing it to give everyone hope that there is hope when time is an issue!!

On your mark, get set, GO!!!!

 {BEFORE- yikes.}
{AFTER- yippee!}
Not too shabby for exactly 5 minutes right??  There is one product that I was super excited, impressed, amazed by (Smashbox BB Cream!) that completely helped pull this quick look together.  I love receiving samples of new products in my Sephora shipments, and two of my most recent ones made the cut for this look.
Here are the products I used to pull myself together to walk out the door!!
Skin ::  Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream ($39) in color “light” created a most flawless face without having to use an extra primer or moisturizer (thank goodness, two less steps!).  BB Creams are all the rage right now, and if they all perform this good, I can see why.  The best way to describe it, is that it’s a multi-tasking cream formula that hydrates and covers better than a tinted moisturizer but not as heavy as actual foundation.  So it probably wouldn’t be best for someone with major skin issues, but it was just enough for me.  And it’s got the much needed SPF 35 so you’ve pretty much got all of your bases covered with this product!  
I also used a couple dots of concealer on top of this foundation for extra help with the under eyes and around the sides of my nose.  
For my cheek color, I applied a bright pink blush, Nars “desire,” to make me look alive!
{Extreme closeup of my skin after the BB Cream.}
Eyes & Lips ::  Eyes were of course accomplished with my favorite Too Faced Natural Eye Palette, and used the matte ivory “heaven” all over the lid, “classic” champagne shimmer from lashes to crease, then finished it off with “push up” a bronzey brown, just in my crease for a bit of definition.  
Two coats of black mascara just on top lashes (bottom would have taken more time which I didn’t have!) and a swipe of a flesh colored pencil (Stila kajal liner in “topaz”) on inner waterline of bottom lashes to brighten the redness from just waking up!
Lips were also a Sephora freebie with my order, a rose colored lip balm for just a tad of easy color, Fresh Sugar Rose  ($22.50) tinted lip treatment.  
DING DING DING – TIMES UP!!!!   What do you think –  Did I win the race??

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