5 min face vs. 25 min face

Some days, you wake up like this:
And you wanna do only this:

But instead you get up, take your coffee, get going and face the world!
So there are almost thousands of pictures, videos and articles in the internet about no-makeup or 5 min makeup tutorials. I am not going to post a tutorial today…. I am just going to visually represent how does a 5 min makeup face compares to a 25 min makeup face….with same amount of sleep, under eye bags and acne episodes. [I apologize beforehand for the phone cam pictures!]

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5 min Makeup:

On the above picture, I had literally 5 min to spare to get ready. So I slathered on my La Roche-Posay tinted sunscreen, applied Benefit They’re Real mascara and MAC lipstick in All Fired Up.


25 min Makeup:



Now have a look at the above picture. Here, I had 20-25 mins to do my makeup. I applied La Roche-Posay clear sunscreen, then Tarte BB tinted primer in Medium. After that I used MAC pro longwear concealer in NC 35 under my eyes and around my nose and then set it with Hourglass ambient powder in Dim Light.
I used MAC blush in Blunt to slightly add dimension and Clinique cheek pop blush in Ginger Pop to add some color on the cheeks.

For eyes,  I used Benefit They’re Real push up liner and They’re Real mascara. For brows, I filled them up with Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown and then set it with Benefit Gimme Brow.

For lips, I used OCC lip tar in Grandma as a lip tint and topped it off with Buxom lip cream in Mai Tai.

Where’s the difference?


If you compare the two pictures you can see, my undereye circles and breakouts on the forehead are very much visible on left picture. Other than the skin, most difference comes when we fill-in our brows or make them a little bit “tidy”.  My brows are looking like caterpillars on the left picture, but on the right, it looks well groomed, tidier even if they are the same brows in both pictures without any plucking or waxing.

So you see,


………with the 
right products, time and a cup of good coffee- it’s achievable to look presentable and seem put-together even if you feel like a hot mess! If you have 10 mins to spare on yourself in the morning, make it count ladies. It’s not a crime to show your best face forward!



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