how-to: the 5-minute face


Whether you work full-time, you’re a busy mom, or you just like a fuss-free makeup routine, the 5-minute face is for you. In this tutorial, we use flattering, finger-friendly, multitasking products, and reveal which steps really make a difference.

(Spoiler alert: Yes, you should curl your eyelashes. No, you shouldn’t skip sunscreen.) Comment below to let us know your favorite ways to get ready in a flash!

Pai: Echium & Argan Gentle Eye Cream

Wake up tired eyes with a gentle eye cream. This formula wears beautifully under makeup for a smooth finish.


Odacite: Camelina + Chamomile Serum Concentrate

These booster serums can be mixed in with your day lotion to target whatever your concerns may be. You can choose from 18 options. This one is particularly suited for red, sensitive skin.


Josh Rosebrook: Tinted Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30

This is a great two-in-one. Press into your skin for broad spectrum sun protection and a sheer tint to even out the skin.


RMS Beauty: “Un” Cover-Up in Shade 22

Use your fingertips to pat this cream concealer on any redness or darkness. The coconut-oil infused formula melts into the skin for natural coverage.


Vapour Organic Beauty: Aura Multi-Use Blush in Courtesan

A multi-use stick works in your favor when you’re in a hurry. Add the same pop of color high on the cheeks and on your lips to look polished and put together.


W3LL People: Bio-Brightener Stick

If you are sleep-deprived, a highlighter is your best friend. Swipe onto the tops of cheeks, bridge of nose, cupid’s bow, inner corners of eyes, and the brow bone, then blend the edges for a radiant, rested appearance.


W3LL People: Expressionist Mascara

Finish with mascara for depth and definition, taking care to work the wand into the roots of lashes first, wiggling out towards the ends. Pro tip: Curl your lashes first for an eye-opening effect.