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Before I dive into the 5-minute makeup routine, I wanted to clarify that I am NOT a makeup artist.
If you want a professional to assess what makeup would work best for YOU…
I strongly suggest you take advantage of the in store services at Nordstrom.
These makeup application sessions are FREE!!
Plan to book appointments about a week in advance.
You can also get your makeup done for special occasions like weddings, galas, reunions, etc.!
Again…for FREE!

You can easily book an appointment online here.

I still remember when I had a Nordstrom beauty expert do my makeup in Dallas before a huge party.
It was literally the best I’ve ever seen my makeup look. I still try to recreate it.

5-Minute Makeup Routine with Beauty Blogger, Erin Busbee, BusbeeStyle.com

5-Minute Makeup

We are all juggling, right?
Houses, husbands, kids, groceries, laundry, appointments, etc.
Most days, I feel like I can barely keep my head above water. There is ALWAYS something more I need to do.
And, I don’t want to walk out the door looking frazzled and tired (even though I am.)
So…my 5-Minute Makeup routine is a must!

I thought it might be helpful to share with all of you… so you have a 5-minute routine at the ready.

Keep scrolling to see my 5-minute makeup routine!

5-Minute Makeup routine featuring the instant look in a palette by Charlotte Tilbury

Multi-Purpose Products

The first key to my 5-minute makeup routine is having the right products.
Palettes and 2-in-1’s are definitely HUGE time savers.

The palette I’m lovely lately, is the “Instant Look in a Palette Beauty Glow,” by Charlotte Tilbury.
It has almost everything you need: eye shadows, bronzer, highlighter, blush…
This is a ‘limited edition’ palette so I would scoop it up quickly.
It is PERFECT for travel too!!
It’s sold out but Nordstrom has another limited edition Instant Look in Smokey Eye.

More on this in a bit… 

Shop all eyeshadow palettes here.

 

5-Minute Makeup Routine featuring Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

5-Minute Makeup routine, applying magic foundation by Charlotte Tilbury with a sponge

Step #1 | Foundation

While in pursuit of a new, lightweight foundation,  I stumbled across the highly reviewed, “Magic Foundation,” by Charlotte Tilbury.
I like VERY natural, light coverage that looks like your skin, just a little better.
If you also prefer that type of coverage, you will LOVE this foundation.
I bought #02.
You can see the difference on the left side of my face (above). It’s subtle.

I apply my foundation with a wet sponge to sheer it out even more.
If you want to have more coverage, use a brush like this one.

Sunscreen

I really like that the foundation also includes SPF, which is another time saver for me.
(Throw a mist or powder sunscreen in your bag to reapply mid-day)

Shop all foundation here.

 

5-Minute makeup routine featuring charlotte tilbury highlighter concealer

5-Minute makeup routine featuring charlotte tilbury highlighter concealer

Step #2 | Concealer 

Concealing is a must for tired, busy moms like me.
It hides a LOT… and makes you look fresh and rested.

This concealer is called, “The Retoucher” conceal and treat stick. It moisturizes and doesn’t sit in your wrinkles!
The brush applicator means I don’t have to grab a brush to apply my concealer…
It’s a seemingly small thing, but it’s a time saver for sure!

I bought Fair 02. If you are super fair, choose 01.

Shop all concealer here.

 

5-Minute makeup routine featuring charlotte tilbury instant look in a palette

5-Minute makeup routine featuring charlotte tilbury instant look in a palette, base color from lash line to brows

5-Minute makeup routine featuring charlotte tilbury instant look in a palette, crease color

5-Minute makeup routine featuring charlotte tilbury instant look in a palette, liner color, lining eyes with eye smoke from Charlotte tilbury

5-Minute makeup routine featuring charlotte tilbury instant look in a palette, lining inner corner of eyes with eye brighten

Step #3 | Eyelids

Here is your SUPER easy eye shadow routine. You can follow along with these steps in the pictures above.
Using the “Instant Look” palette:

1) First, I applied the “Eye Brighten” shade from the lash line to the brow bone.
2) Next, I added “Eye Enhance” in the crease.
3) Then I lined the upper and lower lids with “Eye Smoke.”
4) I finished the shadow bronzed look by lining the inner corner of the eye with “Eye Brighten.”

I’m typically not an all over shimmer shadow kind of person, but there is something about Charlotte Tilbury’s shadows
They are gorgeous! This is my second CT palette. Both have shimmer shades, and I love and use both!

Shop all eyeshadow here.

 

5-Minute makeup routine featuring charlotte tilbury eyelash curler gold

5-Minute makeup routine featuring charlotte tilbury eyelash curler gold

Step #4 | Curling Lashes

Unless you’ve had that cool new treatment called, the eyelash perm (oh, yeah, it exists!)…
You will likely need to curl your lashes.
It’s an extra step, but SOOOOOO worth it, in terms of making your lashes look fuller, and your eyes look bigger, and more awake!

Shop all eyelash curlers here.

 

5-Minute makeup routine featuring charlotte tilbury big fat lashes mascara

5-Minute makeup routine featuring charlotte tilbury big fat lashes mascara

Step #5 | Mascara

Mascara is a key part of my morning routine.
I think it makes such a big impact on your look. I am loving this Charlotte Tilbury “Full Fat Lashes” for everyday.
It separates like nobody’s business, and it does NOT clump.
It is also buildable and stays put.

This mascara creates a very different look from CT’s Legendary Lashes, which is more for evening (or daytime drama).
And, does tend to bleed.

 

5-Minute makeup routine featuring charlotte tilbury instant look palette, bronzer

5-Minute makeup routine featuring charlotte tilbury instant look palette, cheek swish, cheek pop

5-Minute makeup routine featuring charlotte tilbury instant look palette, cheek highlighter

Step #6 | Cheeks

And, herein lies the genius of the “Instant Look in a Palette” palette…
It not only has your eyeshadow shades, it also includes everything you need for your cheeks, including contouring!

Again, this is a BIG time saver! When you have to keep switching products, it takes time.

Here are the steps I took above to create contoured (and rosy) cheeks and face:

1) Using “Face Bronzer” I contour my cheekbones and jawline
2) I add “Cheek Swish” to the apples of my cheeks
3) I finish off the cheeks with “Face Highlight” across my cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose.

Be sure to keep scrolling to see how the highlighter and eyeshadow really catch the light.

Shop all blush here.
Shop all bronzers here.
Click here
for all highlighters and contouring sets.

 

5-Minute makeup routine featuring charlotte tilbury bitch perfect lipstick

5-Minute makeup routine featuring charlotte tilbury bitch perfect lipstick

Step #7 | Lips

This shade of lipstick (above) called “Bi**ch Perfect,” is the perfect everyday color…your lips, but better!
It is SO creamy, and lasts a while! It’s a little on the pricey side, so for those on a budget, check out this similar shade for less (beige pop).
(Notice I did NOT line my lips. If you have the luxury of an extra minute, line them with a lip color shade like this one calledDervish by Mac.)

You can also always add a neutral shade gloss in the center of your lips, to make them stand out even more!

Shop all lipstick here.

 

5-Minute Makeup Routine, before and after pictures

5-Minute makeup routine featuring charlotte tilbury bitch perfect lipstick, instant look, big fat lashes and magic foundation

5-Minute makeup routine featuring charlotte tilbury bitch perfect lipstick, instant look, big fat lashes and magic foundation

Before & After

Not bad for 5-minutes, right?
It looks like I’m rested and ready to take on the world…Even if I want to jump back in bed and hide under the covers.
I LOVE the way the light catches the “Eye Brighten” on my eyes and the “Face Highlight” on my cheeks.
This look is light and natural (not overdone), which is exactly what I want.

Shop My 5-Minute Makeup Look

Don’t forget to book your in store makeup application tutorial with Nordstrom here.
It’s an awesome service that is FREE…
You can ask to use any/all brands.

Other Beauty Posts

You may also enjoy the smokey GREEN EYE look I did here.
And, my top 7 CURRENT BEAUTY FAVORITES here.
Or my wavy hair tutorial here.

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All products were purchased and picked out by me.
All thoughts are my own.

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