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Hezaire Fri 24-Jul-15 13:36:21

Talk me through yours. Being realistic I've got ten minutes (two small children), although I COULD get up earlier.

I've not bothered with makeup for about 3 years, aside from a bit of mascara and that maybelline eyebrow mascara.

I'm babbling. What should I do if time is limited? Any product tips?

TobleroneBoo Fri 24-Jul-15 13:41:03

I do

Roll on
Bb cream
Extra concealer if needed

If I was rushing I would do roll on, Bb cream and mascara

bangingthedrums Fri 24-Jul-15 13:44:39

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cuntyMcCunterson Fri 24-Jul-15 13:48:12

My face takes me 12mins, I've times it so DH can't moan I take hours getting ready!
Double wear foundation-I blend with my fingers
Powder-I like a super matte finish
Wee bit bronzer for contouring
Neutral smokey eye
Lots of mascara-usually 3 coats
The end result is a very natural day/work make up.

HeyMicky Fri 24-Jul-15 13:53:03

BB cream, cream blush, mascara and tinted lipgloss. About three minutes - you can do it all with your fingers if need be.

Get your eyebrows threaded and tinted regularly; eyelashes tinted too if you like.

I find the better my skin is the less I have to wear so a skincare regime will save you time and money on makeup in the long run.

maybemyrtle Fri 24-Jul-15 14:48:00

Every day - eyeliner pencil (Mac/Urban Decay/Essence/Kiko) and Max Factor mascara
If I need it - Boots BB cream and/or concealer (Urban Decay 24/7 or Bobbi Brown)
If I'm making an effort - the above plus cream blusher (currently Rouge Bunny Rouge, also like Becca), bronzer (Becca), cream eyeshadow (Kiko, Topshop, Benefit, Maybelline), lipstick (By Terry, Chantecaille)

Given how little I actually use, I have a ridiculous amount of makeup... blush

chipsandpeas Fri 24-Jul-15 14:53:03

basic routine for me is

brush eyebrows and pencil

if i have extra time then i will add eyeshadow and blusher

thats for work

for going out its about 10 times longer as i take my time but
primer x 3 (for diff areas)
light foundation
bit more foundation
concealer if needed
eye shadow primer
primer mascara
light dusting of powder
brightening powder

brands usually are mac, bobbi brown, urban decay and benefit

chipsandpeas Fri 24-Jul-15 14:53:55

i should add from getting out the shower to leaving the house i have 20mins (unless hair washed) and the basic routine plus doing hair and getting dressed i have plenty of time

pinkfrocks Fri 24-Jul-15 15:29:07

I'm down to a fine art too but it takes about 10-15 mins and there is a difference between slapping on quickly and taking a lot of care. My absolute minimum on a non-working, but have-to-go out day, would be:

sun block
foundation & under eye concealer
mascara- lots of
eye pencil

If I'm doing a good job then I add eyeshadow- eg Urban Decay basics and eyebrow powder- and several more coats mascara.

Melonfool Fri 24-Jul-15 15:50:31

As this is make up, not skincare - I do primer (over sunblock), tinted moisturiser/BB cream, concealer if I think I need it, powder.

Takes about 7 minutes.

Most days, I just do BB cream and a bit of eyeliner. If I want a bit more than that, I have BB cream, smoky eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, Benetint, lipstick.

I use the Boots Botanics BB cream, which is v good and often on offer.

stripytees Fri 24-Jul-15 15:57:26

BB cream blended with fingers
eyebrow pencil
two shades of eye shadow
eye liner

Takes me less than 10 minutes.

thatsshallot Fri 24-Jul-15 16:01:16

Bb cream, powder, bronzer, mascara, Clinique chubby stick lip pencil in whole lotta honey. If I have time sometimes eye shadow/liner too

SinglePringle Fri 24-Jul-15 16:08:34

After shower, I apply body lotion all over. Then deodorant. Then:

Moisturiser (leaving to sink in whilst I make a pot of coffee)
Eye primer (one that takes red out of skin, so not always followed by eyeshadow)
Foundation or tinted moisturiser
Under eye concealer
Cream blusher
Highlighter cream
Gel eyeliner

I then dry hair and let all the above settle.

Then check foundation. Add more if necessary
Curl eyelashes / mascara
Lip liner / lip gloss
Very small amount of powder blusher if needed after lips done

Done. Eyeshadow always added for a night out.

Thurlow Fri 24-Jul-15 16:15:39

I've got it down to a fine art now, it takes about 15 minutes in total, max. After my shower, primer, a slick of eyeliner, eye lash curlers, and mascara. Go off and dry hair, then eat banana, drink coffee, get DC up. Then apply foundation (with fingers, am lazy) and blusher while straightners are heating up, then straighten hair quickly. Lastly clean teeth and apply powder quickly.

I don't take time to apply any of it, just slap it on and go grin Extra powder (that Max Factor Facefinity powder thing) applied during the day to keep the shine off, concealer and lipstick if I have a meeting or training.

minesapintofwine Fri 24-Jul-15 16:24:49

I have two small dc also and my routine takes no time at all. I use:

laura mercier tinted moisturiser
Benefit concealer esp under eyes
Mac blusher
Nears yard mascara
Sometimes a bit of eyeliner
Tinted lip salve

A night out when it happens involves a lot more mascara (dior) foundation (chanel vitalumiere) L'Oréal blusher eyeshadow (usually urban decay) and loads of kohl. And wine. And good tunes. I need a night out now!

goodasitgets Fri 24-Jul-15 16:30:55

blush 15-20 mins for me
Moisturiser, primer, BB cream
Loose powder, highlight, blusher
Eyes - usually 3/4 eyeshadows blended, tightline top waterline, gel eyeliner flick, shadow blended under eye. Mascara

LavazzaLover Fri 24-Jul-15 16:39:13

10 mins.

Moisturise (keave it for 2 mins)
Eye shadow

knackeredknitter Fri 24-Jul-15 16:39:58

For a regular day (don't work)sadtakes around 5 minutes)
moisturiser, sunblock, bit of concealer, eyebrow pencil, mascara, cream blusher and lipgloss.
Going out (very rare these days)
Foundation, concealer, powder, highlighter/blusher, brows, smokey eyeshadow, mascara, lip pencil, lipgloss.

Flambola Fri 24-Jul-15 16:51:45

Eye primer
Eyebrow pencil
2 eyeshadows

10 minutes.

LoadsaBlusher Fri 24-Jul-15 16:54:34

Daily routine. Whether working day or day off , still the same as I always have the 2 DC jumping around.

Star Foundation
Rimmel wake me up concealer
Mineral Powder
Rimmel Bronzer
MAC blusher
MUA highlighter
Eyebrow pencil
Liquid eyeliner

Takes about 10 minutes

If I am going out , I will take much longer to get ready as DP is there to watch kids .

I don't leave the house without make up , always been like this since I can remember ...

herbaceous Fri 24-Jul-15 16:55:33

Good lord. Mine takes 90 seconds. No7 CC cream. Eyeliner on top lashes. Mascara. Lipstick. Done.

Teawaster Fri 24-Jul-15 17:01:03

About 90 seconds for me too when going to work or out during the day, moisturiser , foundation , blusher, eyeliner and lipstick. About 2 minutes if going out at night ie add a bit of mascara and eye shadow

ouryve Fri 24-Jul-15 17:03:39

Umm, wash face, moisturise, make sure my eyebrows are pointing in roughly the right direction. I don't think you should do any more than that. Anything else is surely up to you.

wiltingfast Fri 24-Jul-15 17:07:48

ok 2 dc here too. V basic makeup routine.

Estee Lauder double wear light foundation

Eye shadow from a massive Urban Decay palette someone was kind enough to give to me. 2-3 blended



... I'd say takes me less than 5m. My foundation is great, gives wonderful smooth even coverage (have rosy cheeks). I say put a bit of time in finding a good one that suits you. Get samples. I spent a bit of time on this about 2y ago after a dreadful Nars one that aged me about 10y and have never looked back!

The UD palette is also brilliant as I'm not rooting around for different fiddly Mac containers.

If I'm going more casual but still want to feel groomed I use Boots BB cream instead of full on foundation and it is also marvellous.

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