Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The 5 Minute Face:

      This is my first ever make up post and I couldn't be more excited/terrified about sharing these photos with you all! I have to say that I do love make up. I previously worked for Mac Cosmetics and ever since I've accumulated a lot of products (AKA: face paints). I am by no means a make up pro but I wanted to show my readers how I make getting ready in the AM fast and above all, beautiful. But as I mentioned earlier, I am also very afraid to share these photos! It's difficult to put yourself in front of an iphone camera (which I use to take all of the photos for my blog) with no make up on and show people how you try to make yourself look decent in the shortest possible amount of time. Talk about a tall order! To make matters worse, I recently had some heavy dental work done and my face was pretty swollen post surgery (especially on the side I did not feature in any of the photos). But I thought... if I can do my makeup in less than 5 minutes while drugged up on (doctor prescribed) codeine and still manage to look presentable, then this tutorial is probably worth sharing!

Magic Potions:
1: Mac's "Cork" eyeshadow. (for my brows)
2: Mac's "Omega" eyeshadow.
3: Mac's Light Flush (this works too)
4: Benefit's High Beam (Favorite beauty product ever!)
5: Maybelline's Define-A-Lash mascara plus volume
6: Milani eyeliner (Picked this one up on a whim and I love it! No eyeliner sharpener required, which is perfect because I always manage to misplace mine.)
7: Mac's Dazzleglass lipgloss (try this one)
8: Benefit's Play Stick foundation  

Let's get started!
1: Apply foundation/powder (which ever you prefer) to your full face making sure to apply an even layer over your eyelids. This will help your eyeshadow stay on longer.

2: Using a thin angled brush, fill in your eyebrows. I prefer to use eyeshadow to contour my brows. For blonde's try Mac's cork. When my hair was black, I used Mac's mystery. I like to trace a line under my brow using the angled brush and feather the color upwards.

2: Apply a neutral shade of brown eyeshadow from your lash line to right above your eye's crease using a fluffy brush.

3: Apply black eyeliner to your lower lash line.

4: Apply liberal amounts of mascara.

5: Apply benefit's high beam under your eyes in an even stripe. Pat the product into your foundation blending as you go until you achieve a smooth and bright complexion. 

6: Slick on some sassy red lip gloss and a shimmering pink blush..... 

And you are good to go!

All in less than 5 minutes!


PS: I did edit these photos a bit. Turned up the volume on the sharpness and reduced the noise a hair.   


  1. Pretty!

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  2. Thanx for your lovely comment...Nice makeup tut :)

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  3. Great job dear, you look gorgeous! xx -Taj

  4. Love how you did your skin ! IT looks totally flawless and stunning! And we're all about a cherry and glossy lip! And I'm all about 5 minute make up! I think I have my make up routine down to 7 mins flat!hahaha
    xoThe Beckerman Girls


  5. gorgeous Nico!! 5 minute makeup is right up my alley!

    All had been good...hope you are well too! xo

  6. You look fabulous Nico! I had dental work from Oct - Dec of last year. Thought I was going to die. LOL So I know what you're going through. Feel better, but you look great.

  7. You look this gorgeous in 5 min??????? OMG so not fair! I am 31 years old so by the time I am done applying undereye concealer, foundation primer, and eyelid primer that has taken 5 min!

  8. Wow! You look fantastic in these pictures.

  9. This is a great post! I am so bad at make up it's not even funny hahaha! you look great :)


  10. Oh darn...I am so sorry to hear that longtallsally does not offer sizes to suit your slim physique! Hmm ok I'll be on the look-out and send you any suggestions that I find! Today was a day I encountered a shoe designer for sizes under 5 so I told a few of my readers who have that issue...I suppose you wear a shoe size over 5 yes? lol!

  11. great post! thanks for sharing!


  12. You look marvelous!! 5 minutes is fantastic!! xx

  13. You are a make up pro! I always look a million times better when I buy the make up you recommend and when you do my make up :)

  14. Love this! It´s so simple yet beautiful! You look amazing Nico!

    xx Ivana

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