5-Minute Mom Friendly Makeup Routine 

Learn the secret to achieving a flawless natural makeup look in 5 minutes or less! I share my top tips and tricks for your most glowing complexion yet using my favourite products.

5-minute makeup

One of the most common questions I get asked is about my 5-minute makeup routine. This is my daily makeup routine that can be completed in 5 minutes and is actually good for your skin!

I choose natural and eco-friendly products that deliver high-performance results. After suffering with acne for years and years, I finally learnt how to use makeup that was good for my skin but still gave me the coverage I wanted.

The best thing about mineral powder foundation is it is sweat-proof and lasts all day long. This is a must-have for anyone who is leading a busy lifestyle or is a mom!

Here are the exact steps I take to do my makeup in 5-minutes or less!

Step 1: Apply mineral powder foundation

powder foundation and brush
I’ve literally tried countless foundations over the years. Everything from drug store to department store and everything in between.

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt about skin, particularly acne-prone skin – it’s that it LOVES a powder foundation over a liquid foundation.

When cosmetic companies make a liquid foundation, they are forced to add preservatives into the product as it contains water. The beauty of a powder is – there’s no liquid which means no preservatives and no expiry dates!

Using an earth mineral on your skin is the best thing for it, and it also contains a low SPF protection to shield you from free-radical damage.

How to apply it:

The best way to apply a mineral powder foundation is to tap some product into the lid of the foundation jar and swirl your kabuki brush into it.

Tap off the excess powder on the side of your lid and then gently apply to your face in a circular buffing motion. Repeat until your entire face has been coated in the powder.

A good quality powder foundation will give you medium-high coverage as you build the product up on your skin and will look flawlessly airbrushed.

Time: 2 minutes

Step 2: Contour your cheeks using bronzer

contoured bronzer

Contouring your cheeks with bronzer is the key to a finished natural makeup look. I use a bronzer brush to swirl a small amount of product and gently swish the brush on my wrist to get rid of any excess.

It’s important to do this so you don’t apply too much bronzer to your face and create a ‘muddy’ look. Once you have tapped off the excess, suck in your cheeks and gently use the brush to sweep under your cheekbones.

You can also repeat the process and sweep the brush around your hairline and down either side of your nose to contour.

TIP: Bronzer is my go-to makeup product when I’m opting for a natural look. I just use my kabuki brush to apply a small amount of product to my face all over and buff in. This gives a super sun-kissed look that’s perfect for during the day!

Time: 1 minute

Step 3: Define your eyebrows

HOT TIP – if you have never tinted your brows before, I highly recommend doing this. It gives you a really nice defined look and will help with cutting down your makeup routine as it gives you a better outline of your brows.

The first thing I do is use a slightly damp cotton tip to remove any powder foundation from my brows. I then take a spoolie and brush my brows to get them into position before I apply the product.

I’ve tried pencils, crayons, pomade’s and more over the years but I keep coming back to this brow cushion with inbuilt spoolie and application brush.

Simply press the brush end into the cushion gently and fill in the brow with gentle strokes upwards. You can line the edges with the darker shade and the fill in with the lighter shade to give a feather brow effect.

TIP: Avoid applying moisturiser to your eyebrows as it will stop your makeup being long-lasting.

Time: 1 minute

Step 4: Apply mascara for long lashes

Not everyone is born with long lashes, but thankfully there are lots of good products out there to make them look long and luscious.

I’ll be honest, finding a good mascara is like finding a needle in a haystack. It’s also very much a personal preference thing.

Personally – I LOVE long and defined lashes as opposed to thick and dramatic. The key to applying mascara properly is to start at the base of your lashes closer to your eyelid and gently zig-zag the brush through lashes to the end.

This technique builds thickness and helps the mascara wand to define your lashes.

TIP: Don’t pump the mascara wand in and out of the container as this pumps air into the product and will dry it out faster.

Time: 1 minute

Remember that a good skincare routine is the key to flawless looking makeup. If you get your base right, then the rest of your makeup will look glowing.

There you have it – my go-to guide for flawless makeup in 5 minutes or less! These products can be applied super fast and are great for your skin.

If you have any holy-grail makeup go to products, comment below and help a mama out because we all need quick ideas and better ways to do things!

Olivia Jenkins