gallery Makeup on the Go

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This week, I have not had a lot of time to do makeup. If you follow me on Instagram, you will know I do a lot of five minute makeup days. They are not glamorous like pin up makeup days or regular makeup days. However, five minute makeup days are great for those days where you don’t want to go out looking like a complete bum but don’t have time to do something complex.

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Selfie from recent five minute makeup

For these days, I focus on eyes and add a bright color for lips. For the lips, I used a simple moisturizing lipstick from E.L.F. Cosmetics. E.L.F. is one of my big go tos for most things as you may be aware from past posts. It has a drugstore price point, but it lasts. I admit that I splurge on foundation. However, I can get most everything else I need from them.

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Great coverage and great price!

With my eyes, I like to use my eye liner to accentuate. However, you don’t need to go overboard, like I did in my selfie above. You can actually achieve a cute look with just a bit of blended liner on the top of your lids. Add mascara, and you are finished!

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liner and mascara up top. Nothing else!

As I say with makeup in general, the point is to have fun. Whether you have 45 minutes or 5, make it fun! Also, if you are a novice, still just have fun and practice. That is one of the reasons I talk about makeup in 5 and under so much. I think a lot of people get scared off from doing makeup because they think it needs to be over the top. In all actuality, it is whatever you make of it. It also takes practice. I still have days where I look like a clown. I just wipe it off and start again, or if I don’t have the time, I cover it up the best I can. Makeup should always be fun and a way to express yourself!

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