FOTD – Minimal Makeup for Busy (or Lazy!) Days

Published in: Beauty Tips, Face of the Day (FOTD)

I did a post a while back on five minute makeup, and for the longest time that was my gold standard minimal makeup routine. I’ve been super busy lately, so I’ve gotten my makeup routine down to three (YES THREE!) minutes. In this pic above, it took me less than ten minutes to get from completely ready, including hair, makeup and clothes. The clothes – a dress that doesn’t need ironing: one minute. The hair – day two of an awesome salon blowout: three minutes. I sprayed on some Bumble & Bumble Tonic spray on the roots and then quick brush through. I heated up a flat iron and then ran it through stray pieces. The makeup (yay, the best part):

MAC’s 266 with Concrete on brows.
Curled lashes with MAC Lash curler
Biotherm Forget It! concealer in 03 applied with fingers
MAC Dollymix blush applied with MAC 116 Blush Brush
Laura Mercier Loose Translucent powder all over face applied with Sonia Kashuk large powder brush
Laura Mercier Rose Glace lip gloss


From start to finish this took me three minutes, I kid you not. I love it for super rushed and lazy days.


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  1. Apple Diva says:

    Not wearing e/s should cut down time for me. The look is great… very natural.

  2. Karen says:

    Hi ladies! Man, I wish I had more time to do the whole 9 yards of makeup (outer v, anyone?) but sometimes it just doesn’t happen. Do you guys have minimal makeup routines?

  3. Christina says:

    208 w. Cork- brows
    l’oreal voluminous
    mac studio finish on blemishes
    clear lipgloss

    That’s my 3-minute face.
    My 2- minute outfit- a wrap dress, some cute tights
    my 3-minute hair-straighten the random sections

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