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5 Minute Face // A Collaboration

4.29.2014

I am always on the go. My life is chaotic and I've learned to function that way. Obvi I don't want to go anywhere looking like a slob so finding ways to speed up the "waiting on a woman" process as hubs and Brad Paisley call it, has been more than necessary. There are few places I won't skimp out on such as my hair and outfit, but make-up? That I don't mind throwing together in a jiffy. Basically my 1-year-old niece could do my make-up better than I could.

Mia, being the make-up genius that she is (see here), could spend hours doing her make-up and simply throw her hair in a ponytail and feel satisfied. Isn't it funny how we ladies have our different quirks? See her hair post here for a good giggle and information on how she manages her beautiful locks.

When I asked Mia if she could put together a 5 minute make-up routine she quickly decided it would be a challenge she would accept. And she did it! Extremely well I might add. And then I thought is there anything this girl can't do? And then I drowned my sorrows in wine... kidding. #butamIreally?

MIA


Eye Products:

  Lorac Pro Palette, used Pewter & Lt. Bronze
Mac Liner in Teddy
L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly mascara
Benefit Gimme Brow
Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer

Face Products:

Studio Gear CC Cream
Covergirl 3-in-1 foundation (I bought the wrong shade, so I mix it with my CC Cream)
Wet n' Wild blush in Pearlescent Pink
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm in Berry Twist


NOW ME!



Face Products:


Revlon  Photoready foundation in 003 Shell
Almay Smart Shade finishing powder in 100 Light
e.l.f Blush in 31111 Tickled Pink
Brushes: Sonia Kashuk No. 4
e.l.f Powder Brush
e.l.f Total Face Brush


Eyes & Lips:
 

e.l.f palette
Maybelline Line Stiletto liquid eyeliner in K002 Blackest Black
L'oreal Butterfly Mascara in 867 Black
 Revlon Colorburst in 120 Vivacious
Tools: Eyelash curler
e.l.f defining and shadow brushes
eye crease blender
 
 
Quick Tips:

›› Mia ‹‹ Use time saver products: A CC or BB cream is an all in one product designed to moisturize, prime and conceal. I mix mine with a dab of foundation for a little extra coverage.

›› Mia ‹‹ A tinted brow gel is way faster than using a pencil and clear gel.
Use pigmented products: Using a product that has more color pigment will cut back time for sure. More pigment = less work.

›› Mia ‹‹ Don't skip your brows: Filling and shaping your brows will make a huge difference by framing your face. Benefit Gimmi Brow is my favorite, my brows are perfect in seconds.

›› Me ‹‹ If you only have time for three products use a liquid foundation to give you an even skin tone, mascara to give your eyes definition and use a bright lip color to catch the attention. 

Go get to know Mia a little better here and while you are at it go follow her on Bloglovin' // Facebook // Instagram // Twitter // Pinterest... whatever floats your boat! I'm quite fond of her and I know you will be too!

Do you have any tips for saving time on your make-up in the morning?

18 comments on "5 Minute Face // A Collaboration"
  1. You guys both look gorgeous! I'm impressed with how much you guys both got done in five minutes! I want both of the lip products you used and I've heard Mia rave about that brow gel forever & now I might finally be convinced :)

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  2. Oh my sweet friend, where do I begin. First of all, YOU look beautiful and glowing without makeup. I love your lip choice, looks great one you! Second, your words are seriously too kind. I look at you- running your business and home with your hubby, your blog and your boutique, looking gorgeous while doing it all, and I want to drown my sorrows in a bottle of wine! No, but really, You are amazing girl :) Don't you forget it! This was so much fun to collaborate with you.

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    1. Oh and, hey hey L'Oreal Butterfly mascara ;)

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  3. Wow you both look gorgeous!! I wish I could wear make up as well as both of you wear it!! If I ever need make up help, girl I am CALLING you!! :) Thank you for sharing :)

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  4. Ahhh, this makes me feel/look like crap. I simply put (powder) foundation & mascara on this morning, ha! I need to do more!

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  5. I wish I could pull off a colored lip. You rock it, girlfriend!

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  6. You two are so cute! That butterfly mascara is next on my list when my current mascara runs out. I'm glad y'all tested it out for me ;) My morning routine is very fast... I only give myself the time of my favorite 45 minute daily podcast (Dave Ramsey, yes I know I'm a nerd!) to do my makeup, hair and get dressed. The Covergirl 3-in-1 foundation is my go-to foundation. I love the full coverage it gives.

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  7. Well done ladies - I think I've perfected it to about 7 minutes, but 5 well that's award worthy!

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  8. Love this!! I've been trying to shorten my morning routine so I'm going to try out your tips. You look gorgeous without makeup - your brows are amazing!

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  9. Pretty girls! Love how makeup doesn't overtake your faces, just enhances the natural beauty. THAT is a good make up job :)

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  10. My makeup rotund is much like yours but u don't come out nearly as gorg as you do. You both look fabulous!!!

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  11. LOVE both you ladies! This is a great post! I use less makeup than you and it takes me longer! I have some practicing to do :)

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  12. Love both of you two fabulous ladies! And y'alls makeup...how does it look so perfect with only 5 minutes???

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  13. You look so great in that lip color! And I totally agree about the eyebrows. I wish someone told me that sooner - my eyebrows look so much better after I hit 30 - because I started actually filling them in! LOL!

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  14. Love and appreciate this so much! I often skimp on makeup as time is always of the essence! 5 minutes is doable :)!

    -Krista
    Happy as We Know It

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  15. love this! i am so bad with makeup in the morning, i pretty much do mascara and thats it. and now i want all of these products, ha!

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