We all have those mornings when we have to just rush out of the door but still look perfectly put together. Your alarm goes off but you’ve pressed snooze one two many times, yes that’s me. I like to use the products that instantly make you look fresh and awake with least amount of effort. So here is the breakdown of my full-proof 5 minute make up routine especially for those busy morning’s.

 Foundation and /or Concealer : 1 minute

I opt for a light but even looking coverage foundation as I want my skin to have a healthy glow without going over the top.
Once my foundation is evenly applied I reach for a creamy concealer and cover any blemishes or under eye dark circles but remember to keep it basic/bare minimum as we are trying to achieve a natural glowy look. Save heavy contouring for some other day. Here I have used Clarins Instant Light Brush-On Perfector.

Eyes – Keep it simple : 2 minutes

I more of  a natural look girl whether or not running late. A shimmery (not glittery) white eye shadow is a secret weapon for ‘brightening up the eye area.’ I apply a dot to the inner corner of the eye, then dot on center of eyelid and put a neutral color in my crease. For some eye definition I add liner to the outer corners of the eyes and smudge it. It helps in not wasting much time in achieving the perfect wing especially when you are crunching for time. I finish the eyes by applying mascara. I apply one light stroke on the inner lashes but extra strokes on outer lashes. Here I have used Clarins Palette ContourVisageClarins Mascara Supra Volume & Clarins Limited Edition 4 Color Pen.

I absolutely loved  Clarins Limited Edition 4 Color Pen. Major throwback to elementary school because of its nostalgic design. Instead of using this multi-colored pen to write on paper you now use it to draw on your face. Includes: three retractable eyeliner shades in black, brown and indigo to line and define the eyes and one lip liner.

Blush : 1 minute

This is a must for a fresh, healthy look, and an instant remedy whenever you’re looking tired. I like to contour my face by applying bronzer. I don’t get into deep contouring for a daytime look just a little bronzer does the trick to achieve a sun kissed look. Then I apply little blush to give my cheeks a healthy glow. For this look I have used Clarins Palette Contour Visage.

The Perfect Pout : 1 minute

While there is nothing more I love than a nice matte lipstick but 5 minute makeup routine calls for something simpler like a nude gloss/Sheer lipstick. A simple trick I use to pump up my lip volume, I apply a nude lip gloss on top of a sheer lipstick to the bow of the lips and to the center of bottom lip only. Here I have used Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector & Clarins Lip Balm.

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How do you save time in the morning? 

I’d love to hear your tips in the comments!


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Stay Fancy
Adi xx

*In collaboration with Clarins


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  1. Amna February 20, 2017 / 7:21 am

    Love this natural makeup on you and your hair 👌

  2. vidya February 20, 2017 / 12:01 pm

    Loved your makeup routine. simply cute.

  3. Hadasah Love (Style to Love) February 20, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    Thank you for sharing dear, it’s always a delight to read your blog!!! :)
    “Much love,

    Hadasah Love ||

  4. Miki February 20, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    I love your 5 minute make up routine. Mine used to be short, but I have had some breakouts this past year that are pretty bad, and it’s been a little more time consuming to create better coverage. That 4 color pen sounds amazing. I have to check that one out!


  5. Asterienne February 21, 2017 / 2:42 pm

    Love your expression – narrowing eyes, patient and regal! So beautiful!

  6. Amy February 22, 2017 / 12:30 am

    You look absolutely flawless! I love me a good 5 minute makeup routine! Get out the door fast and onto your day ; )

    xx, Amy

  7. Face to Curls February 22, 2017 / 3:17 am

    Love your simply makeup routine. All the products sound pretty amazing. x

    Ann-Marie |

  8. Laura February 25, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    I wish I would be able to take 5 minutes for my makeup. It takes me an hour :D

    Pink Frenzy

  9. Paulina Szczepanska February 25, 2017 / 11:19 pm

    This post is perfect for me, cause I always like to keep it simple! Thanks for sharing, love.

    xoxo from Napa Valley!


  10. Kelly April 11, 2017 / 12:42 am

    Such a pretty look and I agree, you need to keep it simple with the eyes!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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