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    Updated on Jan 29, 2019. Posted on Nov 15, 2018

    19 Things To Help You Do Your Makeup In Only Five Minutes

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    1. A quick spritz of Batiste Dry Shampoo that'll effortlessly de-grease your hair so you can pretend you've freshly showered, even if you're rocking second-day hair. (Or third, or fourth. We've all been there).,

    Promising review: “This stuff lives up to the hype! I used to wash my hair every single day, and I just started trying to cut back last year. Without ANY dry shampoo, I could get no more than one day. With this, I won't lie, I've gone seven, eight days without washing and it still looks clean and not greasy! I really couldn't believe it — I have a terrible habit of touching my hair and this helps so much. It also gives my very flat, heavy, straight hair some volume that even my brother noticed.” —Emily A.

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $15.49 or a one-pack for $7.10.

    Or if you're brunette, try the dark-haired formula ($6.16 on Amazon) to avoid that annoying white cast.

    2. A Maybelline under-eye concealer to cover your dark circles in seconds — and the sponge-tip applicator means it'll basically blend itself in.

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    The formula is infused with Haloxyl and goji berry, which are meant to instantly reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles under your eyes. Check out a BuzzFeeder's review of this concealer.

    Promising review: “This product is fantastic. I really like the applicator because it makes the process so quick and clean. I only need to twist it three or four clicks to get enough product on the sponge tip, then I dot it on my dark circles and blend it in with a finger. It takes about 20 seconds to use this, and a little goes a long way.” —Kristin

    Get it from Amazon for $5.29+ (available in 12 shades).

    3. A double-sided cat eye eyeliner stamp for even the most novice eyeliner user — with this you'll be able to do a perfect wing in 30 seconds flat.


    It comes with two stamps — one for the right eye and one for the left eye — and each one also has a full liner at the other end. You're basically getting four products for the price of one here.

    Promising review: “If you thought achieving the perfect winged look was impossible you should order this product. I was hesitant at first, afraid to waste money on another beauty gimmick but this liner stamp idea is life changing. People always told me I just needed to practice and eventually I could master a winged eye. Well, I practiced and no. My previous attempts at winged liner always ended with me belittling myself for not being good enough, tears of frustration, and eventually taking it all off and vowing to only stick to what I know. I tried YouTube, and tape, and even spent $20 on that stupid little silicone guitar pick looking thing from Sephora. I'd given up, content to just keep my eyeliner within the lines for the rest of my life. But then I bought this. Don't get me wrong, you still need a little practice to line up your points evenly, and depending on how far you want to bring the wing out from your eye it can get a little tricky, but this product is a game changer! I am now part of the in crowd of girls walking around with the perfect cat eye! I feel unstoppable. It even motivated me to write my first Amazon review!” —Cait E

    Get it from Amazon for $12.34 (available in three wing sizes).

    4. A set of blending sponges, because finding (and having to wash) different brushes for foundation, blush, highlight, powder, and everything else always ends up taking more time than actually putting on the products.


    Use these sponges dampened for a more airbrushed-looking, full-coverage finish. They're super soft, too and it's just really fun to bounce your makeup on your face.

    Promising review: “Before I say anything else, I have owned a bunch of actual Beauty Blenders. These makeup sponges are REAL Beauty Blender dupes. They are just as soft as the real one. They don’t absorb a lot of product which is a huge no-no when I purchase makeup sponges. I got tired of paying $20 for each Beauty Blender (I use two while applying makeup daily). I use them dry for full coverage but they do get larger when wet. They wash amazingly. Because they don’t absorb a lot of product, it is very easy to wash them. Perfection. Five makeup blenders for 50% less than an original Beauty Blender — yes please!!” —Asia C.

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $9.98.

    5. A NYX tinted brow mascara to tame and add color to your brows in just one swipe — and it'll keep them rock solid all day.


    Promising review: “I have decent eyebrows — by decent I mean the hair is there and the shape is good, but they are still sparser and thinner than I would like. I used to spend most time on defining my brows by using brow powders, pencils, or pomades. Nothing is as efficient or natural-looking as this; it seems to coat each hair and fill in the gaps at the same time. I don't have to use anything before or after it and my brows aren't crunchy-feeling at all. BTW, I have also tried Glossier's Boy Brow in black, which worked well in conjunction with another product, but not on its own and had a tendency of gluing my eyebrows to my skin. (This is my first review. I thought I'd give this product a shout out because it really is a time and money saver).” —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $4.39+ (available in five shades).

    6. A Kaja blush with an adorable heart-shaped stamp that you can blend out with your fingers (no brush required!) for the perfect on-the-go glow.


    Use just one stamp for a natural flush, or build up the drama with two stamps. The formula is easily blendable, but sets to last all day. If you're really aiming for a ~look~ you could even leave the heart stamp as-is.

    Promising review: “This is an outstanding cream blush! It's easy to apply — one stamp for each cheek is the perfect amount for a healthy glow. It's easy to blend with just your fingers — a combination of lightly rubbing and tapping is all I need to blend this out. It's not finicky to blend at all. It feels comfortable on my skin — not at all sticky or tacky. It stays all day and looks natural — not streaky or splotchy, color looks perfectly blended.” —AshleySara15

    Get it from Sephora for $24 (available in four shades).

    7. A Maybelline foundation available in 40 shades so you're extremely likely to find one that you can just swipe on and go — no fussy blending or mixing required.,

    People with oily skin absolutely ~swear by~ this foundation, which is mattifying without being cakey, and blurs pores for an all-day fabulous finish. Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review of this foundation.

    Promising review: “This is a definite money saver. After years of buying more expensive brands costing $40+ I was introduced to store brand makeup. Unfortunately they don't usually carry my dark skin tone complexion match in the stores. So I was presently surprised that Amazon carried all the different shades and so much cheaper than what i used to buy. This matched me perfectly.” —Missy2be

    Get it from Amazon for $4.31+ (available in 24 shades) or from Walmart for $5.94 (available in 29 shades).

    8. A moisturizing Clinique lip balm with an extra-thick tip that makes it super easy to apply (you could probably do it with your eyes closed!) and that'll keep your lips soft AF.


    You can line and fill in your lips all in one step with this hybrid balm-stain, and you just have to twist the bottom for more product — no need to find a sharpener and accidentally waste half the balm in the process.

    Promising review: “I am not a thick or heavy lipstick person. This is my go-to, I don't need a mirror to apply this lip balm/stick. It is moisturizing and provides a pretty sheer color. It lasts a long time and fits well in my purse for on-the-go touch ups.” —whatnnisleft

    Get it from Sephora for $18.50 (available in 15 shades).

    9. A microfiber towel that'll dramatically reduce drying time and (bonus!) cut down on frizz if you have curly hair.

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    Check out a BuzzFeeder's review of this towel.

    Promising review: “I purchased this towel to have a second one on hand and for travel. This towel is amazing! I have thick, long hair that takes forever to blow dry (and for that reason, I don't use a hair dryer). This towel removes so much moisture from my hair in such a short amount of time! Within about five minutes of wrapping my hair up, I can remove the towel, use a spray-in conditioner, and be on my way without having to worry about my hair leaving wet spots on my shirt! So I finally made this repeat purchase so I have a back up towel in case I lose this towel on a vacation. I love this so much I've been reluctant to bring it with me anyone for fear of losing it. Seriously, I love this!!” —MS Stephanie M Garcia

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in seven colors).

    10. A cult-favorite Coty Airspun setting powder, because it's been around for generations for a reason — this baby will keep you shine-free no matter what, and can even be used as a quick powder foundation.,

    This product is super versatile — on days when you have more time, you can use it to bake (basically, let it melt together with your other products and natural oils for a seriously ~flawless~ finish) and on days when you're in a rush, just brush on a little with the included puff for a little coverage and no shine, ever.

    Promising review: “Love this as a light dusting powder to get rid of shine over makeup. I have no problem with caking or creasing when using this one. As a veteran makeup artist I have tried many different powders over the years and always come back to this one. Sometimes it's hard to find in stores, but the company has been around for many, many years. I would recommend this to anyone who needs or likes to use a face powder over a little foundation or using a BB cream." —GenaB

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97+ (available in six shades).

    11. An eco-conscious, tinted sunscreen moisturizer with SPF 50 that'll protect your precious face from the sun's harsh rays in just a few swipes and won't harm the Earth to boot.,

    In addition to the tint, this sunscreen has a powder-like, matte finish and won't leave you feeling greasy like other sunscreens can. Plus, it's enriched with antioxidants from eucalyptus, kakadu plum, and red algae so you're helping your skin every time you wear it. It's also cruelty-free and reef safe, which means you can be cute and eco-friendly at the same time.

    Promising review: “I bought this because a YouTuber said that it wears well under makeup (it does). However, it really evens out my skin tone and can be worn alone. I have very fair skin and can’t wear BB creams from the drugstore. I can rarely find drugstore foundation that’s light enough. However, I can layer on enough to get full coverage with just my fingers (yay!) and add gel blush, a little cream eyeshadow, mascara, and lipgloss. It’s amazing for summer.” —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $12.96 (also available in an un-tinted formula).

    12. An LA Girl Nudes eyeshadow palette perfect for when you just want to sweep on a shade or two in the morning — and the included dual-sided brush means you'll never be forced to go searching for one in the depths of your makeup bag again.,

    This palette contains both matte and shimmer shadows that are super easily blendable, so you'll be able to get a ton of looks out of it. Plus, the included mirror means you can use this baby wherever you need it.

    Promising review: “The eyeshadows are very easy to apply with the included double-ended brush and the mirror inside makes it easy to put eyeshadow on while on the go. With both shimmer and matte shades, you can create multiple stunning or more subtle and natural looks for both day and night. This palette is also very affordable and is equally comparable to palettes made by high-end brands.” —Angie Bailey

    Get it from Amazon for $7.25.

    13. A bottle of Jergens post-shower lotion to take a step out of your morning routine, but still leave you with the softest skin imaginable.

    Put this coconut oil-infused lotion on directly out of the shower and then just pat dry — no need to wait for anything to absorb.

    Promising review: “Hi my name is Meagan and I'm super lazy with moisturizing my skin. I've always been one that didn't want to take the time to slather my skin in some lotion that took forever to sink in. I have found the holy grail of solutions! This lotion has the consistency (kind of) of conditioner. I turn off my shower and it only takes a minute to apply. I don't even pat it dry. I just throw on my robe and start applying my 'face.' It absorbs quickly and it keeps my skin hydrated ALL day! Love it, love it!” —Meagan

    Get it from Amazon for $6.50+ (available in four scents).

    14. An argan oil hair serum that'll add shine to curly or straight hair with just one pump. It's perfect for taming those last minute frizzies, and it'll last all day with no worries.


    In addition to argan oil, this serum is enriched with aloe and vitamin E to keep your locks nourished and shiny no matter what kind of styling you're doing. It can also be used on wet or dry hair so it's super easy to incorporate into any routine.

    Promising review: “I’ve spent so much money on hair serums and most of them only last a few hours or don’t help too much, resulting in being a total waste of money. This one is a game changer. I have pretty dry hair due to bleaching and this made it so soft all day long! It looks way healthier and shiny, too! The smell is a little strong in the beginning, but I find that it wears off fast and it it doesn’t bother me. I am in love with this stuff! I'm about to order more just to have on-hand in case they stop selling it.” —MB

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    15. A tube of L'Oréal Lash Paradise mascara to give you maximum length and curl with just one swipe.,

    The brush is super soft, full (over 200 bristles!), and coats every lash easily. There's no need to use a primer with this mascara so you can cut that step and save some precious time. It's also super black and never flakes or smudges — I'm very picky about mascara and I personally stan this formula.

    Promising review: “This is as good as all of the reviews say. I was a long time user of Too Faced's Better Than Sex, but it was very heavy and wet, plus expensive.

    Before this came out, I started playing around with different combos of mascaras to lengthen and volumize. Now, I am happy with one coat of this and I don't have to re-curl mid-day for a refresher!" —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49+ (available in six different shades and formulas).

    16. A pack of Bioré pore-cleansing cloths for getting last night's grime off your skin — without the production and mess of actually washing your face in the sink.

    These cloths are specifically meant to exfoliate and deep-cleanse your pores, but they're also gentle enough to remove makeup at night. Commenters also say that these are one of the few face wipes on the market that stand up to stubble!

    Promising review: “I use these every morning as a start to my skincare regimen. They're a bit rough in texture, but I really like that. I feel like it exfoliates while also cleaning any leftover gunk from the night before. And each pack has quite a few wipes in it so they last a long time! They actually stay fairly moist which seems to be a common problem with most packaged wipes!” —BrynnD

    Get 60 wipes from Amazon for $7.99.

    17. A Maybelline highlighting stick that'll add a little bit of glow in a ~flash~.,

    The micro-pearls in this highlighter are designed to illuminate your face and open up your eyes — perfect for those days when you overslept and want to look less tired.

    Promising review: “I'm a mom of two tots who loves makeup, but rarely has the time to apply it. This little stick is perfect! I get a great glow without looking all glittery like my daughters when they play dress up. I blend it into my foundation on the tip of my nose, apple line of my cheeks, upper lip bow, and a lil' on the upper T of my face and it looks great. I don't look like I fell in a petroleum jelly jar and I have a nice natural-looking glow.” —CLew

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49+ (available in two shades).

    18. A drawstring makeup bag you can lay flat and then use the drawstring to close up in a hurry — nothing will ever get lost in those weird bottom corners!

    Plus, the bag is waterproof and I mean come on — look at that print! Foxes!!

    Promising review: “This is the best thing I have ever bought. I travel a lot of work and it never fails that I forget an eyebrow pencil or lipstick in my hotel room. Outside of that when I am home my vanity is a disaster from my many mornings of hurrying to get ready, with this awesome bag nothing gets left behind and my vanity stays perfectly clean. It is the best tool for a messy person that likes to be semi-organized.” —Alicia

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in 10 colors and patterns).

    19. An Étude House lip tint to get a buildable flush on your lips and cheeks, because beauty unitaskers are for a day when you aren't in a rush.,

    You can use this tint for a full stain or rock a gradient look. It's also enriched with pomegranate and grapefruit extracts to keep your lips moisturized.

    Promising review: “No marketing tricks, this is an actual lip stain. YAY! I have tried many lip stain brands in different formulas: creamy, gel, stick, and watery. If you like Benetint, this is the lip stain for you. Put on dry, bare lips, swipe quickly. Allow to dry. Swipe again if you want it darker. Stain lasts about five hours. I apply lip balm after the stain dries. No bad smell, no bad taste, and no taste at all after it dries. This is my new ultimate favorite.” —Lara Sunshine

    Get it from Amazon for $6.20+ (available in three shades).

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