My 5 Minute Face

Last week, I posted a selfie on Instagram (God, I hate selfies) for the first time in ages, and the response from my followers was “more selfies”, and “makeup tutorial, please”.  Wow, okay, you got it.  I am always the first to say that I am not a makeup artist, but between modeling throughout my teens, being a product junkie, and being a beauty blogger for the last 6 years, I’ve picked up a few tricks along the way.  I really enjoy sharing them and discussing makeup application; it doesn’t need to be complicated!  Everyone should be able to look like a polished version of themselves in about 5 minutes.  I use about a dozen products for my 5-minute face, but I use very little of each product, which along with a mostly neutral palette, is what keeps my look natural-looking.

I recorded my daily makeup application on Instagram Stories yesterday while I shared tips, (it’s on my highlights reel now) and today, I recorded a Live Instagram Story of my daily makeup application so that everyone had a chance to ask me questions along the way.  Today, I also promised everyone that I would publish a blog post with all the products I used in my video, listed out, and linked, for your shopping pleasure.  Your wish is my command, ladies.  Most of these products are available at AILLEA, by the way.

The Bare Beauty Signature 5 Minute Face (in order of application)

  • True Botanicals Everyday Sheer Tinted SPF 20.  In the fall/winter, I wear Light.  In spring/summer, I wear Medium.  This semi-sheer tinted SPF brightens my complexion, and I love the light texture.  I apply it directly over my face oil.
  • Hynt Beauty Duet Perfecting Concealer in Medium – this concealer is a new favorite.  It is creamy and moisturizing, but it also doesn’t budge and provides fantastic coverage for my under-eye circles.
  • Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation in Just Sheer – I am obsessed with this foundation.  It provides incredible coverage while also looking like I’m not wearing a mask.  I actually never liked foundation until I found this one.
  • Get yourself a Beauty Blender if you want foundation that looks like skin, and not… foundation.
  • W3LL PEOPLE Bio Bronzer Stick.  It’s creamy, sheer, and not that unfortunate looking orangey-bronze color.
  • RMS Beauty Eye Polish in Solar.  My ride-or-die shadow.  I probably wear this at least five days a week.  It looks good on every single skin tone and eye color.
  • W3LL PEOPLE Bio Brightening Powder  – this is the most natural looking translucent powder I’ve ever used.  It’s sheer, not at all chalky, and it even reflects a tiny bit of light, thanks to pearl powder.
  • Ilia Finishing Powder Brush. This is the best finishing powder brush, ever.  Period.  It’s tapered shape allows the brush to deliver powder to creases and crevices like under the eyes and around the nose.
  • RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powder in 2-3 – I like to set my foundation with a tiny bit of this powder so that my makeup lasts longer.  This powder doesn’t look at all chalky; it absorbs oil while somehow simultaneously reflecting just enough light to look youthful.
  • I apply the RMS Tinted “Un” Powder with the Jenny Patinkin Vegan All Over Face Brush.
  • Lily Lolo Pressed Bronzer in Honolulu.  Read my cheekbones.  There are no orange tones in this bronzer.
  • Kosas Color & Light: Pressed in Longitude Zero – the blush in this powder duo is a dead ringer for Nars blush in Orgasm, but Kosas’ doesn’t have the tacky sparkles or the Triclosan (!!!)
  • I apply both my bronzer and my blush with the Jenny Patinkin Vegan Bronzer Brush.
  • Lily Lolo Black Vegan Mascara – Still my favorite nontoxic mascara after 5+ years.  It doesn’t smear, smudge or flake, it stays put all day and it lengthens and volumizes.
  • RMS Beauty Master Mixer – is my favorite highlighter due to it’s peachy, rosegold hue.  Some highlighters look to white or frosty on my skin.  Not this one.
  • Ecobrow Defining Brow Wax in Sharon – this is the perfect color for ash blondes, as it doesn’t have any warm tones in it.  I also love the consistency of this formula.  I apply it with the Ecobrow Defining Brush.

Please let me know if you have questions!  I hope you all are having a great week.