How To Do Your Makeup In 5 Minutes – sounds crazy, right?! Wrong!

Hey guys! My name is Lauren and I am the owner and operator of LA Page Makeup located in Meriden, CT. I offer my clients makeup applications including bridal, date night, lessons, and more, as well as lash lift and tints, facial waxing and eyebrow tinting.

I teamed up with Alexandra Beauregard from The Productivity Zone to create a three part blog series on how to get your makeup on FAST so you can tackle the more important stuff in your day!

How to do your makeup in 5 minutes!

If you know Alex, you know she’s BIG on getting ready in the morning, especially when you work from home – even if that means throwing on two pieces of makeup, sweats, and a ponytail. When Alex expressed how she’s always wanted to teach her fellow awesome female entrepreneurs how to put their faces on in just a few minutes, I was all in! This is my kind of stuff, since I’m constantly getting myself ready in mere minutes on the daily, not to mention having to move quickly from client to client during a real-life wedding morning.

Today’s post is a continuation from the post, “How To Do Your Makeup in 2 Minutes”. We’re bumping it up a notch and learning how to do your makeup in 5 minutes! This will include a few more products and steps while still remaining simple and quick. Check out the video below to see an in-depth video tutorial explaining the process!

Here’s a list of the items I used in the video, as well as some other awesome products in those categories to make your life a little easier. I know how overwhelming a makeup store can be as a beginner!



Eyeshadow Primer

I USED: Urban Decay Primer Potion

PRESTIGE OPTION: Too Faced Shadow Insurance

DRUGSTORE OPTION: Morphe Eyelid Primer


I USED: Urban Decay Eyeshadow in “Naked”


DRUGSTORE OPTION: NYX Hot Singles Eyeshadow


I USED: Becca Skin Love Weightless Blur Foundation

PRESTIGE OPTION: Cover FX Natural Finish Foundation

DRUGSTORE OPTION: Flower Beauty Light Illusion Liquid Foundation


I USED: Too Faced Born This WayMulti-Use Sculpting Concealer

PRESTIGE OPTION: Cover FX Power Play Concealer

DRUGSTORE OPTION: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer

Translucent Powder (I did use this under my eyes again, but the video clip wasn’t good)

I USED: Makeup Forever Ultra HD Microfinishing Pressed Powder

PRESTIGE OPTION: Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder

DRUGSTORE OPTION: Revlon PhotoReady Translucent Finisher


I USED: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

PRESTIGE OPTION: Benefit They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara

DRUGSTORE OPTION: CoverGirl Lashblast Volume Mascara


I USED: Discontinued from MAC 🙁

PRESTIGE OPTION: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush


Brow Gel

I USED: Benefit Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel

PRESTIGE OPTION: Tarte Double Duty Beauty Busy Gal BROWS Tinted Brow Gel


Lip Gloss

I USED: Woosh Spin-On Lip Gloss

PRESTIGE OPTION: It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush Hydrating Gloss Stain


Here are the real, raw before and after pictures. Absolutely no facetuning, photoshopping, filtering, or editing of any kind. It’s important you see the real kind of results you can get:

How To Do Your Makeup In 5 Minutes!

Notice how I have a more even complexion with less redness than in the 2 minute makeup tutorial. This is due to doubling up – using both foundation and concealer. My brows still aren’t as perfectly shaped and clean as they could be, but I wanted to focus the extra time on perfecting my complexion. This is a good mid-way point. We have more flawless skin while still looking extremely natural and not overdone. This is a better look if you’re someone who struggles with acne, scarring, super dark under-eye circles, or hyper-pigmentation. This will leave you feeling confident to run your errands while still feeling like you aren’t over-done and caked on.

I hope this helps you feel just a little more productive and comfortable in your own skin!

Make sure to follow me @lapagemakeupofficial and Alexandra @theproductivityzone on Instagram and use hashtag #lipstickmakesmeproductive when you try this look so we can cheer you on!


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