There is no denying we all want to look beat-AF everyday and totally slay the world, right? But sparing ourselves only 10 minutes every morning to get our faces looking somewhat presentable, can be difficult even for the best of us. Unless you are wickedly talented at make-up, a caffeine addict or just a really productive morning person (how do you do it?), it can be hard looking our best with only 10 minutes to spare before running out the door. However, here are 10 minimal makeup looks under 10 minutes that will help up our game and make us look insane…
1) The Faux Glow
We all want to look incredible rocking up to uni or the office, but looking like you have a cake-face or used a cement trowel to apply your makeup is something we can all relate too. Because frankly, how do we achieve that airbrush look with only 10 minutes to spare at 8am? We all want to hide that weekend-hangover look, and ‘I haven’t slept a wink for 5 years’ appearance, and the best way to hide all our sins is to create that ‘faux-glow’. Using heavy moisturisers, highlighters, dewy foundation and a face spray can help create this quick fix beautiful look.
2) The Bold-Brows
There is no denying the hottest make-up statement right now is all about the brows. Something so small and significant can help frame our faces and make it look like we have that natural put together look – when we really do not. Using natural strokes with either a pencil or powder can help define the brows and make us look somewhat alive at eight in the morning. Less is more these days, and simple, but defined brows are a must in minimal makeup looks.
3) Bronzy Eyes and Bronzy Lips
When we think of corpses we instantly picture shrivelled lips and sunken eyes, correct? Or maybe just our reflection at 7am? Unless you are after that dead-corpse look (you do you), it isn’t something the majority of us strive for. Faking that ‘I am actually alive’ look in the morning can be difficult with only 10 minutes to spare, but the best way to achieve that alive and well look is with a bronzy eyeshadow and nude lip. It will instantly give colour and life to our faces and make our eyes and lips look prominent (even if they are not).
4) “I’m Not Wearing Make-up, What Ever Do You Mean?”
If you prefer to not wear makeup and would like to utilise your 10 minutes more productively either sleeping, sleeping, or sleeping – we don’t blame you. However, if you are still looking to add that something to your face and give the minimalistic ‘No-makeup-makeup’ look a great alternative to a heavy high-coverage foundation is a tinted moisturiser. It will instantly hydrate your face and add a little life and colour to your face.
5) Makeup Without Mascara
Sometimes we always rely on mascara to make us look put-together and awake. But if you only have 10 minutes to apply makeup before running out the door, mascara can be a bit of squeeze to fit in! Applying all of our other go-to makeup products and skipping out on the mascara may sound daunting, but it will give you that fresh face look without having any hassle.
6) The Statement Lipstick
Typically, lipstick can take our minimalist makeup look to a whole new game. However, when we only have that short 10 minutes to apply makeup and look like we made a little effort, skipping out on all our other makeup products and applying a lipstick will give us that minimalistic look with a little edge. And guess what? This will only take 3 seconds… commence snooze button.
7) The Blushed-Blush
The biggest give away of wearing make-up is hiding our natural rosy cheeks. If you have applied a little foundation and it has hidden your natural blush, we can always fake-it – shh! Nobody will ever know. Creating minimal makeup looks can sometimes be difficult, but by using a cream blush similar shade to our skin will make it all look au-naturel.
8) Bring Me To Life Brown Eyeliner
Once you begin using eyeliner there is no going back. We begin relying on it to look like ‘ourselves’ and feel totally naked without it. But sometimes, a black eyeliner can look a little harsh for those minimal makeup looks, and after all, it can also take some hell of a time to perfect – especially in 10 minutes! Using a brown eyeliner looks more discrete and subtle, and if we mess up it is less noticeable – phew!
9) “I’ve Just Got Back From the Carribean, This Isn’t Makeup”
Unfortunately we aren’t all lucky enough to visit the Caribbean, so replicating that vacay tan can be difficult. However, the answer to our dreams is either applying for a hefty loan or using a cream bronzer. Cream bronzers are very natural looking, and by applying it to the outside perimeter of our faces gives the impression it is a natural tan from the sun. We can all dream it is natural – *cry*
10) Gloriously Glossy Lips
Our lips can be the quickest to do when we don’t have long to apply makeup, and we have a tendency to forget to apply anything to our lips. Even if it is a light balm or quick gloss, it can amp up our minimalistic makeup look and can be applied within our short ten minutes.