My 5 Minute Makeup Routine

August 3, 2006

Tyra Banks did a 5 minute makeup routine on the Tyra Show. Below is my 5 minute makeup routine. Feel free to post yours too!

Step 1
Start with clean skin that has already been moisturized. Dot concealer under the eyes and around the nose. Blend.
Time needed: 1 minute

Step 2
Brush your eyebrows upwards and fill in any sparse areas with a pencil/eyebrow powder.
Time needed: 1 minute

Step 3
Line your eyes.
Time needed: 30 seconds

Step 4
Curl your lashes and apply 2-3 coats of mascara.
Time needed: 1 minute

Step 5
Apply blush onto your apples and highlight your t-zone.
Time needed: 1 minute

Step 6
Apply your favorite lip gloss.
Time needed: 30 seconds


  • Reply Charlene August 3, 2006 at 9:14 pm

    Hi Phyllis, sorry if i sound like a bit of a makeup retard here…but what does it mean to “highlight your t zone”, why do you have to do that and what can you do it with? tia!

  • Reply Karen August 4, 2006 at 7:16 am

    I can never do a 5 minute routine, lol. It would be very nice if I could get out of the door in 15 min… but this is the most minimal I can do on a good skin day:

    1) MAC Moisture cover to cover dark circles

    2) Loose powder dust all over

    3) Do brows

    4) Curl lashes

    5) Blush

    6) Lipbalm

    but that is seldom the case 😀

  • Reply Phyllis August 4, 2006 at 11:17 pm

    Hi Charlene, I’ll do an entry on highlighting next week. Stay tuned!

  • Reply crescent shadow August 8, 2006 at 9:05 pm

    euh, I can’t finish my routine in 5 minutes =p but anyway this is what I usually do:

    – moisturizer, sunblock
    – base
    – foundation (optional by now, usually a routine)
    – loose powder all over
    – curl my lashes n put on mascara
    – blush

  • Reply cheryls April 3, 2007 at 2:48 am

    Here’s mine. Not very long but it takes me wayy longer than five minutes:

    1) moisturiser with spf
    2) Dust with loose powder
    3) Line my eyes
    4) Blush
    5) Lipbalm and gloss

  • Reply cheryls April 3, 2007 at 2:49 am

    oh. I forgot to add “Concealer on the entire eye area” as step 1b). (:

  • Reply Anonymous November 23, 2007 at 1:44 am

    hi! i love your website and i appreciate all the helpful advice and tips u give! i’m 16 but it takes me about an hour to get ready is that weird? this is my makeup routine:

    1. cleanse face and mousturize
    2.put on liquid foundation
    3.dust on loose powder
    4.apply eyeshadow
    5.put on eyeliner
    6.put on mascara
    7.add blush
    8.put on lipgloss

  • Reply Crystal June 17, 2008 at 2:15 am

    If I overslept and only have 5-7 minutes for my make up I do this:
    – clean face and put on a light moisturizer
    – put on make up with fingers (apply it like cream – this is very fast!)
    – do my eyebrows
    – Mascara or Liner
    – Pinkish nude lipstick, so that I have at least a little colour on my face.

    Later on I can still blot my face with powder or put on a little bit blush and gloss.

  • Reply Anonymous August 12, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    My 3-minute look (hey, I only have that sometimes, and my everyday look takes only about 5 minutes)

    -Mineral foundation. If I rush I can do this in 15 seconds!
    -Creme blush stick. Rub in with fingers.
    -Paint pot from MAC. Again, use my fingers.
    -A spritz of Fix+
    -I apply lipgloss on my way to class.

  • Reply The Beauty Bunny February 12, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Great summary, Phyllis!

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