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We have all experienced those days where you wake up with absolutely no motivation. The drone of your alarm clock goes on and on, and the last thing you want to do is get out of bed and do a full face of makeup. But let’s be real, you have to pull yourself together a little. On mornings like these, follow the routine that we’ve outlined below for the simplest makeup ever. 5 products is all you need to achieve a quick makeup look that will have you looking put together.

Here’s our 5-product quick makeup look.

BB cream

Unless you need a lot of coverage, a BB cream will be your best bet when running late. Apply it with a brush, a beauty sponge or even your fingers for a natural finish. Your skin will glow.


Since your skin tone is evened out now, it’s time to bring a little sun-kissed glow to your cheeks. Use a fluffy brush to lightly sweep the color across your cheeks, forehead and down your neck. You can contour if you want, but if you’re really in a hurry just a quick sweep of a warm bronzer will make a big difference.


The brows are often neglected when we’re in a hurry, but they’re one of the most important steps. Your brows frame your face, so if they’re looking on point, pretty much everything else will too. Even just a little brow mascara will even them out and make them look fuller. Brow game strong.


For me, mascara is something I can never skip. It lengthens and darkens the lashes, which then opens up your eyes and makes you look more awake. A few swipes, or even just one coat, and your lashes are ready to be bat like the princess you are.

Lip balm

Dry, cracked lips are never in style. Aside from wearing plain chapstick, a tinted lip balm will do wonders for your whole look. A bit of a berry or pink tint to your lips will not only hydrate them, but make you look alive. Plus, it tastes good.