My Five Minute Face | Seersucker Sass

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

My Five Minute Face

Yesterday, I shared with y'all one of my skin care secrets - at-home microdermabrasion.  One of the main reasons that I try to take good care of my skin is so I don't have to deal with makeup as much.  I wear a lot of makeup in the winter because my skin gets so red, but in the spring and summer, I like to go as natural as possible! Today I'm going to share with you the products and process that I use for my "five minute face."

Step One - MOISTURIZE!  
The foundation that I use is amazing, but if it isn't applied right after moisturizing, it looks like your skin is peeling.  I've found that regardless of what kind of foundation you use, it looks a million times better if you put it on right after moisturizing.  I really like Olay Regenerist Luminous Moisturizer!  I received it for free in a VoxBox last year, and I've grown to really love it.  (See this post for a full review.)

I've been playing around with different foundations, BB Creams, and CC Creams for the past year.  I'm currently using Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue, and it is perfect for spring and summer.  It gives that "I'm not wearing makeup, my skin is just #flawless" type of effect.  It photographs much nicer than any of the BB Creams I've used, and I give it mega bonus points for SPF 30.  I'm in love, and I highly recommend it if you're looking for a foundation!

Step Three - BRONZER
I usually powder immediately to seal my foundation, but I've found with the product that I use, it works best to put my bronzer on first.  I received this Mary Kay Bronzing Powder in a VoxBox last summer, and I've been super impressed by it.  I'm super pale, so a good bronzer is an absolute must for me.  (See this post for a full review)  

I like to seal everything using Make Up For Ever's Microfinish Powder.  It gives the whole look a really airbrushed effect.  I like translucent powder because I feel like powder that matches your skin tone can get tricky.  (Especially if you're pale like me, because it can leave you looking like a geisha.)

Step Five - EYE SHADOW
I use the second lightest shade in my Naked 3 Palette.  On days where I'm a little less rushed, I'll add in a second color for the crease or just on the eye lid.  If I'm running super short on time, eye shadow is the first thing I omit!

Step Six - EYELINER (optional)
This one totally depends on time.  Sometimes, if I'm in a super rush, I don't even bother with eyeliner because trying to get my eyes to match gets me all stressed out, and I could probably spend my full five minutes on that.  When I do wear eyeliner, I use the Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen.  It's affordable, and I personally find liquid eye pens to be the easiest.

Step Seven - LASH SERUM
This is one that I never skip, ever.  Stress affects my body in super interesting ways, and the most recent one was causing my eyelashes to start falling out.  #lovely  I'm a big believer in L'Oreal's Concentrated Lash Boosting Serum.  This is the first lash serum I've ever used, so I didn't want to sink a lot of money into it.  I was also in a panic because I wanted something immediately.  I've been so pleased with this product.  I can't wait to show y'all before and after photos :)

Step Eight - MASCARA
I received YSL's Volume Effet Faux Cils recently in a Vox Box, and it has really started to grow on me!  My trick to making sure my mascara isn't clumpy and is natural looking is just scrape some of it off of the brush on the inside of the tube.  (If that's unsanitary, I so apologize for the recommendation.)  After seeing a before and after photo of my lashes with this mascara, I have refused to leave the house without it on!  (See this post for a full product review.)


I've linked up the products I've used (and a few similar products) if you're interested in checking them out!

Now I want to know - What products do you use to perfect your five minute face?!

As always, feel free to email me any questions or leave them in the comments section :)

Happy Wednesday, y'all!!




  1. Aw, I love the Naked3 Palette.
    I don't like to wear much makeup in the spring and summer months either.
    I tend to wear a BB cream, mascara, eyebrow gel, eyeshadow, blush, and sometimes a little bit of highlighter.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  2. Love this fresh look! New follower,
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  3. What a great post! A quick make-up routine is essential as a working gal. I have been looking for a new BB cream- I've been using Clinique's for just over a year and I'm looking for some extra coverage. Maybe I'll give yours a try! Thanks for the great product recommendations

    xox. A Peachy Sonder

  4. I've used that L'Oreal lash serum before - I received it to trial when it was first introduced to the market and I was working in cosmetics. I really enjoyed it but I always treated it as part of my skin care routine rather than my makeup routine, so I applied it after I had washed all of my makeup off and I let it do its work while I slept. Have you had any layering issues with it? Or do you find it gives you a good base when applying mascara? I would definitely like to hear more about your experience with it! I may just have to give it a try again to try it in new ways. Also, I totally do that with mascara too! I don't think it's unsanitary, since it's the same tube it came from anyway!

    I just might follow in your footsteps and do a similar post sometime soon :)

    Sweet Spontaneity

  5. Translucent powder is a best friend of mine :) I have heard so much praise about the complexion rescue, that I feel like maybe it's a sign I need to try it out asap!

  6. These steps are so similar to mine however I use Maybelline Colour Tattoo instead of eyeshadows, I find it to be way quicker. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  7. Fantastic makeup post dear!
    Have a nice day,

  8. Thanks for sharing your five-minute tricks! I have gotten pretty lazy with my makeup these past few months, but luckily, my skin has gotten really good, so I can manage with very few products. I typically apply some concealer to cover up dark spots and highlight certain areas of my face, use some blush, mascara, and a bold lipstick. If I don't feel like using mascara, I'll wear my glasses for the day ;)

    High Heels & Happy Feels

  9. Mascara, Concealer, Powder and Cream Blush, all slapped on with my fingers (except for powder, obviously).

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  10. Like I said yesterday, I am obsessed with skincare, and that includes makeup! What great products you use!! I use YSL and Makeup Forever, and love them. I will have to try the eyelash serum, because a little extra help could be nice!!
    Thank you for sharing!!
    xo, claudia

  11. Great post! Love the Naked 3 Palette, one of my go-to makeup items. It's so easy to dress up or down a makeup look with all the different shades!
    Story of the South

  12. What a great & simple routine! Love the Naked line! You have such a natural yet put together idea!

  13. Your make-up always looks so pretty and never overwhelming. It's amazing how important moisturizing is.

  14. Never know how much work goes into makeup application until I starting using it. Nice post and thanks for sharing your routine.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

  15. All your products create a beautiful look! I have that Naked palette and love it. It's important to change up for Winter and Summer.

  16. I don't even think my 30 minute face looks this good.. so so pretty!
    Lauren Ashley

  17. Thanks so much for this! I wake up late most mornings (that dang snooze button messes with my emotions), and I really need to work on being able to do my makeup quicker. Also, I've never had a Naked palette, but I want one so bad!

  18. These look great! I would love to try them out!
    Melanie @

  19. Love these steps! All I need to do is add translucent powder and eyelash serum - great ideas!


    My Closet Life Blog

  20. You're so pretty!! I'm a fan of drustore brand liquid eyeliner pens too (my brand of choice is Milani).

    xoxo A

  21. I've been wondering about that Bare Minerals foundation. For some reason it freaked me out and I didn't think they made a pale enough color for me! Maybe I need to try again. I just Laura Mercier, but my skin has been super dry lately! I love this and can't wait to try these products!
    xx. Brittany
    Life Like a Twenty Something

  22. I am dyinggggg to try the naked 3 palette! This is such a great post!

    Jess :)

  23. Great choice of products! I'm looking for a good moisturiser and foundation at the moment!

    Pop over to my blog and see what I'm upto :)


  24. "Looking like a geisha" hahaha! I can't so thatmuch in 5 minutes, so mine is just concealer, blush, tinted lip balm, brow gel, and mascara.