Wednesday, 30 September 2015

My 5 Product Face

I very rarely have time to do a full face of makeup these days, but I became a pro at doing my makeup in the car, really quickly. I usually go for only 5 products and keep it very simple. I used to be the kind of person who doesn't leave the house without a smokey eye, so it's a big change, but I am now used to looking more natural.

1. My base of choice at the moment is the Clarins Instant Light Complexion Base and I absolutely love it. It gives surprisingly good coverage and looks very natural on the skin. I just buff it in with a flat top kabuki brush or use my fingers.

2. Instead of using a contour, bronzer, blusher and highlighter, I opt for the NARS mutliple in South Beach. It is a gorgeous shade and it adds warmth and a nice glow to my cheeks and cheekbones in one sweep. I buff it in with the same brush.

3. I totally skip any eyeshadow and move straight onto the lashes. I curl them with my Shu Uemura curlers and use my favourite mascara - Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde in ultra black. I love how long my lashes look when I don't use liquid liner. 

4. I could skip eyebrows, because they look ok naturally, but... good eyebrows really help to frame your face and I feel like my makeup is incomplete without them. I have been using the Illamasqua Brow Gel in Stare religiously since the day I got it and it is amazing! Read my review here.

5. Last step usually varies each day, but I have been reaching for nude glosses for my lips most of the time. The Bourjois Sweet Kiss Lipgloss in shade 02 is just lovely (review here)!

That's it. It takes me less than 5 minutes!

If I have a bit more time, I also add some Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Lumionous Light, Clarins Instant Concealer, a Kiko beige eye pencil in the waterline, Bourjois Liquid liner (yep, I mastered doing it in a moving car!) and a proper lip - Mac Soar Liner and Dior Lip Maximizer - the best combo ever!

The makeup bag I am currently using by Emma Lomax. I got it right before I ended up in the hospital in July, so it is now out of stock, but there's plenty of other gorgeous designs to choose from.

What does you 5 product face consist of?

DISCLAIMER: I don't do my makeup whilst driving! I don't even have a driving license! I do it in the passenger seat while my husband drives the car. I am not stupid!

Sandra xo



  1. In my quick face I always need mascara and some powder! Lovely post! xx


  2. Nice picks! My in a hurry 5 products would be Nars TM, some kind of setting powder, Hourglass eyebrow pencil, mascara and a blush. I've always got lip products in my bag for quick application so I guess that really counts as 6....
    The Beauty Bloss

  3. Oh gosh I have no idea what my five product face would be, I can't even think of what to choose. Ahh that's pressure. Honestly I'd rather just go completely without makeup than be confined to five haha.


  4. My best friend's husband was killed by a texting driver. I find this post so upsetting and inappropriate. Advocating doing makeup whilst driving is so irresponsible.

    1. Well. First of all, I don't even have a driving license. Second of all, obviously you must think I am stupid. I do my makeup while my husband drives the car! I have 2 chlidren ffs! And lastly, don't make assumptions about people, based on one sentence. I feel seriously offended right now!

  5. It's always handy to have a quick make up look, when I have more time, I like to wear highlighter but some days it's literally eyeliner, mascara and blush and I'm out the door!

  6. Lovely products. I've been dying to try the Clarins base for a while now, it sounds right up my street.

    Amelia Rose | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger

  7. Haha - the disclaimer at the end! Imagine if you were actually driving and slapping on your make up.

    Rachel |

  8. Love the Clarins Instant Concealer. It's so lovely and light and really brightens the eye area!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

  9. Oh these are great products! I love just using a nude or pink gloss if I'm in a hurry, just so simple!


  10. Hourlgass <3 Love the soft finish it gives


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