Five Minute Makeup #2 - No Brushes Required!

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Let's face it - it's makeup that takes up all the time in the mornings, isn't it? It certainly is for me. If I'm organised enough, I can pick out my clothes the night before, and if my hair's not cooperating I can run the straighteners through it and it's sorted in a flash. But making my face look acceptable enough to leave the house... for some reason it seems like more of a challenge to find a short cut for that! And, like everyone else, there are some days when I really need a short cut. So when I find one, I get excited about it, and when I get excited about something, I share it on the blog!

This look is super quick and easy to do and I've been really enjoying wearing it on those days when I have to be out of the door in no time at all. The stars of the show are these three lovely products.

Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Blusher, Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet, Maybelline Color Tattoo

Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Blusher in Pinker Belle, Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in Nude-ist, Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in On and On Bronze


The great thing is that all these products are cream-based, so you can just slap them on with your fingers, which I think is a great time saver. No faffing around with brushes here! The swatches from left to right in the photo above are Pinker Belle, On and On Bronze and Nude-ist. I love the rich, jewel-toned effect of the three products together. Perfect for this time of year!

As I mentioned before, I have already reviewed Soap and Glory's cream blush here on the blog and I still wear it regularly. It's a lovely product to have and much easier to top up on the go than powder blush. Equally, the other two products have become firm favourites with me over the last couple of months, so I feel it's only fitting to mention a few points about each one.

Maybelline Color Tattoo in On and On Bronze - I am quite possibly the last woman on the planet to buy one of these and now that I have, I can't get enough of it. One quick swipe across your eyelids and it looks like you've spent hours with a palette and blending brush. The shimmer of this particular shade is just gorgeous. I find a dab of my trusty Collection concealer underneath helps the colour to look slightly more intense and last for longer. If you are organised enough to have an actual eye shadow primer I imagine this would work just as well! I definitely want to get more Color Tattoos.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Nude-ist - There are some products you're just always excited about using, even when the novelty of them should have worn off ages ago. That's definitely how I feel about this lipstick. It's like silk to apply and dries to the loveliest matte finish. Plus, it lasts practically untouched through a huge Sunday lunch - believe me, I have subjected it to some tough tests! The shade Nude-ist is just beautiful. I'm not sure if it is actually supposed to be a nude; it certainly isn't on me, but I don't mind at all. And needless to say, I want all the others. Why do I feel like I say that about every product in every blog post?!

Here's the finished look.

#fotd - Maybelline, Soap and Glory, Bourjois


#fotd - Maybelline, Soap and Glory, Bourjois

On my face:

Base - Revlon ColorStay foundation in Fresh Beige, Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in Fair, Rimmel Stay Matte powder in Peach Glow (OK, I lied - I used one brush for the powder!)

Eyebrows - Benefit Brow Zings Palette

Eyes - Maybelline Color Tattoo eye shadow in On and On Bronze, Lancôme Hypnose Star mascara

Blush - Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Blusher in Pinker Belle

Lips - Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick in Nude-ist

What do you think of this look? Do you have any time saving tricks when it comes to makeup?

Kate x
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  1. Love this look on you Kate! The gold and pink are both so pretty :) If I'm in a hurry I make sure I apply mascara to wake up my eyes, blush and a highlighting concealer!

    Hanh x | <a href="http://www.hanhabelle.com”>Hanhabelle</a>

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    1. Thanks Hanh! Those are some good essentials! x

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  2. That blush stick looks gorgeous!! You look amazing!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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    1. Thank you Jasmine! I'm surprised by how much I use the blush actually - it's a pretty shade and so easy to use. x

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  3. You look stunning dear! I really like Maybelline's Color Tattoo pigments, they're pretty awesome ;)

    Paula
    My beauty and lifestyle blog

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    1. Thanks Paula! I know, ever since I discovered this one I can't put it down! x

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  4. Looking gorgeous, Kate! I really want to try the Soap & Glory blush, that colour is stunning. I recently bought the Bourjois Nude-ist shade, isn't it pretty? I really love it and think it looks quite sophisticated - I love how they stay put for so long, too!

    Meg at Meg Says

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    1. Thanks so much! Yes the Soap and Glory blush is a lovely warm colour which I think is great for this time of year. I honestly can't get enough of Nude-ist, it's fantastic! x

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  5. Love the look of the blush stick - I am all about on the go products, I barely even pick up a make up brush during the week! I find eye shadow sticks are the best too, so quick and easy x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Not tried one of those - must check some out! x

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  6. I really like your blog, you have a new bloglovin follower :) I'm all for quick makeup looks haha!

    I have ablog, if you have a minute or two, I'd be so thankful if you checked it out.
    http://magentatulip.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you very much! I will definitely check out your blog. x

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  7. Awesome products you got there, dearie! And the result is.. great! You look beautiful in the last two pix..! :) *thumbs up* for this product review.. ;)

    BTW, I love your blog, dearie! Mind if we follow each other through email and/or bloglovin? Lemme know! ^_^

    Dearest yours,
    Jong :)

    iamjoannalanojan.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks very much! I will check your blog out for sure. x

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  8. I love this look so much! And such a great idea for a post :)
    - C
    Claudine Converses

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  9. Such a pretty, natural look! I NEED On&On Bronze in my life!

    Style Sunrise ☀

    :)
    x

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    1. I don't know how I lived so long without it! x

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  10. Don't worry your not the last person to buy the colour tattoo eyeshadow - I am aha! I really need to get my hands on one though!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty Blog

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    1. Haha! I highly recommend - you will not look back! x

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  11. Love this make up look! It is beautiful ^^
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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    1. They are little gems, all three! x

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  13. You look lovely! I'm a huge fan of the colour tattoos, they are so handy for day where you just can't be bothered haha xx

    <a href="http://bloglovin.com/apsxo>Aimey</a> xo

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    1. I know, and I find regular eye makeup fairly tricky as well due to having deep set eyes so the tattoos are great. x

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  14. I love this natural look! It's subtle but the lip stick color stands out so it works! :)

    Chelsea
    Chowing Down by the Bay

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  15. Love the lipstick and eye shadow! You look absolutely gorgeous Kate! :)

    Love Priya

    MyFashionFixes

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  16. Love this look! The end result looks like it took a lot longer than 5 minutes and certainly not like you have used your fingers! Fab :) x

    Brenda BusyBee

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