Makeup Routine Under 10 Minutes

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We all have busy lives, and sometimes it can be challenging to find enough time for ourselves in the mornings. However, taking a few minutes to complete a quick makeup routine can help us feel more put together and confident throughout the day. Here’s a routine that will help you look your best in under 10 minutes.

Basic skin care before applying makeup 

When applying makeup to your skin, there are specific measures you must take. The appearance of your makeup may become very patchy and unkempt if you continue to apply it thickly. It is best to hydrate your face lightly before applying makeup to ensure that it goes smoothly and appears to be a second skin.

 Skincare before applying makeup will also help it last longer. Basically, there are many benefits to applying skincare before makeup, so be sure to do so. 

Cleanse and massage 

No matter how flawless or simple your makeup routine is, you should start from scratch. Wash your skin with a mild, gentle soap and warm water to get rid of any oils that might have been collected while you were sleeping. 

Use a cleanser that is designed for your skin condition. Use your fingertips to rub the cleanser upward and outward into your skin gently. This technique increases blood flow to your face, which improves the appearance of your skin and helps the blood and sinuses circulate. Exfoliate once or twice a week for a smoother foundation to eliminate dry, flaky, dead skin.


Your face will require some hydration after you’ve thoroughly cleaned off all the dirt and oil. To avoid skin cancer, wrinkles, and UV damage, apply a light moisturiser with SPF. You should use a moisturiser designed for your skin type, like how you would use a facial cleanser.

To take the best care of your skin, ensure it has SPF and is a daytime formula (night moisturisers tend to be heavier and greasier and could make you appear shiny or cause your makeup to slide off).

You do need SPF every day, regardless of how overcast it is. Reapply as necessary after massaging a moisturiser with sunscreen into the backs of your hands, neck, and chest.


For some skin types, the foundation may be too thick for daily use and can be difficult and time-consuming to apply correctly. Use a mineral foundation instead if you have oily skin or a tinted moisturiser if you have dry skin.

Use both if your complexion is healthy, combination, oily, or both. (Apply tinted moisturiser first, then brush over the T-zone or oily areas with the powder).


Use concealer to cover up any imperfections or black circles. For the best results, be sure to apply concealer following tinted moisturiser but before powder foundation.

The concealer will become smeared if a tinted moisturiser is applied on top of it, and it might result in a grainy texture if powder makeup is applied on top of the concealer.


You can use a cream, liquid, or powder version of either.


Avoid complicated liquid eyeliner and instead, use a soft crayon-type pencil to outline your eyes to keep things basic. Any mistakes can be easily fixed by smudging with a Q-tip because crayons produce a softer appearance and blend easily.

Simply swipe the top lash line to create a clean, everyday appearance. After that, flick the pencil upward at the end of the outer lash corner to create an adorable cat-eye effect that will give the appearance of longer lashes and larger eyes.


The one step you shouldn’t skip if you don’t apply any other eye makeup is mascara. You can wear it without eyeliner or shadow; your eyes will still stand out, and your outfit will appear put together.

Avoid wearing false eyelashes to the workplace or for daily tasks. After curling the lashes for 15 seconds on each eye, apply a few layers of your favourite mascara to both the upper and lower lashes. 

If you want to find the mascara that works best for you, try out a few various products. For instance, some people adore waterproof mascara, while others complain that it irritates their eyes or is difficult to remove.

If using lower-lash-only makeup will save you time, you might want to give it a try. Otherwise, you’ll just have to open a fresh bottle.

Eye liner

This process is not necessary because eyeliner and mascara alone will define your eyes well enough for a daily appearance. Apply neutral eye makeup, though, for a touch more glitz.

Try using an eye shadow crayon to make this process even quicker and more comfortable. They apply fast and leave behind a subtle sheen of colour.


Filling eyebrows with a brow pencil saves the mess of using liquid brow pencils and brow gels.

Use a pencil one shade lighter than the colour of your hair for a relaxed midday appearance. Use soft upward strokes to fill in any gaps or sparse areas of your brows so that they mimic individual hairs.

To blend the pencil lines, comb the eyebrows upward and outward towards the ears using a spoolie brush (many eyebrow pencils come with one affixed).


Lip gloss can be applied swiftly compared to lipsticks, stains, or lip liners, so using it will save you time. Most lip glosses on the market today are designed for long-lasting colour and moisture, so they also moisturise your lips. (Unlike lipsticks and stains, which tend to dry out lips).

Finish your makeup routine by applying a tinted lip gloss, then toss it in your bag to use as required throughout the day. Now that you have a complete makeup routine that only takes about the amount of time for your coffee to brew. Don’t forget the perfume.

Tips to remove makeup

Always treat your skin gently

Makeup removal should always be done gently and without dehydrating or irritating your face. Use cleansing oil to prevent your skin from drying out. With your fingers, gently massage the oil all over your face after spreading a small amount over your lips, brows, and eyelids. 

This might soften your face and loosen your makeup. Next, apply some cleansing oil to a smooth, square cotton pad. Repeat the same areas while being cautious not to scrub them repeatedly. To reveal the colour, simply skim the surface in a single direction.

Cleanse your face to remove your makeup

Foundation and blush can be easily removed with your everyday cleanser. Be sure to include your hairline, the area under your chin, and the area around your ears when massaging the cleanser into your skin and letting it sit for 15 seconds.

After that, wipe with a damp, white cotton washcloth to make sure all of the makeup is removed. You can first apply the remover to your skin if your foundation is long-lasting. Gently scrub until the washcloth is free of any remaining makeup or blush.

Long-Wear lipstick can be removed with an oil-based makeup remover

Most lipsticks should come off with a cotton pad soaked in liquid or cream makeup remover. However, you only require an oily formula if the makeup is long-lasting or highly pigmented.

Remove any extra oil

After removing your eye makeup, give your face a final once-over with a dry cotton pad to ensure that all remaining makeup and extra makeup remover are gone. This last step will lessen the appearance of mascara rings in the morning and enhance how you apply makeup the following day. 

To prevent infection, always remember to replace all of your makeup products on a frequent basis. You should also remember to wear sunscreen every day, even if you plan to spend the day indoors.


Don’t skip applying makeup because of a busy morning schedule if it helps you feel more confident throughout the day. Your morning makeup routine shouldn’t consume more than 10 minutes of your precious time. Feel fantastic and fierce as you face the day.


How can I improve my makeup routine? 

You could improve your makeup routine by layering your makeup. You could start with liquids and creams and then build the look with powders.

Can I do a skin routine before makeup? 

Yes. Before applying makeup, a skincare regimen is vital. Never skip a step because doing so will prevent you from getting the perfect finish of your makeup.


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