Its back to school time, or as I like to call it: the mad rush to get everyone out of the house sessions. There’s usually no time to brush your hair never mind putting on some make-up.

For the days when you just want to get out of the door on time, embrace the fresh face and get on with your day. For the other days when you want to make a little effort but are still limited on time, follow my 5 minute routine for applying make-up.

Moisturise

Moisturising your skin is one of the most essential things that you can do in the mornings. Just spending 30 seconds to apply a radiance balm or moisturiser will give your skin a fresh and healthy glow. Don’t forget to apply it to your neck too!

Concealer

Concealer will always be my go to product for the mornings when I’m a little short on time. Most people believe that they always need a full face of foundation when usually, this isn’t the case. Generally speaking, we only need coverage where there are blemishes or uneven skin tone. Concentrate on covering these areas with your concealer, such as under your eyes, around your nose and the chin if you tend to get breakouts there.

Cream blush

This will always be one of my go to favourites for speed, dewy skin and an effortless look. Cream blush looks super natural. You barely need any product to make such a difference to the overall look of your skin. Apply to the apples of your cheeks and blend outwards towards your ears.

Eyebrows

Eyebrows, when filled in properly, can be an absolute game changer. I personally prefer to use a brow powder over a pencil as it is much softer. Try not to change the natural shape of your brow as this can be a little harsh. Just fill in the natural hairs using a sweeping motion.

Mascara

A couple of coats of mascara will open your eyes up and make you look more awake than you probably feel. Apply to both the top and bottom lashes, but go easy on the layers, you want it to still look natural.

Lipstick

Apply a neutral sheer colour if you aren’t used to wearing any. My favourite at the moment is ‘Syrup’ by Mac. It has a beautiful tint of colour but isn’t so overpowering. if you do want something with a little more impact, try a red such as ‘Brave Red by Mac’.