Five minute make-up routine for summer days

During the summer, it can be hard to put on a full face of makeup. After all, after an hour or two you may notice your makeup melting off because of the heat. Our solution for this problem?

Keeping your makeup look light, minimalistic, and glowy. Ultimately, sometimes more is less. We have curated a makeup routine that is sure to keep you looking fresh and put together all summer long.

This routine will have you out the door in five minutes! Please note that all of the products that will be mentioned are cruelty free, which is very important to us.

Your complexion matters

The first thing you want to start with is your complexion. In order to keep your makeup in place all day, you are going to want to use a primer. We love this new Pro Filt’r Mattifying Primer by Fenty Beauty. It will keep your makeup in place all day and create a smooth canvas for your skin.

To even out your complexion, we have been using this CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ by It Cosmetics. We love this product because it gives just the right amount of coverage, while being lightweight and also protecting your skin from the sun.

The best way, in our opinion, to apply and blend out your CC cream is to use a beauty sponge like this one by BEAUTYBLENDER.

An important tip is to soak the sponge in water and wring it out before use. This will ensure a seamless blending. After applying our CC cream, we love adding a touch of cream bronzer, like this Matte Bronzer by MILK MAKEUP. 

Nude style for your eyes

Now, let's talk eyes. Our favorite easy look is to use a fun cream eyeshadow and some waterproof mascara. This Eyes to Mesmerize Cream Eyeshadow by Charlotte Tilbury in the shade Jean is a must.

It adds a nice shimmer to the eyelids and truly makes it seem like you spent a lot of time doing your eye look. Waterproof mascara is the key to long days at the beach.

This Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara by Too Faced is a cult favorite, and for good reason! It keeps your eyelashes long and voluminous throughout long days and nights. 

Finishing touches

Finally, the finishing touches. Our must have finishing steps include an eyebrow gel, setting spray and a nice juicy lip gloss! The eyebrow gel that we keep going back to using time and time again is the Boy Brow by Glossier.

To set everything in place and keep you glowing throughout the day, we love using this Luminous Dewy Skin Mist by Tatcha. This instantly gives you the glow that is, dare we say, magical. To finish off your look, lip gloss is a must -- especially during the summer. One of our favorites is this Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer by Fenty Beauty.

This lip gloss seriously looks good on every skin tone and keeps your lips looking incredible. If you’re looking for some more definition in your lips, you could use some lip liner before applying your lip gloss.

We love this Poutliner Longwear Lip Liner Pencil by Marc Jacobs Beauty. And just like that, you are done within 5 minutes! Again, all of these products mentioned are cruelty-free which keeps both us and animals happy!


Cream bronzer: https://www.sephora.com/product/matte-bronzer-P404797?icid2=products%20grid:p404797

Beauty blender: https://www.sephora.com/product/beautyblender-P228913?icid2=products%20grid:p228913:product

Lip liner: https://www.sephora.com/product/poutliner-longwear-lip-pencil-P392349?icid2=products%20grid:p392349:product&skuId=1651629 

Lip Gloss: https://www.sephora.com/product/gloss-bomb-universal-lip-luminizer-P67988453?icid2=products%20grid:p67988453:product&skuId=1925965


Setting spray: https://www.sephora.com/product/luminous-dewy-skin-mist-P399623?icid2=products%20grid:p399623:product

Eyebrow gel: https://www.glossier.com/products/boy-brow 

CC Cream Link: https://www.itcosmetics.com/face/foundation/your-skin-but-better-cc-cream-with-spf-50/ITC_0008.html?gclid=CjwKCAjw7anqBRALEiwAgvGgm_tMqbRAd5pz4xKxrmn9ncDFV_eidB8mPhdrDcahCH0wJcxgAxHkaRoCaNIQAvD_BwE

Primer link: https://www.sephora.com/product/pro-filt-r-mattifying-primer-P447551?icid2=products%20grid:p447551:product

Cream eyeshadow: https://www.sephora.com/product/eyes-to-mesmerize-cream-eyeshadow-P434101?skuId=2115566&icid2=products%20grid:p434101:product


Mascara: https://www.sephora.com/product/better-than-sex-waterproof-mascara-P407908