Simple & Minimal Everyday Makeup You Can Do in 5 Minutes

Karen Lien
by Karen Lien
3 Materials
5 Minutes

When I’ve got a busy day ahead of me, the last thing I want to do is spend a long time on my makeup. So here I’m going to show you my natural everyday makeup look. It is very quick and easy to apply but doesn’t compromise on quality.

This everyday makeup routine really delivers and leaves me looking gorgeous. It conceals the parts of my face that I want to conceal and enhances my best features. Check it out!

For this makeup look, I’m using a cream palette by SEINT that has within it all the shades that I need for my whole face. Having a palette like this is super convenient and means that you don’t have to use a ton of different products, but you can still recreate this look with your own products at home.

Tools and materials:

  • Cream palette
  • Setting spray
  • Makeup brushes
Applying concealer to sunspots and melasma

1. Apply concealer

The first thing I’m going to do is put on some concealer or color corrector. The places that I need to put it on the most are some of my sunspots and anywhere that I have some dark spots or melasma. I also like to put this color up on my eyelids and underneath my eyes.

I’m going to pick up a little bit on my brush, apply it to my face and blend it out.

Applying contour to the forehead with a brush

2. Add contour

Now that I color corrected, I’m going to go ahead and add some contour to define my bone structure. I’m going to first start at the top of my forehead and apply it in a half-moon. This is something you can do to lower your forehead.

Now, I’m going to add some to my cheeks. I’m going to press some right up under my cheekbone with a swooping motion. The next place to contour for a lot of ladies is to define our jawbone. I’m going to come in with the same color and rub it in right along my jawline.

Blending foundation with contour & concealer

3. Apply foundation

Then I’m going to apply my normal foundation by swirling it on with a brush. Make sure you blend the foundation and the contour all in.

Brightening areas of the face with highlight

4. Add some brightener

Now that I’ve color corrected and concealed my under-eye area, I want to add a little bit of brightness.

Picking a little bit of brightener shade up on a brush, I’m going to apply it on the inside of my eye and pull it in underneath my eye and down where I have indentations, and then I’m going to continue that up above my cheekbone area. It’s not directly underneath my eye.

Take a brush and blend it in lightly. You’ll get a gorgeous brightness underneath your eye without emphasizing your under-eye.

Then you want to add brightener on your forehead between your brows, right along your brow bone, and down the bridge of your nose. Adding it to your browbone gives your eye a bit of a lift. When you've applied it, lightly swirl over to soften it and blend it in.

Applying cream blush to the cheekbones

5. Apply lip and cheek color

Before I started this makeup routine, I had put some mascara on and done my eyebrows, so now all we need to do is add some cheek and lip color. I want this makeup look to be really simple, so I’m not going to add any eyeshadow.

For my lips, I’m using a glossy color in a deep red. Then you can use the same color as a cheek color too. It is so convenient having everything in one palette.

Put the color right above your contour on the high part of your cheekbone and then go ahead and blend that in, again lightly swirling over the top to soften the color.

Spraying finishing spray onto makeup to set

6. Apply finishing spray

Now I’m all done, and I’m just going to set my makeup with my setting spray. I’m just spraying down like I mean it; we don’t want any half squirts. Then let it dry, and you’re set for the day.

Minimal everyday makeup

Minimal everyday makeup tutorial

There is my five-minute, natural everyday makeup look. This look is so easy to achieve, especially because it only uses one cream palette. I feel light and bright and beautiful, and I’m ready for whatever the day throws at me.

If you want a quick, minimalist makeup look that will allow you to get out the door in no time, this is for you.

Suggested materials:
  • Cream palette
  • Setting spray
  • Makeup brushes

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