Full-Face, Defined Makeup in 5 Minutes

I absolutely hate being late. I also absolutely hate running late. That rushed feeling of waking up knowing you have only a few minutes to get yourself together and out the door. Most of the time, we put our hair in a ponytail, throw on some lipgloss (maybe) and some face powder (...if I even remember to bring it). Most of the time, that will cut it.
What really freaks me out is if I'm running late for something important. Where a ponytail and lipgloss alone just won't do. Maybe you have a special event at work or you're meeting someone important. Or you just want to actually leave the house looking extra polished and put-together.
Simple makeup in 5 minutes? Simple. Easy. It can totally be done. Take a few shortcuts, skip defined eye makeup (multiple eye shadow colors, heavier liner) and you're done.
But if you're like me, you like a little something extra. A more defined eye and no skimping on the eye liner.
Let me tell you, this video almost drove me crazy while I was filming. My heart was racing! I had my stopwatch feature on my iPhone ticking away in front of me knowing I couldn't edit, restart, or most importantly, go beyond 5 minutes.
Foundation, concealer, bronzer, blush, eye primer, shadow (more defined), liner, mascara, brows, lips.... All done within 5 minutes with a little time to fluff your hair left over. ;)
Hope you enjoy!

Products Used:
Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet+ liquid foundation
MAC Studio Finish Concealer
Garnier Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, Sigma F30 Brush
NARS Laguna Bronzer, Sigma F20
NARS Orgasm Blush, Sigma F40
Urban Decay Naked Palette
Urban Decay Virgin, Sigma E40
Urban Decay Darkhorse, Sigma E40
Urban Decay Buck, Sigma E40
Sigma E50 for blending
Urban Decay Darkhorse, Sigma E30
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Whiskey
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Zero
Maybelline One-By-One Mascara
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Clear
MAC Lustreglass in Star Nova

*Click here to get the Sigma brushes I used in the video.


  1. well, you are gorgeous without makeup, so of course 5 minutes is enough for you! haha. true story. anyway, love the look.. i'm so bad at blending though! i'm thinking i just need to get the sigma brush you used..

  2. hey tiffany!
    are you going to IMATS in LA this year?

  3. Awesome! going to give this a try tomorrow morning and see if i look good, thanks for posting this one :)

  4. you are a true pro. it takes me 5 min to just do eyeliner and mascara, altho thats a huge improvement from when i first started (it took me 30 min then lol).

  5. nice tut! will try this tomorrow LOL

  6. Thanks guys! And yes, I will be at IMATS LA! So excited!! :D

  7. i wish I could do makeup that fast, Ive tried so many times but i take forever just on my brows trying to fill them in lol if I did that in 5 minutes I would look like a clown! you looked gorgeous & definitely inspired me to try it again ;-)

  8. Wish I could do my makeup this fast, or atleast that good lol x


  9. love this so much!



  10. great video! really helps for those of us who always oversleep..

    on a different note - can you do another video that uses the 'humid' eyeshadow by MAC? I really love it and want to do more things with it. thanks!

  11. Awesome video! Great idea for when you're in a hurry!

  12. This video was so much fun to watch! I love to see how people apply their makeup, I mean how they really apply it, no editing and everything! I loved the way you applied that eyeshadow, rolling your eyes, wiping and circling around the corner of your eye, that was hilarious *rofl*

  13. great video. loved it. you are the best guru on YT. The best thing about your is your honesty. keep up the good work :)

  14. aw, i wish i could do this look in 5 minutes! it's lovely :)


  15. wow... and I thought my 10 minutes were very impressive, guess I need more practice (and some organization) :) Looks great. I love the image of you with the stop watch, great foreshortening and you look so happy.

  16. That was so much fun to watch! You did an amazing job! :-)

  17. lovely!

  18. Great job! This is totally something I am looking for! I'm in a rush every, single, morning! With two kids on my own I rarely get out the door with any makeup on, it's the first thing I do when I get to work, head straight to the bathroom. This is the perfect, quick and beautiful way to do make up! Thanks so much for the tips!

  19. What color foundation did you use? 30 or 40!?

  20. Where did u get that necklace u always wear?

  21. Love this!! It's very inspiring... it kind of makes me want to sleep in tomorrow morning! LOL

  22. maybe we'll end up on the same flight ha.. i'm flying out of ATL on that friday i think at 9?

  23. This is great, you look absolutely flawless and did it in 5 minutes only o.O I need to learn that skill haha. Then I could hit "snooze" a couple extra times in the morning.

  24. I love this video and I tested it this a.m. Having practiced a little with the eye makeup look lately, that I also like very much, helped me a lot. I was a few minutes slower than you, but fast as usual. My concealing takes usually more time, today I skipped one step and I still look good. That is something to remember, but it depends also on the condition of my skin, which is pretty good at the moment. Thank you again for your great ideas. <333

  25. i have no problems doing my make up in 5 minutes if I know I won't be using liquid/gel eyeliner. Only thinking about time limit makes me screw it up :D

  26. I loved this video! I am like you, I abhor being late!

  27. HELP!!!
    Where can you get the Urban Decay Naked Palette? ULTO and Sephora have been out of stock for ages, and on ebay it's like 70 usd :-(

    Tiffany: you have an extremely charming personality, and your videos are both helpful, informative and entertaining.
    What kind of job do you have? Are you a make-up artist - or just very talented?

  28. Check out my Beauty Blog! http://rachaelbeautifullife.blogspot.com/

  29. Nice Job! very sophisticated look in warp speed.

  30. Hey Tiffany!
    I want to try the Mat Velvet +
    What shade are you?
    I believe I would be the same shade as you.

  31. http://blog.troyjensenonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/kelly_brook_troy_jensen_online3.jpg

    Can you do a look like this?

  32. This is a great tutorial Tiffany. We all have those mornings when there is almost no time to get ready. All your tips and product suggestions have really helped me to improve my own make up skills.

  33. Hey there, I nominated you for a Stylish Blogger Award! Go to this link to see what's up =).
    p.s. I think you are amazing! =)

  34. I bought the naked palette thinking I won't be able to do many varying looks, but this 5 minute one is brilliant! So glad I bought it now :)

    Lottie x

  35. This video was so much fun to watch! I love to see how people apply their makeup, I mean how they really apply it, no editing and everything! I loved the way you applied that eyeshadow, rolling your eyes, wiping and circling around the corner of your eye, that was hilarious!

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  36. Okay wow. My sister sent me this because I'm constantly making excuses that I don't know how to wear makeup and that it takes too long. I think it might take me an hour to pull off your 5 minute tute. You look gorgeous. Thanks for this helpful video.

  37. I just discovered your blog and I absolutely love it! And when it comes to make-up blogs, that's a very first!

    I would love to hear your take on my recent make-up dilemma.

    Since a few weeks I'm dating a guy. It's still very much in the first dating stages, so I still feel the need to impress him and look my very best.

    We usually go out for drinks which end in sleepovers. I think he would get an instant hart attack if I bring over a weekendbag or anything of that kind, so I'm limited to the inside of a evening clutch. Think: just enough space for a lipgloss.

    Great for the evening itself, not so great the next morning. How could I look sexy, natural, with just a few products? Which products would you bring, and how would you go around a lack of brushes?

    Really hope you will respond!

  38. Makeup is an art that can be achieved with practice. You don’t need to sit in front of your mirror for hours to look beautiful. You can get ready in just minutes with right makeup technique and of course practice.