Sometimes don’t you want that extra 5 minutes of sleep, instead of leaving the bed and starting your day. Probably all of us have one of these moments, where we just let the sleep take over. These are the days 5 minute makeup is all you can do and it can actually make a big difference. When you want to add a little bit extra, then 5 minute bronze makeup will be your thing.

Unless I have something special, I prefer to have my makeup minimal and effortless in summer. When I am late, then worrying about the makeup is the last thing I want or have time to. These moments are the moments I have my 5 minute makeup, effortless yet makes me look decent. Bronze eye makeup is one of my favourite, so let’s start with my 5 minute bronze makeup products.

Before starting the makeup using a product like a sorbet which can also act like primer would save you time. Once it is done then, you will be left with velvety soft skin, it is a perfect base for the foundation. When you are in hurry, it is best to use light bases which won’t require so much blending. NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint is one of these lightweight medium coverage foundation and it is easy to work with. Applying it with brush is quicker than applying with a sponge. Just get a tiny amount and apply it all over, your base will be perfect.

Eyebrows define the face, that’s why never skip doing the brows, especially when you’re having a quick makeup. Even if your makeup isn’t perfect, brows will make it better. Soap&Glory Archery is my favourite, with a few quick strokes, brows will be ready. Cream eye products come handy for quick makeup. You can use your finger to just blend it all in. Maybelline Color Tattoo in And On Bronze or Max Factor Excess Shimmer eyeshadow in Bronze  are a gorgeous bronze colour and they don’t require so much work. Always wear your trusty mascara, you don’t want to get mascara all over your eyes when you are rushing around.

It is good to have multitasking product, the last thing you want is to look around for products. Smashbox Crush On Palette has everything you need from bronzer to highlighter to finish off the makeup. Use bronzer to define the cheek bones and apply highlighter all around to get the sun-kissed glowy makeup. Don’t forget to apply the highlighter below your brow done to get instant glow.

To finish of the makeup, just pick the lipstick which reflects your mood, then you are ready to go. This is my go-to 5 minute bronze makeup when I have plans and don’t have so much time to get ready. Choosing cream products are the best with quick makeup.

How is your 5 minutes makeup? Which products are your essentials when it comes to quick makeup? Which steps do you tend to skip?


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    • Quick makeup is my go-to makeup when I can’t be bothered to do much.

  • If I only have 5 minutes, and that’s often the case, I put on some red lipstick and a bit of eyeliner

  • I so need to try this I spend too much time doing my makeup

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  • All my makeup is 5 minute makeup, except for when I film. My children don’t leave me more time.

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  • Such a great blog post babe! I love your pictures xxx

  • This is such a beautiful photo! 🙂 The smashbox palette looks really pretty xx

  • I completely agree, bronzing is definitely a quick and easy way to look effortless! Bronze eye make-up is one of my favourite, easy looks too. I really need to get a lightweight foundation as mine are all matte because of my combination skin. Cream eyeshadows are perfect and always make it look like a few shades have been applied to the lid. I think that mascara is key for making the look come together. Thanks for sharing these tips Ela, I loved this.:) xx – Pinky Peach Shimmer Make-up Tutorial

    • I love your bronze makeup tutorials, you’re really good at it! Cream eyeshadows come handy when you are in hurry, they don’t need much work 🙂 xx

  • Cara E

    I loved reading this, I always struggle to do my makeup quickly so I’ll definitely need to try some of these out!

  • First of all, I’ve just GOT to say how much I love the image. Secondly, I’m all for a speedy morning makeup routine! I hadn’t considered how much quicker creamy-textured eye products would be to apply – thanks for the tip! 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • Aww thank you so much 🙂 I wasn’t a fan of cream eye products, but now I love them, they come so handy when you’re in hurry 🙂 x

  • I have yet to get my hands on the maybelline cream eyeshadows… but I really need to! They definitely do look like a time saving product. I like to use tinted moisturizer in the summer because the application is much easier and it lets your freckles show through!
    Great post 🙂

    • Maybelline cream eyeshadows are really good, you should give them a try 🙂

  • I love really quick make up looks, they look so pretty and natural which is so good for summer!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

    • Quick makeup is my go-to makeup in summer, I can’t be bothered to spend so long on makeup 🙂 x

  • Claire Cavanagh

    I really need to give Soap and Glory Archery a go, always heard such good things 🙂

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

  • makeup in 5 minutes? Yes please! It always takes me about 20 minutes+.

    Great tips!

    Laura xo

    • When I am in hurry, I can do it even quicker ha ha 🙂 x

  • The smash box palette looks really useful and all the shades look like colors that I would actually use. Good job on this one

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  • On & On Bronze is just my go-to for a quick eye look over the summer months – it just always works 🙂

    Jasmine xx

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  • I love these quick makeup looks for my go to day to day routine when I just don’t have much time on my hands. Love Maybelline Colour Tattoos and that particular bronze shade is a favourite of mine x

    Beauty with charm

    • Cream products come handy when you want a quick makeup. Bronze eyeshadow is one of my favourite x

  • My 5-minute makeup would be tinted moisturizer, concealer, bronzer, mascara and pop of color on the lips! Like you mentioned, cream shadows come in pretty handy, as well, when you’re in a hurry!

    • Your 5-minute makeup is basically my daily makeup, I don’t like heavy makeup unless I have something planned.

  • I love both of the cream shadows you mention, so pretty and handy to use! That Smashbox palette also sounds brilliant.

    Emma |

    • Those cream eyeshadows are my favourites, also the colours are gorgeous!

  • The Maybelline color tattoo are my favorite! A bronzed makeup is my go to in summer, it just looks so beautiful with a tan!


    Tamara –

    • Bronze makeup looks beautiful with a tan, totally agree! x

  • This is what I needed, I love makeup tutorials and I need to try this one!

    Have a great day, xx

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  • That Crush on Blush palette is gorgeous! It’s quite similar to the NARS One Shocking Moment palette which I have but I love Smashbox! I tend to skip eye shadow if I am in a rush!

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    • I wanted to get Nars one but my now hubby surprised me with smashbox one, so now there’s no point of getting something similar.

  • I used my maybelline color tattoo this weekend after the looongest time and was quickly reminded of why I loved it so much in the first place. They’re absolutely perfect for on the go. I’ve been contemplating purchasing that Nars matte tint for some time, glad to hear it’s easy to use!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

    • Maybelline color tattos are perfect, I love how pigmented they are and also so easy to use! Nars matte tint is good, I would highly recommend it (it might not be good if you have dry skin).

  • Yes, to Maybelline Colour Tattoos and they are seriously the best way for a quick eye look. I need to start using eyebrow pencil again, been using gel recently and I swear it takes me 20 minutes to get my brows right.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • With gel, it isn’t easy to get the brows done, it takes me ages 🙂

  • That palette is stunning! I still need to try Colour Tattoos! They all look so nice! Why have I not got one yet!?
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  • I am the same in the summer! I prefer a simple bronzed look with minimal makeup. It’s just too hot in Arizona for me to wear a full face. Great post!


    • It is really hard to wear full face makeup when it is so hot outside!

  • Yes! I always do my eyebrows. Not that I worry about putting a ton of products on them, but I do think that if you are going to wear makeup, they should always be considered just as important as the eyes.

    Great post!

    xo, mikéla /

    • Brows make a big difference, that’s why I try to do my brows first then makeup. x

  • My 5 minute makeup wishes it would be 5 mins 😀 it’s more like 15! Which is probably why I’m always late. I really need to top up my game… The Maybelline Color tattoo in On and On Bronze is my fave quick eyeshadow too! And Archery is the one to go for when in need of a quick brow 🙂
    Thanks for the great read hon <3 Hope you have a lovely week! Hugs and kisses! 🙂
    Emma xxx

    • When I am in hurry, it is like I’m in a fast move and I make things quicker 🙂 Sometimes I am ready in a few minutes, but of course makeup doesn’t look perfect 🙂
      Have an amazing week, hun! Hugs and kisses xx

  • Rebecca Fletcher

    I love bronze makeup, its my go to. I wish I could do my makeup in 5 minutes. I usually take 10 minutes at the least.

  • I can’t really do a 5 minute makeup look. Mainly because I like a full face of makeup. When it comes to essentials I can’t leave without concealer, eyebrows and bronzer. I look really different without it haha!

    X Marjolein

    • I don’t mind having minimal makeup so 5 minutes is enough for it when I am in hurry! x

  • Katie

    To be honest I love taking my time with my make-up, but on days when I have to wake up early I definitely have a routine like this!

    • I love taking my time too, however when I choose the sleep over getting ready then I have to do things quickly 🙂

  • Samileen

    I’m all about that five minute makeup look. I need a corrector, concealer, mascara, brow pencil some bronzy blush and a stunning lipstick to pull it all together.

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    • When I am in hurry, then 5 minutes makeup is all I can do 🙂

  • my everyday lazy look is typically a tinted spf or bb cream – could hardly call that make up, but i love these suggestions! especially the brow part is so true! a simple eye shadow is always key as well!

    xx Melis

    • I love my skin but better type of makeup, I don’t wear full face makeup all the time. x

  • The Color Tattoos are incredible! After all these years, I’m still totally in love with Bad to the Bronze!

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    • When I am in hurry, you can’t believe how fast I move ha ha 🙂 x

  • Shwetali

    Everyday I do my makeup in 5 minutes and spend 5 minutes more on my bed :D.. my everyday makeup essentials are nude lipstick and kajal.
    Nice post dear

    • I prefer to be in bed most of the time, that’s why I am always late 🙂

  • That extra 5 minutes in bed can make all the difference! I’m still drooling over Smashbox palette. I can never forego mascara, brows and gloss. A CC cream or similar base is perfect for quick make-up days too xx


    • Extra 5 minutes in bed is way better than early mornings 🙂 x

  • Such a nice selection of products!

  • Charlotte

    Maybellines colour tattoos are so quick and easy to use. Also if you’re someone who likes to wear a lip product then a tinted balm would work perfectly for a quick make-up!
    Charlotte //

    • Lip balms come handy, as you don’t need to be so precise with them!

  • I really MUST get the NARS skin tint (I think as I’m watching the minutes tick by this morning when I should be getting ready for work…). You’re right, a bronze look really is the best 5 minute option because it immediately brightens your complexion and makes you look pulled togethe!

    • When I am in hurry, 5 minutes makeup is the best one! I don’t want to spend so much time on makeup and run to get to work. Nars skin tint is good, I’d highly recommend it!

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  • My pick is cream eyeshadow for quick makeup as well. Although when I’m super late I just do my face and only apply mascara and inner corner highlight for the eyes. 🙂

    • When I am super super late, then mascara, brows and lipstick it is, I can’t even think about applying foundation 🙂

  • I love your choices! Great post x 🙂

  • Molly Hogan

    Love your makeup posts! They’re the best!



  • Thanks for this post ,I thought I was the only one who loved usING bronzes. Great post .

  • I wear minimal make up so it takes me about 5 minutes to do everything. I use BareMinerals primer and foundation.

    • I prefer minimal makeup in summer so it is always quicker!

  • I definitely dislike wearing makeup all the time and definitely prefer getting some extra sleep, haha. I normally go in with a light weight BB Cream, some highlighter and brows (always brows) before leaving the door. When I feel extra hardworking (hahahaha), I do go in with bronzer, but other than that, I’m pretty lazy when it comes to makeup, haha.


    • I don’t like wearing so much makeup in summer, I prefer minimal makeup so I can get good amount of sunshine!

  • I love bronze eye makeup! I love that you can just swipe on one color and look fabulous! If I only have 5 minutes to do my make up, then I’ll skip foundation and just apply concealer to my trouble areas, like my awful dark circles!

    • When I am in hurry, I tend to skip concealer, luckily I don’t have dark circles!

  • Missy May

    My makeup takes about 2mins, because I suck at it and I’m not too much into it. Ha!
    Thanks for the tips. I definitely need this. 🙂

  • Lovely picks.. If I had to skip anything, it would probably be foundation. I’d wear a CC cream or tinted moisturiser instead…
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    • CC creams/tinted moisturisers are easy to work with, definitely perfect for quick makeup.

  • I’ve never mastered the art of five minute makeup – I try to be quick but then I end up getting away and chucking on a smokey eye and a perfect contour haha! I’ll have to give this a go 😉

    • I managed to master five minute makeup by being late all the time, so I had to practice to get it right 🙂

  • I have to have a 5 minute makeup during the week, always a quick rub in of BB cream and a little mascara, but I love when I have the chance to go all out!

    pumps and push-ups

    • Light products come handy for quick makeup, they are easier to work with.

  • If I really have only 5 minutes I apply a bit of foundation, do my brows, add mascara and lipstick 🙂 My ‘quick’ everyday makeup always takes me 15-20 minutes, haven’t managed to use all the kinds of products you mentioned in only 5 minutes, haha! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • My 5 minute makeup is barely there minimal makeup, I mastered it after being constantly late 🙂 x

  • Great tips! My quick makeup routine is CC cream, a little highlighter and mascara. I have to always fill in my eyebrows too. Thanks for sharing 😉

    Love, Lindsey

  • I can never, ever do my makeup in five minutes – it always takes me ages to do it, even when it should be mechanical as I’m doing the same routine all the time. This is such a mystery to me haha. Multitasking products are great for quick looks, the Smashbox palette looks great for that! In general to gain time, I choose a nude or a simple pink lipstick, as you don’t need any lipliner or effort to apply it as you would with a red lipstick for example! 🙂

    Julia x

    • I wasn’t able to do my makeup in five minutes before, however thanks to the early mornings when I was about to be late to work, I manage to get my makeup done in around five minutes 🙂 x

  • Roberta Romeo

    Five minutes makeup is perfect when you’re in late and especially in summer when, thanks to tanning, you don’t need too many products on your face! Thanks for your tips darling!

    • Totally agree with you! When you’re tanned, you don’t really need much makeup 🙂 x

  • Bronze make-up seems to be trendy. I can’t blame you, bronze looks so natural and but give you a made-up look. Love it!

    Love, Fads

    • Bronze makeup looks beautiful and even when you do a quick makeup, it still looks good!

  • Raindrops of Sapphire

    I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t say no to that extra 5 minutes! The shorter you can make your make-up routine, the better! Ha ha!

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  • Oh how I used to love Maybelline’s on bronze eyeshadow! I need to buy a new pot since the one I have is dry. That smashbox crush palette looks amazing!

    Miriam ♥ A whole lot of serendipity

    • Mine is about to dry out too, I wish they would last longer!

  • I love eyebrow pencils when I’m in a rush too! I am currently using the colourpop one but I will most definitely be trying out the soap and glory one in the future as it is a lot more accessible ^_^ I love reaching for my NARS Tinted moisturiser, a quick and easy base to apply when I’m in a rush and it gives a good amount of coverage too!

    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe x

    • Hopefully one day I will be placing colourpop order, there are so many things I want to get however that shipping thing kinda puts me off. x

  • Little Miss Fashion Queen

    Bronze looks are my favorite! Love how easy this is!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

  • Trang Do

    Love your makeup! Thanks for sharing!
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  • Mmmmhmmm all about that bronzed goddess look. Eyebrow pencils are SO much easier than dip brows..though I always find the result isn’t quite as sharp as I want!

    Katie xx ¦ ♥ La Coco Noire

    • Dip brows give better sharp finish, however it is not as easy as the pencils so when I am in hurry, brow pencil is my essential 🙂 x

  • ALY
  • I have to admit that I don’t like to wear a lot of makeup in summer. for some reason I feel like it makes me less pretty. But if i absolutely have to or want to do makeup, I apply moisturiser, red or dark pink lipstick, bronzer and mascara.

    • I tend to keep my makeup minimal in summer, I like to let my skin breath and enjoy the sun rather than applying thick stuff.

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Oh my goodness, I don’t think I could ever manage to do my makeup in five minutes!! That would be a real challenge, haha. 🙂 Personally, if I’m in a huge rush I tend to skip foundation overall and just go with a BB cream, then I apply a bit of mascara and that’s it. It’s rare that I do that though, I prefer to get up early and make sure I have time to do a face full of makeup, so I don’t scare anyone when I leave the house, haha. x x Lovely post as always hun, kisses. x


    • When I had to wake up around 6 to go to work, sometimes I chose a few minutes extra sleep over makeup 🙂 So this helped me to achieve five minutes makeup ha ha 🙂 xx

  • 5 minute makeup?! I’m truly impressed! I can’t even do mascara in under 5 mins haha! x


  • I like having a 5-minute make up routine. Honestly, I don’t wear much makeup, so it doesn’t take me too long to get ready in the morning. Bronzer is definitely a must during the summer.

    Eden | Mint Notion

    • In summer it doesn’t take me long to get ready as I prefer minimal makeup.

  • I have been loving wearing bronze eye makeup as well lately! So many people rave about the Maybelline colour tattoo range but I haven’t tried it yet!

    • Colour tattoo range is great, you should definitely try it out!

  • If it was a really quick one it would be pressed powder and lipstick and eyeliner! I mean what would I be without them?! xx

    Bollianaxo | Student’s Lifestyle Blog

    • Lipstick is my one must-have products, it makes a big difference x

  • Karina Guimarães Ribeiro

    My essentials: Mascara, bronzer and lipstick. <3


  • Carina Vardie

    The products sound very nice! My 5 minutes make-up consists of mascara, brow gel and lipstick.


    • Brows make a big difference, I can’t leave the house without getting my brows done x

  • Great post!
    Much love,
    Hadasah |

  • Such a cool post, love all your tips!

    Have an amazing week,
    Mary x

  • Great products! HaHa My short routine is foundation, concealer and lipstick.

  • I like the minimal makeup too so this sounds great to me! Gemma x

  • I love how good everybody looks when they have a bronze makeup haha. Thanks for sharing yours with us 🙂

    • Bronze makeup suits everyone, it is so beautiful 🙂


    Love a simple bronzed look. Thanks for sharing

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  • It sounds like a great and quick routine! When I wear makeup to the office it always seems to take me a while, but when I’m at home I’m either bare faced or I just put BB cream on – that’s nice and quick! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • I try to take my time when I do my makeup, however sometimes sleep takes over and I only have limited time for my makeup 🙂

  • Love a quick makeup routine, have to try this one!! Xx

  • Marshmallow Skies

    Obsessed with your blog! Love this bronzed look!

    Lots of love,
    Marshmallow Skye

  • I am always looking for new ways to spice up my bronzer – especially in five minutes! Love this xx

    • Bronzer comes handy for quick makeup, you don’t need much then. x

  • 5 minute makeup seems ideal for me! I need to try a sorbet- it sounds like such a miracle product! A bronze eye always looks great too 🙂

    Rachel xxx
    The Daily Luxe”

    • 5 minutes makeup is great when you’re in hurry 🙂 x

  • These products look amazing and I love bronzy makeup for summer 🙂 I just wish you showed us the final look 😉 x


    • Hopefully soon I will be able to show more actual makeup looks 🙂 x

  • Im so gonna try this!!! thank you and all these products sounds amazing!

  • I love the Maybelline colour tattoo’s, especially the shade on bronze. Loving you photography, so pretty! xo

    • It is one of m favourite cream products! Thank you so much 🙂 x

  • Ellie Adams

    Bronzey/glowy makeup is always my absolute favourite so I love this post hun! On and on bronze has been a favourite for years, such a classic.


    • Bronzey makeup looks beautiful, especially in summer 🙂 x

  • I love the look of that Smashbox palette! 5 minute makeup for me is tinted moisturizer, concealer,blush or bronzer, &mascara. Oh and lip balm or gloss, I am loving the Nivea watermelon balm stick. 🙂

    • I haven’t tried watermelon one yet, I love nivea sticks, they smell divine 🙂

  • Bernadette

    These makeup products look so lovely. x

  • Becky Hughff

    Ooooh I love the look of that palette!

  • Nadia

    I definitely don’t enjoy doing my makeup quickly but dragging it out is also not the best 🙂 Natural bronzy eye look for the summer is my favourite. I definitely can’t skip on the even complexion look, mascara & brows. Plus, bronzer <3 To be honest, I quite often skip on eyeshadow if I'm in a hurry.
    xox Nadia

  • Bernadette

    This makeup look sounds lovely!