5 Minute Face with Almay

By Thursday, November 26, 2020 , , , ,

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My time has been sparse since going back to work in the spring. I found myself skipping skincare and makeup many nights just because I was too darn tired and rushed. I finally decided to get my act together and develop a 5-minute makeup routine that I could make time for any day. For the last few months, this simplified routine has been done with just Almay products. 

So without further ado, my 5 Minute Almay Face.
Almay Clear Complexion Foundation Makeup /  200 Buff
My skin has been acting up this year, I blame stress, hormones and mask-acne. Almay Clear Complexion Foundation is for people prone to acne, combination skin and oily skin. Since my skin is mainly dry I have to use some hydrating primer first, but I do love how this foundation treats my skin.

It is lightweight and buildable. I prefer to use a sponge-like a Real Techniques or a Beauty Blender. Failing that a dampened buffing foundation brush. I need little of the foundation to get the coverage I usually need, evening out around my brows, nose and cheeks. I usually skip powder when using this foundation.

Almay Velvet Foil Cream Eyeshadow / 100 Silver Lining / 030 Golden Vibes
Eyes typically take the most time in my makeup application. Primer, shadows, blending buffing, liner, etc. To pair this down to a quick 5-minute face a cream shadow seemed to be the way to go. 

Almay Velvet Foil Cream Eyeshadows are beautiful metallic cream shadows. They are easy to use with tons of payoff. I tiny bit can become an entire eye look so easily. I like to take my ring fingers and apply them. In this case, I am using Silver Lining on the inside and Golden Vibes on my outer lid. The result is something easy that lasts all day long.

Almay One Coat Multi-Benefit Mascara / Black
A mascara that doesn't look like too much is something I want right now. I don't want clumps, I don't want brittle lashes, I want natural and I want it quick. Almay One Coat Multi-Benefit Mascara is just the mascara I want. It gives volume, length, definition and conditioning. It isn't the boldest mascara, but it is really nice to my lashes and I think it looks great on me.

Almay Brow Styler Brow Mascara / Medium Brown
Brows are something I have to do all the time because I colour my hair (oh and newfound greys popping up), so something like a brow mascara that is easy is my go-to right now. This one has a long and thin brush that is quite nice to use. I bent my brush so that I could use it with more ease. It doesn't have a ton of hold, which I actually like because I don't want crunchy brows. What it does do is tame my brows and tint them just right in just seconds.

Almay Lip Vibes Lipstick / Treat Yourself
Nothing makes me feel more put together than a nice red lip. A classic matte red lip is where it is at for me. Treat Yourself is just that lipstick. It goes on smooth, it looks great, it doesn't snag on the application and it doesn't feather as the day goes on. For added staying power I sometimes dust it with translucent powder.
Lip Vibe Lipsticks come in cream, matte and lip topper finishes. They contain Shea Butter,  vitamin E and C so they help hydrate your lips. 
So there you go, my 5 Minute Face. I am really loving these products and I reach for them almost every single day.  I feel much more confident and it really isn't taking up any time at all. 

I love that Almay is fragrance-free so they don't upset my sometimes sensitive skin and that their eye products are Ophthalmologist tested.

Day to day I am glad I found something easy that works well for me and that I really enjoy wearing.
*This post features products sent for review purposes, all views and opinions are my own.