Beauty, Makeup Tips

My 7 Minute Makeup Routine

I feel like I am always busy. Don’t you? Some days are a lot busier than others but I honestly can’t think of a time of the day when I don’t have a million things to do!  I’m sure you guys can all relate! With that said, I’ve gotten a lot of my “getting ready” routine down to a science- and that includes my makeup routine! Makeup and skincare is kind of like my ‘me-time’ so, in a perfect world, I would take hours on end pampering myself. But in reality, I’m lucky to scrape together a few minutes to get ready. My 7-minute makeup routine is perfect for those busy mornings, and it works as the perfect base if I want to do a little more to take my look from day to night!

Concealer | Laura Mercier

Step one is concealer. I have pretty bad dark circles under my eyes, so a little concealer goes a long way. I also use the concealer to help with any discoloration or redness, especially around my nose! I’ve been loving this concealer because it goes on super creamy, melts into my skin and helps brighten up my face.

Cushion Foundation | Laneige

Next step is foundation. I know that some people like to put their concealer on after foundation, but I feel like I get more coverage the other way around! This cushion foundation is light, has SPF and is really buildable. It leaves me with a gorgeous dewy look and instantly makes my skin look brighter and more luminous.

Bronzer | Marc Jacobs

To add a little warmth to my face, I’ll use some bronzer! If I want to add some contour to my face, I’ll also use bronzer, but with an angular brush. A big tip I have for putting on makeup quickly, and on the go- is to have a compact with a good mirror! For me, it’s this guy. A good mirror can make all the difference!

Eyeshadow | Chanel

As I talked about here, I’m loving neutral shades for my eyes. A cool pro-tip that I picked up from the girls in the office, is to use the condensation from your iced coffee to get your brush a little moist to bump up the intensity of the shadow’s pigment! My eyeshadow also depends on how much time I have! I’ll either do a full eye, just a sweep of color, or no eyeshadow at all!

Eyeliner | Mac (Similar Here)

I always feel like eyeliner makes me look more awake. Whether it’s a wing like I did above or even a sweep on my lower water line something I love the definition it gives me! If I’m low on time, I’ll do a quick little cat eye using a liquid liner like this.  It still gives me the definition I want without taking up a lot of time.

Eyebrows | Shu Uemura

If I can only do one thing to my face before I leave the house, it would always be my brows! I’ve been using this brow pencil (similar here) for ages and I don’t know what I’d do without it. This one fills in my brows with more of a crayon consistency which I really like. It looks natural and gives me the color as well as a kind of waxy pomade texture to keep my brows in place all day!

Mascara | Armani Beauty

I always finish my eyes off with some mascara. Gotta love those long lashes! Mascaras come in many shapes and sizes, but for me personally, I like to add volume just as much as length. When I’ve got more time, I sometimes like to layer my mascaras, but in a pinch- a few swipes of this guy and I’m ready to go!


Lipstick | Hourglass

The best lip color is one that works seamlessly with any look. A nude-ish shade of pink, but also kind of a coral is one of my favorites! And how chic is this packaging? I don’t know what it is about lipstick, but I always feel more put together when I have a lip on.

Blush | Nars

A little blush goes a long way, which is why I like to save blush for my last step in my routine. Too much and you can easily look like a clown, but not enough and you can look washed out- which is why I’m loving this liquid blush! It has a great color and is really blendable.  I put a few dots of it on the apples of my cheeks and blended it with a brush like this one!

Setting Spray + SPF | Kate Somerville

The final step is this amazing setting/SPF spray! It goes on matte and unlike a lot of other spray sunscreens, it doesn’t leave my face super greasy. And no matter how cloudy it is, you ALWAYS NEED SUNSCREEN.  Yes, you can still get sunburnt even when you cant see the sun!  UV rays are real. Always. Use. Sunscreen.

There you have it! My 7-minute makeup routine!  At this point, I could probably do it with my eyes closed! Do you guys have any time-saving makeup tips? I’d love to hear them! Let me know in the comments below!



  • Sabrina-Martha Steelandt says:

    What is the name/brand of this beautilful melon colour nailpolish ?

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  • Vicki says:

    I’m gonna have to see this 7-minute makeup in video to believe it. HA! 😆

  • Amy says:

    I’ve been looking for a good setting spray for a while, I’ll have to test out this Kate Somerville one! Super cool that it combines two super important steps

  • Jessy says:

    You look amazing. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

    xx Jessy Kleidermaedchen

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  • This is a side note, but can I say how I LOVED that you utilize your office space SO well. I think I’ve seen it transformed into a completely different look SO many times! Very inspiring! x

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  • That eyeliner is so weird!

  • Tanja says:

    Sooo pretty!
    So inspiring!
    LOVE xo Tanja

  • Elizabeth says:

    Sooo pretty! Loving this super simple look! You’re amazing to do this all in 7 minutes haha 😀 I definitely have to practice more so I can get some more sleep in the mornings! <3

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Vivian says:

    Great tips Chriselle! Love your simple makeup routine! When I’m in a rush, I’d apply BB cushion instead of foundation and concealer. Then I’d use some eyeliner and I always always fill in my eyebrows before I leave the house! As for my lips, I’d use a tinted lip balm 🙂 Have a great day!

    xo Vivian

  • Vivian says:

    Loving this glowy make up look!

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  • Prisilla Cope says:

    Not that YOU need tips from ME, those 1 stick wonders do help when I drop off my daughter at school…I don’t want to scare anybody! LOL Then later I touch up with powder eyeshadow and mascara.
    Great photos Mr. Scott!
    Thank you.

  • Sarah Lin says:

    The condensation from the iced coffee is such a clutch move!! What!! That is so cool! Thanks for sharing your make up tips! 🙂


  • Alina says:

    Love this simple and elegant make-up – thank you for the tips!

  • Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Alison says:

    Beautiful! If only I could finally master that cat eye without people mistaking my liner for some kind of disease…

  • Thank you for sharing all the lovely products and it’s amazing this all can be done within just 7 minutes! I definitely need to work on my technique as I do less but it takes me about 20 minutes. it’s mainly eyelashes that take the most time

  • Sophie says:

    Hi Chriselle, great post! I’m definitely going to try the Shu Uemura brow sword – I still haven’t found a product that I really love for brows & I’d love to watch a quick video on how you apply it. Gorgeous nail colour too – please share!
    Thanks again for the post 🙂
    Sophie x

  • Jennifer says:

    The lip color is stunning! Great and simple make up routine. 🙂

  • Kritsida says:

    Great tips! I’m all about simple makeup these days! The MOST time saving makeup tip is getting my eyelash extensions done, but I know I can’t do that 24/7.
    x. kritsida

  • Kathy R says:

    ah the angular edge of the eyeshadow pencil is so helpful especially when you’re in a rush (i use the one from bobbibrown)! amazing photos as always chriselle <3
    xx, Kathy

  • Anna says:

    Hey Chriselle! ♥

    I love a good and simple makeup routine as my mornings are always so hectic. That’s why this post will be so useful to me..

    I just wish I could draw a sharp and symmetrical cat eye liner as fast as you can, maybe that’s my next project!

    Sending love from Europe! xx

  • Natali says:

    Such a great, quick and natural beauty makeup routine! I like it ! 🙂

  • Rita says:

    Amazing content as always Chriselle, love the tips! For me, an easy and fast makeup look will always include mascara, concealer, highlight and a lip stain that doubles as blush <3

  • Allie says:

    Great and simple makeup routine! I also really love that blush <3

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  • LENA says:

    That’s why it’s sooo important to eat healthy for clear skin. I love your nail polish color!

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  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Love ❤️ a quick and efficient makeup routine. Merci for sharing your tips. 🙂

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  • I reach for multitasking products and just wing it, embrace the imperfections. That is how I do my makeup in the mornings.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • Jada says:

    I have a similar routine! I will have to try that Kate Somerville SPF setting spray!

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