Watch a Makeup Artist Do Her 5-Minute Beauty Look in Real Time


Lisa Eldridge

Some mornings are just tough. Whether it was too many glasses of pinot noir or catching up on Vanderpump Rules, sometimes we end up going to sleep way past our bedtime, which makes a 7:30 wake-up call pretty easy to snooze through. For mornings when you're short on time but still want to look alive, turn to this five-minute makeup tutorial from makeup artist Lisa Eldridge. Here, you'll find a fresh beauty look that can be created in just five minutes—and unlike other videos, Eldridge films hers in real time, so you'll know exactly how long she really takes for each step.

One step Eldridge always makes time for? Curling her lashes and applying mascara. In addition to being so easy to apply, mascara is, Eldridge feels, super effective. She uses Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara ($28), and we're also fans of Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara ($9). Another quick trick? Creating a subtle, natural lip color with liner and tinted lip balm. With a pencil like Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil ($19) in Rosewood, you can create a natural stain and intensify your lip's shape. Then, with a tinted lip balm like Clinique's Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm ($17) in Bountiful Blush, you can add shine and definition, ensuring that you'll look ready for whatever is waiting for you at the office.

What are your five-minute-makeup must-haves? Sound off in the comments below!