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What is your quick morning routine?

Or your I-only-got-two-hours-of-sleep routine? Your "I'm one mascara smudge away from having a meltdown" routine?


I'm genuinely curious as to what others reach for when they've only got less than 20 minutes to make it out the door in time for work/class/other adulthood commitments at ungodly hours in the AM.

Re: What is your quick morning routine?

Every time I see this gif, I am completely mesmerized by it and I watch it for a full 5 minutes - like how did she know how together the lashes in place? And her face right before she jams it into the makeup - love it! 

Re: What is your quick morning routine?

Lmao that's the best!! If only I could do that on days I need to just get out of the house =) Smiley Tongue

Re: What is your quick morning routine?

Omg that gif! Smiley Very Happy

Re: What is your quick morning routine?

100% require moisturizer for face, body, and lips. deodorant. and brow gel/powder...I feel when my brows are in order (and more defined), my whole face looks more put together.

Re: What is your quick morning routine?

Quick wash with cleanser, swipe of toner, mouthwash, vitamin c serum, eye cream, brush teeth, moisturizer/sunscreen. Brush hair, put in bun.


Depending on how tight on time I do one of the following eye looks:

Always eyeshadow primer. Then just using my fingers: quick swipe of Bare Minerals Nude Beach eye color, olive pencil eyeliner on lid, black on inner rim, mascara. Or ColourPop Koosh on lid, As If in the crease, black eyeliner on inner rim, mascara.


Pixi blush duo, lip balm, done. After I'm dressed, I put on deodorant, spritz perfume and grab 3 lipsticks to take with me so I have options when I decide to put it on (after I finish my to-go coffee at work). I would say this happens to me at least twice a week because I love sleep.

Re: What is your quick morning routine?

I'd always sleep more, that's why I have a really quick makeup routine:

- wash my face with natural soup

- put on micellar water

- natural face cream

- foundation

- pressed powder

- blush

- filling the eyebrows 

And that's it. I try to look as natural as I can, but still I have to put on the essentials.


Re: What is your quick morning routine?

Hi @jominguez,


I cleanse with the boscia clear complexion cleanser, followed by the PTR max correction pads and then the FAB Ultra Repair serum. I am oily so typically the serum takes the place of my moisturizer, but if i'm feeling dry, i'll use the Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Gel - love that stuff!! I'll then apply Hourglass Immaculate foundation and head out the door. Most of us have little mirrors at our desk so we'll apply the rest once we get in Smiley Wink 

Stay Fabulous,

Re: What is your quick morning routine?

I get up at 0500 and I am out the door at 0530 every morning, including a shower and drying my hair!


Shower and wash hair (fast - like 5 minutes).


Dry off, put face moisturizer/sunscreen on and brush teeth. 


Foundation, eyebrows, eye shadow crayon (NARS, single color only), eyeliner, mascara, blush, lippie -


Dry hair with spinning hairbrush dryer thing. 




Clothes are hung out the night before and ready to go. 


I have to get up so early that there is no messing around. 

Re: What is your quick morning routine?

Ohh interesting, my work is not too far from where I live, so I normally wake up at 7am and leave by 750am.  


Skin care:

Rinse my face with water, and dry/brush teeth.

Use Pixi glow tonic on Shiseido cotton pads.

De-puffing eye cream

DE C-Firma Day Serum.

SR Artemis oil


Makeup (very light application):

It Cosmetics CC cream

Nars radiant creamy concealer or Tarte shape tape

Hourglass powder to set it all in place

Nars blush / light dusting of KA contour powder

Subtle highlight

Mascara and eyebrow gel


I also wash my hair 2-3 times a week, so most days I'm only spraying dry shampoo before leaving the house.  If I have to wash it, I always do it the night before.


90% of people at my workplace don't wear makeup (tech company). I just find my routine to be very soothing in the morning, and I do enjoy having a light face of makeup.


***Side note: this is hilarious https://twitter(dot)com/AmandaCerny/status/824565252524175360

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1. Shower + Wash my face with Philosophy Clear Days Ahead

2. Moisturize with Drunk Elephant B-Hydra

3. Prime with Hourglass or Dior Pore Minimizer

4. Apply Lancôme Teint Idole Cushion Foundation with my beauty blender

5. Conceal undereyes with Urban Decay or Tarte shape tape (this step is skipped if I am in a super rush)

6. Powder up with Maybelline or Revlon (forgot the names but both are matte) powders

7. Fill in my brows with Benefit's Goof Proof

8. Spray my face with Urban Decay All- Nighter

9. Apply mascara if I can spare an extra minute- usually Chanel Inimitable


Thanks for helping me realize how many steps are in my "quick" routine lol But this really does take only like 10 minutes if I hurry


Re: What is your quick morning routine?

If I'm really really late for class (10 minutes to get ready - excluding travel time)

1. Quick shower

2. Get dressed

3. Brush my teeth

4. Cleanse my face with a non-drying cleanser (Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser or a cleansing oil)

5. Moisturize & Protect with hydrating sunscreen (Sulwhasoo Hydro-Aid Moisturizing UV Protection Cream)

6. Run to class Smiley Very Happy (Luckily I live close to my college campus)

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1. Shower 

2. Body lotion & deodorant

3. Take essential vitamins and medications (or if I'm really in a rush, I'll throw them in my purse to take on the road).

4. Facial toner, moisturizer, sunscreen

5. Brush teeth

6. For makeup, powder foundation (or, if I have a few extra minutes, liquid foundation), eyebrows, mascara on top lashes, tinted lip balm

7. Comb & brush hair and put up either in ponytail or put half of hair up with the rest of it down. 

8. Earrings

9. Quick spritz of perfume

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Welp, I feel sadly lacking as a girl


i shower the night before so my rush 5 minutes to get out the door is 


1. Brush

2. Get changed 

Re: What is your quick morning routine?

I don't do mornings, ever, I work at 4pm. I'm evil in the mornings haha. But I can get ready pretty quickly, as I did today I was rushing after an appointment to get ready for work. So in less than 15 minutes:


-Prime with Hourglass Mineral Veil

-Prime eyes with Urban Decay primer 

-Spot and under eye concealer with Nars

-Powder foundation all over

-Nars contour powder in Olympia - the light shade to set eye, the darker shade to contour the eye

-Same contour powder for face

-Marc Jacobs blush in lines and last night

-Use same blush on outer eyelids

-Set face with meteorites Clair 02 all over

-Guerlain Maxi Lash mascara

-ABH clear brow set


This is what it looks like, not too bad I think. I skip brows in a rush because they take too long to match


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It's a nightmare dragging myself out of bed in the morning. The nice thing is that unless I'm teaching a class or have a meeting, I can show up to work whenever. Love flexible hours! But, my routine is super basic in the morning, especially since I shower in the evenings. Most mornings I slap on some concealer, a little eyebrow pencil, some lipstick, and go. Sometimes mascara if I'm wearing contacts instead of my glasses. I love doing a full face of makeup, but I almost never do it outside of the weekends. And even now, that routine has been reduced to just concealer and lipstick because my brows are a bit of a mess right now. Gonna wax them this weekend hopefully and get them back to rights.

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The ones not crossed out are the bare minimum I need to do to not feel bad for others looking at my face lol


- Son and Park beauty water

- Vit C serum if I have time!

- Shiseido eyebrow pencil

- Urban decay primer

- Nudestix magnetic eye pencil in taupe

- ABH eyeshadow (deep plum or deep brown)

- Essence waterproof liquid liner if I have time for the wing; if not, then I use the UD eye pencil in Demolition because it takes less brain power to use!

- MAC studio finish concealer

- Shiseido perfecting smoothing compact foundation


Re: What is your quick morning routine?

20 minutes for everything?


Super quick shower - no hair washing

Vitamin C Serum

A light moisturizer like Drunk Elephant B Hydra or PTR Cloud Cream


For hair I'd just use my hair dryer to try to smooth and wonky pieces around my face. Dry shampoo if needed.


I recently starting carrying my essentials in a makeup bag so I can just throw it in my bag and run out the door if needed, but this is what I carry:


Either Nyx Micro Brow or ABH Brow Wiz

Either UD Naked or Tarte Shape Tape

ABH Brow Gel

Dinoplatz Lip Balm (Beet Jam or Pinky Pie)

Tinted moisturizer: Either NARS or Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue

Beauty Blender


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If I happen to prefer sleep over makeup (usually before a morning lab sesh), then I usually have 10 to 15 minutes to get ready. (Assuming I showered the night before and 5 minutes spent on hygiene)


1. Son & Park Beauty Water with Shiseido cotton pad

2. Belif Aqua Bomb

3. DE Vitamin C serum (sometimes)

4. Sunscreen

5. Tarte's Tinted BB Treatment (best, BEST product for evening out complexion and texture!)

6. light dusting of RCMA No Color powder

7. blush (any neutral, usually Tarte)

8. highlight (usually Becca's Champagne Pop)

(9. brows if I have extra time with ABH Brow Wiz in Granite)


**I just noticed that I use Tarte face products quite a lot despite not really being a fan of their line as a whole. (Some of) their stuff really works.

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Son and Park water plus shiseido cotton pad is the best! My skin has been so much nicer since using that instead of washing my face in the mornings Smiley Happy 

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Yeah! It's a great step to add more hydration Smiley Happy

Re: What is your quick morning routine?

Only 2 hours of sleep?  I'd call in sick, take a Benadryl, and then try to get 6 hours of sleep.  I wouldn't want to be a danger to others on the road.  I'm already a danger on the road with 8 hours of sleep!

Re: What is your quick morning routine?

1. Acne treatment/treatment then move on Clinique moisture surge or (fave at the moment) wait a few

2. mac fix + ( /faveprimer)now hit it with #1 foundation, foundation powder,  tinted moisturizer. (for confidence)

 3. set lids either after foundation or concealer.

4. conceal with needed (acne,blemishes, scar, etc...) and set

4. basic quick bronze, highlight, and blush. (Again pick the best!)

5.  Eyeliner- the current worker

6. Mascara- the cyrrent worker (lashes if you=obsessed)

7. Final set (powder/spray)

8. Outfit and Go! Go! Go! Gadget go!




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1.  Brush teeth. 

2.  Wash face. GlamGlow Youth Cleanse is in my current rotation.

3.  Tone. Either Murad Essential C, Mario B. Rosewater, or Caudalie Grape Water. 

4.  Moisturize. Belif Aqua Bomb. 

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Assuming this doesn't include hair..


- MIst of some sort

- Moisturizer

- Eye cream

- Primer

- cushion foundation

- concealer

- powder

- eye shadow stick (maybe depends where i am going)

- brow pencil

- mascara

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I usually only wash my face with cleanser once a day, so in the morning if I'm in a rush...


- Rinse face with facecloth 

- Light moisturizer 

- Mascara

- Tinted moisturizer 

- Concealer 

- Fill in brows & use gel

- Blush

- Finishing powder 

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