bourjois, cc cream, 123, soap and glory solar powder, sleek pout polish, rimmel mascara, lash accelerator

You know those days when you get up and quite frankly you cannot be bothered? Literally it's a slap-dash affair, grab a coffee before you head off to work, well trust me I know. I love makeup, however sometimes it is a chore. You know the feeling, you want longer in bed, less time preening and more time cuddling your cat/dog/beau.

These 5 products achieve a fairly groomed look, with minimal effort. So you can head off to work and it takes 5 minutes flat.

bourjois, cc cream, 123, soap and glory solar powder, sleek pout polish, rimmel mascara, lash accelerator


After the usual skincare she-bang, you know the one, the moisturiser has had time to soak in and the lip balm has been applied?  Start with Bourjois' 123 Perfect CC Cream. A lightweight, easy to blend magic cream that makes your skin look awake, flawless, and hydrated.  Good skin sorted. To set this, dust over Bourjois' Healthy Balance Powder, along the T-zone and a little on the cheeks. Trust me, this will prolong the CC Cream to last that little bit longer.

bourjois, cc cream, 123, soap and glory solar powder, sleek pout polish, rimmel mascara, lash accelerator


To add a little colour back to the face, sweep Soap and Glory's Solar Powder, (one of my all time favourite bronzers), in a 3 motion over the cheeks, temples and jaw-line to leave a lovely glow.

Rimmel's Lash Accelerator Endless is a great budget mascara to leave you looking wide awake. Long, separated lashes, jet black, no clumping or flaking and great value for money.

At this point have a slurp of coffee/tea/juice. Great.

Last off is those lips, already hydrated from the balm you applied approximately 5 minutes ago, dab a little of Sleek's Pout Polish for a sheer, pretty look.

Done all in 5 minutes.