Fast skincare and make-up routine for women on the go

Fast Skincare and Makeup Routine

Life is busy – work, social and domestic demands can sometimes make you feel like you’re spinning plates with speed. While we all understand the importance of maintaining an effective skincare regime, there isn’t always time for a full-on skincare routine that could easily contain a dozen steps and lotions and potions galore. You need skincare to fit into your life, not become an extra burden on your already full to-do list.

If you’re struggling to find the time in the morning to take care of your skin and apply make-up (or would simply prefer to hit the snooze button again) then don’t fret. We’re here to share with you our easy daily skincare routine and five-minute make-up routine, so you can leave home with a flawless face that lasts all day.

Easy morning skincare routine 

Getting serious about skincare in the morning doesn’t have to delay your day. Have a simple routine and you can zip through it quickly. You can remove excess oil, pore-clogging dirt, and debris, and prime your skin ahead of applying make-up with this easy skincare routine. 

  1. Cleanse: Choose a gentle cleanser or face wash that suits your skin type to eliminate all traces of excess oil, dirt, and stubborn make-up. This will ensure you look your best everyday, no matter how frazzled you become.
  2. Tone: A refreshing toner will finish the cleansing process and remove any residual dirt, oils, and cleanser from the skin.
  3. Moisturise: Set your skin up for the day ahead with a rich moisturiser to prep, hydrate and protect your skin from environmental irritants as you go about your busy day.
  4. UV Protection: Apply sunscreen such as this oil-free SPF 50 Algenist SUBLIME DEFENSE® Lightweight Fluid. It protects against broad-spectrum UVA / UVB rays that damage skin and cause premature skin ageing. No matter how busy you are, you always need to remember your SPF!
  5. Spray: Before applying your make-up, spritz your face with Spectrum Mini Glowful Mist, which boosts hydration and gives your skin a healthy glow. This handy little spray can also be used as an ultra-fine after-make-up mist or during the day to pep up your skin.

When the day is done, simply repeat steps one, two and three for a fast night time skincare routine. The basics of an on-the-go skincare routine really are that simple! If you find that your eyes are feeling tired and dehydrated in the evening, treat them to a fast-acting Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Mask, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles and adds moisture to the delicate skin around the eyes.

Easy everyday make-up routine

Getting glammed up for work or a video call doesn’t have to take time out of your day. Here’s how to speed up your make-up routine and be ready to face the world in just minutes.

  1. Using a good-quality primer underneath your make-up will help you to apply your cosmetics faster and smoother. Plus it also evens out skin tone and helps to keep your make-up in place all day long. Make your hard work pay off!
  2. When you are short on time, apply your favourite foundation with a damp make-up sponge rather than your fingers or a brush. A sponge will give a flawless finish with just a few dabs – without leaving any cakey residue. It’s a quick hack for a polished look.
  3. Choose make-up that doubles up with a palette of soft colours designed for cheeks and eyes. Our summer go-to is Charlotte Tilbury’s Instant Look In A Palette with seven bronze and rose-gold tones to give your face a sun-kissed glow in seconds. The colours in this pretty palette are inspired by Poppy Delevigne’s wedding make-up, so you can steal the make-up style of an A-lister too! That’s right, you can look fabulous in moments.
  4. As a final touch to your five-minute make-up look, slick on your favourite lippy for the perfect pout.

If you are looking for more products to add to your quick make-up toolkit, then these are the ones we recommend for speeding up your daily routine:

Trinny London 5-Minute Makeover Stack

This bundle contains everything you need to ‘make-up and go’, with a tinted serum, a foundation/concealer combo, a multi-tasking lip and cheek cream, silky eye cream and a shimmer cream to add the finishing touches to your minimal make-up routine.


Trinny London Stack


We love how you can build your own stack from a choice of shades to create a personalised, polished look. Having everything in one bundle means you don’t even have to waste time on thinking.

Glossier: The make-up Set

If you prefer a fresh-faced look, this trio of easy-to-apply make-up essentials provides all you need to achieve a subtle, yet striking look. 


Glossier Make-Up Set


The sheer gel-cream is designed to be dabbed onto your cheeks for a natural blush, while the brow pomade grooms your brows and the lash slick adds curl to your lashes.

Clinique No Mirror make-up Set

Looking for a travel-sized trio that slips into your handbag for fast, on-the-go make-up touch-ups? Treat your eyes, lips and cheeks with a high impact black mascara, a highlighting Chubby Stick to add radiance, and a pop of colour with a high-shine pink lip gloss.


Clinique No Mirror Make-Up


No time for mascara? Get lash lifts or extensions

If you wish that getting ready in the morning could be even faster, then book an appointment with our mobile make-up artists for lash lifts or extensions and say goodbye to applying mascara. It’s the easiest way of always looking made up and ready for the day.

Mobile make-up services for when it’s time to slow down

Not all make-up applications need to be fast – sometimes it’s good to slow down, relax and be pampered by the experts.

If you have a special occasion approaching and want flawless make-up, then let our mobile make-up artists visit you at home – allowing you to enjoy getting ready with a glass of fizz and some friends while our professionals work their magic.

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