Your Five-Minute Work From Home Makeup Routine

Pink blush palette

If you’re like us, going through your full makeup routine just to commute to your couch can feel like a bit much. But rolling out of bed and hopping on a video call isn’t exactly ideal either. And when you’re juggling working from home with family stuff and a seemingly endless list of chores, focusing on yourself can quickly fall to the bottom of your to-do list.

Part of being #TogetherAtHome is reminding one another of the importance of a little me time! Here’s a pared-down makeup routine that’s perfect for working from home. Plus, you might find that five minutes to yourself is the secret to starting your day on the right foot!

Step 1: Easy glowing skin

Getting camera-ready skin is easy with two of our favorite products. First, apply a small amount of our Perfect Foundation and layer until you reach the coverage that works best for you. For light coverage, use a damp non-latex sponge, like our Blenderful Sponge. For medium coverage, use a dry sponge or foundation brush. Then, dab some Complete Concealer under your eyes. Since this product is wax-based, you’ll want to give a few swirls with your finger or concealer brush to warm it up first.

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LimeLife by Alcone’s Complete Concealer

Step 2: Beautiful basic brows

This step is super easy with our Claim to Frame Ultra-Fine Brow Pencil. Start with a few long horizontal strokes at the base of your brow, then fill in any sparse hairs by drawing short upward strokes in the direction of your natural hair growth. Use the spoolie end to blend for a face-framing natural look.

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LimeLife by Alcone’s Claim to Frame Brow Pencils

Step 3: Lashes for days

You can’t go wrong with our most popular product, the Perfect Mascara! For longer, fuller looking lashes, start at the base of your lashes and swivel back and forth as you work your way to your lash tips. If you feel like you want a little extra, feel free to add another swipe – those lengthening fibers work even better in layers! 

Step 4: A little color in your cheeks

If you want to give your skin an extra quick beauty boost, just add a little Perfect Blush. To apply, smile and use a blush brush to lightly dab and pat on the apples of your cheeks.

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LimeLife by Alcone’s Perfect Blush

Step 5: Effortlessly lovely lips

Finish off your look by sweeping on some of our non-stick Perfect Lip Gloss. We recommend choosing a nude or soft pink shade like Humble, Wish or Peace for a natural daytime look.

BONUS: Swipe on a shortcut

Go even more low maintenance with products that do double duty! Tap your favorite tinted Perfect Balm on your cheeks for a subtle sheen, and then swipe the same color on your lips for a moisturizing glow. 

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LimeLife by Alcone’s Perfect Balm in Ruby Red

This simple makeup routine will give your face a gorgeous natural glow in just five minutes so you can look conference-call ready (even if you’re living in leggings)! Are there any products that have been your working-from-home holy grails? Tell us about them in the comments!

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