Flawless in 5 Minutes- My New Makeup Routine

I have never really known how to do my makeup like a pro. I don’t know how to contour. I never wear eyeshadow. And lipstick is not a priority for me. I’m more of a concealer, mascara, and go kinda gal. I’ve had a variation on the same makeup routine for probably 10 years because I’m a creature of habit and have no idea what else to do!

But Beautycounter challenged me to change things up with their Flawless in Five makeup set that includes six safer, cleaner beauty products that help you create an effortless makeup look in five minutes. I was SO excited when they reached out because, as I’ve said many times, I’m focusing more on what ingredients are used in everything from my clothing to my beauty products not just for my own wellbeing, but for the wellbeing of the planet. This partnership couldn’t have come at a better time.

Beautycounter’s mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone and they’re really dedicated to that mission. They believe in a future where all beauty is clean beauty, which I just love. They do this by creating cleaner and safer products for the whole family, educating people on questionable and harmful ingredients to avoid and advocating for more health-protective laws for the personal care industry. They are really hitting the industry from all angles and making a difference out there in a way that I’ve never seen a beauty brand do before.

I’ve actually never found makeup products free from questionable ingredients that actually work, but these do! I love the whole set (which sells for $150) but my favorite products are the foundation and the lip gloss. I actually pulled out the lip gloss (in Peony) on my Nantucket trip last week and my friend Kaki had the same one (in Dahlia) and we shared our love for the subtle colors and non-sticky texture.

When we were taking photos of all the steps, Julia Dags asked me how I picked my shades online without seeing them in person but the process made it really easy. You answer questions about your skin tone and they send products based on that. They were spot on!

Now I just need to learn how to do my own hair…

Product review of the Beautycounter’s Flawless in Five:

Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation in Golden: I loved how smooth it went on and how well it covered my skin without being greasy or heavy. When you look at my before and after photos below, you can really tell the difference in my skin tone.

Touchup Skin Concealer Pen in Light: This concealer went on well and covered my under-eye bags (I was coming down with a cold when we took these photos) perfectly.

Satin Powder Blush in Date: I was shocked about how much came off on the brush so just be careful when you first apply this blush! But once I figured out the ratio, the color was really pretty.

Lip Gloss in Peony: The texture is smooth and not sticky. The color is subtle and the perfect shade for my skin. That said, I popped into the Beautycounter store in Nantucket and bought it in Azalea too (pictured above) because I like that it gives a little more color.

Color Define Brow Pencil in Light: The color on this felt a little off, but that is the only product that wasn’t the perfect color. I think because my eyebrows are much darker than my (colored) hair, I should have gotten a darker color and it would have been perfect.

Volumizing Mascara in Black: I have virtually no eyelashes so I liked that I could choose between lengthening and volumizing.

Have any of you tried Beautycounter’s makeup line? If so, what are your favorite products? Now I want to try more of them!

Beautycounter Flawless in 5

Thank you to Beautycounter for sponsoring this post. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own. Photos by Julia Dags.


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