As a student, more than often I find myself rushing out of the door in the mornings (and let's be real, afternoons too). But thanks to that, I have managed to perfect my '5 Minute' look and I look almost presentable and 100% like I've put a lot of effort into my make-up. Some of the products might be considered a little out of a student's budget, but I've got three things to say about that:

~ I have a part time job and a splurge here and there won't break my bank.
~ I find that high end products last longer, therefore they're worth it.
~ I like to 'invest in my future': my friends laugh when I say that, but I like putting good products onto my face, so it doesn't look awful 20 years down the line. I mean just saying.

Many moons ago,I decided to fill in my brows, you know, just for fun. And then I never went back. I absolutely love filling them in, and am trying new products constantly. I always start with the brows first and my current favourite and go to is the Cailyn Gelux Eyebrow in Hazelnut. Realistically, Nutmeg would be my perfect shade, but I'm pretty sure I received this in a subscription box, so beggars can't be choosers. I use the Real Techniques Brow Brush to fill them in, because even though this product comes with a brush, it's way too tiny and fiddly. 

I move onto eye shadow after that. Some may think it's too excessive for a 5 minute make up routine, but I like throwing a little shade onto my eyes, just to look a little bit more alive and like I haven't just rolled out of bed. Lately, I've been reaching most for the Revolution Eyeshadow Palette in Flawless Matte, in particular the shade Leather. Then I throw a coat or two (usually one is enough, I've got pretty long eyelashes) of Benefit Roller Lash Mascara, and that's the eyes finished!

When it comes to my skin, I want it to be two things: dewy and fresh looking. I use a BB Cream on an everyday basis, and only wear full coverage foundation on nights out or when I have a big event to go to. Since my gap year, my absolute and only favourite has been the Burberry Skin Fresh Glow B.B. Cream in Fair no.1 - yes I know it's pricey, but it really is worth it, and it lasts me about 2.5/3 months, so if I save a tenner a month - I can treat myself to lovely skin again! I either blend that in with a Beauty Blender, or with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush - whatever is closer to me at the time. Then I grab my Real Techniques Blush Brush (yeah I know, I've got a problem) and my MAC Blush in Margin and pop a little of Sleek's Illuminator in Monaco onto my cheekbones. I finish off with either Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Diva Red or H&M Beauty Lip Gloss in Tuscan Blush, depending on how I'm feeling that day. 
So, there it is, my 5 minute 'I woke up like this' make up routine. What are your favourite go to products when you're in the rush? Comment below and don't forget to subscribe to keep up to date! 

Marty xo