Non-Boring Hair And Makeup Looks You Can Do In 5 Minutes

by Stephanie Montes

Just because you don’t have much time to fuss in the morning doesn’t mean you should look like you just rolled out of bed. Instead, walk out the door with a romantic hair twist and major lashes. Or any of the seven hair and makeup looks we’ve pulled straight from the runways that you can actually do in 5 minutes or less. Here, how to get them. Our tip: Focus on one at a time and perfect it.


Makeup: The Smoky Eye

A swipe of a glossy, sheer black shadow across your lids is the perfect sultry look for a night on the town, and it only takes a few seconds to get it. Keep the rest of your face hydrated and fresh with a tinted moisturizer.


Hair: The Romantic Twist

If your second-day hair needs some extra oomph, apply mousse to the front and create a center part. Starting from the top center, twist in a backward motion until you reach the back of your ear. Pin to secure and repeat on the other side.


Makeup: The One-And-Done Eye-Lip Duo

The best way to save time when doing your makeup is to use double-duty products. A cream blush in a shade of coral will liven up your lids, lips and cheeks in a single swipe. Optional: Apply highlighter to your cheekbones, cupid's bow and the inner corners of your eyes to give your complexion a glow.


Hair: The Fuss-Free Wave

Just because you forgot to braid your hair before you went to bed last night doesn't mean you can't get quick waves this morning. Apply a wave mousse from roots to tips on dry or damp hair. Give yourself a French braid (one on each side, if you have time). Blast it with heat to set. Right before you walk out the door, let out the braids and finger-comb to tame.


Makeup: The Power Pout

By far the easiest way to turn heads with little effort is a bright red lip. Use a highly pigmented liquid lipstick to make your pout pop and pair it with messy-chic brows. Done and done!


Hair: The Sleek Ponytail

Never underestimate the power of a sleek half-up hairstyle. Use a boar brush and a strong-hold hairspray to get the smoothest ponytail and secure with an elastic.


Makeup: The Full Flutter

When you spend a few extra minutes on your lashes, we promise no one will notice anything else (like that second-day hair). Start with a mascara primer to coat your lashes, then apply multiple coats of your favorite mascara to get your fullest flutter yet.