Simple Makeup Looks That Everyone Can Do in 10 Minutes Or Less

Simple Makeup Looks That Everyone Can Do in 10 Minutes Or Less

Beauty & Style

September 03, 2020

Every girl has that moment where they wake up at 7 am and school starts at 7:30 am. They look in the mirror and don't want to look like a total potato. The clock is ticking.

You can't decide how you're going to look pretty today. I mean, you of course don't need makeup to look pretty, but the extra pump in self-esteem would help.

There are actually many simple things you can do with makeup that'll take 10 minutes or less. You can look simple, yet have that pop that'll make you stand out to your friends at school. You don't need all the special, expensive products to make you look good.

All you literally need maximum is lipstick, mascara, eyeliner, blush, and eyeshadow. No foundation, no concealer, no primer, no highlighter, no creams. The point of this is to look gorgeous in less than 10 minutes. And if anyone can pull that off, it's you!

Only Lipstick

For the only lipstick look, it's exactly as it sounds. You pick the color that best fits your skin tone and/or mood. If you don't have much time, you can just apply some lipstick to add that simple pop to your face. That's a look that'll take around 30 seconds. 30 seconds to look pretty enough to get on the bus with your friends.

Lipstick and Eyeliner

This one is also exactly as it sounds. You add the eyeliner in the style you want. It can be just the eyelids.

It can be winged. It can be some other cool style you saw on YouTube. Just make it however you feel. And then add the lipstick color of your choice.

The eyeliner adds an extra boldness to your eyes that draw even more attention to your face. It'll make your eyes stand out and the lipstick seem even bolder. And this look can be done in less than 5 minutes.

Lipstick, Eyeliner, and Mascara

This one may take about 5 to 7 minutes long. This of course depends on how fancy you wanna do your eyeliner or what kind of mascara you use. But this one is also an incredibly simple look that just keeps getting bolder and bolder.

You first do your eyeliner. Make it any way you want to fit your mood, outfit, or event. You then pick out your mascara.

You can use just a basic mascara. Or you can pick a specialized one. Some make your lashes fuller, some longer, and some thicker.

But mascara is, either way, very quick to apply. Then, of course, you add the lipstick of choice.

Depending on your skin tone, you may wanna go either lighter or bolder when adding mascara to the mix. But, of course, it is entirely up to you.

Lipstick, Eyeliner, Mascara, and Eyeshadow

This one's order is a little tricky. This one may take between 5 and 8 minutes depending on how complex you choose to make this look.

First, you will begin with your eyeshadow. Choose a color that complements your skin tone, face shape, eye shape, hair color, outfit, and/or event. You can make it as neutral or as bold as you want. But the eyeshadow is the base for the rest of your look.

After the eyeshadow is done, you will add your eyeliner. As always, make it any way you want to fit your unique personality. Then add your mascara.

That concludes the eye portion of any look you would do. Then, to wrap it up, add the lipstick.

Now that you've added eyeshadow, you may want to coordinate your lipstick color with your eyes. You can make it the same color, opposite colors, or just a color that looks good with the eyeshadow. Either way, do whatever makes you feel like you.

Lipstick, Eyeliner, Mascara, Eyeshadow, and Blush

This one will almost certainly take close to the full 10 minutes. But this look will be totally worth it.

Do the full eye makeup from the last look. The eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara.

But before you do the lipstick, you have one more thing to do. The blush. Blush's purpose is to make any prominent feature on your face stand out.

Such as your cheekbones, nose, chin, forehead, etc. Pick a blush that will complement your skin tone. Many people choose a neutral color to just make it stand out just a little more.

But many people also do a red or pink color to make you look like you're constantly blushing. Hence, the name. But make sure it won't clash with any other color you add to your look.

Then, of course, you finalize your look with lipstick. People often make their lipstick bolder when adding lipstick. Especially if the blush is red or pink.

But, as always, you do you sis. You're beautiful no matter the look you choose.


These are just my recommendations of looks you could choose when on a time limit. No matter what you do, you are a beautiful woman. You don't even need makeup to be beautiful. These are just my tips on how to make your makeup life easier.

So many girls believe they have to buy all the expensive, name-brand products to have a good makeup look. Me personally, I use dollar store and Walmart makeup for almost all of my looks. I'm not even that good at makeup, so I don't feel the need to go buy expensive makeup.

But those are my personal priorities. Your priorities could be different. I have a best friend who has pallet upon pallet of expensive makeup.

And that's because makeup is important to her. Makeup could be super important to you. Or it could not be important at all.

But whatever you do, and however much time you have, you will always have a look that you can do in no time flat. And remember, you are beautiful. No matter the circumstance, moment, age, or year. You are your own, beautiful self.

Abigail Sulfridge
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This is Abigail Sulfridge! She is 19 years old from Boise, Idaho. She has been writing since she was a kid. Writing and Acting are her passions. But she also going to College of Western Idaho to be a nurse. She works full time with Red Fox Home Care as a Medtech.