Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

Beauty Prep School


Challenge Accepted! A Fresh Face In 5 Minutes Flat

Beauty contribution by ; Styled by ; Hair by ; Photographed by ; Shot by ; Shot by ; Edited by ; Makeup expertise by

As much as we'd like to say we #wokeuplikethis, we really didn't. Our complexion could always use some brightening, and our lashes will never turn down a little definition before we head out the door. Trouble is, we haven't quite nailed a quick routine that makes us look pulled together without leaving us late for work. Ain't nobody got time for blending and contouring that requires 10 products and five brushes. Good thing our model Ariella has a tried-and-true, five-minute face down pat.

Watch above as she schools us in a makeup routine that's guaranteed to perfect our mug in less time than it takes to order our morning coffee. A bit of mousse foundation here and a swipe of mascara there — trust us, your morning is about to get a whole lot more punctual.

Makeup expertise by Ashleigh Ciucci; Beauty contribution by Annie Tomlin; Styled by Melissa Ward Schorsch; Hair by Jenna Perry; Photographed by Lauren Perlstein; Shot by Jack Pearce; Shot by Kenny Wu; Edited by Chris Beer.

Shop This Video

  • AlmaySmart Shade™ Mousse $13.49

  • AlmaySmart Shade™ Concealer $8.99

  • AlmaySmart Shade™ Powder Blush in Pink$10.99

  • AlmayShadow Softies™ By Intense i-Color in Crème Brûlée$4.99

  • AlmayIntense i-Color™ Volumizing Mascara For Hazel Eyes$7.99

  • AlmayColor + Care™ Liquid Lip Balm in Apricot Pucker$5.99