15-Minute Makeup Routine Using DRUGSTORE Products

I am typically very prepared and time-conscious, but sometimes I oversleep or don’t give myself enough time to do my full beauty routine. It happens! The two-hour makeup tutorials that we are constantly seeing on the Internet are so unrealistic for the everyday woman, so I wanted to share my quick and easy “running late” makeup routine with you. This routine is how I create my go-to natural look, which can be achieved with affordable products from the drugstore! I hope that you enjoy and if you would like to see more makeup-related posts in the near future, please let me know in the comment section below this post!


When I am in a hurry, I usually skip primer because it is just an extra step that is not 100% necessary for this look. The first product that I use in my fifteen-minute makeup routine is the Maybelline Matte + Poreless Foundation in the shade 110 Porcelain. I love this foundation because it provides me with the perfect medium coverage and does a great job of filling in my pores. I apply and blend the foundation with my wet n wild Makeup Sponge, which is an excellent alternative to the BeautyBlender. Next, I use my sponge to apply a generous amount of the Maybelline Matte + Poreless Pressed Powder in Translucent all over my face, including the undereye area. I don’t use concealer in this routine because I have found that the foundation and powder cover up any minor discoloration under my eyes beautifully. If you suffer from dark circles, however, feel free to use the concealer of your choice before you powder.


After my face is set with powder, I use the Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer in 6676 Bronzer, the Covergirl Peach Punch Blush in the shade 130, and the Hard Candy Just Glow! Rose Gold Highlighter. These products leave me with a natural-looking glow, which I absolutely love for the fall and winter months when my skin starts to dry out and appear duller. I use the same Morphe M143 Deluxe Soft Fan Brush to apply each product. While it is not from the drugstore,  the brush is only $8.00 in Ulta stores, which I think is a great price for the amazing quality of the brush. Once I have all of my face products on, I will move onto my eyes, which I keep very basic.

To fill in my eyebrows, I use the powder from the Rimmel Brow This Way Palette (the Blonde and Medium Brown shades both work very well with my light brown hair color). I typically prefer to apply the powder with the brush from the Maybelline Tattoo Studio Brow Pomade, but the tiny brush that is included in the Rimmel Palette will give you the same basic results. Now that my brows are filled in, I am going to use the L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black to thicken and lengthen my lashes. This mascara is such a staple in my makeup collection and is a classic drugstore product that always gives me nice, defined lashes.

If I have time, I will spritz my face with the wet n wild Rose Photo Focus Primer Water  (you know how much I love this stuff!) to set everything into place. Of course, I cannot leave my house without coating my lips in Aquaphor! If you have not used Aquaphor as a lip balm before, I highly recommend it! 

That is it for my fifteen-minute makeup look! If you are ever running behind schedule and need to get ready quickly, I hope that you will try out this routine. I have found that these steps and products make it so easy to achieve a beautiful look in a matter of minutes – not hours! If you enjoyed today’s post, like and share it with a friend who could use a “running late” makeup routine! I love you so much and hope to catch you again soon.


Morgan ♥

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