The 5-Minute Face: A Step-by-Step Guide


I think this is my favorite episode of The Sarah James Show yet – mainly because it’s more of a tutorial-type video like I’m used to making. I always write about the 5-minute face, so I’m putting my money where my mouth is this week. Starting with completely bare faces (scary), my guest Julie and I apply my 5-minute makeup routine from start to finish. Hope you enjoy!

Products used on Sarah:

Clinique Airbrush Concealer in Neutral Fair
Sephora Eyelash curler
CoverGirl LashExact Mascara in Very Black
Lipstick used as blush: Revlon Fuchsia Fusion
Lipgloss -DiorAddict Lip Polish in Fresh Expert

Products used on Julie:

Concealer, eyelash curler, mascara – see above
Cream Blush – Maybelline Dream Bouncy Mousse in Coffee Cake
Lipgloss – not sure, sorry!



  1. Melissa says:

    Love this! Will you share the products you used?

  2. such incredible goodness. thank you sarah.
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  3. Great tips – I can totally do this. As for my favorite go-to product – I love a good tinted moisturizer. Covers up circles and redness from rosacea in one sweep!
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    • Thanks, Di! And I would love to hear what your favorite tinted moisturizers are. I’m always on the lookout for a great one!

      • Geraldine says:

        I love the laura mercier tinted moisturisers. It makes me look instantly awake! I feel like i don’t have time to reapply during the day though so would love some advice on a good primer. Great post btw, love your blog and your show :)

      • I’m all about drugstore brands. But right now, I’m using a MaryKay tinted moisturizer. It’s nice and light on these hot days.

        Loved the last episode on bras and shapewear!
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  4. I love it!!! You’re a natural! xo

  5. If your skin already looks that great before any makeup at all, you are already 10 minutes ahead of most people when it comes to applying make up. Great tips, but you’re really forgetting about those of us who have to prefect the canvas first.
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