Imagine this. It’s 11:40am on a Saturday. Your friend phones you. You slap your hand around trying to feel for your phone on your side table. You pick up the phone groggily. “What!? I’m sleeping! This better be good” you mumble grumpily. “Oh it’s good alright. I won a contest to meet Big Bang and 2NE1 for lunch and I can bring one lucky friend. They’re going to be outside your house in 20 minutes in a bright red limo! GET YER ARSE OUT OF BED!!!!” You hang up the phone and in one fluid movement you’re out of bed and running into the shower. “20 minutes?!” you frantically think…”that’s not even enough time to wash and dry my hair! I guess it’s a hat day. Well at least I can put my makeup on in five minutes or less thanks to Martina’s ’5 Minute Makeup video’ I recently watched on YouTube. I should take a selfie with TOP and send it to her as a thank you.”

Yes, yes you should because one day this makeup tutorial could get you a hot date with a kpop idol. Okay. So perhaps it won’t, but it will save your butt when you have to look better than usual and only have a short amount of time to accomplish it. When it comes to putting on makeup quickly, it depends on where you are going and who you are facing. This 5 Minute tutorial is intended to be used for a face-to-face kindof of situation since it helps you maintain a natural look when up close to another human being. Getting ready to be on camera? That’s a whole different ball game!

BIG HOWEVER! In order for this tutorial to work for you, you have to use an eyeshadow that best matches your skin’s undertone and lightens your skin. Your aim is to make your eyes look bigger and brighter, something that dark colours will not achieve. I’ve added some pictures of different eyeshadow shades you could use depending on your skin colour. I use white or a light pink eyeshadow to match my undertone, what would you use? If you don’t know what you’d use, I want to talk about those pesky undertones and how to find what your natural colour is so that you can use this 5 Minute Makeup look perfectly!

Skin Undertones And How To Match Your Natural Colours

I remember when I was a little kid my mom had this amazing flip book with little swatches of fabric. This little fabric makeup book was created so that you could find your skin’s undertone. You skin colour might be called white or black, but your undertone is totally different! Using this little fabric flip book you could physically see what fabric matched your skin. For me, I matched with the pinks very well and clashes horribly with the oranges. So I found out that I am white with a pink undertone. Your undertones can be pink, yellow, peach, golden, or brown. So you can be white with a yellow undertone, white with a golden undertone, black with a golden undertone, white with a pink undertone, olive with a yellow undertone. There are a whole slew of confusing terms for this like having cool or warm shades, having blue or red or green undertones, but I frankly don’t understand them very well. Skin can also be fair, ivory, olive, dark, golden, bronze…wahhhh so many choices! Essentially, you’ve got a basic skin colour + an undertone of either pink or red, peachy (pink+yellow), or yellow or golden. I don’t fully understand the green undertone so if anyone can help me figure that undertone out I’d love to know! I’ve seen examples of green undertones online but no matter how hard I look I can’t see where the green is coming from.

So this is my little cheat sheet:

-Pink + white skin go for a white/beige or light pink eyeshadow

-Yellow~golden + white skin go for a white/peach toned eyeshadow

-Red or yellow + olive skin go for dark rose or red brown (not pink)/non-shimmery bronze/non-shimmery copper (this is the toughest skin to match the undertone)

-Yellow or Golden + caramel skin go for a light brown/non-shimmery gold eyeshadow

-Red~golden + dark chocolate skin go for a medium brown/dark chocolate pink eyeshadow

The key to making your eyes look naturally bigger and brighter is to use a lighter colour than your skin without drawing attention to the fact that you are wearing makeup. Using a lower lid liner that is a light sparkling colour helps open up your eye as well, and I find a silver or gold colour does that really well. A lot of people use white but since most people’s skin is not actually true white I find it looks very obvious you’re wearing white. The silver and gold colours blend in a lot better to your skin thus giving you a naturally bright eyed bushy tailed look. I know that wearing pink, peach, or gold isn’t a natural skin colour, but if it’s close to your skin tone it does’t look as popping as wearing hot pink, purple, or baby powder blue. Of course these colours look awesome, but when you’re trying to sneakily pull of the natural look, avoid anything with too much shimmer or a very unnatural colour. Like when I wear super natural hot pink. You can’t even tell right? Hahahah! Let me know if these tips or tricks help out a bit! I’d love to hear what your go-to colour is and what colours look dreadful on you. For me, orange is the devil. It looks terrible on me!

  1. I do this almost every day now. It makes my eyes look so pretty! Well except for the eyeliner wings. Even watching tutorials, I just can’t get a hang of wings. Every time I try I look at myself and feel too weird.

  2. speaking of makeup, how much is skin lightening products used over there. I cant find one that works in the US.

  3. i was timed while i colored in kindergarten so i realized pretty fast

  4. My hand-eye coordination is horrible when it comes to eye make-up. I always end up looking like I put eyeliner on while riding a horse. Although, my handwriting is horrible too… I wonder if it is connected?

  5. lol C-R-A-Y-O-N… CRAY- ON, CRAYON xD
    so cute ^^

  6. I do my makeup like this almost every day :) recently I’ve been switching it up with different colored liquid liners, because some days black is just too harsh hahaha;;;; I’ve also started moving away from a white shimmer eyeshadow to a light golden one, and I’m looking to see if I can find one in copper or lavender because those complement my eye color.

    (I may or may not be obsessed with makeup and constantly practicing different ways to wear it.)

  7. Ely

    Such a useful and awesome tutorial!! You’re so good at putting eyeliner! I’m jealous! Haha! Btw, what kind of eyeshadow base do you use? :) I know nothing about makeup and I’m wondering… hehe… ^^

  8. Rarw I’m one of the few people who can’t wear mascara, my monolids make my lashes point down so I can’t really curl them either :( Anyone know a good curler?…a non-heating one thanks…pretty sure I’ll take out an eye with a heat lash curler….

  9. I would like to mention that the first think I noticed was the stuffed Dalek in the corner…other than that, I just use a little bit of golden eyeshadow everyday. I don’t really use eyeliner since I’ve never used it before and if I used it people would be like “OHMYGOD YOU’RE WEARING MAKEUP WHYYYY” As for what color looks worst on me, probably orange. :D
    Thanks for posting this tutorial! :D I’m pretty much a hermit when it comes to makeup, so this really helps me! :D

  10. Martina! What eyeshadow base do you use? I have one from sephora but it’s not very good :(

    • I’m not Martina but I like Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion (comes in a few clolors/style?), though mines kinda old it still has the stick, the new ones are just squeeze tubes. Try it out next time you go to Sephora.

    • In response to the comment below, I also use Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion! BUUUTTTTT Etude House had a sale and I bought their primer for $3.00 and it works the same. That’s total nonsense cheap!

  11. Martina! I’m so happy to see more makeup uploads!!!! I’m majorly inspired now. Imma slap some stuff on my face asap.

    But I have to say I’m worried; PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don’t tell makeup newbies to stretch out the corner of their eyes to get a straight line!!! It’s effective, but unfortunately it will mess with the elasticity of that skin over time and age your eyes waaaayyyyy faster than they have to! I know you don’t mean any harm, I just think more people need to know about this. You’re still my favorite make-up person on the internet!

  12. Oh how I have missed the martina makeup videos!!!
    Special little girly corner. :-)

    I absolutely love the 5-minute face. It’s actually my go to make up plan whenever im just do day to day make uo. Bb cram totally makes it easier too.

    When im really lazy I use my blush as eyeshadow also since I have red tones in my skin it actually looks natural on me. I bumo up the whole look with lip gloss cuz…shinee. (Kekeke. Kpop reference)

    Anywho! Love how detailed the blog post is!

  13. Non liquid eyeliner is Khôl pencil in French. I don’t know what it is in English…
    I love this look! Simple and fresh-looking, the way I like make-up. I also like using silver or glittery white on the lower-inside of my eyes to make it look like I had an entire night of sleep when in fact… hum.
    I’m not a fan of the big wings though… In my opinion you put a little too much eyeliner. When I put it on it makes my eyes look bigger, not smaller.
    Thank you!

  14. I’ve always thought about using makeup, but I’m just too afraid. I always thought makeup was to help pretty people look prettier, and that it would be wasted on a person like me. I figured it would actually make someone like me look uglier. Also, eye makeup makes me nervous (putting stuff near the eye). And I wonder if it’s worth it when I’m born with a coloboma (eye defect). What’s the point of highlighting a weird feature? And I also have to wear glasses. Still, I sometimes dream that makeup will make me look pretty. I really like how you use makeup, Martina. Maybe someday I will become brave enough.

    I really like your tutorial Martina! Maybe you could do one about a quick make-up job that is not focused on the eyes, but one that will make your face look prettier?

    • Hi Sunflower, I know I’m not Martina but I totally want to reply to your comment because you seem like a genuinely good, kind person. With makeup it really is a learning process, and trying something you haven’t learned yet is totally scary. but makeup can be really fun if you don’t take it too seriously! I think if you are too nervous to work with your eyes, start by going on a search to find the perfect lipgloss for you. Have fun going into stores and sampling the lipsticks to find something that just makes you feel like the best version of yourself. Usually other women in makeup stores are preoccupied with sampling their own stuff, so I promise its a safe environment. Just approach it as a fun, artistic adventure and I’m sure you’ll come across a lip color that you can wear to feel pretty and confident!

      • Thank you for your nice comment! I did not know you could try makeup on in stores. I live in a pretty rural environment, with no malls. But the next time I get to a mall, I will see if there is a place to try on makeup. And thank you for being so nice! :)

    • Hi! I wanted to chime in because I have an eye defect and have to wear glasses too. Makeup seems intimidating, but it can be fun to experiment with and make it work for you! I used to avoid putting on eye makeup, but lately I’ve found that a little mascara and eyeliner makes my eyes look more balanced in spite of my weird eye. My advice is grab some makeup and play around with different looks until you find something you are comfortable with. I’ve found that even the most glamorous look I could come up with would be wasted if I wasn’t comfortable wearing it.

      Start with the smile, and work up! At least that’s how I got comfortable with makeup. Maybe start with something simple like lipgloss or lipstick, then perhaps graduate to a brighter lip color and a little bronzer on your cheeks, and if you’re comfortable with wearing all that top it off with a little mascara or eyeliner. Sometimes I like to add eyeshadow that compliments my glasses (if they’re looking at the cool frames, they’re not looking at my wonky eyeball!). Trust me, you are beautiful with or without makeup. All women are. Makeup is just the accent, a little shimmer to make us shine a little brighter. ^_^

      • I just want to thank you for the really nice comment! I’ve never met someone else with a wonky eye before, so it’s nice to meet. Thank you for your optimism, I will see if I like makeup.

  15. I like taking a metallic shiny creme…thing. It’s like eyeshadow, and putting dabbing it right in the middle of my lid. It kind of looks like shimmery moth wings. I like it. :3

  16. Sascha_Wong

    Ahhh, thanks for posting such a great video! Finally, an actual 5 minute face tutorial! I just tried it out, and it was the easiest thing ever. I’ve never been successful with the “5-minute face” prior to this… I actually had a book (!!) on how to do the perfect five-minute face… that had way too many steps. Worst purchase ever T_T

  17. After some detective work, it seems the BB cream Martina is using is Bad Guy by Etude House. Although designed for guys, the only real difference in the formula is extra oil control for acne prone skin. It only comes in one very light shade, so it will only be suitable for you if you have skin tone as light as Martina’s. Otherwise its going to be too light for you.
    Why yes, I do have too much time on my hands :)

    • Hehehe. I actually change my BB Cream a lot depending on what new things come out in Etude House! The Bad Guy BB I bought after testing all the girly BB creams on my hand and discovering they all make your skin look wet and glossy or “dewy” as Korean people call it. I really don’t like this look, I think it looks greasy and it looks terrible on camera. :| Boys BB for the win! :D

      • I actually don’t mind the dewy look, to me it feels lighter than the matte bb I tried. I’ve never checked out how it looks on camera though. After watching your bb cream video recently I bought a bunch of Etude House samples online and they are freaking amazing!~ you’ve totally converted me to bb cream, and the Korean ones are better than the other ones I’ve tried. My skin tone is very similar to yours, so I’ll give the bad guy bb a try sometime. I can’t wait to come to Korea later this year and stock up in person!!!

  18. YukiRed

    that super junior break was badass lol
    i love martina terms
    “bumpy eyelid wrinkles” and “black what is that called, black crayon thingy pencil gel makeup opposite of liquid normal black pencil crayon thingy… eyeliner? just eyeliner”

  19. Martina, is this with your eyelash exstentions too?? :D

  20. Aaaaah Martina, bless you. I learned how to do my winged eyeliner because of you, and I get many compliments because of that. ^_^

    But I DO have a question: how do you get your eyeliner to work so smoothly?! I use the same as you, the Kat Von D tattoo liner, but it gets sticky as I apply it, especially if I’m already wearing eyeshadow. T_T I usually have to rub the bristles (ooh so nasty) on a piece of toilet paper to get all the sticky (and maybe dried?) liner off before I apply. And even then it’s a hit or miss (le sigh).

    Help pleeeez?

    • That’s so weird! I never get that problem! Are you using a sparkly or chunky eyeshadow? Or a cream eyeshadow? Maybe it isn’t dry yet and it’s coating the bristles, which has happened to me before now that I think about it. But my everyday eyeshadow is just a normal powered that’s matter. It use makeup forever. Maybe that’s the problem? Also, do you snap the cap really tightly after each use? I find it can dry out with that double snap. Let me know!

      • YES. Okay, I think I may be just adding too much eyeshadow?? haha, it likes to coat the bristles which make it hard for the eyeliner stuff to leak out.

        Aaaaand, yes, I haven’t been snapping it shut all the way apparently. I shall remedy this.
        Thank you for the help and advice! xoxox ^^

  21. Heh, I had a hat day once, my roommate had gotten bored and didn’t want to study one night so he spent an hour and a half putting my hair into super thing braids when it was still wet.
    I looked like a poodle with a perm from the 80s and couldn’t get my hair to go back to normal until that evening when I took a shower, ugh.

  22. Amyaco

    I think that mascara and lipstick is also a good, fast, classy look. When I wear lipstick, I try not to do too much with my eyes anyways because it can make my makeup a little overwhelming. ^^

  23. Thanks for the video. I normally wake up super late so i only ever put on eyeliner and bb cream and mad dash out the door.Now i can finally look actually o.k.
    p.s. i love your make up tutorials

  24. Pencil eyeliner…? Yeah I can’t use that without a base because my eyelids are oily and it all transfers to my crease since it’s so shallow…sadness. On another note, a trick I use when I need to get out the door fast is to tightline my upper lash line with a cream/gel liner or even my liquid one if I’m in a huge hurry. I just extend it a tiny bit downwards to make a cuter look, and it definitely makes my lashes look fuller without it being super obvious that I’m wearing makeup. If I have time afterwards, I just put on mascara. And BB cream. BB cream is my best friend :).

    And so the ramble continues!…a little bit. But thank you, Martina, for posting the vid about making eyeliner wings! I still use tips from that now and it makes my makeup application process a lot less complicated :D

  25. Kohl eyeliner is one answer you were looking for. It is called either a pencil or a crayon depending on the thickness of the physical thing. What you had is a pencil. I should know, I’m terrible with liquid for some reason.

    I have a highlighter/concealer liquid duo (in a double-ended thingy) that I use when I’m in a hurry and looking super sleepy (translation: most every day) Highlighter just under my lower lashes, concealer just under that in a triangle to my cheekbones, blend for jesus in to the bb cream…bam! Less sleepy AND younger looking….not that I look old…or that anyone else does…
    Oh and I use a colored eyeliner instead of eyeshadow! Just in the middle of my eyelid with black on either side and as my tightliner. *nods* Good stuff colored eyeliner…

  26. Misa

    Martina which BB cream do you use? ;_____; My skin is paper-vampire-ghostly white and I don’t tan, I burn like a lobster, plus it’s really sensitive too. I have tried BB cream before but the color was too orangish-yellowish for me. _(´д`」∠)_ I don’t want to die before experiencing the magic of that makeup!

  27. I use elf baked eye shadow in pink and then I do the full wing using Etude House Oh My Line eyeliner. Also Holika Holika petite bbcream (the acne prone skin one) and then Skin Food peach sake finishing powder. That Etude house liquid eyeliner is amazing! It isn’t even water proof but it stays on even when I sweat like a dothraki man warrior in a hot kitchen at work! I started trying Korean cosmetics after your bb cream video and I love them Martina. Even ordering them offline is cheaper than buying stuff here!

  28. Totally choked on my frosted mini wheats when suju suddenly came on. Thank you for the tips, Martina!! I’ve always wondered how you made your eyes look so pretty!

  29. What bb cream is that :O

  30. Cosmic Cat

    My 5 minute make up is practically the same as this. Foundation, powder, light eyeshadow and mascara. Though it never takes me 5 minutes to put all that on xD if I’m really stuck for time I’ll just foundation ma face and be all like “I woke up lyk diz”

  31. Wow, you’re god at drawing the wings, Martina!
    I have no problem using liquid eyeliner, but I always suck when it comes to those wings -_- How do you do this?
    If I really overslept or sth. I simply go by bb-cream and concealer and powder. But that’s not that oft XD
    Usually I draw a thin line with a liquid liner and use mascara. I started to use a brown liner, since it looks more natural. Sometimes I continue this line on the upper lid over the corner of the eyes (so it goes kind of down). When you put a bit of brown eye pencil on the corner of the lower line as well and put some white liner on your waterline you can manage to get kind of a doe-eyed look. (does my writing even make sense? XD)

  32. If I’m really in a rush then i just put on a tiny bit of foundation on the blotchy parts of my skin then blend it in. Then if I think my eyes look suuuper tired and it looks like I’m becoming a zombie then I’ll put on eyeliner. Sometimes my eyes look nice and big on their own so I leave them alone. :) I like the shiny white eyeliner that you put on the bottom though. I’ve never tried it and i usually leave it naked and then just do the wings on my eyelids. The one thing that i do sometimes though is that I connect the wing a tiny bit of my waterline so that the edge of my eye looks darker and then get drastically lighter by the time you halfway into your eye.

  33. Concealer + Mascara + Eyeliner (not always) + Pale yellow eyeshadow (on the corner of the eyes) + lip balm = SHAZAAAM! that’s my daily routine, but sometimes I put on some sunsereen or bb cream (: I have light-medium skin tone, and the yellowish/ golden and frosty pink eyeshadows look good on me, but I never use olive or any green tones x_x

  34. Haii!! When I put on make-up, since I don’t have primer or anything like that, I just use foundation since it works just as well. The only thing is that you have to apply it one eye at a time or else it dries up and doesn’t work as well. But I’ve just found that it works well and it means I don’t have to go out and buy any primer!!!

  35. well when I’m late and need to do my make-up really quick… or if i just dont want to put much effort in my make-up (so almost al the time xD)
    I just use BBCream (also as a base on my eyelid + to make it a bit brighter) mascara (because my eyelashes a sooo bright) and upper eyeliner without wings (I’m not good at drawing them so I need time for it) and maaaaybe a bit power if there is still time xD

  36. If I need to wear make-up on a certain day and I don’t have time (because I’m slow when it comes to putting makeup on lest there be mistakes) I just put a bit of mascara on my top lashes.

  37. Isabel Ruby

    put on make-up? somehow when i try it translates to “draw on face” >.> which is why i generally don’t wear it…. unless no one can see

  38. Your videos give me hope one day I will be able to apply eyeliner.

  39. I love the way you do these make-up tutorials, it’s so funny! By the way, I have dark blonde hair, so purple or pink eyeshadows don’t look very good on me…

  40. sorry I am not a morning person to make the effort to put on makeup in the morning lol iitsss harrd!!!


  41. Do I see a red Dalek in the background??? :D Had no idea you guys were Dr. Who fans! Awesome!

  42. I have had so many hat days these past couple weeks…..

  43. What BB cream is Martina holding? I can’t see what it says XD

    • I think if you look through the openthehappy channel she has videos about BB cream and her normal makeup tools.

      • Indeed she has! But in that video (If I found the right one XD) she shows the Sheer glow from etude house, that’s not the same one as in this video, cause this one has all slick and black packaging ;)

  44. I always do four basic things in the morning: one, foundation (or BB cream or nothing if your skin is pretty as is or you don’t want anything extra on it), two, fill-in and shape eyebrows, three, mascara or light eyeliner, four, lip gloss or lipstick. If you don’t get too involved it takes 3 – 5 minutes to slap it all on! And if I have more time I take more time and get more inventive with eyeshadow and liner.

  45. Benedikte Knorr Jensen

    Every day is hat day in my world ^^

  46. Hannah

    Sometimes I only bring the liquid eyeliner from the outside wing to the middle of my eyelid so that I still get the effect but it’s bigger and still fresh!

  47. Pencil, Martina. The word you were looking for is an eyeliner pencil.

  48. im female and i never wear make up. just maybe once in school during a performance on stage where i had to put on stage make up. none the less i like to watch martina’s make up tutorial for no apparent reason. im sorry martina, i do get ready quickly by not putting on make up. sometimes i dont even comb my hair, just brush it along my fingers LOL,

    but my sister does have 1 trick for getting ready fast, which is to wear big hipster specs (with no lens). she says it takes the attention away from the lack of eye make up. not sure if its true.

  49. Love it! Although I think you should try not crossing the line created by extending your lower lash line when you do the eyeliner flick (like in the picture). When you do, it brings your eyes down instead of making them cat-like :(

  50. i like how unlike other videos, the title is 5 minute makeup and the video actually is 5 minutes long.

  51. thisisjustforfunval

    Five-minute eye makeup is my daily routine! Not that I don’t like going to town with makeup on the rest of my face but I’ve accepted I have a skin condition and just putting makeup on is just feeding the problem, so I go o’ natural always. Anywho, my life saving quick tip is dry shampoo. I’m seriously always running late for work and some days don’t have time to wash & dry my hair. The dry shampoo revives greasy hair and adds some volume to make it look full and alive. I love it for my bangs especially since I fight with them all day long and they get greasy quickly.

  52. shel263

    For me I can’t walk out of my dorm without at least my foundation of concealer, bb cream and mineral powder (22 years old and still fighting an uphill battle against acne T^T). On the days I oversleep its that and a quick eyelash curl then mascara to make myself look awake.

  53. Soooooooo. I have a few questions for Martina.. just simply about where she got her make-ups at.
    Especially the eyeshadow base. I LOVE eyeshadow base but mine is nearly empty ;o;!
    Also your liquid eyeliner (which I’m not a huge fan of, but I’m willing to try!) as well as your glitter eyeliner. I have a nice glitter eyeliner from Tony Moly that I love but yours looks cool too. ….

    thankksss ^^!!

    Also: Thank you so much for this~ great tutorial! If I ever get that date with a kpop idol, I’ll be sure to tag you in the instragram post~! lol

    • If you can get to a Sephora; Urban Decay, Too Faced and Smashbox make really good shadow primers. You can get samples too so you can test them out @ home to see what works best for your skin type. I have oily lids, and Smashbox is AMAZING. Locks it in and it stays put all day.

      For liquid liner….if you’re just starting out, get a felt-tip liner or a gel liner + angled brush. Stila makes a great felt-tip liquid liner (I suck at liner and can get it perfect with it). Maybelline has a good gel-liner, that I use with an Essence angled brush. It’s just as good as MAC’s fluidline, but a fraction of the cost.

      The best thing to do though is practice, practice … and practice some more. And get one of those mirrors that magnify your face 100x. lol Even if you’re just sitting at home, play around with application to see what works best for you. And watch youtube beauty videos. :D

      • Yeah, I live in Korea. I can’t do that.
        I don’t feel like I’m cut out for those wing-tip eyeliner. I have a good stick liner from Nature Republic that I use in a really dark brown to bring out the blue in my eyes (vs a black) but then black for mascara..

        • Sephora now ships to SK. :)

          Don’t feel like you can’t do it! Honestly, just keep practicing. If *anyone* says they mastered the cat-eye on their first try, they’re a lying liar.

        • Sara Suzanne Berg

          It’s not that I can’t physically do it. I mean my style doesn’t fit with cat eye eyeliner lol. My make-up is always way more natural than anything else. (Plus the smog and yellow dust here in Korea really messes with my eyes so wearing make-up tends to really sting so I just…. don’t. half the time).

    • Eyeshadow base:
      I was using an awesome Australian one that I got in Melbourne from an amazing fan (don’t know the name off the top of my head) but I used it up quickly! I re-filled the container with my Urban Decay eyeshadow base b/c I love the application container.
      Liquid eyeliner:
      I use Kat Von D for my liquid eyeliner b/c it doesn’t go on all liquid and drippy and the brush is flexible for my style of cat eyes . BUT BUT BUT every person has a different feeling for liquid eyeliner so I recommend going to a place you can test a bunch (like Sephora) and try drawing a whole bunch of horizontal lines on your wrist. Then I walk around a bit and after 2 minutes I lick my finger and smudge it down all the lines vertically. You can see which one smudge easily, pull off, or chip away. After that I narrow it down to my favourite brush. Some are too stiff to make a cat eye, some are too flexible and can’t make a straight line. GOOD LUCK! :D

  54. Cyber_3

    Cool video Martina, thanks for the tips. It was cool to see the makeup room too.

    When I’m SUPER in a hurry, I might use a BB cream (but my skin is too sensitive so I usually use a photoready blender (?), also helps with the eyelids, then foundation on top) and illuminating powder all over. I will then use a brown gel eyeliner with a small flat brush on my brows (then a q-tip to smooth) and just between my eyelashes with a tiny wing on the corners and coloured chapstick (I think Avon makes them? my Mother-in-Law gave me a bounty of them for x-mas, they rock!) because all of these don’t require a ton of co-ordination and you can just slap stuff on and if you’re a little inaccurate, you can smooth the badness away with your fingers and don’t have to get remover out of the cabinet. I find that nice eyebrows (not necessarily 100% smooth – however you want to define them) really make one look polished, even when you only spent 2 minutes on your makeup.

  55. Dana

    bb cream and mascara are my absolute minimum make up look. i also tightline my upper lashline which is really quick to do and makes your eyes look way better than just mascara. i’d also say that another great tip for completely transforming your face with one product is blush – especially if you are deathly pale like me (lol) and that person is calling you at 11:40am on a saturday where you also happen to have a hangover … *ahem*.. blush really wakes up your face.

  56. I get ready quickly by just not putting on makeup!

    ….sorry, couldn’t resist. It’s generally true, though. If I do wear makeup, it’s usually only eyeliner and nothing else. The only time I ever go all-out with makeup is when I cosplay. :P

  57. my default look is just etude house choux baby base plus some blush and lip tint that’s all ! color fit from etude house last really long ! so if you are just lazy and wanting to skip the lip makeup part, lip tints are the best!

    • I love the etude house baby base! I use the green one under my BB cream when I’m having a rashy day. I tend to break out in little rashes and hives easily. :( And OMG lip tint! So awesome right??!!

      • the lip tints are awesome!!! they are the best! etude house any cushion is also good! u can all skip the foundation part and applied some plus lip tint then you are good to go ! it even works for evening events !

  58. My default looks is just a liquid liner winged look and lip gloss. I can never for the life of me remember to put on mascara. Fancy times I’ll take the time to blend on eyeshadow. But yeah – I do the light eyeshadow + white waterline pencil look for when I’m hella tired. Like I worked a 16 hour shift and 8 hours later I’m back at work omg I’m making killer overtime tired. My coworkers think I’m a machine as I look awake. Little do they know, its all makeup! MUAHAHAHAAA.

  59. i’m really jealous of people who can put on make up to go to school/work… i would look out of place taking care of goats and making cheese with my dirty clothes and eyeliner or mascara on!! ^^ and that’s why i totally suck at putting make up, even that 5 minutes trick would end in a disaster because i’m out of practice *sigh*


      • lol you do love goat cheese THAT much huh!! well i’m the girl who’s making sure that goats give good milk and then make cheese with it!! i’m french though so it’s the raw milk/smelling strong with strong taste type of cheese ;) (and goats are definitly the cutest animals on earth)

    • I have this issue too sometimes: I help with a social psych project that requires me to look forgettable, so I feel bad putting on eyeliner and fancy stuff. One thing I’ve started doing is finding eyeshdaows that super match my skin color, then getting a soft brown like slightly darker than my skin tone and gently putting it where eyeliner would go (like above the upper lashes and below the lower lashes) just to emphasize/frame my eyes a little. If the color matches correctly, it shouldn’t look that crazy, even if you mess up from lack of practice :)

  60. lady_kire

    My really lazy makeup routine is: BB Cream (but I normally forget or only wear it if it’s sunny), black eyeliner.

    If I pull too many all-nighters from writing papers (damn you uni…), I wear eyeliner to try and conceal the exhaustion in my eyes.
    I also always put it on like a kpop boy. I dont care for wing tips (I think its more for my cousin), so my eyes would always look something like Jonghyun’s makeup in Everybody combined with a bit of Baekhyun in Mama. My mom says I dont need it on the bottom part of my eye, but I like it under there and it makes my eyes bigger.

  61. Small Yeti

    My favourite tip. If you need your make up to last all day then milk of magnesia is a wonderful, cheap and really effective primer. Just put a little on some cotton wool, rub all over your face and leave for a couple of seconds. Your make up will last all day and stay pretty darn near perfect. Also, rather wonderfully, it is great for your skin so you’re treating your skin as well as preparing it for make up!

    PS If you use too much then you may get little white chalky bits on your face. These will rub off and no harm is done. You have to use quite a lot to get the chalky bits though (not that I’ve done that or anything…)

    • Milk of magnesia is not safe for your skin. Even though its composition allows it to break down oils on your face, which is why people with oily skin often use it as a primer, it is absolutely not “treating your skin” or making it better in any way. Please don’t tell people that. Instead, use a primer that is specifically formulated for oily skin and most importantly, safe for your skin.

      Your skin is naturally acidic in order to act as a barrier to bacteria; its pH is about 4.5-6.2. Milk of magnesia, however, is a base that has a pH of 10.5, which means it’s very alkaline. When you put an alkaline substance like milk of magnesia on your skin, you’re destroying your skin’s acid mantle and therefore preventing your skin from acting as a barrier to bacteria, along with causing other harmful effects. This is also why another baking soda, another basic substance and popular home skin care remedy ingredient, is bad for your skin.

      Here’s an easy-to-understand blog post that elaborates on what I said: http://www.brightestbulbinthebox.com/2013/11/why-milk-of-magnesia-is-crappy-primer.html

      There’s a lot of research out there about this topic, so you read more about if you want to.

      • Small Yeti

        Oh no, I really seem to have offended you – sorry!! I put the tip up because I’ve used milk of magnesia pretty much every day for over 18 years now (over half my life). My mum’s friend recommended I try it because I had really bad acne as a teenager and nothing else (lots of creams and pills from the doc) was working. My skin cleared up pretty much within days and at 36 I have no spots, lines or wrinkles hence why I thought it was good for your skin. These days I still use it as a primer. Whenever I go for facials I am told I have really good skin. Admittedly though I eat very well and exercise 6 days out of 7 which I think may help.

        However, the very last thing I would ever want to do is suggest something that would be bad for anyone’s skin, especially as I was really self conscious about mine after the acne. You seem to work in the industry from the passion and knowledge you seem to have so I defer to your better experience in the matter.

        I won’t change what I do because it works for me but thanks for highlighting the issue for anyone who may have taken my tip and ended up with bad skin as a result.

        Sorry if I upset you.

  62. My (very) lazy makeup routine is: brows, concealer, mascara. After your etude house video, I ordered their bb cream and a lipstick and both are freaking amazing. What was the bb cream you used in this video?

  63. Ooh thanks for this video because I’m absolutely clueless when it comes to eyeliner. My Mom never wore makeup so I had to learn it all on my own like being in the jungle or something…and I’m a hermit basically so I don’t have to worry about makeup, hurray? Erm…

    • I totally feel your pain! The only reason I can put on makeup at all is because I dance, and I’ve never put on eyeliner. I always manage to poke myself in the eye (very limited hand eye coordination, obviously).

      • Well glad I’m not the only one! Eye makeup scared me so I usually do as less as possible with light eye shadow so as not to look like a prostitute or that I’ve gotten a black eye…

  64. Great video!
    My go-to makeup is definitely eyeliner. If NOTHING else, I go for the eyeliner. Other than that, BB cream, a bit of blush so that I don’t look completely like a zombie (NOT a morning person), and mascara if I’m feeling frisky. Ooh baby.

  65. Green undertones are obviously for the aliens Martina ;)

  66. Gina-gina Maye

    my quick minimal makeup is bbcream, eyeliner and mascara.
    if i dont have time to do full makeup sometimes i wear glasses to hide my under-eye circles lol. ^^;

    oh and lip stain! i apply just a super quick swipe of a bright red on the inner parts of my lip to give it like a gradient lip or bitten lip look. and i just use chapstick on top ^^

  67. Thanks for the tutorial! I’m soooooo bad with colors and have never figured out what my undertone is. Is it pink or is it yellow? or maybe the elusive green? (; guess I’ll just have to try all the colors and see how they look on my face!

    side note: SOOOOO EXCITED!!!! I ordered the coastal scents eyeshadow that you have, Martina, and it’s coming TODAY!!!! Can’t wait to get my hands on it and try it out!!!!!

    I love your makeup videos! Please keep them coming!

    • I’m still using costal scents to this day and haven’t used up the palette yet! What’s awesome too is that now that since I ordered the big 88 colour one I can tell which ones I like the most so that I can order a bigger version of just my fav colours using their custom palette option! :D

      • Woah! I didn’t know they did custom palettes! Probably because I had blinders up when I was buying mine. All I could think was, “I must have the exact same palette Martina uses so that I can do my makeup in the same awesome way that she does.” That is brilliant! I will totally do that once my palette gets as worn down as yours! SO EXCITED!!! :D

        • HEHEHE! No the palette that I have (and you do too) is AWESOME. But I would totally recommend the path you took! There are some colours on the palette that are popping and some that are sheer, some that are way darker than they look, and some that are too pale for me. I’m glad I got a chance to use them all first.

        • Poirot Armstrong

          I’m slowly trying all of them and I already have a favorite (it’s pink). :D

          And I did exactly what you did in the tutorial and then I added a quick swipe of color to the lid line – maybe covering 2/3 of the lid? I love it! It just adds a nice pop of color.

    • Dana

      i had problems figuring out too until i used the tip of seeing which jewellery looks better on you and makes your skin glow – (even if you don’t like or normally wear that kind of jewellery) – gold (yellow undertones) or silver (pink undertones). i’ve got warm/yellow undertones which means warmer colours look better on me – which sucks because i find warm colours boring and love cold and bright colours :D damn you, nature!!

  68. Most important thing for me if I don’t have much time to get ready is coverage because I have terrible blotchy skin. So I’ll focus on bb cream, powder and some bronzer or blush. I have white (blotchy) skin with pink undertones. So I’ll choose coverage first and then if I have time I’ll try to get some eye liner on because I have lighter hair but dark eyes, so if I don’t put eyeliner or eyeshadow on… my eyes look like 2 dark dots staring out of my face…

  69. Uhm.. this is actually my normal make up routine.. XD Just some rouge and that’s it. xD

  70. Nice tutorial :) I thought I was the only one who draw the wing only when I put eyeliner xD And , don’t worry, I also don’t know what is the word for the no-liquid eyeliner in english. In French, we called it a crayon but that’s all I know!

    When I don’t have time in the morning, I usually put bb cream, powder, blush and bronzer and nothing on my eyes (I also do that when I feel that my eyes are tired/irrited and when my eyelashes are falling). And when, I’m super motivated, I put eyeshadow, eyeliner etc…

  71. oh no did it eat my comment…

  72. Loved it!! I really suck at getting any kind of eyeliner in any shape or form to look the same on both sides though. How do you get the wings to look so similar and not get paranoid and keep adding strokes to both sides until you look like you have two big black (non-symmetrical) blobs on your face?

    When I have to get ready in the morning quickly I usually grab some bbcream and mascara. That’ll do just enough to make me not cringe-worthy when I look in the mirror haha

    • I do that a lot with the non-symmetrical blobs because one of my eyes is slightly smaller than the other. So I’m always trying to balance that out with thinner thicker lines. GAH!!

      • Have you tried the transfer/removable tattoo eyeliner / embellishments?
        you can get them on ETSY and some chemists in AU or buy the paper ($30.00-ish AU for 3 sheets -pricey) and print your own. Its what all the Kpop stars use for those very black Tattoos.

  73. Probs sign of unhealthy traits, but even if I wake up late, I spend the extra time to do my make up, though it helps if I use an eyeshadow that has a creamy texture (like the maybelline color tattoo eyeshadow…thing) so you already have color on your eyelid that works as a base to simply something in the crease for definition or just add on my gel eyeliner. I hate liquid and pencil, but gel is the BEST. haha

  74. I’m totally bad at putting makeup on, but I liked this tutorial a lot. :D

  75. irritablevowel

    Imagine this, it’s 6 a.m. I’ve already been awake for a half hour, so imagining getting up at 11:40 is a distant, distant memory that I can no longer relate to because I wake up early even on the weekends…because I am OLD.

    • I feel you, I’ve been up since 5 am, that’s a normal everyday time for me. Also…because I am old. But maybe the makeup tips will make me look like I get huge amounts of refreshing sleep? :D

    • Hahaha! I know that feeling. Once you get into a wake up routine it doesn’t matter if it’s the weekend or not, you just keep waking up early. I used to work at 5:30am so I got up at 4:30am and on my days off I was still getting up crazy early. But I am just not a morning person. Simon is, he can get up early but not me, :O

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