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Updated: Mar 16, 2022

Not all of us can afford the luxury of time for perfect winged eyeliner and a meticulously contoured glow. Luckily, we've developed a 5 minute, 5 step makeup routine to make you look just as stunning! You don't have to spend a lot of time to look gorgeous. Five minutes is all you need!

Before you get started, let's look at the list of must-haves for five minute makeup.

We've decided to use the Jane Iredale line for it's effectiveness, length of time it holds up, the quality ingredients put into them with care, and the added bonus of anti-aging properties. All of her products are 100% vegan, gluten free, and cruelty free as well! Get your five minute kit together and let's go!


  • Tinted Moisturizer

  • Foundation

  • Golden Bronzer

  • Blending Brush

  • Eyeliner

  • Mascara

  • Lip Color

  • Setting Spray

Step One

The first step will be to get a good base on your skin. Depending on which coverage you like, one of these two products will be your best bet.

Sheer Coverage

A good tinted moisturizer can make a big difference. Multi-purpose

items save a great amount of time since you can knock out extra steps.

We recommend the amazing Jane Iredale Dream Tint for beautifully sheer coverage. This water-resistant tinted moisturizer includes lightweight minerals that provide sheer to medium coverage. It also includes SPF 15 UVA/UVB rays, with the added benefit of reducing the look of enlarged pores and fine lines.

Apply the tinted moisturizer with the Jane Iredale Blending Brush that's amazing for both cream and powder based products. You can also use this brush for your blush! It'll cut down on the number of products you have to pull out for your five minute makeup kit while leaving the perfect finish.

Sheer to Medium Coverage

The full Jane Iredale line focuses on hydrating your skin, but this takes it to another level. Liquid Minerals Foundation has a mixture of a hyaluronic serum and tinted beads. The tinted beads are suspended in hyaluronic acid, resulting in hydrated skin with a flawless finish. This pigmented serum also hides some of those fine lines and wrinkles and helps minimize the appearance of pores while smoothing and evening the skin tone. The active ingredients are time released to prevent degrading. In a circular motion, use the blending brush to create that effortless look of perfect skin.

Step Two

This compact knocks out three steps in one. Talk about a time saver! Our pick is the Golden Bronzer in Moonglow. It has four different warm hues, providing the perfect palette for blush,

bronzer, and even eye shadow! Using the blending brush, give your face a quick brush to leave your complexion looking bronzed and radiant. Use the same blending brush to apply the desired blush color in the palette. If you'd like, add a little eyeshadow to give an extra wow factor.

Step Three

Time to add a good eyeliner and a touch of mascara. Jane Iredale's Eye Pencil in Basic Black with Longest Lash Thickening and Lengthening Mascara is the way to our heart! These two alone can create an eye that really turns heads. Just a little bit of eyeliner goes a long way, so when doing your five minute makeup, you only have to worry about the bottom lid. It will give your eyes an exotic yet natural boost.

Step Four

One of the most important parts of any makeup routine is a good setting spray. Pommisst Hydration Spray is the absolute best! Not only does it set your makeup to give it that lasting fresh look, but it's also antioxidant-rich to hydrate and protect skin while fighting the effects of sun exposure. This special hydration spray is a perfect 2-in-1 when it comes to setting and hydration. It's a must-have for long wear makeup!

Step Five

Finally, it's time to add that pop of color on your lips to really bring out the eyes and compliment your outfit. Jane Iredale has an extensive lip line, offering something for everyone! The line offers a wide array of colors in Lip Drink Tinted Lip Balm to hydrate and soften your lips, Triple Luxe Long Lasting Naturally Moist Lipstick for those who love a good classic lipstick, Hyaluronic Lip Gloss for moisture, Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Stain for a great 2-in-1, as well as various lip stains like the amazing Lip Fixation for the perfect long wear look without any transference. Picking the right lip color can bring your entire look together to give you that perfect finishing touch.

With this five step system, you'll be ready to go in five minutes flat. Whether it's adding a little makeup for your video call when working from home or going out for drinks with the girls, it's perfect for people on a schedule. This routine will show you that on a scale of one to ten, you can be an elleven! Check out our Makeup Gallery for some of our gorgeous looks!

There’s nothing we love more (besides our clients of course!) than good hair! Well this month we are showing the LOVE by sharing with you some tips and tricks for some of our most LOVED products!! We have 2 videos from our talented stylists, Candi and Lindsay, showing you their favorite styling products and how to use them. I mean…who said Valentine’s was only for chocolate and flowers?

One of the products that Candi is just in love with is Pureology’s Instant Levitation Mist! The Levitation Mist is all about bringing life to your hair in a BIG way…through VOLUME! So if you feel like your hair has a tendency to go flat throughout the day and just needs a little boost, then watch Candi’s video where she tells you how to use the Pureology Instant Levitation Mist and why you’ll love it as much we do! (Spoiler: she even shows the difference with and without the Levitation Mist on a mannequin head! Check it out to see for yourself!)

The Levitation Mist is great for all hair types because it contains no alcohols or silicones that will dry out your hair or weigh it down, and since it is a spray mist rather than a mousse or gel, it will give you the moveable lift and hold you desire without being too heavy on your hair. Candi suggests that for best results use this product on clean hair before drying. All you need to do is spray a small amount at the roots (a little goes a long way!), sectioning your hair off and spraying as you move through the base of your head. Then just work your fingers through your scalp and hair to spread throughout, and blow dry like normal to see the results that you love! Another added bonus for this product is that it has the heat protectant you hair needs for drying and styling, AND it’s safe for your color…talk about BIG HAIR LOVE!! The Instant Levitation Mist is sure to keep your hair looking fabulous all day, AND even into second day hair…I mean, did you see how awesome Candi’s Day 2 Hair looked?!!

If you love that soft and smooth feel your hair has when you leave the salon, then watch Lindsay’s video about her two favorite products, Olaplex No.6 Bond Smoothing Cream and No.7 Bonding Oil. She mixes these products together to create the ultimate dynamic duo for smoothness and shine on all hair types!

The No.6 hydrating cream is great for repairing split ends and controlling frizz, while the No.7 oil adds shine, speeds up drying time, and contains a heat protectant. The other great thing about these products is that a little bit goes a long way, so Lindsay suggests using only a pea size of the smoothing cream and 2 drops of the oil…talk about bang for your buck! On damp hair after shampooing, mix the two products together through your hands like lotion, then start on the ends and rake it through your hair, working your way up to the mid-section. You can even flip your head over to help spread through the mid-section, just make sure you’re not spreading the products too far up your hair into the roots. Last just dry and style like normal! Hot Tip: You can use the No.7 oil to help smooth down the ends on 2nd day hair!!

The Olaplex No.6 Smoothing Cream and No.7 Bonding Oil are definitely a go-to for Lindsay and will give your hair the love it deserves!

Updated: Mar 8, 2023

It’s no secret that curls have a place in the world of hair styling. Over some of the past few blogs we’ve talked about taming curls, creating curls, and just loving curly hair for the summer!

Well since it still feels like we are in the throws of summer in this North Alabama weather, we are going to continue to talk about how to create that fun summery curl look, but this time…WITH A WAND!! Surely, you have all seen those nightmare-ish videos of people burning off their hair trying to curl with a wand (how horrifying!?!?!). Well this month, the talented Mrs. Jamie is going to show you how to PROPERLY give yourself those fun bouncy curls using a wand instead of a curling iron…and how to NOT fry your hair off while doing it!

The key to achieving the perfect curl is to get ready! Jamie likes to prep her hair with Redken’s Pillow Proof before blow drying so she can cut down on her blow dry time, but most importantly to give the hair the heat protection that it needs when curling. If your hair requires a little more protection you can also use an additional heat protectant on dry hair before curling, like Redken’s Iron Shape. Not all wands are made the same; the smaller the wand, the tighter the curl. Jamie likes to use a 1 inch wand, which is a pretty standard size, but depending on the size curl you are trying to achieve you can go bigger or smaller. Now, let’s talk temperature! Jamie has her wand set at 400 degrees, but I need to emphasize something…JAMIE IS A PROFESSIONAL HAIR STYLIST!! When using a wand with a temperature gauge please, please, please, do not set your wand’s temp too high! The recommended temperature for at-home use is 350 degrees or lower. Don’t cook your hair hotter than you would cook cookies!!

Now that you’re all prepped, let’s get started! First, you’re going to section off the bottom part of your hair and clip up the rest. Take small sections and wrap them around the wand with the wand angled down towards the floor and holding the ends of the hair out. The ends of your hair are the most delicate so holding out the ends will help prevent damage and those dreaded split ends, which is why using a wand verses a curling is so great! Release the curl and let it cool. Pulling on the curls before they have cooled can cause them to fall out. Do this around the entire bottom section before moving on to the middle section.

Pull out the middle section of the hair to get ready to curl. Rule of thumb: Any hair that lays/falls in front of the ears should be wrapped away from the face; everything else that falls behind the ears, you should alternate the curl direction. This is going to create a true tousled look, rather than the curls looking so uniformed. Do this until the entire middle section is curled and let the curls cool.

Now moving on to the top section! Using the same rule of thumb for the top section, anything that falls in front of the ears you should wrap away from the face. However, with the top section make sure not to start the curl too close to the root, about an inch off, so the curls lay nice and flat around the face! Curling smaller sections at the top can also give a fuller, bouncy look! Again, anything behind the ears you should alternate the the curl direction.

Once you are done curling each section, it’s time to make those curls hold! Jamie uses Pureology’s Wind Tossed Texture Spray first before she combs out the curls. This spray is lightweight so it will give your curls texture and volume without weighing your hair down! Now you can use your fingers to comb out and fluff up those curls and finish off the look with Redken’s Fashion Work *12 Finishing Spray! Again, this spray isn’t wet or sticky so it is buildable and won’t weigh down your hair.

And there you have it! That wasn’t too scary, was it? Now take your wand and go make some magic!

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