My Everyday 5 Minute Makeup Routine

my favorite eyeshadow palette

This is my 5 minute makeup routine every single day. If you’re tight for time in the mornings, this makeup video will have you out the door on time every day!


A few weeks ago I shared our daily routine (check out the post HERE) if you missed it!). My mornings are pretty full with my scripture study, working out, showering and getting ready, and then getting my kids out the door for school.

I typically have about 20 minutes to shower and get ready, so I’ve mastered the five minute face makeup routine and today I want to share!

my five minute beauty routine every morning
how to clean your makeup brushes
a quick five minute makeup routine for everyday

I filmed it the other day while getting ready so you can watch the step by step process.

And everything beauty product I use in the video is listed below!

video is also available on my youtube channel HERE


Wunderbrow waterproof Brow Filler, Color: Brunette
Bella Jade Makeup Setting Spray
Jane Iredale Makeup Primer (I had just run out of this when I filmed this, so I didn’t show it in the video. But i put it on right before the BB Cream!)
Jane Iredale BB Cream, Color: BB7 (I wear BB6 in the winter) 
Jane Iredale Pressed Powder, Color: Golden Glow
Stila Bronzer, Color: Dark (mine is an old version – this is the updated packaging)
e.l.f. blush palette
Flekk Cosmetic’s Eyeshadow Palette, Color: Flawless
Honest Beauty Lip Balm
L’Oreal Mascara Primer
Stila Mascara


photos by Priscilla Frey

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  1. Melissa says:


  2. Nicole says:

    This is fantastic! I would love to see how you do your mascara more in detail. thanks!

  3. mel says:

    Hey! Where are your gray Jean’s from?

  4. Kristen says:

    I notice you don’t use undereye cream or makeup in your five-minute routine. Do you feel like you naturally don’t have a problem with dark circles, or does your BB Cream do a good job of taking care of them for you?

    • Merrick says:

      the BB cream has fantastic coverage so I don’t feel like I need it. But I love the Shape Tape concealer from Tarte if you need a good one!

  5. Sharon says:

    I’m curious how much time this actually took. I notice some parts were edited out (brows, blending the foundation) and it looks like it was sped up by a few fractions of a second to make it under 5 minutes. Even if this process took closer to 10 minutes, Merrick still looks gorgeous, though!

    • Merrick says:

      I took longer to film than 5 minutes, but when I do it without any distractions and without filming, it truly takes right around 5 minutes everyday!

      • Sharon says:

        Daaamn that’s awesome!!

        Thanks for the clarification!! Now to reassess why my makeup takes me 20 minutes even though I use like 5 products 🙁 ahahaaa

  6. Emily says:

    Love This! What makeup brUshes do you use?

  7. Jules says:

    I never knew you could use setting spray before putting your makeup on! I’ve only tried after and it didn’t work for me. also interesting to me that you do your brows first!

    xo Jules

    • Merrick says:

      The before and after setting spray makes such a difference for me!

      Also the wunderbrow sticks SO much better to clean skin. If I do my bb cream first and then the wunderbrow, it doesn’t last all day. But on clean skin it truly becomes completely waterproof and doesn’t budge a bit.

  8. Katie says:

    Thanks for the video! I love that you do your eyebrows first! i never thought of that… also how much do you like the wunderbrow product? it fills in your brows so nicely!

    • Merrick says:

      I actually LOVE it. I’ve been using it for about 9 months and it’s been fantastic. My only complaint is that it dries out over time. It starts out a very runny consistency and ends up more like a paste after about 2 months.

      Also I do the wunderbrow first because it stays on SO much better on clean skin. If I do my bb cream firsT it sometimes wipes off throughout the day. If you do it first without any makeup, it stays on all. day. long and never budges.

  9. ali says:

    This video is so helpful! I just got the FLEKK palate and am excited to try it. Do you put any liner or anything on your lower lash line?

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