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Julia Burge balances her time between being a loving wife, mom to an active 1-year old, working full-time for a Fortune 10 company, and blogging about how it all comes together. We love her creative approach to keeping things simple and minimal and her commitment to self-care in the midst of such a bustling and busy life! You can follow along with her latest adventures at Organizing Motherhood.

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I use 5 products each day to achieve my 5 minute face. 

I believe that my mood for the day is solely determined by how put together I look. I can be having the best day ever but if I don’t feel confident then I just can’t enjoy myself. Before pregnancy, during pregnancy and now with a one year old I never allowed anything to affect my self-care routine. It is the little piece of me that I wanted to hold on to. Luckily for me my approach to makeup is a minimalistic one.  

I really started caring about and wearing makeup in my late 20’s. Back then my mentality was if it’s expensive it must be good. For years I wasted money on expensive designer high end makeup lines. I honestly didn’t know what I was doing so I trusted the sales people to figure it all out for me. However, the more I matured and the more I started looking at makeup as an enhancement tool, I soon realized that the brands I was using didn’t matter as much as the quality of the ingredients. I therefore started focusing my attention on safer and healthier brands for my skin. 

I was truly blessed with a porcelain complexion, not a blemish in sight – no filters needed on my picture just really great lighting. Therefore, my makeup routine didn’t require much effort. However I do work in a very professional environment in Los Angeles. Los Angeles is a very superficial part of the world in my opinion. I have to present my best self on a daily basis. Once I settled on my go-to products I created the 5 step approach resulting in my 5 minute face. 

I start each day with a tinted moisturizer which contains sunscreen (applied with a makeup sponge). After I apply that all over my face I use a loose skin matching powder which I apply with a brush. During minute 3 I apply my black lash enhancing mascara. In all honesty I don’t have a go to brand. I tend to use whatever is on sale and whatever I know is waterproof – just in case I rub my eyes or my baby does something cute that I cry about. I do however have a go to brand for my brow definer. I was a product of the 90’s/early 2000’s where plucking your eyebrows was the in thing to do. Unfortunately they never quite grew back in so I use a gel brow enhancer in a lighter color than my hair. It works extremely well and gives a full volume look to my sad brows. Last but not least I finish my 5 minute face with some natural lip bee’s wax. It is natural, tastes great and keeps my lips moist all day long. 

A 5 minute face can be achieved by anyone if you have your go-to products and you know what to apply in what order. It’s a great way to look put together for the workday and beyond. 

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We love Julia's minimalist approach to her daily makeup routine. Here are our top product picks to help you create a quick and easy 5-minute, 5-product routine of your own!

 

1. 100% Pure BB Cream: BB cream is a moisturizing skincare/makeup hybrid that is your primer, SPF, soothing treatment, concealer and foundation in one!

2. Alima Pure Satin Finishing Powder: A loose-mineral finishing powder that imparts a subtle soft-focused, airbrushed finish to your skin. Perfect for all skin types, this powder has a sheer finish and is weightless on the skin.

3. 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Mascara in Black Tea: This 100% natural mascara lengthens, separates, thickens and glosses lashes with fruit pigments while delivering nourishing conditioning treatment in the form of Vitamins E and B5 and oat and wheat proteins.

4. 100% Pure Long Last Brows: Use this multi-tasking brow gel to shape, fill and set brows with soft, natural pigments from cacao beans and tea extracts.

5. Coco Rose Lip Conditioner: Nourishing oils and botanicals soothe and condition lips while delivering a sheer shine that elevates a casual day look while still looking polished and professional.

Do you have a quick daily routine in place like Julia? Share with us your favorite tips for keeping things simple!