Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Choose or Lose


How long do you spend on your daily makeup routine?

  • 10-30 minutes (53%, 2,445 Votes)
  • 5-10 minutes (28%, 1,281 Votes)
  • 30-60 minutes (11%, 526 Votes)
  • Less than 5 minutes (5%, 230 Votes)
  • More than an hour (2%, 87 Votes)
  • Other (1%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 4,580

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32 thoughts on “How long do you spend on your daily makeup routine?

  1. Avatar of Jimena Jimena

    I vote for other, because people always ask me that, but I told them that I really have no idea. When I do my makeup is like my relaxing time of the day and I have fun doing it so I don’t check how much time I did. Other fact is that I’m always doing other things like, I do my eyeshadows then I go and use my laptop, then I return and do my cheeks then i do other thing and came back and do my lips xD

  2. I’ve voted 10-30, but on weekdays it’s more like 10-15 tops, weekends it can be up to 30 mins.

    • Mara

      Same here. When I first started getting into makeup about two years ago, it used to take me an hour! Through constant practice, I’ve whittled it down to 15 minutes for my everyday office look, though I take my time for more dramatic looks during the weekends and stretch it to 30 minutes.

  3. Tara

    10-30 min. Since I have 2 toddlers, I keep my traincase in my car and do it after I drop them off at my work’s parking lot… that way I get outdoor lighting and I am in peace! I always arrive 30 min early to allow myself ample time. Weekends, same as poster before me, I usually do foundation, maybe do something else, do the rest of my face, chase my kids around, do my eyeshadow, lock my kids out of the bathroom and finish!! lol so then it takes an hour.

  4. Vanessa

    If i spent more than a few minuted i’d never get to work!!!

    On the weekend if i’m going somewhere and feel like it ill spend more time on my face but still never 30 minutes.

  5. Hannah

    I don’t have a set daily routine. It depends on how much i feel like wearing or how much time i have (I have no problem with people seeing me without makeup). So, on days i do wear makeup, it could take anywhere between 5 – 20 minutes and on the rare occasion more than 30.

  6. Avatar of Saffron mo

    On weekdays I wear little to no makeup, usually just sunblock and maybe concealer and brow powder. On weekends when I can have some fun with a look I will spend maybe about half an hour, but to me it is play time cause I can wear more extreme and extravagant stuff than I can get away with at my conservative office!

  7. around 15 minutes to do an “everyday” face but 30 minutes if i’m going out or have an event to go to.

  8. Michelle

    10-15 minutes on days I don’t wear foundation, 20 minutes for the days I do wear it.

  9. Laila

    For me, it takes about 15 minutes if I’ve done the look before, but if I’m trying to be creative, it can take quite a bit longer.

  10. Marcela

    i voted 0-5 because all i do [religiously, every single day] is my eyes. i love eye makeup (i own 3.5 MAC pro palettes, about 53 eyeshadows) and then i put a little blush on and that’s it. lipgloss goes on in the car.

  11. ambersmile

    Sometimes I take 45 minutes, other times, its over an hour. It just depends if I’m trying something new or not.

  12. Leslie V

    i dont think that i would take up to thirty minutes if i wasnt like dancing around the bed room while getting dressed. hey i gotta wake up somehow

  13. Ji

    it’s funny because most days I don’t wear makeup. BUT when I do, for like an everyday look it takes me less than 5 mins.

  14. Kathy

    On average, it takes me about 20 minutes. It takes me much, much longer if I’m experimenting/trying something new, though.

  15. Courtney

    Daily makeup I can do in under 10 minutes. Under 5 if I keep it really simple.

    But if I’m doing a costume or an evening out or anything fancy, I’ll definitely take my time with it.

  16. I voted 5-10 minutes. I have everything organized in my vanity,so it will not take more than 10 minutes to do my daily makeup routine.

  17. Cheyenne *DemureAllure*

    I do it right before work, I give myself around 30-40 minutes to do it because I’m slow and I take my time. I don’t spend ANY time on my hair though :/

  18. Coco

    My Grandma takes 3 hours! This includes doing her hair. Shes REALLY self consis! Its soooo funny how caky her makeup always looks and her blush is soooo not blended out, AND she puts an uneven tone of lipliner UNDER her lips! it makes you wanna laugh!

  19. Jazz

    I can do my face for any occasion in about 10 minutes. I dont wear foundation except for on very special occasions, so that takes off a whole lot of time AND lets my skin breathe. I would rather enjoy my life , instead of spending all day on my face- I actually dont understand women who take hours to do their makeup.

  20. Avatar of Claudia Claudia Malotti

    15 minutes every day! I love it.

  21. Zoe

    my everyday makeup (for school) is just eyeliner, mascara, sometimes brow gel, concealer, powder and blush. it takes me like 7 minutes. but on the weekends (when i have enough time), i do eyeshadow and all that stuff so maybe like 15 minutes

  22. Hannah

    If I’m in a hurry I can put on a simple face of makeup in under 10 minutes, but usually if I’m taking my time on the details it takes me about 20-30 minutes to do my full routine. I prefer more detailed makeup, but funnily enough, I get the most compliments on my really simple 5 minute looks! LOL

  23. Yumi

    I’m usually in a hurry so I put on moisturizer/primer while running around getting dressed/breakfast etc., then I take 5 to put on foundation, blush, lipstick, and setting powder + spray. Usually it’s less than 5! Go laziness :>

  24. Fiona

    I voted other because I don’t wear makeup everyday! I’m just 14 so yeah…

  25. Jenny

    5-10 on school days, but I’ll touch it up if I’m going out or seeing the boyfriend, and I’ll definitely spend more time if I’m going out in the evenings.

    Basically, I just fill in my brows, put on concealer and a little translucent powder to set, mascara, some highlighter in the inner corners and on the brow bone, and blush. If I’m seeing the boyfriend, I’ll spend another few minutes retouching everything, maybe putting on some eyeliner or a contour colour in the crease. I’ll only spend 15-20 minutes if I’m going out to something, in which case I’ll do the whole lipstick and eyeshadow and tinted moisturizer shebang.

  26. Ru

    Anywhere from 15-25m, though I’ve never really timed myself. I really love that time, it’s just a fun beginning to my morning.

  27. Ashley D.

    I never believed anyone could do a nice full face makeup within 5 minutes. Concealing and sculpting very important and I don’t believe any step can be rushed or else I’d just look like a mess and all the effort would be for nothing. so I take about 10 – 30 minutes.

  28. Hannah

    On days I’m super rushed, I probably only take 3-5 minutes. Undereye concealer, blush, eyeliner and mascara. On weekdays I’m just doing my normal routine, between 15 and 20 minutes. For “fancier” days/nights, up to 30-40 minutes.