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TAG: The Makeup Timer Test

The lovely Lily Pebbles created this blogger tag. If like me, have you ever wondered how long your everyday makeup routine actually takes? I thought it looked fun, so thought I would give it a go too.

I used the stop watch on my iPhone and it took me 4.18 to apply my every day ‘natural’ looking makeup.

Here’s what I used… 


Rimmel BB Cream 9-in-1 Medium applied with Real Teachniques brush.
Collection Illuminating Touch Glow. In the shade 3, for the under eye area.
Powder No7 10 Fair Perfect Light Loose Powder (now discontinued).


New Cid i-cheek Blush Trio in Coral 9101 applied with Real Teachniques brush.


Rimmel Glam Eyes 100 Glam Ice applied with UBU Brush No.35.
Bourjois Smokey Eye Trio in 01 Gris Dandy applied with UBU Brush No. 31.
Eyelash curlers.
Maybelline the Falsies Volum’ Express Black Drama.


A quick sweep of Burts Bees lip gloss and I’m good to go!

If you want to do this tag, here’s all you have to do.

1. Set your stopwatch to record each step, stopping and resetting in between each one. Don’t forget to write down the timings! 
2. Do your everyday makeup routine at your usual speed, don’t feel rushed. 
3. Write a post with your timings and a list of what makeup you used. 
4. Have fun! 

Has anyone else done the tag? Has anyone got any other fun tags I could try?
Helen xoxo

Hi, I’m Helen! I’m a wellbeing and lifestyle blogger. After years of letting anxiety and a lack of self-confidence get in the way of achieving my goals. Iโ€™m now all about finding tips and tricks to boost confidence, personal growth, self-care and productivity. I’m on quest to live my best life and hopefully help you live the life you love.

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    Amy Amynmore
    8th July 2014 / 3:00 pm

    This sounds fun, I think i'll try this tomorrow. I reckon your four minutes is a pretty average time for a natural face.

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      8th July 2014 / 5:18 pm

      Thanks Amy! I will keep and eye out for your post! ๐Ÿ™‚ H xx

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    Rachael T.
    9th July 2014 / 6:58 pm

    I might have to do this and see how long it takes me! I literally use 1-3 products on a daily basis due to pure laziness but I have never actually timed it. I'm impressed you managed to do a whole natural look in under five minutes though – it takes me quite a bit longer than that!

    Rachael at rachaelisnotwowzie.blogspot.co.uk

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      11th July 2014 / 8:59 am

      Haha – I think it's just years of wanting extra time in bed. Less time doing makeup, means precious extra few minutes sleep! Let me know how you get on Rachael ๐Ÿ™‚ H xx

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    Andrea InMamasWardrobe
    28th July 2014 / 9:24 pm

    Oh my! I'm going to do this tomorrow! I used to need an hour to get ready before I had kids & I'm amazed at how quick I can do it all now! Ax

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      29th July 2014 / 6:28 pm

      It's brilliant – I used to panic about getting ready and then just faff for ages. Let me know how you get on Andrea ๐Ÿ™‚ H xx

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    Madness Gabrill
    21st January 2015 / 8:58 am

    It is amazing the difference a good Tagline can give to a blog, thanks for showing us some great examples In this Blog
    we can see the different tags that can help in different fields and people can get benefit from these tag management.
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    john smith
    26th January 2015 / 2:23 pm

    All items located in a non-hostile environment do not need to be tested and tagged,
    however this does not mean that all items in an office for example do not need to be tested! There are some areas of an office environment that are hostile,
    and many dangerous items brought in to non-hostile areas by unsuspecting employees.

    Test and Tag

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    Sophie B
    6th October 2015 / 8:05 pm

    Oh my word how do you do your make-up so quickly?! It takes me a good 30 minutes every day (although I do have to draw eyebrows on from scratch!). That's a skill you have there! xx Sophie / http://www.prettyandpolished.co.uk

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