The Makeup Timer Test Tag

This fun blogger tag was created by Lily from What I Heart Today, a British blog that I read regularly. The idea behind the tag is that you are supposed to set your timer, apply your makeup, pause and restart it after each component   and write down the time. You are supposed to do your makeup at a normal speed without rushing through. I took up that challenge and timed my makeup application.

My husband always complains that I take too much time to get ready but I was actually surprised that my whole makeup was done in 24:13. I really think it’s not that bad…Or is it?

Here is a breakdown of all the steps with timing.

Total time24:13

And all the products that I uwpid-screenshot_2014-06-15-16-41-33.pngsed:

Primer: Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
Foundation: Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Smooth Effect Makeup in 020.
Concealer: it Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-aging Concealer
Powder: Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder in 30.
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in Taupe.
Eyes: Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No7 The Siren (white shadow for underneath the brow), Loreal Paris Infallible Eyshadow in 407 Gold Imperial (alll over the lid), Urban Decay Naked 2 (Snakebite in the crease and on my lower lashline), Loreal Paris Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner in Espresso (in my waterlines), Bourjois 1 sec Volume Waterproof Mascara.
Contouring: Milani Bronzer XL in 02 Fake Tan
Cheeks: Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush
Lips: Mac Cosmetics Kelly Yum Yum Lipstick, Mac Cosmetics Clear Water Lipglass from Alluring Aquatic Collection.

And here is a complete look! imageimage

Now it’s your turn! How long does it take you to do your makeup? All you need to do is follow these steps.

Per Lily:
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 comment with your timings and a list of what makeup you used.
4. Have fun!

On a final note, I don’t always take that long to get ready, I swear! Do you think I could do my makeup in 10 minutes? Stay tuned to find out in  a related post coming up on the blog soon!

Agata, the founder and the editor of Her and Makeup. 


  1. John says:

    Well, analyzing the data, one thing is clear – you spend a LOT of time on your eyes.

    I guess that makes sense because 1. the eyes are the window to the soul and 2. your eyes look very nice but I offer a 0 second substitution:


    Then you’ll be ready in 10 minutes!

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