I thought it was about time I created a blogger tag… it’s not all about YouTube eh? Ever wondered how long your everyday makeup routine actually takes? Well last week I got my stopwatch out to find out. Apparently I take about 6 minutes and 48 seconds which is much faster than I would have guessed! Here’s what I used… 

Eyebrows: Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil / Blink Clear Brow Gel

Bronzer/Blusher: Soap & Glory Solar Powder / Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush ‘Diffused Heat’

Lips: I don’t actually use anything on my lips most days…

So if you want to take part in 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! 

Discuss this post

72 Responses

  1. Such a good tag! 6.48 is really good! Think mine is about 15-20 mins oops! x


  2. Mira Devils says:

    Wow what a fun tag. You are so fast. I’m quite sure I need much more time πŸ˜€

    xx Mira

  3. Anna Blush says:

    This is a really great idea for a tag! It’s surprising how quick it is to actually do your makeup, I always imagine that I take ages but on a day to day basis I never do x

  4. Manouk Maat says:

    Nearly 7 minutes is not even that long. I’ll definitely do this although I’m afraid of the outcome lol!

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  5. Maddy says:

    Such a good speed! I am definitely going to have to try this tag out! x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  6. This sounds like so much fun. I’m definitely doing this tag πŸ™‚ But I am sure that I take a lot longer than you do x

  7. This tag would be great in video form too, kinda like a get ready with me withnthe stopwatch on! You’re sofast, I think I’m more 15-20 mins, esp when I’m *not* rushing in the morning!

  8. Natalie B says:

    I’m definitely going to do this tag! Great idea πŸ™‚ xx

  9. Awesome tag idea! I’m definitely going to have a go. Pretty sure my time will be at least 3 times this.. XD

  10. Rosebeauty says:

    Such a good idea! I’m going to have a go now – blog post for today sorted! x

  11. Camille says:

    Very nice idea

  12. Love this tag idea! Definitely going to try it tomorrow πŸ™‚ xx

    Katy |

  13. Diane J says:

    Brilliant tag Lily. Much like your beauty scenario tag on YouTube. πŸ™‚ I’m definitely going to do it soon. I wish I can do my everyday makeup routine in less than 7 mins like you. Mine normally takes me half an hour to do. God. That’s so long right? On second thought, maybe I won’t do the tag anymore. πŸ˜‰

  14. Nicole says:

    This is a cool idea! I think I’d be the like you; thinking I take a significantly longer time than I actually do. x

    Nicole |

  15. A.Elinor says:

    Oohh yay a tag for bloggers! πŸ™‚ Will definitely give this a go. I suspect I’ll much more than 6 minutes or so though… xx

  16. Katie_Olivia says:

    This is such a good idea.. sadly I’m quite slow at everything so think you’re timing may beat me by quite a lot aha! x

    Katie //

  17. Lauren J says:

    This is such a fun tag, I can’t wait to see how long it actually takes me x


  18. Scoo says:

    Oh well this is a great idea! Thanks for coming up with it and tagging everyone! πŸ˜€

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  19. Tara Clare says:

    You’re pretty speedy, don’t think I’d be able to do that! haha
    I recently started a beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog and it would mean the world to me if you’d check it out:

  20. Funkypath says:

    great tag! I am very excited to try it on my own!

    have a lovely day πŸ™‚

  21. Lauren S says:

    Put this on my to-do list, what a great way to see how to save time etc
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography –

  22. Sophie Ollis says:

    Ah I love this, can’t wait to do it!

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  23. This will definitely be my post on Sunday!!

  24. looks like such a fun tag! deffo going to give this a go even though I feel like my time will be a lot longer…

  25. I would start feeling super rushed and then it would just turn into a super mess!

  26. You did your makeup so quick! I’m pretty sure it takes me at least 30 minutes!

    Taslima | The little things in life

  27. That’s so quick, most days it takes me around 20 min, I’ll do the tag and see how much time I spend on every step, it looks like fun!!

    Style and Paper

  28. Love this tag – I’m going to try this for sure πŸ™‚

  29. Such a good idea! I just might do this!

  30. Such a fun idea! πŸ™‚

  31. Oh, dear. I’m afraid to do this and find out just how much time I take in the morning. I know it’s a lot longer than that!!

    Shani x
    She Dreams in Perfect French

  32. Chantal says:

    I really want to do this tag, what a great idea! πŸ™‚ xx

  33. Amna A says:

    You should do this with a nighttime makeup look

  34. Shea L. says:

    Great post! I’ll have to try this. Being that I usually do my makeup in the car while sitting in traffic, I’m guessing is around 3-5! Lol!

    XoXo Shea L.

  35. interblog says:

    Great tag! I’ll have to do this once:)

  36. Grace Denny says:

    I love this tag. haha. I’ll be adding this to my posts next week! Have a feelin’ I’ll end up somewhere around the 15/20 minute mark. haha.

    XO, G from grace’d

  37. Neelam Patel says:

    That is super fast! I’m going to try this tomorrow morning! Such a good idea for a post πŸ™‚ x

  38. Anne Hovingh says:

    On a bad day I can easily take 20 minutes.. On an even worse day it’s a 30 second swipe of mascara on the train to work! xx

  39. be likealady says:

    The idea is new and creative. love that. the time for foundation was shorter that what I expected.

  40. Daniella C says:


  41. great tag! I know for sure i take under about 10 minutes to do my make up because i usually only have ten minutes to do it. haha

  42. This is a great idea! Can’t wait to try it out myself for the blog xo

  43. Arianne says:

    this is so cool. I’ll definitely do it for a future post πŸ™‚

  44. Karoline B says:

    That sounds great fun! Definately a good idea of the tag! And you are so quick! WWill have to try this too!

  45. Ellenor says:

    Mine takes so much more longer πŸ™‚

  46. This is a great idea! Might just do it on my blog soon πŸ™‚

    L&L –

  47. Thank you for this tag Lily…its such a great idea. As a very new blogger (this week) I couldn’t wait to do the tag!!! I have just put it up on my blog, but I was actually a little longer than I thought I would be πŸ™‚

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  49. Olive Apple says:

    I really loved this post Lily! Just posted it on my blog! It was so cool to see how much time I actually need to apply my makeup, and what part of it takes me the most time!

    The Makeup Timer Test Tag by Olive Apple

  50. Becky Hughes says:

    can’t wait to try this one out, I won’t be anywhere near that time! Im so slow haha!

  51. Ali says:

    This seems like a fun tag to do, although I won’t be anywhere near as quick as you were! xx

  52. MillieGirl says:

    Absolutely love this tag! took a bit longer than you, but not as long as I thought I would πŸ™‚

  53. such a good idea, i think that this is going to be my next post πŸ™‚ I’m sure i take about half an hour though, how do you do it so quick!?

  54. Emily says:

    Ahhh I couldn’t resist! Such a good idea Lily my times below πŸ˜€

  55. such a good idea, i’ve just done this over on my blog and got just over Lily’s time!

  56. Just done it as well. i came up with a decent 15.11 which is not bad at all given the gel liner I think πŸ™‚
    Great idea Lily!

  57. Lily wallis says:

    This is such a great idea for a tag! may have to try this out and write a post about it on my blog!

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  64. Casey Merritt says:

    Great idea Lily! i am definitely going to give this a try! My make up seems to take forever as i spend most of my time blending and reblending my crease shadow! πŸ™‚

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