Even though you’ve just rolled out of bed, you don’t want to convey that “just rolled out of bed” look to everyone else. What you need is a look that takes a minimal amount of time to prepare but gives you a day free of worrying about your makeup.

Five minutes is all you need for a great makeup routine. If you can’t spare that much time, wake up five minutes earlier… and if you can’t even do that, you may want to re-examine your daily schedule! Just follow these simple steps and you’ll be out the door in five minutes. (You may want to leave a little extra time the first few times you do this, just to get used to it.)

1. Apply moisturizer

Since you’re supposed to let it sit for as long as possible before applying foundation, the first thing you’ll want to do is apply moisturizer. While you do the next step, it will be helping to keep your skin fresh and healthy-looking. The best time to apply it is right after you get out of the shower, within two to three minutes.

2. Eye makeup

Next, while you let the moisturizer hydrate your skin and lock in that moisture, you can do eye makeup. Eye shadow first, keeping it conservative if you’re in a rush for work, then eyeliner. You can concentrate on the outer corners to get done faster. Keep your mascara light, too – just a sweep or two for the upper eyelashes and you might not even want to put mascara on your lower lashes.

3. Concealer, foundation and blush

These are the basic skin makeup products, but you don’t want to apply too much. Again, keep it light and put on concealer before you put on foundation powder. If you opt for liquid foundation, apply concealer afterwards. A foundation brush takes no longer than using a sponge and you won’t have to waste time making sure there are no sponge marks, so it will be easier to look natural. Smile so you can see where to apply blush, and keep it light. If need be, you can touch it up while applying powder just before you leave.

4. Lipstick

A quick coat of lipstick is all you really need, but if you want to make sure your lips are healthy and protected, you can exfoliate with a damp washcloth or a pinch of sugar, then wet your lips with water and rub chap stick over them to lock in the moisture. Try to avoid long-lasting lipsticks if possible, as they’ll damage your lips more.

5. Powder

Finally, apply a dusting of powder to your forehead and T-zone, including your nose, to take away the oily shine. If you need to touch up anything, like your eye makeup or blush, you can do so now and take a good look at yourself to make sure you’re in perfect condition. Then, you can be off and going after having spent just five minutes on this routine.

The five-minute makeup routine is essential for every busy woman, whether you’re a mom or a working professional.