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Kelly Hughes’s Affordable 5-Minute Makeup Routine

The SI Swimsuit model gives a tutorial for a quick, easy and inexpensive glow-up!

This summer Kelly Hughes has been forthcoming with her followers, taking on some difficult issues in a relatable way. But on a lighter note, the 2022 SI Swimsuit model and mother recently revealed her five-minute makeup routine in an Instagram post. Together, the products used total less than $100 so we are taking notes.

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Kelly Hughes was photographed by Fumie Hoppe in Florida. Swimsuit by Tropic of C. Bracelets by Georgina Jewelry. 

Kelly Hughes was photographed by Fumie Hoppe in Florida. Swimsuit by Tropic of C. Bracelets by Georgina Jewelry. 

“You don’t need to spend a lot of money or time for good everyday makeup,” Hughes captioned. “I have been doing this simple makeup for years on a daily [basis] and even for photo shoots and clients love it…Trick is the blending and def go over your eyelids with the bronzer and the eyebrow gel & mascara make sure to do a few coats ! And you will be out the door in 5 min lookin fab ✨✨”

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Here’s the list of products Hughes can’t do without:

1. CC+ Cream Full-Coverage Foundation with SPF 50+, $17 (

Hughes applies this full coverage foundation first to help add some color to her skin while protecting the face with SPF 50+. The unbeatable price doesn’t hurt.

2. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Illumination Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer, $29 (

Hughes says she only uses a tiny bit of IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer under her eyes to help blend the foundation. She uses a lighter color than the foundation.

3. Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder Makeup, 220 Natural Beige, $6.59 (

Using a brush, Hughes blends everything in (including over the eyelids) with the Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder Makeup.

4. Bobbi Brown - Mini Shimmer Brick Highlighter $25, (

“This one is awesome. I love the highlighter in it. Make sure you go over your eyelids to give it a little bit extra pop of color,” Hughes says of the Bobbi Brown Bronzer.

5. NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Tinted Eyebrow Mascara, Blonde, $6.89 (

Going over her eyebrows 2-5 times with the eyebrow mascara gives Hughes an elevated look.

6. L’Oreal - Voluminous Original Mascara, $10.99 (

The Voluminous Original Mascara by L’Oreal provides an extra lift. Hughes applies this a couple times to help extend her iconic lashes.

7. Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick, $9.50 (

Lastly, Hughes uses this simple lipstick for some added shine to her look. 

Watch her video here: