Moms become masters at scheduling, executing, managing chaos, multitasking, and a myriad of other things that come with the job. They probably had to give up some things to make space for the new adventures and responsibilities. Looking pretty and putting on makeup is not one of them.
Nevertheless, this seems to be one of the activities that seem to be sucked out by mom responsibilities. But this does not have to be so. Let me give you some quick makeup tips for you to maintain your dashing look and still keep the home bomb from detonating.
Ok, so you only get like, what?: five minutes in the morning for makeup? Not a problem. You can still make the best out of the limited supply and still look fab. Experts say, there are three products that every busy mom should have and is all they need, so grab a pen and paper. These are a face moisturizer with SPF to keep the skin moisturized, an eyelash curler for those killer eyes, and a lip gloss or balm to define the lips.
With a little organization and effective time management, you should be good to get on the go without becoming a slave of the makeup parlor.
Start the Night Before
Beauty experts suggest that you should start with a clean canvas. Make sure you work on having a clean and moisturized face all the time. The best time to do this is at night before going to bed. Clean it up and moisturize. I know it has been a long day and all you want to do is just throw yourself into the bed and let gravity do the rest. But trust me, this will not take long and it will save you time in the morning.
A skin-smoothing foundation is perfect for multitasking moms. Find one that matches your skin tone and is not too shiny.
Bring Those Eyes to Life
How to make the windows to your soul look alive? Follow these practical tips to make them glow:
- Add eye drops.
- Use an under-eye concealer to brighten up that area. Use a tone that is only one or one-half shade lighter than your skin tone.
- Apply soft white eye shadow on the inner corner of the eye. This will simulate a fresher look.
- Brush up a coat of mascara and up you go.
A practical tip inside a tip: Simply apply, go to the rest of your face and then return to remove any excess with a Q-tip. This is better than spending time being too careful.
Make your Face Glow
You can give your face a warmer look with a bronze or blush. Don´t be afraid to blush, blush, blush. Looking healthy and blushy is important for you, a busy mom. If you are going for bronzing, remember to lightly powder your neck too, unless you want to see a line ending at the chin.
Apply lipstick with a brush instead of just swiping it. This will make it last longer. But to really plump your mouth, use a soft white eyeliner pencil to draw a line just above the Cupid's bow. This will give the illusion of a fuller lip.
Now you are fresh and looking fabulous. How much was it? Three minutes? You go, mom!