I’m sure many of you moms have noticed how big the makeup industry is getting. Videos all over Facebook, YouTube and Instagram of women doing their makeup and looking fabulous. But why can’t us moms look like a boss too? Well, because we’re fucking tired. I used to spend an hour to do a full face every day before having a baby. That time is now limited to 15 minutes IF I’m lucky!!! So I decided to share the products I use and my daily routine for you.
1. It’s alllllll starts with a good foundation. Kinda like building a house. (She’s a brick…houuuuse):
I like to start with my face products. Currently I’m stuck on It Cosmetics for my face. Mainly because there’s built in skincare because y’all know keeping up with a skincare routine is rough on top of keeping the baby alive.
I always start with my foundation, in this case, The It Cosmetics CC+ Cream. I apply that all over my face with a damp beauty blender, follow up with their Bye Bye Under Eye concealer and top it off with their Powdered foundation for a little extra coverage. This you can do it about 5 minutes!!!
2. Give that face some shape and definition.
Once you have the foundation let’s make some of your features pop!!! Contour/Bronzing is a great way to bring your face back to life!!!! Use to carve out those cheekbones on your temples and to slim that jawline because you only have time to drink coffee and grab the occasional donut. I feel ya mama. Eating healthy….well eating anything is pretty much impossible.
If you don’t feel comfortable doing Contour or Bronzer, just pop on some blush to bring your face to life.
I choose to use Benefit Hoola Bronzer. It’s a nice cool tone that works most skin tones.
And BROWS!!!! Brows frame the face and just pull everything together. If you don’t have time to do anything. Just fill in those brows ladies!!!! It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant. Just a little.
IT Cosmetics makes a wonderful eyebrow pencil that is quick and has a built in spoolie on the end to make things quicker.
Framing your face: add another 5 minutes. We’re only up to 10!
3. Attract some attention to your eyelids as opposed to the bags underneath.
Eyeshadow!!!! Many women get intimidated by eyeshadow. But all you need is 2 colors to get a nice look that makes you look more out together. I choose to use matte shades but you can do shimmer or whatever you like. Buy using a light color all over you lid and a slightly darker one in the outer corner adds so much definition to your eyes. By using a light color towards the inner eye it keeps the eye open and makes you look more awake. Just remover to blend blend blend that out corner for a smooth transition.
The Kat Von D Shade and Light palette is my go to. There’s cool, warm and neutral shades and they’re all matte.
KVD Eyeshadow Palette
Now all you need to do is add liner if you choose to, or just curl those lashes and pop on some mascara!
My current mascara obsession is the It Cosmetics Super Hero mascara.
You can easily get your eyes done in another 5 minutes.
This is my typical every day makeup, well not every day. But if I leave the house and I want to look a little more alive and less like the walking dead. I don’t typically do a lip because I give my baby too many smooches. I also had an extra few minutes to throw on some winged liner. Which is RARE. But I have timed this and it only takes 15 minutes.