I absolutely love makeup. Picking out what I want to wear, applying it and seeing the final product is a way I can be artistically expressive (since I’m not very good at other forms of art). Since becoming a mom I do not have nearly as much time to spend on my makeup, but I would still like to look/feel put together. Here is my 5 minute mom makeup. I use this routine quickly in the bathroom before I leave or in the car before I start driving. Lately I have found it very convenient to do it in the car when I am in a hurry because Baby T is strapped into her car seat and distracted with something else. She is already starting to love makeup and wants to help me apply it whenever she is near.
There are 7 products I use everyday. The products I use do change but these are the ones I am loving right now.
After I have washed my face and put lotion on, I always starts with concealer. I apply it under my eyes and anywhere else that could use a little bit more coverage.
My next step is powdered foundation. I find it faster then a liquid foundation and it sets my concealer at the same time it is laying an even base. I take a large fluffy brush and place the powdered foundation all over.
This is a step most people skip when doing a quick routine, but I find it nice to bring some color back to my skin after evening it all out with concealer and foundation. I apply bronzer on the outside of my face the shape of a 3, so it carves out my cheek bones a little bit as well. If I have a little extra time I will grab an eyeshadow brush and put some bronzer in my crease.
I have wavy hair, so that means I have wavy eyebrows as well. A brow gel is the perfect product to tame wild browns and hold them in place. I just use the wand provided and brush it through my brow hairs.
My eyelashes are long but so blonde. I feel naked without mascara. I use the wand provided and build up a couple layers until I think they look full enough.
Because I used powder products as the beginning of my routine I like to finish with a setting spray. It takes away the powdery look and helps your makeup last all day.
I am currently on a lip gloss kick. I think it helps your lips look more plump and I don’t have to worry about the color getting everywhere. If I want to be fancy/feel even prettier, I will throw on a lipstick that goes well with my outfit.
I love that makeup can help me feel put together even if I’m really not. It can removed the bags under my eyes and brighten my face. I do my 5 minute mom makeup everyday.