Oh, Mama, I see you.
You’re running around all day taking care of everyone and everything and by the time bedtime rolls around you are exhausted.
I have been there.
And honestly, it wasn’t the running around all day that bogged me down. It was that I was running around all day without filling up my own cup. I felt like I didn’t have enough hours in the day to put myself together to even feel half decent while I ran around like a crazy mom!
One of the biggest changes I have made to keep my own cup full each day has been finding ways to get myself ready each day. As busy moms, there isn’t enough time to sit down for two hours while we style our hair perfectly and apply a full face of makeup. We have 10 minutes (maybe) when we are only holding one child in our hand before the others need our attention again.
So here are my quick and easy makeup products for the busy mom, so you can feel great while you tackle the daily tasks.
Maybelline Brow Tattoo
This is stuff is gold. Eyebrows can change the whole look of your face when they’re done. But the question is, who has time to do them every day? Not me! I love the Maybelline Brow Tattoo because it tints the skin and gives the appearance of having your brows done everyday, without having to do them! You can literally wake up like that. All it takes is 20 minutes, once a week, and your brows are good to go for the week.
Sephora Gradual Face Tanning Water
Let’s be honest. While we’d love to say our faces look bright, glowy, and full of life, chances are theye are dull, lacking in vitamin D and in need of some TLC due to the exhaustion and minimal time we get to do anything for ourselves. Don’t fret, I have a solution! The Sephora Gradual Face Tanning Water is the perfect solution for us busy moms. You can apply it before you go to sleep and wake up with beautiful, healthy looking skin that screams “I have been outside and I sleep full nights!”, even if you haven’t. I also find it evens out skin tone which means it’s one less makeup step for you to have to worry about in the morning while you’re getting ready.
If you have not tried lash extensions, you better get yourself an appointment ASAP. I know that sounds dramatic but if you want to wake up feeling as fabulous as Beyonce in the morning, you need lash extensions. Not only do you wake up looking great but it gives you an excuse to go out every 3-4 weeks for an hour (by yourself) to get them filled, and you no longer have to worry about applying mascara in the morning and then taking it off at night. I am a huge fan of them and seriously recommend them to every mom! Very few things in life make me feel as great as I do when I have lash extensions.
IT Cosmetics CC Cream
I have raved about this countless times on my blog, but seriously Mama, it is that good. So I will keep this one short. Here is why you NEED this CC cream in your life. It has the coverage of a full on foundation, the feeling of a tinted moisturizer, it looks like your skin (but better), it has SPF 50 in it, and it acts as a moisturizer with a ton of amazing skin benefits. It’s you holy grail, all in one, go to product which I cannot rave enough about.
Maybelline Baby Lips
If you are like me and find yourself loving lipstick but also enjoy the natural look for during the day, then this product is your gal. The Baby Lips is a tinted lip balm which is incredibly hydrating and comes in a great range of colours to add a tint to your lips without coming appearing too over the top.
Too Faced Sweet Pie Radiant Matte Bronzer
For us busy moms that like to put a little makeup on, this is the best product to have! Its the perfect blush/ bronzer/ highlighter blend that you can quickly apply all over for a really beautiful flush of colour and sheen. It gives you a fresh and awake look with minimal steps. Bonus, it looks great in the crease of your eyes as well!