Makeup-we have a love/hate relationship. I love makeup and I hate that I have hardly any time for it in the morning. With a few amazing products, I have refined a routine in the morning that even the busiest moms will have time for and still look put-together.
First, the basics. If you’re a new mom (you know who you are… yes, you… the one with spit-up in your hair who hasn’t showered in a week-I’ve been there), you may only have time to hit the basics. If this is the case, here are a few awesome products for you:
- Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm
- bareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Too Faced Lash Injection Mascara or Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
- Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon
The Beauty Balm is a great foundation that blends well and doubles as a moisturizer. Moms get the shaft when it comes to catching Z’s-fortunately bareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener helps keep the dark under eye circles down to a minimum. Follow up with shadow insurance that is used as an eyeshadow. It’s easy to apply, very forgiving with no blending needed, and lasts all day. The Too Faced Lash Injection Mascara and Benefit Roller Lash Mascara both curl lashes-forget those eyelash curlers… these products have you covered! The Lash Injection mascara acts as a tubing mascara and extends lashes. The Roller Lash mascara has a similar concept, but doesn’t have quite the tubing effect the Too Faced mascara has. I’ll also note that sometimes the Benefit mascara leaves a black shadow below my lower lashes, where the Too Faced mascara does not. Burt’s Bees Lip Crayons add subtle color to lips to finish off the look.
Sometimes getting little sleep creates dark under eye circles and , let’s face it, sometimes you have to choose between actually washing your face or getting a little more sleep. I’m always in favor of sleep! These products have helped me save time, but still look a little more well rested by eliminating puffy eyes, dry or oily skin, and remove makeup, dirt, and oil quickly:
- Burt’s Bees Cucumber and Sage Facial Cleansing Towelettes
- Benefit Puff Off!
- Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer
- Benefit the POREfessional Face Primer
If you’re the mom with a little more time, there are a few other products that save time, but provide a little more coverage:
- Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
- Neutrogena Healthy Skin Smoothing Stick
- Tarte Cheek Stain
- Too Faced Primed and Poreless Powder
- CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus Self-Sharpening Eye Pencil
- Benefit Cosmetics Instant Brow Pencil
All of these products provide great coverage and enhance features. The greatest part of most of these products? Ultra frequently has free gifts with Benefit and Too Faced cosmetics. They also have gift bags frequently-the best time to purchase these items is when there is a free gift bag and free gift with Benefit or Too Faced cosmetics.