As a mom, you don’t have time to spend an hour on your makeup. You may even consider yourself lucky if you get 5 minutes to yourself to throw something on your face and call it good. You’ve got too much going on and your kids always seem to need some extra help in the mornings. If you are missing your old makeup routine, here are some tricks that you can try to help you get more done in a small amount of time.
Powder foundation is your best friend. You can bring it on the road if you’re running late and it only takes a minute to apply. With liquid foundations, you have to blend it in with different brushes and applications to get a flawless look. It can be a little messy, but powder foundations can save you that time and hassle. Also, consider getting a powder foundation that already has SPF in it. You’ll be good to go if you forget your sunscreen and it’s one less thing to worry about.
If you want to add some color to your cheeks without adding another product, consider getting a multipurpose bronzer and eyeshadow. This two-in-one product allows you the convenience of bronzing and adding some color to your eyes without wasting time. You can apply one right after the other, which means you’ve only added a few second of time. They are made out of similar ingredients, and you can never go wrong with matching colors for a modern monochromatic look.
If you spend a lot of time filling your eyebrows in or shaping them, consider microblading instead. This is a semi-permanent cosmetic procedure that can fill in your brows and save you time. It will last between 1-3 years with some small maintenance every year. Your brows will look perfect when you wake up, so you won’t have to worry about plucking or filing your brows in, so this is a huge time saver.
If you don’t want to apply your lipstick every hour, then try liquid lipstick. Liquid lipstick lasts all day, so you won’t have to worry about it rubbing off or touching up after meals. You only need one coat, so it’s a one-and-done application that will help bring more color to your face quickly.
If you like a lot of variety in your makeup but you want to save money, palettes are a great option that works well on the go as well. Think about getting palettes with various eyeshadows and blushes. Some palettes have the whole package with eyeshadow, blush, foundation and lip colors. It’s a great way to save money and time by purchasing one makeup palette that has a lot of options.
Just because you don’t have as much time to get ready as you used to, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your look. Try some of these ideas or experiment with your own ideas to find the best look for you and your time.