Friday, July 28, 2017

10 Minute Mama Make Up

In the days before a baby I used to have extra time to spend doing my hair and make up each day for work.  I have always enjoyed make up and have used it since late grade school so it's always been part of my routine.  When I was on maternity leave I rarely ever put make up on unless we were leaving the house, but once it was time to return to work I knew I needed to figure out a way to get myself showered and ready along with a baby ready for the day plus getting the animals fed, the dog outside, my cooler bag and pump, purse, and diaper bag ready and everything into the car and out the door.  Sounds like a total shit-show I know, but it is possible for me to leave the house having done all the aforementioned with a full face of make up and looking like I didn't just wipe a giant glob of spit up off of my shirt before I even left the house.  

I spend roughly 10 minutes on my make up each day and I get compliments all the time about how "fresh" I look and how good my make up looks, I attribute it to quality products and practice.

Foundation - you want something that is going to cover and hide the fact that you hardly slept as your daughter is struggling through the 4-month sleep regression.  I'm currently LOVING this Too Faced Born This Way foundation.  I like consistency, I like that it doesn't settle into fine lines, and I like that it lasts for the majority of the day.  

Powder/Bronzer/Mineral Veil - Either one of these or all 3 depending on what time of year it is and the consistency of your skin.  I like Bare Minerals Original powder foundation in light, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil (seriously smells like chocolately heaven), and Bare Minerals Mineral Veil.  Typically, in the summer I use all 3, my skin tends to be on the oilier side and I always like a few swipes of bronzer just to make me look like I've gotten some sun. 

Blush - I'm currently obsessed with Benefit's Hervana blush.  It smells like roses and it's a pretty pink shade that I love, especially in the summer. 

Mascara - Too Faced Better than Sex is my current favorite, I got it as a free sample when I ordered my foundation and so far it's pretty amazing, not sure about better than sex, but maybe just as good.

Eye Liner - Bare Minerals Last Line Long-wearing eyeliner has been a favorite of mine for a long time.  Tried and true, and lasts all day. 

Brow Pencil - I've tried lots of brow pencils and powders but this Benefit Precisely My Brow pencil has been my favorite.  It's thin so you can really get a good precise fill, just as the name suggests. 

What are some of your favorite quick and easy make up products and techniques?


  1. I sometimes use a similar routine (no blush) when Im in a pinch for time and I love the minimal look. TFS

  2. Amen to a quick and simple every day makeup routine! Although, I do admit, most days I don't mind if I don't put any makeup on! Mom life... ;) I used to use Bare Minerals too. I really like how light their foundation is! Lately I've just been using a few SeneGence products especially for a light every day look - tinted moisturizer, concealer, and blush. Some days a brow fill and mascara. Easy Peasy! :)

  3. lol yes better than sex is such a stupid name but i do love that mascara! i need to check out that foundation.


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