As a busy mom to an energetic toddler, looking glam everyday is definitely not a priority. Time is precious when you have kids and when you’re a mom, it’s important to master the art of multi-tasking and getting things done quickly. I’ve always been quick when it comes to getting ready, but now I feel like I’ve mastered it down even more. Keep reading if you want to learn more about my 5 minute makeup routine!
This Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer is one of my all time favorites when I don’t have time for a full makeup look. It balances my combination/oily skin and gives me a natural glow that doesn’t make my face look greasy. I dab some of the moisturizer on my cheeks, chin, nose, and forehead and blend it together with my fingers. Just a little bit of moisturizer covers my entire face so the tube definitely lasts a long time.
Speaking of glow, I like to add a touch of color to my cheeks just to add some dimension. This Revlon highlight palette in Rose Glow consists of strips of rosy and bronze shades to create a natural sunkissed look. You can blend all of the colors together and use it as a highlighter, or use individual strips as a blush and bronzer. I like to apply the bronze shades to my eyelids and use it as an eye shadow too.
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you’re probably tired of me talking about my favorite drugstore mascara. LOL! I’ll say it again: The L’Oreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara in carbon black is the best mascara you can get and you can’t beat the price! It provides phenomenal volume and length. I find that most mascaras provides either one or the other but this one definitely provides both! Make sure you get it in carbon black for buildable volume. Today I decided to go for a more natural look and only applied one coat. 🙂
I don’t know about you but I feel like eye brows (or lack of) can really have an impact on your entire look. I can’t walk out the door without filling in my brows because unfortunately I am one of those people that lacks beautiful brows. That’s why I always use my Rimmel London brow pencil to fill them in. The shape of your brows really helps frame your face. It also comes with a brush, which makes it easier to blend.
Last but not least, my makeup routine would not be complete without a pretty lip color! Maybelline Color Sensational lipsticks are so moisturizing. My favorite shade is Touch of Spice because it’s a nice mauve shade that’s not too bold and looks perfect all year round.
This is my complete 5 minute makeup routine! Like I said, it’s not too glam but it’s just enough to give me a quick fresh look. (Sorry for my awkward blank stare! I need to work on taking better close up shots! lol) Do you always like to go for a full makeup look or are there certain products that you use when you’re in a hurry? Please share because I’d love to know! 🙂