Makeup essentials for busy mums
Okay, I’ll admit it – I’m not a mum. So I can’t say that I fully understand how frustrating your mornings can be when the baby’s crying, the toddler needs to get to daycare 17 minutes ago, and the phone’s ringing and ringing and ringing…
But I do know about busy mornings, and that having about a gazillion things on your plate before 9 a.m. makes getting out the door looking somewhat human a bit of a difficult task. So if you’re a busy mum or any woman who has time as her worst enemy, you need to get your hands on these make-up essentials:
MAKE-UP ESSENTIAL #1: CC Cream
If you have zero time to focus on moisturising, anti-ageing, concealing, skin-evening and foundation-ing before you head out the door, then this your all-in-one solution. CC Cream helps to not only give you a flawless and even finish by covering any blemishes and redness, but it also gives your skin the hydration it needs to look fresh and radiant while helping prevent premature ageing. And all in one easy-peasy step.
Try: Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF30 Hydrating Colour.
MAKE-UP ESSENTIAL #2: concealer
If you haven’t had a full night’s sleep in a while, there’s a good chance your under-eye area is looking…a little less than fresh. Cover up a sleepless night with some yellow-based concealer under your eyes. The yellow tone will help neutralise the dark circles and leave you looking more awake.
Try: Maybelline New York Cover Stick Corrector Concealer in Yellow.
MAKE-UP ESSENTIAL #3: cream blush
Rushing around in the morning may give you a flushed finish, but just in case you need to inject some life into your skin, dab a bit of cream blush on the apples of your cheeks. The cream finish will last all day and you don’t have to worry about that pesky extra step of using a blush brush.
Try: jane iredale In Touch Cream Blush.
MAKE-UP ESSENTIAL #4: mascara
Just because you’re a busy mum doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t enhance your flutter. And while you may not have the time to use an eyelash curler to get those lashes looking fabulous, a curling mascara will work wonders for the job.
Try: Lancome Virtuose Curling Mascara.
MAKE-UP ESSENTIAL #5: a sheer tint lip balm
A popping pink lipstick may seem a bit much when your day consists of nappy changing and grocery shopping, but sometimes you want your lips to be adorned in something a bit more special than lip balm. Enter a nourishing balm with a sheer tint of colour – you get the moisturising benefits with a hint of colour that’ll leave you feeling and looking great.
Try: Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm in Sheer Pink.
Do you have any make-up tips for busy mums? Which products help you save time in the morning?