Timesaving Makeup Tips for Busy Moms
When you’re a busy mom, often your own appearance is your last priority. Before you give up on makeup every morning because it simply takes too much time, consider some useful tips that will have you zipping through your morning routine quickly and easily.
First, get your makeup area organized. Toss out old makeup that is outdated and expired so it’s not in your way. Items you use every day such as foundation, blush, and mascara should be in front and easy to reach; items you use less often such as eye shadow should be put in the back of your makeup kit.
Next, think of your makeup routine itself and consider if you’re not making it harder and more complicated than it should be. For everyday looks, usually a quick coat of foundation, some blush, and a few sweeps of mascara are all that’s needed. Why take time for heavy eyeliner, false eyelashes, and lipstick if you’re just running errands?
You may prefer a bit of concealer under the eyes if you have dark circles or a quick application of eyeliner if your eyes are especially small, but keep your routine simple so it takes less time. Save the heavy makeup routine for nights out and opt for a natural look for day; this will keep your routine quick.
The way you apply your makeup will also affect how much time it takes. Use clean fingers to sweep foundation on your face rather than getting out a brush or sponge. As you apply your mascara, hold the wand still for a moment as you bend your eyelashes up; this will eliminate the need for an eyelash curler.
These simple tips will keep you looking your best in no time every day.