As parents, we all know time is precious. Seldom do we have the chance to use the bathroom in peace, let alone “put on our face” as my Nana would have said in her southern belle accent. During this pregnancy I have rarely had a desire to put on my makeup in the mornings, but I do it because I work and have to interact with individuals face-to-face on a daily basis. Trust me; it’s for the best!
My morning is timed out perfectly. From the moment I open my eyes to when I get my son up for the day, there is a set routine in place, down to the second. I have perfected my “natural yet non-exhausted” look (or at least I think so). Just 5 minutes of my morning is dedicated to putting on my makeup.
While you may not use these products, you can take what you currently use or what is best suited for your skin, and trim down your application time to 5 minutes a day. Really, it’s just 5 minutes!
Quick! Grab the stopwatch!
What’s in my beauty bag:
- Rimmel London BB Cream Matte Foundation
- COVERGIRL Ready Set Gorgeous Concealer
- Bestope Flat Angled Blending Face Brush
- Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil
- NICKA K Eye Light Crayon (Moss Green)
- e.l.f. Mineral Infused Mascara
- Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush
- Bestope Flat Blending Face Brush
- Besame Brightening Vanilla Powder
- Bestope Tapered Contouring Face Brush
- NYC Smooth Skin Loose Face Powder
- Bestope Round Blending Face Brush
- yesto Coconut Naturally Smooth Lip Balm
Here’s how you can add those 30 minutes back to your sleep schedule without having to rush in the morning:
Step 1: Apply selected foundation on face along with selected concealer under the eyes
Step 2: Use your flat angled blending/foundation brush to blend in foundation and concealer (seriously blend in well!)
Step 3: Lightly apply eye brow pencil, filling in empty spaces
Step 4: Apply eye crayon/eye liner to lower lid (I typically avoid the upper lid)
Step 5: Apply one coat of mascara to the upper lashes and one coat to the lower lashes to avoid clumping as well as offer a natural look
Step 6: Use flat blending/blush brush to lightly apply blush to cheek bones
Step 7: Use contouring brush to apply brightening powder below the eyes, the bridge of the nose, and forehead
Step 8: Use round blending brush to lightly apply loose powder to face, making sure makeup is smoothed over and not flaky
Step 9: Moisturize your lips with select lip balm
Step 10: Voila! Take a step back, look in the mirror, and make sure all makeup is blended in well. You’ve done it!
In 10 simple steps I make myself look fresh faced and ready for the day, even though I could use an IV drip coffee and whole lot of prayer! Let me know if this process works for you.
You got this girl!