If your anything like me and rarely wear any make up and need a quick and natural make up routine for your “every once in a while look” then this one is definitely for you!
Over time [ and I mean a loooong time] I have been able to establish a make up routine that works for me. To tell you the complete and honest truth I am definitely a make up addict.I mean who can resist those Urban Decay Naked Palettes ?! I sure can’t! But does that mean I use every single mascara, blush, eyeshadow palette, or lipstick that I own? The answer is simply no.
When it comes to waking up [ew] and then putting on make up every single day [double ew] its just not my cup of tea. I would much rather sleep! Can I get an Amen? Your probably asking yourself, Why do you buy all that make up then?! Well, my friends, my answer to you is that I am a woman, and I do things that don’t make sense.
So with a lot of practice and timing I have been able to get my make up routine down to just 5 minutes! The faster I can look “decent” enough to go to the mall, mommy groups, grocery shopping, and all that fun stuff moms do, the better! Here are my tips for you naturally beautiful mamas that want to add a little uphm to your day.
Please feel free to take out or add any of the steps listed below to better suit your needs.
Start with your daily beauty routine [i.e wash face, brush teeth, moisturize, stare at that imaginary pimple that you think you see].
STEP 1. Apply your foundation of choice
I suggest using a beauty blender if you are using a liquid foundation and remember to “dab” the foundation and not “spread” to create a natural blended look.
[optional] STEP 2. Apply the Pro Longwear Paint Pot to the lid of your eye
Pro Longwear Paint Pot is a a long-wearing blendable cream shadow that can be worn alone or with other products. You can purchase your desired Paint Pot color from your local Mac Cosmetics. Make sure to blend up towards your upper eyelid to eliminate any creasing.
STEP 3. Apply a liquid liner to create a subtle yet dramatic effect
This is a brand new product that I am trying! I always look for make up items that are mommy friendly. What are mommy friendly items? For me, mommy friendly are products that last long and don’t need reapplying for 12 hours. This Matte Ink Liner is doing the trick so far. For a perfect line, press and hold the liner from the inner corner out. If necessary make sure to go back and fill in the line.
STEP 4. Apply your Mascara of choice.
As of now, I am using the in Extreme Dimension 3D BlackLash, a carbon black mascara with a large molded brush that creates extreme volume and curl! You may also purchase this from Mac Cosmetics. Instead of using the “zig zag” technique I suggest to go upwards with the brush to create a fuller look.
STEP 5. Apply your desired highlighter, blush, bronzer, etc.
Too add a little shimmer to my face, I use the Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle, this product is also from Mac Cosmetics. Using a small powder brush, apply the highlighter to on the upper cheeks in a circular motion. Make sure you don’t use a whole lot of this product.. well you can if you want to look like a glitter unicorn 😉
STEP 6. Finish off your look with a natural tone lipstick !
Notice a pattern here?! I go hard on the “natural” but not really look! ha! Any who I hope you enjoyed my very first make up post!
I would love to hear some of your daily make up routines. What make up item can you not leave the house with?