I think we'd all agree that, while it can be fun to spend a half hour on achieving the perfect makeup look SOMETIMES, there are days when you need a look that is a bit faster to achieve. Now, add in the whole "mom-factor" and the need for a quick and easy makeup routine is multiplied by 1,000. AmIRight??
That's why I have perfected this 5 minute makeup routine!
It uses minimal products and requires minimal effort...and the end results are very put together and lovely...which is a win! Basically this makeup looks like you spent much longer on it than you actually did.
I shot this quickly one morning while I was sitting on the living room floor getting ready. James was doing tummy time in his Dock-A-Tot and watching me. He thought the whole thing was pretty weird and funny. haha
So, that is proof for all of you other mamas out there that this makeup routine is PERFECT for whipping up real quick during a nap or when you have a few spare minutes while your child plays.
Here we go:
Next, I apply a couple of pumps of this MAGICAL CC cream all over my face, blending it down into my neck. I then apply this cream blush to the apples of my cheeks and blend it up along my cheek bones.
I just use my fingers for all of this when I'm in a rush. If I were spending more time on my makeup, I would use a Beauty Blender.
This blush has been my go-to for years. I love how it's so creamy and dewy. I'm ALL about the dewy looking skin. Plus, it's very easy to apply and blend.
Next, we'll move to the eyes - in my opinion the MOST important part of any look. I take my eye makeup VERY seriously, haha. I love dark, dramatic, long lashes and a good cat eye.
First, I'll apply a light shade of eye shadow all over my lids and brow bones. Then, I'll go into the crease and apply a light swipe of a slightly darker shade. This palette is the one I've been using lately and it's great! Plus, it's very affordable!
Then I apply my eye liner. I've started only applying it to the upper lash line - NOT the lower. This helps my eyes look more bright and open. I do a cat eye on top. I like this eye liner the best right now.
Then, MASCARA. If I had to pick one thing to take with me to a deserted island, I might just pick mascara. As you can see, my eyelashes are BLONDE, and therefore basically invisible. haha So I LOVE mascara and feel so naked without it.
*sigh of relief* There! Eyelashes!
Next up, LIPS. Mine are (clearly) so dry and flaky this time of year. I really love this lip color because it moisturizes while giving great color.
I hope you liked this quick tutorial! This is my go-to every day makeup routine, and I get a lot of questions about it, so I'm really excited to finally be able to share it with you all!