Before I was a mom I would spend endless hours on my makeup and I LOVED it! Since then I barely have time to do a full face.
Which is fine with me! But, I still like to look good even for a target run. With this list of 6 products I can do my makeup in under 5 minutes and I look 10 times better.
My first must have is eye primer. My all time favorite that has never been beat is the MAC Painterly Paint Pot. It’s the easiest to apply and has FULL coverage. It nude for my skin tone so I’m able to put in on all over my eyelid up to my eyebrow and I put some under my eyes if I look extra dead that morning. This covers all dark circles, veins, redness, etc. It takes me about 10 seconds to apply and changes my whole appearance. This stuff it my first must have because I personally could never live without it.
Another game changer. Mascara! Most women already know this changes your whole look so I don’t have to go into much detail but I will say, not to heavy. With this super fast look, it’s simple. The more layers of mascara you add the thicker and more dramatic. Try and stick to just a few applications. My personal favorite is maybelline great lash. I used to work at ulta and would get free samples of mascara all the time, I still go back to this mascara! It’s super cheep and so light. My eyelashes manage to all get coated yet stay separated and not clumpy.
Not EVERYONE need this but it for sure helps me look that much more put together. You don’t need to outline your eyebrows heavily or color them in black by any means. Just lightly outlining and brushing through them can be just enough. I’ve always love the Anastasia Beverly Hills eyebrow pencil but there are plenty of cheep alternatives out there!
YES! This is another must have! Powder foundation can have amazing coverage and take a minute to apply. It’s fast and so easy. Depending on the coverage you’re looking for depends on the brand you’ll want to buy. Fuller coverage would be provided by prestige brands, aka, expensive brands. Lighter coverage and cheaper powders would be in mass cosmetics, something you could buy at CVS, target, etc. Huda is an amazing mass cos brand as well as maybeline. Prestige cos brands I would recommend for full coverage are MAC and Too Faced. But everyone has their favorite! Your best bet is to go into a makeup store and tell them your skin type and type of coverage you want as well as price point and they’ll recommend something!
Now you could stop at foundation but if you go with a fuller coverage you’ll look a little flat. You don’t want your face to be all one color! Blush is important and a subtle add to bring more dimension to your face! Blush is another totally person preference thing. There are SO many colors out there it’s hard to recommend something! I will say lighter colors are more subtle and go with any everyday look!
Another thing that will help add dimension is bronzer! You can take some time and actually contour. But most of us don’t have that time so it’s easier to just put it in the common places like your jaw line, outer forehead, and some under your cheek bones! I use Benefit Hoola bronzer! It works for me year round, summer or winter!
Above you’ll see my before and after picture and these were taken 4 minutes apart and you can totally see the difference. This is my go-to look for any day that time in a rush or baby is having a bad day. These items can be as expensive or as cheep as you want. All of these items can range in price, so no matter how tight your budget it, you can afford this look! I hope this reminds you no matter how little time you have you can still look and feel your best!