I have been wanting to share this with my readers for a while now! So excited to finally post this!
As a mom, time to myself, especially in the mornings, is very very limited. We are talking 10-15 minutes to get ready (shower/hair/makeup/clothing) for the day (on a "generous" day). I once read that Martha Stewart takes 20 minutes to perform her "skincare routine" in the shower, and then only spends 10 minutes on makeup. Well, I only have 10 minutes, like many other busy ladies!
This routine is working for me vs. not wearing any makeup. I used to think getting ready (hair/makeup) was all or nothing. If I did not have time for mascara and bronzer I just did not put ANYTHING on. That was a mistake, because a little makeup can really wake your face up and enhance your natural beauty. I am big on enhancing, not making-over...as Bobbi Brown has said many times, makeup is to enhance! I am working when I am caring for my children. I would wear makeup to any other job, so why not this very important job? I am a caretaker and example to my children. I want them to know that taking care of oneself is important too, but not the priority. Most days this routine works, but sometimes I have time for lipgloss in the car, and that is ok too!
Stage 1: Apply undereye cream and moisturizer
Stage 2: Eyeliner and concealer
|a small child got into my pot rouge! Color-Chocolate Cherry. The blush on the right is NECTAR. Great color for medium skin!|
What are your shortcuts? I would love to hear them!