Being a full-time mom, even a part-time one does not leave a lot of time for beautification. You are always on the go, either it’s getting your kids ready for school yourself for work or taking care of the entire home. The days of spending hours in front of the mirror are long gone. Now it is all about being practical. Don’t forget you still need to feel good about yourself, and that is why opting for a minimalist makeup that won’t take too much time but will still make you look great is what every mom should do. And here are some easy to follow tips you can benefit from.
Decide on the time frame
The amount of time you’ll have for putting on makeup is completely up to you. But it is this time frame that will limit what you have time for, and what your minimalist makeup guide can consists of. And trust us even five minutes can make a huge difference. So based on your personal estimate you should either include or exclude the following steps – putting on both foundation and powder, a larger number of combined eyeshadow shades, and taking the time to put on a mascara. For some of these you can take some shortcuts. If you get quality lash extensions, you will be able to skip the mascara and flaunt that natural long lash look most women crave. It is one of those perks every mom should treat herself to. You can also get a lip balm and lipstick in a two-in-one combo, every little time save counts!
Invest a bit more in your skin care
If your skin looks elastic and glowy you can do with minimal amounts of makeup and look great. Yes, we now that a skin care regimen also takes time and money. But with some good organization you can achieve it. The best time to exfoliate, moisturize and replenish your skin is when your kids are asleep so very early in the morning or late at night. You can keep a mask on while you drink your morning coffee or opt for one of the overnight ones that you don’t even need to wash off in the morning. These are great time savers and will make your makeup routine that much faster and simpler. So now that your skin is ready let’s get down to details.
Foundation is key
Finding that easily applicable foundation that will even out your skin and get rid of the oily glow will save you a lot of time. Make sure you take the time to blend it well, you can use a simple highlighter on your brow bones, cheek bones as well as the bridge of your nose and Cupid’s bow. Don’t forget your chin, and the inner corners of your eyes, and them simply blend away until everything is perfectly even. With the right kind of blending game, you can get away with a bit of colored lip balm and some quick dry mascara. Try it out, you are bound to love it.
Get those shades in order
Oh yes, you should take the time and put on some eyeshadow. But opting for a minimalist look means choosing the shade that will enhance your natural eye and skin tone and enable you to have a more natural look while still looking great. This is not an easy balance to achieve. So start with checking which shades work the best for you, then opt for nude colors, ones that won’t take over your face or clash with your clothes. Finally, make sure the application process is quick and easy, so two main eyeshadow brushes and maybe blend of two main colors, nothing too complicated. Stay away from eyeliners as they can take a little more time, and require you to stand still, and when you have kids around it is almost mission impossible.
Becoming a mom does not mean you stop being a woman, and although your me time is cut short you can still manage to look great with the right minimalistic makeup guide. So make sure you apply some of the pieces of advice provided by this article and we are sure you’ll love the way results make you feel. A happy mom is a great mom, and don’t you forget it.
Audrey Taylor was born in San Francisco, and moved to Adelaide at the age of five. Marketer researcher and social media manager on hold, full – time mommy of a cheerful two-year-old. Graduated from Queensford college, worked in a couple of marketing agencies across Australia, eager to learn more about business and share her experiences. Traveled across Europe. Her hobbies include: home decor, fashion, travel, music, old movies.