I’ve always loved makeup! I also love spending time getting ready, playing with different products, and trying out new looks. But now that I’m 36 weeks pregnant, I’m realizing the days of having lots of time to get gussied up and mess with my face are probably going to be very few and far between. So I’ve been working on simplifying my look in preparation for being a mom. I’ve narrowed down my routine to 9 steps that take less than 10 minutes! The picture above was taken after I had gone through this routine and shows some of the products I like to use. There was also no filter applied to this image and it was taken 3 hours after I had gotten ready using the steps outlined below.
MAKEUP PREP: 1 minute
-Once I wake up, I quickly wash my face with cold water. It helps me wake up!
-I grab a light moisturizer and gently slather it all over my face.
MAKEUP APPLICATION: 8 minutes
-My makeup routine begins with applying liquid foundation with a foundation brush.
-Skipping any bronzer, I sweep a one-color blush over apples of my cheeks.
-Hiding any red spots is a key and stick concealer works best for this. I prefer to use Revlon Photoready concealer.
-My eye shadow application is two steps. I swipe a neutral color on my lids and into my crease and then use a dark color on the outside corners. No eyeliner needed!
-I apply a few coats of black mascara. Mary Kay has been my go-to for years.
-I finish up with a long-lasting lip gloss. Laura Mercier Lip Glace has just the right amount of color and shine but is also moisturizing.
As you can see in the featured image, I completed my look by putting my messy hair in a side ponytail, adding some hairspray, throwing on a comfortable dress and then I was done for the day! The whole process took about 20 minutes.
Whether you are a mom or just a busy gal, I’d love to hear what some of you do in order to get ready quickly! Let me know your tricks or tips in the comments 🙂