When you are a busy mom your makeup products need to be pulling double duty and be fast and easy to use. Often moms are so busy caring for everyone else that they don’t have time to put on a full face of makeup (not that you need to anyway!) These are a few of my favourite makeup products right now that are multi-purpose or just super simple to apply.
This brand has created a whole makeup line in pencil form! That means no brushes or sponges required so the only tool you need is your fingertips! Their mission is “go nude, but better” and they encourage women to enhance their natural beauty instead of covering it up. I love these Lip + Cheek pencils because they are super hydrating on the lips and can also be used as a beautiful cream blush. They come in 8 colours, but my favourites are Mystic (a pretty pink neutral) and Sin (a lovely rose gold).
This is a two-in-one product (always a plus) with a sun-kissed shimmer on one end and a matte bronzing shade on the other. You can use this to contour your cheekbones, highlight your eyes and use anywhere you want to give yourself a little extra glow. It’s waterproof, non-creasing and fast-drying. That means you simply draw it on, blend with your fingertips and you’re set for the whole day. Even if you break a sweat this makeup won’t budge!
Brows are a huge trend right now and have been for years. Bold, full brows are a great way to make your eyes pop and complete a makeup look. You can find a variety of products on the market including pencils to waxes but they all require patience and something many moms just don’t have – time. It’s a fiber gel, meaning it actually deposits fibres onto your brows that mimic real hair and add natural fullness. The gel is tinted so it also adds colour without looking overdone. The tiny brush is perfect for applying to even the thinnest brows and it only takes a few seconds!
A concealer can be a girl’s best friend when you are short on time and want to look more awake. A little concealer under your eyes can make you look positively bright-eyed and bushy-tailed even if you only got a few hours of sleep! With nourishing ingredients like vitamin A, C and E it’s hydrating for your skin and the anti-wrinkle formula is designed not to sink into fine lines around your eyes. It’s full coverage so you get the best bang for your buck if you are looking to cover up those dark circles! Just warm up a small amount in between your fingers and gently dab under your eyes to blend. Voila! You look well rested even if the kids kept you up all night.