We’re all busy moms, and let’s face it – we rarely take time for ourselves. There is never enough time in our day, and I don’t know about you, but mornings are the most rushed in my house.
I value sleep a lot. Like a lot a lot. I’m not the mom who gets up before her kids to have that time alone to start her day or to work out. My self care is sleeping until five minutes before my daughter has to get up. Because of that, it doesn’t leave me tons of time to get ready. I stay at home with my youngest but I still like to look pulled together, and I feel more motivated knowing I look somewhat alive and functioning.
BK (Before Kids), I would spend at least half an hour minimum doing my makeup, and it was so relaxing. Those days are gone, and I typically get ready standing at the kitchen counter while my kids eat breakfast (and listen to the Frozen 2 soundtrack. Duh.).
I have a quick routine that you’ll love and will help you feel pulled together whether you’re headed to work or the library for story time! All of the products can be found at most retailers like Target, Dillion’s, Walmart or Ulta! I’ll link my favorite tools as well in case you’re in need of those.
Here is my 5 minute makeup routine using only 5 products!
Having an even complexion is definitely a must for me. I have some redness, circles under my eyes and sun spots. I dab the foundation with my fingers all over my face and use a damp beauty sponge to quickly blend it in. I find the sponge makes it look more natural and less cakey. This step takes the longest. Maybe one-two minutes.
There are so many powder foundations that don’t make you look dry and cakey and for me it’s a necessary step so my makeup doesn’t slide off my face. I use a brush and just quickly brush the powder all over to set my foundation. This takes me less than 30 seconds.
I LOVE BRONZER. Maybe I love it so much because I’m a fair Scandinavian and rarely get a natural tan. Whatever the reason, it’s my favorite. It pulls your whole face together. I hit under my cheekbones, around my hairline on my forehead and along the jawline and slightly down the neck. Think of a backwards 3 starting around the temples. Takes me less than 30 seconds!
Brows are super important as they frame your face. Thick or thin, a little tinted brow gel smooths them out and makes them looks full and groomed. My all time fav is a high end product (Anastasia of Beverly Hills Brow Gel) but I’ve found a drug store brand that has a pretty decent one that I use too! This takes about 30 seconds to do.
The drug store brow gel I love is from Maybelline
Last step and you’re ready! Lashes are my jam. I have said I love every step and it’s essential, haven’t I?? Well lashes are the most essential for me. They make me look awake and ready for the day. I curl mine and use a primer and regular mascara and can still have it done in less than 2 minutes but if that is too much for you, just give them a quick coat or two of mascara and you won’t regret it!
Beauty doesn’t have to be painful or time consuming! Take just 5 minutes to yourself and you’ll feel great the rest of the day. What’s your favorite makeup tip you have or favorite product?