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How many times you found yourself wandering around with zero makeup, huge dark circles (kids come with sleep deprivation as a bonus) and messy hair?
If you think that’s you then maybe this article will ease your ways.
I put makeup on and do my hair every single day. I have a makeup routine that I’ve been using for years and I use very affordable products that accommodate my sensitive and oily skin.
Here is TOP 7 Must-Have Makeup Items for busy moms that I personally use and love:
1. IT foundation brush
I bought this brush by accident (I think it’s not even for foundation, but for blush, but I still like it)and because the lady from Ulta said this was their best seller.
So I gave it a try even though I went to the store for a totally different reason.
I use mineral powder which already comes with a sponge. But since I had gotten the IT brush I switched to using that instead of the sponge.
Wow, what a difference in terms of coverage! And because the brush picks up more powder it takes me less time to apply it. The brush is small, bulky and thick and that’s exactly what I like about it the most.
2. Physicians’s Formula Pressed Powder
I use Physicians Formula because it is fragrance-free, talc-free, it has high SPF 30, good for oily skin like mine, easy application, and good coverage.
I still have it on even after my daughter had touched my face 100 times during the day.
3. Loreal True Match as BLUSH
Don’t laugh at this. I actually use Loreal Paris True Match because I couldn’t find a matte brown blush that would give me that natural look.
This one blends so well and I like the warm bronzy tone.
4. Elf Cream Eyeshadow
This Elf Cream Eyeshadow is like a tattoo, it takes me the longest to take it off at night. I swipe my finger in the little jar and with 1 swipe I do both my eyes.
It’s amazing for the price.
5. NYX Brow Mascara
NYX Brow Mascara is by far my favorite product and I always get compliments on my eyebrows. It is the best eyebrow product ever. I bought so many brands, they are good but there is one problem: I don’t have the time to draw perfect eyebrows every morning.
With this one, you only need 4 strokes and you’re done. It has a perfect consistency. I use the chocolate shade.
6. Loreal Telescopic Mascara
My favorite of all time Loreal.
The best thing about it is the brush: it has the longest, thinnest brush that will give you the longest eyelashes without smudging.
I have 2 of them: black brown and carbon black.
7. Loreal Infallible Lip Gloss
I got the most compliments with this one, again Loreal is the winner. It is not waterproof, but it has the nicest shade (transparent/natural bronze, I use Coral Sands) and it is thick enough to keep my lips moist for a long time.
To clean my face …
I use an essential oils blend(1-2 drops lavender oil good for unclogging pores, reducing inflammation, 1-2 drops tea tree oil which is anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial and water or witch hazel) or apple cider vinegar (natural astringent).
I spray this mixture on my hair too and it did wonders when I was having postpartum symptoms and losing hair.
To remove my makeup …
I use Simple Facial Wipes which are made for sensitive skin and have no artificial perfumes, dyes or harsh chemicals.