A lot of people ask me how I get time to do makeup… well the answer is I don’t really, I just choose things I know are easy & quick to apply & of course keep it minimal!
When I do want to do a different eye look or film it it takes me hours, or even a full day depending on how Rylie is, some days he just won’t let me put him down! But when you have a baby you do take that in to consideration, when I know I have to be ready for a certain time I make sure I leave plenty of time to get things done or get up that bit earlier to get myself ready before anyone else is up!
Most days when I do decide to wear makeup it is very simple & easy, us mum’s need something speedy & that’s just exactly what this mummy makeup is all about!!🙂 YAAAAY!!🙌
Before we begin with makeup, it’s always essential that you look after your skin. I’ve found that a simple but consistent skincare routine is best.
For my skincare I like to use a cream cleanser/wash as my skin is quite dry since having my little man. I find cream cleansers don’t leave my skin feeling tight & dry, I do still use a scrub once a week (still loving my Lush dark angels scrub) to get rid of any dead skin cells & prevent dry patches.
I then either spray or use a cotton pad to wipe over my face with the Lush Tea Tree Water, this is a good all rounder as I also loved this when my skin was oily. It helps to prevent breakouts as tea tree is naturally antiseptic & antibacterial. While also toning your skin, closing up your pores after cleansing to further help to prevent breakouts. I don’t feel this step is as necessary now my skin is drier but I love how it makes my skin feel.
Lastly I moisturise, it may seem excessive but I use 3. One is the simple daily moisturiser, I use this morning on its own as it acts as a lovely light base to makeup. On a night I mix it with the Superdrug Vitamin E Serum to add that bit of extra moisture in to the skin! I really do notice a difference when using this & have recommended it to so many people who now love it too.
Both morning & evening I have recently started to use this Monu Skin Eye Cool Gel. Why haven’t I used an eye gel or cream before? It seriously hydrates & as the name suggests cools the eyes for a less puffy appearance. Not only that but it also helps my makeup to sit better on my under eyes, even after one use I noticed less creasing under my eyes when applying concealer!
YAY!! MAKEUP TIME 😄
My favourite part!!🙂 Now I’m a mummy I’m always looking for ways I can make myself look & feel better but FAST!! I think I’ve found it.. combined with my simple skincare routine I love using these few products.
To conceal my under eye darkness I used a small amount of concealer, one shade lighter than my skin tone to highlight the area. I tapped this in with my finger; doing this helps blend the concealer seamlessly in to the skin using the warmth of your finger.
To set the concealer in place I used a small amount of translucent powder, this will make sure the concealer stays in place!🙂
Because my skin is clear I didn’t need to conceal other areas but if you do go ahead & conceal any blemishes. I did use the powder on my forehead to mattify it though so I didn’t look greasy!
To add extra glow & radiance to my skin I used a blush & highlight. I applied the blush to the apples of my cheeks & swept it back for a natural effect. To add that extra glow i swept my highlighter on top of my cheek bones, brow bone, above my brows, tip of nose & inner corners of my eyes 😍
⭐When I glow on the outside, I glow on the inside⭐
To neat up my brows I used my fave brow pencil, I concentrated the colour towards the end/tail of the brow to create definition to the arch! I then use the spoolie brush on the end to comb through my brows to make sure the product is blended in well, this gives a more natural appearance!!
Of course, no look can be without mascara!! Literally my fave product, it opens my eyes & makes me look more alive 👀
For my lips I just used a lip balm… this one was a clear one but I do sometimes go for a tinted one for a little pop of colour on my lips 💋
Have you got any tips for fast makeup?
What are your holy grail products?
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