5 Minute Mommy Make Up7/06/2013
First, I want to apologize that it has been a while since I've posted a new blog...we've had a lot of craziness going on with birthdays and stuff around the house and well the girls just take up so much time sometimes that I just forget.
But I've wanted to get this post up for some time and some of the other moms of twitter that I talk with were also doing a post similar to this. As a mom it is not always easy to get all dolled up, most days I'm lucky to walk out of the door wearing matching shoes and both kids dressed...but I have recently found it slightly easier to get some sort of a "flawless" face done in about 5 minutes. It is just enough time for my husband to watch the girls and me to feel like I don't look like death walking out the door. This has definitely become my go-to make up pretty much every day unless it is a special occasion, also with it being summer it is nice that this make up is minimal so if it sweats off it's not the end of the world.
In the caption below the picture I will list the products being shown and a slight description of how I use them, at the bottom I'll have a before and after...hopefully I don't scare you all :) I'll kick this off with the face...this is the most time consuming...
Step One: I first use a primer (any will do), this helps to keep the face products I'm using from sinking into my pores, kind of a barrier to help protect my face, most primers also come with SPF which is always a positive benefit. After my primer is set (usually 30-60 seconds) I apply the Hard Candy Glamoflauge in Medium (A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY WITH THIS STUFF)...I literally use 3 small lines (one on each cheek and one on the chin), this stuff is AMAZING at eliminating my redness and that little bit covers most of my whole face when I buff it in with the F80. Lastly, under my eyes and anywhere I'd like to brighten up (top of nose and a little on chin) I apply the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind, again blending with the F80 makes this a super smooth, fast and flawless application.
Step Three: Bronzer is always essential in the summer and helps bring some "glow" back to the face. I use a combination of an angled brush to give me some definition by contouring my face and sculpting out my cheeks and I also use the same brush as when I did the translucent powder, again this helps give that all over glow and helps to buff out any harsh lines I've created in my contouring.
Step 4: Blush always brings a little flush back to the face, I'm a warmer tone so I prefer peachy blushes but I have found one pink I love, I wear it with a more dramatic eye.