I’m exhausted in the morning.
I always try to wake up before my kids so I can start my day intentionally, but no matter how much sleep I get or don’t get, I usually look tired. I think it’s a mom thing.
As time has gone by I have learned a few tips and tricks to make myself look more awake and less like a mom zombie.
I’m no beauty expert – you’ll never find in depth tutorials for makeup application here – but what I can tell you is how I hide the bags under my eyes and get out the door looking like a real human being in under five minutes. That sort of thing I can handle.
Starting at the beginning, I need something to even out my complexion. I found the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue recently and it’s completely replaced all of my old foundations.
Now, I’m going to have to show you a photo of me without any makeup, and it’s going to be scary for a second, but bare with me.
On the left is me before the Complexion Rescue and the right is after – taken about a minute apart with no Photoshopping or lighting tricks (I promise).
It tones down the redness on my face so well. I just love it. During a trip to Ulta I stopped by the bareMinerals counter to try it out. I was really unsure about what color to get but luckily someone there matched the color to my skin for me.
After you’ve covered your face in that, I add a little bronzer on my jaw line and a little highlighter to my nose.
Then, I add some pink blush.
Next, is where I lighten up my eyes. This step I’ve realized is so important. Use a little concealer and make dots under your eyes in a triangle pattern, like so:
Use your finger tip to gently rub it in.
I use an off white eye shadow on my lids and a little bit of light brown at the corners. I use a really light color because I want everything to just be brightened up.
Add a little line of eyeliner at the corners and then mascara and you are all done.
Out the door, not looking like you just rolled out of bed – even if you really did.
Here’s another awesome makeup tutorial for moms!
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