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!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of bareMinerals. The opinions and text are all mine.
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.