I get a lot of questions about my makeup routine; mainly people don’t understand how I find the time to put on makeup everyday, but when it only take you 5-10 minutes to throw on your makeup why wouldn’t you wear makeup everyday? People think I’m lying to them when I tell them that it only take me 10-15 minutes to get ready in the morning, shower, hair, and makeup; but it’s true! On a normal morning I spend about 2 minutes rinsing off (and waking up) in the shower, 5-10 minutes on my makeup, and maybe another 5 minutes on my hair, throw on a cute outfit and I’m set for the day. Being a mom I realized a long time ago that I would have to get my routine down to a science so I would be able to do it any day; even days when my 3 year old is driving me bonkers and my clingy 10 month old is teething.
I recently shared about hair training and how that has revolutionized my life; it has made my routine so much faster! There is only one day a week that I have to worry about washing and styling my hair and I always just work it so it falls on one of my husband’s days off so he can watch the kids 😉
Next I figured out a simple makeup routine that I can do in about 5 minutes if I need to rush, or 10 if my kids are playing happily in the bath next to me; either way I’ve simplified it to the point that I could do it in my sleep. I chose the things that make me feel really soft a feminine; foundation, powder, blush, eye shadow, and mascara. I’m aware that is a lot more makeup than most moms probably wear in a week, but I don’t cake it on and apply just enough to give a natural glow (and hide the bags under my eyes). Now you have to understand that I can easily take an hour to do my makeup if I’m going out on a date or am prepping for pictures or something, so it’s not like it only take me 5-10 minutes because I don’t know what I’m doing, I just know what bare minimums I can throw on to look and feel like a functioning human being -ya feel me?
Disclaimer; This video is almost 15 minutes so I know you’re like ‘ummmm thought you said 5-10’, well don’t shoot me just yet! I didn’t realize how hard it is to talk and do makeup and of course when I’m trying to explain my process and introduce the products I use it took a little longer than I thought, but, I really can do this routine in 5-10 minutes –pinky promise. Maybe next time I’ll do a timed video just to prove my point, ha ha…
Also, this is my first every makeup video, or really video at all so be nice, okay???
Makeup Used in this Video;
Foundation: Younique Mineral Touch Liquid Foundation in Scarlet
Concealer: Revlon Photoready in Fair 001
Powder: CoverGirl Clean Matte in Classic Ivory 510 (I told you I’m pale)
Blush: Tarte in Paaarty
Eye Shadow Base: Covergirl in French Vanilla
Eye Shadow Lid Cover: Naked Cosmetics in Desert Sunset
Eye Shadow Corner: Beaute Basics (dark brown color)
Brows: Elf Pallet
Masacara: Maybelline The Falsies Volume Express in Blackest Black