I wear makeup most days. Even if I am staying at home, I grab a few bits to make me look more put together.
Quite frankly, it is not only about the looks. It is more because I have so much stuff that I really want to use, yet just one face and so little time in the mornings.
Spending a day without any makeup would be a lost day in terms of playing with products!
There are days though that I just want to look awake, healthy and natural. That usually are the days that I had little sleep and even less time to get going, so here is my quick and easy No Makeup Makeup Look!
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One of the many reasons I don’t celebrate Valentine´s Day is that it is just a week after my birthday.
And, to put it nicely, I am not always easy to please. Not that I demand a lot of presents or look at the money spend on me, but I do expect a gift to be carefully chosen and to come with a story that explains why this, and only this, was the thing my better half picked up for me.
Quite frankly, I´d rather have no present than a generic one, no matter the occasion. And that paired with all my other lovely and unique quirks, to stay in positive terms, would be too much to handle twice in one month.
Now if you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that I spend my birthday coughing and sneezing and unable to appreciate anything else than a pack of tissues.
I often get asked why I wear make-up on a daily base. After all, I spend most of my days at home, looking after the Little Bean and typing away on my laptop.
So apart from the postman stopping by, who should care?
Well, it is simple.
Putting on make-up gets me started, the same way a quick shower and brushing my teeth does. I feel put together, ready to conquer the day, ready to get something done.
Of course, I by no means put on a full face of make-up every day. Especially during the first weeks after the Little Bean was born, quick and easy was the way to go.
So today I am going to share with you my quick go to make-up for moms.
Looks like a lot, but in fact isn’t.
This is going to be a picture heavy post, beware.
Have a look at my early morning mirror reflection. Teething baby, anyone?
Awkward face, tired and undone.
A peachy corrector to hide those under eye shadows.
Makes you look more awake in seconds. Using the MAC Concealer palette.
A cream eyeshadow on my lid. Almost no blending required. I usually go for a rosy-gold.
L´Oréal Infallible eyeshadows work well for me
Dab some golden eyeshadow on top. Using your finger will save you time cleaning brushes…
This gives extra dimension and staying power
Curl your lashes and apply mascara. This makes such a difference! (Mascara reviewed here)
L´Oréal False Lash Butterfly.
Apply a layer of Tinted Moisturizer or BB-Cream to even out your skin tone. (BB Cream reviewed here)
Just a light coverage will lift your features without having to worry about blending.
Concealer if you got blemishes or scars.
A life saver, as my skin was in a horrible condition throughout pregnancy. Again my MAC palette.
Blush is a must, if you are pale like I am.
Max Factor Cream Blush in Soft Cardinal.
Blend the blush, obviously…
A little flush never hurts.
Eyebrows! Just a quick brush through with a tinted gel is all I did.
Alverde tinted eyebrow gel in blonde
A concealer, doubling up as a highlight in the inner corner.
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 02
And if you are feeling extra fancy, a little something on the lips.
L´Oréal Paris Color Riche L´Extraordinaire in Rose Finale
And the finished look. Nothing dramatic, but looks like a good nights sleep and a little effort.
If you don’t take pictures while doing it, you can be finished in about five minutes. Ideal for the busy mom on the go!