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21 Totally Genius Makeup Tips For Moms By Moms

Glam tips for the exhausted and busy.

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5. "You can customize a quick BB cream for yourself with those little sample-sized foundations included with your Sephora order. I start with sunscreen, primer, and lotion, then add one tablespoon of foundation. Store it in any little container that works for you, and slap it on in a hurry when you don't have 'full face' time."

7. "Powdered sunscreen is my favorite. With a pinch of concealer where needed, it helps me look more normal and get SPF protection. I also leave a refillable compact and brush at work, in case I don't have time in the morning."


9. "Buy some cheap makeup and brushes you can keep next to your good stuff. That way when the kids want to 'play makeup' with Mommy, they can! And they won't touch your expensive stuff. Win-win."

11. "After postpartum hormones made my skin super dry, I started patting vitamin E oil on the dry patches on my face. Everyone commented on my 'dewey-ness', and to this day, I'm able to skip foundation because it makes my natural skin look good. Not just 'mom-level' good, but GOOD."


13. "My 1-year-old never stops running around, so I put him in his car seat, load him into the car, turn on some music, and do my makeup in my visor mirror. That way, I get to use natural light and I don't have to worry about my kid getting hurt."


16. "I have a 5-minute routine that only consists of a few products, so I keep ONLY those items on my vanity. That way, I'm not tempted to deviate from a routine that I know works. I also keep a checklist of steps on my mirror, so I can just run down the list and go."

17. "Consider getting your eyebrows micro-bladed. My makeup routine takes so much less time now, since I don't have to fuss with my brows. And even if I don't have time to put on makeup, I still look put together because my brows are bangin'!"

18. "If nothing else, keep up a simple skincare routine to make your face the best it can be for the days you don't have the time, energy, or willpower to make up your face. Wash, tone, and moisturize twice a day to make your natural skin glow."

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"Ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acid, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, retinol, and collagen are great for evening your skin tone, reducing wrinkles, plumping up skin, and shrinking pores."



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