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    Posted on Jun 8, 2016

    17 Actually Practical Makeup Tips For New Moms

    Get ready to get resourceful.

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    1. Keep a pair of tweezers in the car so you can groom your eyebrows while your baby naps (and you're stuck sitting in the driveway with the engine running).

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    Actually, keep a whole makeup kit in there. Waiting for your kid to wake up + natural light is the best primping opportunity you'll have for years.

    2. No, seriously — eyebrows are so important.

    Well-groomed brows go a long way towards looking...well, groomed. It’s easy to master the art following these simple steps from Keiko Lynn.

    3. Develop a 5-minute face.

    Gurl has a whole slew of 'em to get inspired by.

    4. Hide sleep-deprived eyes behind fake glasses. / Via jacykjordan

    Forever 21 always has cheap pairs on hand. If you wear actual glasses, even better!

    5. Washing your face before bed is for child-free people. You're going to want to invest in some good facial wipes.

    Fine, roll your eyes, but you'll thank me when those eyes aren't gucked shut with mascara residue because you were too tired to shower.

    6. Lining your inner lid with white liner will make your pooped peepers pop!

    Get it at Sephora.

    7. Make that mascara waterproof. This is an emotional time.


    8. Oh, and go buy some dry shampoo, like, right now.

    Organic Valley

    Your life will be changed forever. (You can even order it on Amazon.)

    9. Tinted moisturizer probably isn't going to cut it for a while.

    Upping the coverage level of your concealer and learning this pro coverage technique goes a long way on those under eye bags.

    10. If you have bangs, now would be a good time to learn a bang braid.

    French braiding any portion of your hair will basically make you look way more together. Mark Hill Salon has step-by-step instructions.

    11. Master the topknot!

    This one from I Spy DIY is gorgeous.

    12. In a pinch, lipstick can double as cream blush and will make you look like you slept at least one night this week.

    Brit and Co has all kinds of makeup hacks.

    13. Eyelash extensions are the best thing that ever happened to you.

    Instagram: @the818

    You wake up? Your eyes look like this. You cry for an hour? Your eyes look like this. Your baby barfs in your mouth? Your eyes still look like this.

    14. Not down with extensions? Try tinting your brows and lashes.

    Literally mascara can GTFO.

    15. Looking for something more permanent?

    Try permanent makeup. I know it sounds high maintenance, but the end result is NEVER DOING YOUR MAKEUP AGAIN. (Or, at least for a few years. Technically it's "semi-permanent.")

    Two minutes from krappy to Kardashian.

    17. Embrace your natural beauty.


    You just made life. You're already fabulous.

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