5 Must-Have Makeup Products Moms Can Apply Without a Mirror

mascaraWhen you're a mom, there's nothing more important than convenience. Balancing a hectic schedule doesn't leave much time for a beauty routine, so it's important that whatever products you're using go on quick, stay on long, and look great. You don't need any muss and you certainly don't need any fuss. With that in mind, I've pulled 5 must-have products that will change the way you think about makeup. The best part about all of these is that you don't even need a mirror to apply -- they're that simple. You have to pay a little extra for this convenience, but you can't put a price on your sanity, can you?


cheek stain
Tarte cheek stain, $30
I was applying this exact blush, sans mirror, when a mom of two stopped me and asked me where I got such a miracle product. Putting this on is so easy, and it looks fantastic. Since it's not a powder, you get a great dewy, natural look that lasts for hours. Just rub on your cheeks and you're good to go.

Tarte 4-in-1 Concealer, $21
They call this the "eraser", and for good reason. Dab the brush in the corner of your eyes or on a zit and poof, it's gone. The easy applicator and smooth formula make this super simple to use.

Trish McEvoy Mascara, $30

This is worth every penny. Every. Penny. The tube technology in this mascara coats your lashes and does not smudge. At all. Not even the slightest. You remove it with warm water, and still, there's no need to go back under your eyes with a Q-tip with soap to remove excess blackness. When it washes off, it comes off like rubber -- you'll see little tiny rubbery tubey-thingys in your sink. This mascara is brilliant and might be the best invention of the 21st century. No mirror needed, blink your lashes on the wand and away you go.

lip gloss
Christian Dior lip gloss, $25
If it's good enough for Oprah, it's good enough for you. This lip gloss is one of her favorite things and beauty editors everywhere flip for this stuff. It's terrific. It lasts and lasts and it goes on opaque like a lipstick, not shiny like a gloss.

tinted moisturizer
Bobbi Brown tinted moisturizer, $40
Love this. Dab some on your fingers, apply evenly all over your face, and you'll look great in a matter of seconds. It goes on so evenly that you don't need a reflection to let you know it's on right. It's always on right.

I swear to you, these 5 products will revolutionize your routine -- they have mine!

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