Back in my pre-mom days, I used to love putting on makeup in the mornings or for a night out. I'd fuss over my face for half an hour or so, making sure every flaw was erased and every asset emphasized.
Fast forward to being a busy mother of two. Like most of us, if I can manage to blow dry my hair I'm ahead of the game. There's a lot to be said for taking the time to apply just a little makeup, though. A few minutes in the morning will leave you feeling polished and confident all day ... once you master the five-minute face.
In this latest episode of The Sarah James Show, she takes one of our CafeMom members through a quick, easy, fuss-free routine that takes no more than five minutes and will leave you looking like a sleeker, better, more rested version of yourself. Check it out after the jump!
Sarah's tips include:
Concealer, concealer, concealer: If you do nothing else, do this. A few dabs of a skin-matching, light-reflecting concealer will cover those dark circles of mom exhaustion, even out your skin tone, and cover fine lines. I have pale, blotchy skin with a bit of rosacea and swear by a brush-on mineral powder concealer. Even if I'm just running to the gym, I take two minutes to brush it on my chin and around my nose to even out tone.
Lashes: Use an eyelash curler to give your eyes that open, wide-awake look, and then use a couple of coats of mascara to highlight your eyes.
Cream, not powder, blush: It lasts longer than powder and you don't need a brush...just put a teeny amount on your ring finger and blend thoroughly.
Lips: Lip gloss is nice and light and looks better with a less "done" face.
See? Five minutes and you're done. If you have a little more time or motivation, you can add powder, eyeliner, or whatever makes you feel pretty. Check out more tips and see these in action in the video:
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Do you wear makeup most days and do you have any ideas for how to do it fast?
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