It’s no secret that being a mom takes a lot of time and energy, and many times it means simplifying what we do in the morning to look put together. From wiping off the previous days makeup to reapply more, to juggling mascara and foundation on the way to work, or simply applying it in 10 minutes or less, we all have found our sweet spot to what we do to get ready.
I was curious at what other’s routines were on the Oklahoma City Moms Blog contributor team, and a few agreed to share what they do. Follow along as we dive into these mama’s morning routines.
I really like to keep it simple. I am not a fan of waking up early to do anything, so I have always needed to get ready quick. I wash my face in the shower each morning (yes, I shower each and every day. I can not go without a morning shower!) with the Equate Oil-Free Daily Face Wash to start. Then I quickly dab on multiple spots of Cover Girl foundation and rub it all over to cover. On top of that, I use Cover Girl’s Clean Matte powder. If I remember, I apply eye shadow and blush, but if I don’t, I skip to eyeliner. I have tried so many – and I’m terrible at applying it – until I found Elf’s eyeliner. It’s true love. Lastly, I put on mascara.
For my lips, I am a chapstick addict, so I usually pop that on and forget to put color on my lips! I’ll openly admit that when choosing my makeup products, I look for the cheapest on the aisle!
My make up routine in one word: SIMPLE. I use a few dabs of eye cream (yes, just a few, that stuff costs a small fortune), some tinted moisturizer, mascara, and a little concealer to hide my teething-baby induced dark circles.Not pictured above? Blush. I usually use it but my three year old kleptomaniac has wandered off with it, never to be seen again, and I keep forgetting to grab more when I’m at Target. I’m a night time shower-er and I wash my face with Kiehl’s cleanser (watch for it to go on sale!) and then I just do a quick splash with warm water in the mornings.
I have always loved makeup! As a child I could spend hours playing with the heavily scented brightly colored eye shadows for kids, and even as an adult I get a thrill looking through new makeup displays at the drugstore. If I am leaving the house I almost always have makeup on. I typically use primer, foundation, concealer, contour, highlighter, eye shadow, mascara, and brow gel. While this sounds like a lot as I type it out, I can easily do my makeup in under 15 minutes.
I typically throw my makeup on at the kitchen table while my kids eat their breakfast. This is my makeup routine because I love makeup, and over time I’ve found what techniques works best for my face shape, and what brands don’t irritate my sensitive eyes. My best kept secret is using Nivea Men’s Post Shave Balm as primer. This keeps my makeup on all day long and works better than other high-end primers that I have used! Another great product is Reserve Your Cabana by Wet N Wild which is a perfect subtle highlight for under four bucks! The rest of my makeup is a mixture of higher end brands like Urban Decay and more inexpensive brands that can be found at the drugstore.
The common theme? SIMPLE. Each mom picture above looks absolutely beautiful with or without makeup on, but it’s interesting to me to see what others do to get ready! Plus, some great recommendations for products that I’m going to need to try.
So now that we’ve shared with you, what is your Mama Makeup Routine?