Being a mum means you have a pretty busy schedule. Balancing your work and family is a lot, but when you add the effort you have to put in to look good, the whole thing can become overwhelming. So, here are a few easy tips presented in six steps that will help you shorten your beauty routine and look good while you are balancing your daily commitments.
Clean and moisturise
Your day should start by thoroughly cleaning your face. Use a cleanser that is gentle and won’t dry your skin. Splash your face with warm water before applying the cleanser but rinse the product off using cold water. Warm water will open your pores and prepare them for a thorough cleaning and the cold water will tighten them. After cleaning your face, you should apply a good moisturizing cream to it. Your choice of a moisturizer is very important. A good moisturizer will protect and nurture your skin. That is why you should opt for high-quality brands like Skinceuticals that offer a range of skincare products for different skin types. In the morning always apply a cream with an SPF to protect your skin. In this step, you are refreshing your face after a long night and preparing it for the rest of the routine.
Now that you have prepared and protected your face you can move on to makeup. Start by applying some foundation and powder. If you don’t have oily skin you can skip the powder. When you apply foundation on your face make sure to pay special attention to the areas of your face that are problematic: dark circles under the eyes, reddish areas, and blemishes if you have any.
Time to highlight! It is just what your need after a late night. Applying highlighter will make you look fresh and rested in seconds. You should apply it above your cheekbones, above the eyebrows, and on the bridge of the nose. Follow the natural curves of your face and blend it in well
Add some colour to your cheeks. Make sure you choose a blush colour that works with your skin tone and is not too saturated because you are doing your day makeup. Apply it to your cheekbones and don’t smile while doing this! When we smile our cheeks rise, so if you apply your blush that way as soon as you stop smiling your cheeks will drop. But if you apply blush without smiling you will have those high cheekbones you always wanted
Bring out your eyes
Comb through your eyebrows to remove any leftover foundation or powder and fill them in lightly. If you have naturally thick eyebrows it will be enough to just comb through them, every minute counts. And don’t forget about mascara. Putting just a few light coats of mascara on your eyelashes will bring out your eyes. For a more dramatic look, you can curl your eyelashes before applying mascara and draw a fine line along your lash line with eyeliner for more definition
Last but not least, apply lipstick. You should find a colour that will look natural on your lips but enhance their colour slightly. A natural lip always looks good and you can’t go wrong with it. However, if you prefer a more dramatic look don’t hesitate to go for a bolder colour. Red is always in style.
Okay, now you have it. This morning beauty routine will help take care of your skin and make you look good. It might seem like it will take more time that you have to spare, but trust me it takes no more than seven minutes! Try this six-step routine tomorrow morning and see for yourself!
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.