My 6:45am Face

Having three small children in my household, I’m usually up pretty early no matter what day of the week it is.  I was actually up twice this morning – once at 2:45am comforting a screaming 4 year old, then back up at 6:00am to get ready for a 6:45am parent/teacher conference – oh joy. (cue the sarcastic tone.)
I often get asked, “Jennifer, if you only had less than 10 minutes to do your makeup, what would you do?”  Well, that sounds like my worst nightmare, but here’s my answer.  I basically slept walked thru my makeup routine early this morning…

{iPhone pic with much needed coffee in hand on the way into school in the dark.}

{iPhone pic after the conference was over and the sun had actually risen.}
Products used to get my 6:45am face.  From top to bottom, you can shop my look!

Benefit’s “They’re Real!” mascara |  Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch concealer   
Too Faced Matte Eye Collection  |  Sonia Kashuk Brow Alert Kit  |  MAC “pinch O peach” blush
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream “medium”  
Physician’s Formula Youthful Wear Illuminating powder  | Buxom lip polish in “Katie”

I’ll be honest, I really dislike doing my makeup that quickly and not being able to take my time.  But when a quick job is required, my biggest things are:

  • tame and groom the unruly night time brows,
  • to make sure my skin doesn’t look dull, 
  • cover up the horrid under eye circles, 
  • and make sure that I’ve got plenty of color on my cheeks (which falls under making sure my complexion doesn’t look dull and tired!).  

I bought the Benefit mascara after many of my lovely blog and Facebook followers suggested it , and I am loving it.  A review to come soon.

{A close up of what a very tired mom doing early morning makeup looks like!}
This is about as simple as I get when it comes to doing my makeup.  There’s no way I would feel comfortable doing anything less than this and to be quite honest, I’m wishing there had been time for eye liner!!  But sometimes we have to make sacrifices in order to be on time for meetings!
What does your 6:45am face look like? Does it require more or less products than I use? 
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