Now that I have 3 little people to get ready in the morning, (besides myself) in order to get ready to be out of the door in the early a.m. to get my 2 boys to school, let’s just put it bluntly…I have ZERO time to put on makeup.
Okay, maybe I’m being a bit dramatic (nooo, not moi??!), but I definitely have less time than I did before my sweet baby girl was born. See sweet Vivian below- hopefully you guys won’t get tired of seeing pictures of her because I already have a slight obsession with taking her picture.
What was my plan of action?? Stick to a neutral palette that work best, that you can’t screw up and don’t look like a clown wearing if you have to rush putting them on!! I’ve been reading all my fall magazines in the middle of the night when I’m up feeding the baby, and have noticed a big fall color trend of camels, beiges, and golds on the runways- but then again, when is camel NOT a fall trend?? Kinda goes with the season. But this is great because my neutral minimal makeup face goes perfectly with this look.
On my face that took literally 8 minutes:
- Skin. You’re gonna die, but I used two of the foundation samples I ripped out of one of my magazines (that I was reading around 2:30am) for Maybelline’s new Dream Smooth Mousse foundation ($8)(for normal to dry skin- ME!). I mixed color creamy natural and natural beige from the sample card (bc one wasn’t enough for my whole face) and slapped it on my face with my finger. This stuff blended awesome-ly and looked pretty darn flawless to have come preserved in my magazine. I’m definitely buying this stuff.
- Eyes. My favorite neutral goldish-brown-camel color shadow right now, Lancome’s Color Design shadow in color Chic ($17). Lancome has some of the best pigmented shadows in my opinion. This neutral is definitely worth the price tag- I wear it a lot. Mascara was Lancome’s Hypnose in color black ($24.50), and yes, I took time for 2 coats on top and bottom. Lots of lashes are a must when skipping eyeliner!
- Cheeks. Nars blush in Orgasm ($25). is there really any other blush choice out there??
- Lips. Mirror Mirror Lip Gloss in “I’m Perfect” by Too Faced. This is a wonderful sheer beige tinted colored gloss that looks about as sexy as beige can get for the a.m. school drop off hour!
Even though I have little time these weekday mornings to put on my face, I’m thankful I have 3 healthy beautiful -busy- children as my reason for not being able to spend hours getting ready. It’s nice to see that my challenge of keeping my makeup routine to below 10 minutes can actually happen, and that I look pretty decent!
I’ll take my hour to get ready this weekend when I have my hubby around to chase the kids;-)