Guest Post by Christina Farrell, Makeup Artist, TheMakeupBlogger.com
We all have packed schedules, and the mornings can be especially crazy– especially for moms. It is very easy to fall into the habit of doing your makeup the exact same way every single day. No muss, no fuss. But, that can also lead to a big beauty rut. The fastest way to get back your beauty mojo is to switch around your makeup routine and try out some new looks. Give yourself a week of change, and I guarantee that you will find a new look to love, and gather some new found confidence as well! Check out these 5 minute makeup looks for moms that are crunched for time but still want to feel glam from time to time.
Monday: Classic Eyeliner & Nude Lips
How to: Give your makeup more of a natural and bedroomy feel on this slow ‘n’ sleepy Monday. Enhance and brighten your eyes by lining your top lash line and water line thinly, so that it is barely noticeable. Extending the line slightly upward past the outer corner of your eyes gives them more energy. Use a flat angled liner brush and a black gel-based formula liner for the best result. Finish the natural look by swiping on some glossy nude lip gloss that has more of a pinkish tone.
Recommended Products: Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner, L’Oreal Paris Infallible Gloss in Blush
Tuesday: Golden Shadow & Scarlet Glow
How to: Be a star for the day, whether you are going to work or running errands. The key to giving your eyes more dimension without overdoing them is using a warm, shimmery gold shadow. Do not be afraid to apply multiple layers and spread it past the crease. Accentuate the crease lightly with a darker shade of warm brown and do not forget to dab a light gold at the inner corner of your eyes. To make this process even faster, use cream shadows and apply with your fingers! To keep the look soft yet sexy, use a dark chocolate brown eyeliner to line your eyes. Smudge out any harsh lines with a pencil brush. Adding a rosy glow on the apples of your cheeks is the cherry on top. Finish the look with a bronze lipgloss.
Recommended Products: Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow in Bold Gold, MAC Tinted Lipglass in Oh Baby
Wednesday: Soft, Peachy Sheen
How to: Peach is a subtle color that works well with any outfit and can bring out a natural sultriness to your face. When combined with a light bronzer, it creates a look of warmth and comfort. Dust a light bronze eyeshadow on your eyes, than apply two coats of black mascara for an unexpected pop. Next, sweep on a light layer of coral blush on your cheeks. Lastly, finish the look off with a sheer peachy-pink lipstick and clear gloss.
Recommended Products: NARS Blush in Orgasm
Thursday: Bold Lips & Brow
How to: The old saying is true; two is better than one! This especially applies to your beauty routine. Make both your brows and lips your classical centerpieces, helping you look confident and poised. Enhance your natural arches with an eyebrow pencil. Start off by drawing short, light strokes along the natural curve of the eyebrow to keep the effect subtle. Darken your strokes as you work your way to the middle and start to taper off again as you slightly wing out the ends of your eyebrows. Don’t forget to run a spoolie brush through your handiwork to blend the color in. Top off with a brow gel to lock the color and shape in. Next, choosing a “buttery moist” bright pink lipstick adds a nice subtle touch of sexy without looking overdone. Apply the lip color with a tapered edge lip brush to ensure clean lines, and prevent your lipstick from bleeding.
Recommended Products: Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick in Wonderland, Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel
Friday: Cinnamon Lips & Brown Sugary Eyes
How to: TGIF! After a long week, we all look forward to Friday night, where we can spend some time with friends or a date. This is the night you would want to look charmingly sweet. Apply a shimmery brown shadow along the upper lashes, and blend slightly toward the crease for a smoky effect. Balance out the look with a cinnamon-colored matte lipstick.
Maybelline Expertwear Eyeshadow in Made for Mocha,
Wet n’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color in Cinnamon Spice
Saturday: Enticing Marble Eyes & Sheer Cheeks
How to: Don’t be afraid to let your carefree wild side show during the weekend, or for a night out with your partner! Go for a mysterious look by rocking a midnight blue-gold marble eyeshadow look. Start off by applying a midnight blue cream shadow on the center of the eyelid (do not go above the crease). To create the marbleized look, softly apply a gold shadow over the blue cream shadow. The two colors will blend together creating a swirled effect. In order to achieve the marble look, do not apply the gold shadow evenly, but blend it in uneven swirls. Line the upper lash line thinly with a black liquid eyeliner, preferably felt tip. Lastly, highlighting the top of your cheeks with a soft champagne powder blush gives you an airbrushed and confident glow. Keep the rest of the face subtle, with a beige blush and nude lipstick.
Recommended Products: Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in Intense Blue
Sunday: Illuminated Face & Peachy Nude Lips
How to: Sunday is a day to relax, and give yourself a youthful glow. Enliven your face by applying a tinted moisturizer, and sheer cheek stain for a gorgeous and natural flush. Warm your complexion with a soft bronzer with a hint of sheen. Also use this bronzer on the eyelids for a sheer wash of color. To finish this natural, dewy look, swipe on watermelon lip gloss for a romantic pop of color. After all, going with a clean look is a great way to start off a brand new week.
Recommended Product: Benefit Cha Cha Cha Tint
And there you have it! By changing up your beauty routine with a few simple makeup tweaks, you are giving yourself a much needed beauty boost. I have often found that even a simple change of lipstick can take me from blah to brilliant in a flash. The point is to have fun, and experiment with your looks.
Miranda Mendelson (she/her) has a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Northridge with a minor in Women’s Studies. She is an owner/partner in BabyNames.com and daughter of founder Jennifer Moss.
Miranda is a long-time beauty influencer and entrepreneur, authoring her own blog and social media channels under SlashedBeauty.com.