Whether you’re a first-time mom adjusting to the life of a newborn or a seasoned mom with a few kids, having a quick and efficient beauty routine is key! Although juggling a family, budget, chores, groceries and a relationship with your significant other might take up most of your time, it is always important to put yourself first too! Taking care of yourself and having a small beauty routine will keep you feeling like a normal human and reduce the feeling of ‘letting yourself go’. Self-care has been a trending topic in 2018 and there’s a reason for it. As women, we put everything else in our lives ahead of ourselves. Self-care is now a term that we have to practice on a daily basis to make sure we are doing things for ourselves that keep us feeling good, happy and confident.
Now when it comes to a beauty routine, we recommend keeping things simple and selecting products that can be multi-taskers. You don’t need a 12 step morning routine to feel like a million bucks walking out the door! Below we’ve listed a few of our products that you can put on in 5 – 10 minutes that will transform you from drab to fab!
IT COSMETICS Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream
This CC cream is the holy grail of CC creams. (FYI – CC Cream stands for Color Correcting Cream – a lighter version of a foundation). With over 35K reviews on Google at 4.5 stars, it’s safe to say this highly rated cream is a favorite among beauty experts or those moms on the go like us! This CC cream delivers seven benefits, all in one! It acts as a full-coverage foundation, SPF 40 UVA/UVB broad-spectrum physical sunscreen, brightening color corrector, hydrating anti-aging serum, poreless finish primer, dark spot concealer, and moisturizing day cream. Your Skin But Better comes in three different finishes – original, matte and illumination. You can use it with your fingers for a simple application or invest in a brush if you’d like (but we just use our fingertips!). You only need a small amount, typically less than a full pump, for a decent coverage for your face. You can always layer on more product if you’re going for a heavier look or mix it with your moisturizer if you’re wanting lighter coverage.
BENEFIT COSMETICS Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel
Ain’t nobody got time to fill in their eyebrows every single day! Gimmie Brow by Benefit Cosmetics is the perfect product for the mom on the go – it delivers great pigment with a few easy swipes. The spools on the brush will give you a natural look and you’re ready to go in less than 60 seconds! No more spending a good 5-10 minutes doing your eyebrows in the morning. Also, they say that the eyebrows frame the face so if you’re going to do anything in the morning we recommend doing brows, covering those dark circles, give your cheeks some color and a swipe of mascara – easy peasy! This should be a staple in your daily routine!
Tarteguard Mineral Powder Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Everyone knows that wearing sunscreen is important to keep your skin healthy from harmful rays, reducing wrinkles and overall looking your best. But not everyone has time to apply sunscreen in the mornings, and reapply throughout the day. That’s why we’re absolutely obsessed with Tarteguard Mineral Powder Sunscreen! You can throw this bad boy in your purse or diaper bag and use it for midday touch-ups on the go (since you’ll already have a nice sunscreen layer with your CC cream) or use it by itself after you’ve applied moisturized in the morning if you’re going for a fresh face. This is a translucent, mineral powder sunscreen and it goes on easily over makeup with no chalky finish. Because it never feels greasy and keeps your hands clean, you’ll actually look forward to reapplying it throughout the day.
BITE BEAUTY Multistick
Moms on the go are always looking for functionality and practical items. Bite Beauty has answered all of our mom prayers and formulated a product that can act as a blush and lip balm! Winner winner chicken dinner. This is almost as good as a dress with pockets, almost. BITE Beauty is known for producing high-quality vegan products and the Multistick definitely lives up to all of our expectations. The multistick offers a great pigment for lips or cheeks and is also very hydrating and doesn’t budget. The Multistick comes in over 15 different shades from peaches to mauves to shades of purple, if that’s your thing!
AMIKA Perk Up Dry Shampoo
We couldn’t end this list without having a solid dry shampoo. Because just like doing our eyebrows, ain’t no mama got time for washing their hair every day! Dry shampoo is what gets us through the week. We’ve searched high and low for a dry shampoo that doesn’t make us look like we’re covered in baby powder and that ACTUALLY works. At only $10 this dry shampoo by Amika packs a punch for an amazing price that we can totally get behind. Enriched with natural rice starch, which immediately works to absorb excess oils, Perk Up Dry Shampoo is one of the only dry shampoos on the market formulated without aluminum starch or telltale, chalky talc. This product cleans the scalp of oils and adds volume which any mama with postpartum hair definitely needs.
These are just a few of our favorite go-to products to keep you feeling like a normal human, and not a milk or baby factory! What are your favorite multi-tasking or mama life saver products? Let us know!