Here’s My “Light Bright” busy mommy makeup — how Do You get ready in a Flash?

Me getting ready, each day that ends in Y!
I’m pretty sure it’s no secret that I’m a working mom. I’ve pointed out this aspect of who I am in several articles because it is a constant struggle that I’m forced to confront on a daily basis. I would do anything to be home full time, but that’s not our reality, and as a result I find myself frequently coming up with ways to look awake! alert! peppy! — you name it. It’s something I think about.

I also think it’s no secret that your world gets turned upside down when children bless your life. Fellow mommies know that things change in both anticipated and unanticipated ways. I knew, for instance, that the morning struggle to get ready would be far different after my maternity leave, but what I couldn’t have guessed was that I’d find teeth marks on my YSL lipstick tubes (my kid thinks they’re terrific for teething!), or that I’d look up from cleaning to find my daughter attempting to sneak into my makeup collection to play because she was “looking for something [she] lost in [our] bedroom.”



My “five second” makeup go-to’s!
Before I had children, I promised myself that makeup would still be “my thing” as a mom. everyone needs an escape, and a “me time,” and this would be mine.

Unfortunately, “my thing” is also a hobby that happens to overlap with the busy morning rush, so I’ve started to gravitate toward products that I refer to as my “light bright” favorites.


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Prečo sa pýtaš? because they’re light and bright and make me look awake! alert! peppy! (I think I’m trying to convince myself that I’m all of those things by typing it a lot more than once… *drinks a lot more coffee*)

I choose to focus on two different areas to make sure that my face looks as ready to take on the day as my spirit…

When it pertains to my eyes — although I apply a whole array of different looks when given the time — I focus on illuminating tricks to hide my dark circles and invite light to reflect upon the areas of my face that would otherwise look sleepy. Be it urban Decay’s new must-have waterline eye pencil, a creamy corrector or a amazing foiled shadow, I’ll get hold of anything that will help me get ready in a flash.

Throw a few of these around the eye area with a little mascara, and I’m ready to go!

Osvetliť! (Left to Right): makeup Geek Starry Eyed Foiled Eyeshadow, makeup Geek In the spotlight Foiled Eyeshadow, Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight Highlighter, makeup forever sculpting palette 20 Matte Highlighter and Shimmering Highlighter, Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector and urban Decay walk of shame 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil
I also believe that when paired with an illuminating eye, a bright pop of glossy color on the lips helps draw attention away from dull skin. Lipstick is great…but it’s a bit a lot more high maintenance than gloss when I’m in a rush. given that I have dry lips, lots of of the glosses I favor also have the added benefit of moisturizing, which is a win-win. I typically blend incredibly bright shades like MAC Rebel gloss with a milky nude pink like Buxom White Russian for a wearable pop of color that’s glossy and fresh.


Of course, this indicates that I end up carrying about 10 tubes of gloss by the week’s end…but even a busy girl has to have choices, right?

Brighten! (Left to Right): Buxom full On Lip cream White Russian mixed with MAC Rebel Lipglass, MAC Nymphette Lipglass, YSL Rouge Volupé shine 12 Corail Incandescent, MAC Kind Kiss Huggable Lipglass
And these aren’t the only products I apply, but thanks to practice and the ever looming tip that one of the kiddos is about to wake up. I have my morning makeup routine down to a 5-10 minute sprint. I feel awake, I’m delighted that I’ve gotten to dabble in my favorite hobby — if only briefly — and I’m ready to take on the day.

So, fellow busy ladies, what are your “speedy” makeup tricks? Do you favor “light bright” makeup like I do? how does makeup fit into your busy day equation?

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