If there’s one thing moms are short on, it’s time. Whether you’re a working mom or one who stays at home, you want to look your best and you don’t have much time to do it. Try these tips to get gorgeous with little effort, no matter who your audience is.
Get a good haircut
Ask your stylist to give you an easy 'do. Specify that you want something you can let air-dry that looks good if you don't have time to style. For the most mommy-friendly cut, look for something that falls between your chin and shoulders, so it's not too long to manage, but you can still put it back in a ponytail. Keep in mind that easy doesn't have to mean boring. Encourage your stylist to put some sass and fun into your look.
Invest in a good concealer
Nothing says "mommy" more than dark circles under your eyes. Invest in a good concealer to cover those bags and fake your way to a rested look. No one but you and your baby needs to know you were up all night long.
Lengthen your lashes
Look for mascara that lengthens, and be sure to apply two coats. Use a lash brush to separate lashes and remove excess mascara between coats to avoid clumps and raccoon eyes. Longer lashes give the illusion of bright eyes, a big helper to tired moms. Or another great idea is eyelash extensions, no faffing around with mascara in the mornings and it gives you 2hrs every month to lie still and do nothing!
Perfect your pout
Apply a shimmery gloss to your lips. It's a quick way to brighten your whole face without a ton of effort.
Ok, so not everyone can tolerate waxing, but it's the best way of saving time and having your legs/bikini prepped for those unexpected trips to the pool with the kids. Check out these waxing products from Ellisons.
Fake looking awake
Those red rims around your eyes are a dead giveaway that you're in serious need of sleep. Use a nude-colored eyeliner to color in the inner rim of your eyes – top and bottom – to conceal the red and fake a rested look. Avoid using white for this trick. It looks obvious and draws attention to your problem area.
Shower at night
Move your shower routine from the morning to the night. If you wait until the kids are in bed, you may get a few uninterrupted minutes to enjoy yourself, and you're much more likely to be able to shave both legs before someone needs your help. You'll also take precious time off your morning rush by making this move.
It can be hard to take care of yourself when you're so busy taking care of someone else, but do your best. Drink lots of water and stay hydrated. You'll not only feel better, but you'll look better, meaning fewer steps in your beauty routine.
T, A & H xxxxxx
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