Whether you’re a working mom, stay-at-home mom or you balance a little bit of both, the reality is that time is no longer your own when children enter the picture. Finding the time to care for your little ones and yourself is not always possible, but with these 5 makeup must-haves your morning routine just got a whole lot simpler…
Five must-have multi-purpose makeup products for busy moms
Every busy mamma should invest in these products for quick and simple, natural-looking makeup throughout the day.
1. A moisturising CC Cream
First thing’s first. Your skin needs moisture for best health, and to keep those pesky wrinkles at bay a good moisturising cream is an essential. Luckily, with the advent of CC creams you can now skip the step of moisturising on your busiest days as both moisture and SPF protection is included in CC cream formulas. These three-in-one products act as a full-coverage moisturising foundation without the heaviness. Essentially, a CC cream is a moisturiser and foundation in one, offering just the right amount of coverage - ideal for on-the-go moms.
2. A sweat-proof concealer
Dark circles? We all have ‘em, but moms know the struggle! This is where a good sweat-proof concealer is a must-have in your makeup kit. Look for a concealer formula that is lightweight, but won’t smudge or melt off as you run about your day. The best type of multi-purpose concealer will also have anti-ageing ingredients such as linoleic acid as well as the classic vitamins A, C, and E.
3. The double-ended brow pencil
This is a multi-purpose must-have for your makeup bag; a brow pencil with a spoolie brush attached to the opposite end – try the Urban Decay Brow Beater Microfine Brow Pencil and Brush. This way you only have to reach for one product in order to shape your brows to perfection. The retractable pencil makes this product even more of a time-saver because you don’t need to re-sharpen the end!
4. A waterproof mascara
Need we say more? Waterproof mascara has to be any woman’s Holy Grail makeup product and should be in your kit as a busy mom on-the-go. This multi-tasking makeup essential will help brighten up tired eyes and stay in place from morning to night. Look for a mascara with enriching oils such as the Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Waterproof Mascara so your lashes stay luscious and hydrated all day.
5. An all-day lipstick
Lipsticks that stay in place, such as the L’Oréal Infallible 24H Lip Color, are genuinely hard to come by, but when you find the right one for your lips - pass on your secrets to a fellow sister! Go for a soft, muted nude shade for during the day or a bright and bold red if you feel your makeup look needs a little a more ‘pow!’