Makeup. I don't leave home without it. But that doesn't mean I want to spend much time on it. I partnered with my friend, Yara, of Nixey Artistry, to share the best makeup products for busy moms! These items will get you out the door faster each morning!
This post contains affiliate links, yo! Concealer
My skin is less than flawless (thank you allergy dark circles and teenage acne) so I'm always looking for a great concealer. Yara picked out Urban Decay's Naked Skin as a makeup product every mom should have in her makeup bag! – Sharon
Urban Decay Naked Concealer is super easy to apply, has light to heavy coverage depending on the amount applied and has a velvety feel. Use this under the eyes and anywhere else you need a little more coverage or a little touch up. Just set it with a little Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder (shown below) for all day wear. This is a very versatile makeup product. – Yara
As someone with oily skin, powder has always been my friend. Whether I'm trying to finish off my every day makeup look or touch up before heading out to dinner, powder is a staple in my routine. It's one of the only makeup products I carry with me in my purse with me.
On the left is Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder with the Camouflage powder brush. This powder and brush combo will help set eyeshadow and concealer so it lasts longer throughout the day. No more creasing! On the right is Laura Mercier Translucent Powder with a fan brush. This is used to lock in tints or foundations so that makeup stays in place all day long. This is perfect for moms because it keeps you from having to make too many touch ups throughout the day. Eyes
My eye makeup look has always been simple and barely there. For me, I can go from looking put together to crazy makeup lady real fast. With my blonde lashes, I really need a great mascara to help my eyes show up. But when you aren't skilled at applying eyeshadow, but still want a little color on your eyes, what's a gal to do?
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick is MY FAVE! It provides great color for the lids and there are 3 easy ways to apply it. Swipe straight on the lid for a fast, smokey eye, apply with a brush for a soft focus look or spread with fingers for that, ‘oh crap I've got to get out the door in two minutes but still want to look like I have makeup up on' look. This makeup product makes these looks last all day long! Dior Mascara Primer is something every mom should have! This product makes lashes fuller before adding mascara so your mascara doesn't end up looking clumpy. No need for fake lashes with this amazing primer. Laura Mercier Long Lasting Eyeliner is awesome. It comes in a variety of colors, glides on easily and lasts until removed. No smudging!
Probably in about 9th grade I did one of those quizzes in a magazine that told me what colors work best on my skin tone and I've used them ever since. Luckily, I think the magazine was right. This eyeshadow palette is perfect for busy moms. It gives you tons of options, but that are all very forgiving, flattering and easy to use. I had digging around in my makeup bag for random, one-off eyeshadows, so this set is a dream come true.
This Smashbox Matte Eyes Palette is so totally user-friendly. It has a variety of colors to choose from so you can decide if you are going for a natural look or need to add some extra drama for an evening look. The Laura Mercier Ponytail Brush is perfect for those who have a hard time blending. It deposits color smoothly and flawlessly. The Laura Mercier Smokey Eyeliner brush is great to add a little shadow under the eye and at the corner. It's super easy to do a romantic smokey eye with these makeup products. Lips
I'm way too low maintenance for lipstick. I try to wear it once in a while, but I never reapply. I'm much more of a lip gloss gal. They are the perfect way to add some color and shine but are much more forgiving than lipstick.
Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfectors treat the lips as you wear it. It's moisturizing and leaves a great color on the lips. Laura Mercier Paint Wash is a full color liquid lipstick. It is super long-lasting and requires minimal touch ups. This one goes on more like a lip gloss but acts like a lipstick. Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector – same as above just a different color. They have so many great colors to choose from! Dior Lip Glow is amazing! It's a lip treatment that adjusts to each person's chemistry and gives a natural flush that suits your skin tone. It looks great on everyone and can be worn as a balm, primer or paired with a lipstick.
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A HUGE thank you to Yara, for sharing these amazing busy mom makeup products! I am ordering the Caviar sticks RIGHT NOW!
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