When I get my kids off to school in the morning, I shift my focus to my to-do list. The last thing I want to do is spend a lot of time putting makeup on. As a blonde gal with light features, I look like a ghost if I don't add a little color to my face. These easy mom makeup products from Clinique help me put my best face forward so I can get back to crossing things off my list.
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My Favorite Clinique for Easy Mom Makeup Looks
My mom makeup routine is as basic as can be. My goal is to cover skin imperfections and bring out my eyes a bit. Basically, I don't want to look dead. As I mentioned before, my blond brows and eyelashes need a little color boost so that you can actually see them.
The quickest way for me to look presentable is to play up my eyes. I'm not talking an elaborate shadow look, I'm talking so you can see them.
I like to look for products that are easy to use and not super expensive. I've been using Clinique for as long as I can remember. Their Acne Solutions foundation is what I use daily. And I have Chubby Sticks in all of my purses and makeup bag.
While I spend a little bit more time on my makeup if I'm going out on the town, I keep my everyday makeup look very simple. My favorite time to buy Clinique products is when Macy's has their gift with purchase event!
From 9/25 – 10/8 you can get a free 7 piece gift with any $29 Clinique purchase at Macy's! (Some restrictions apply). It's a great time to stock up on the products that you already love and get a chance to sample some new ones.
I also love that the gift usually includes some smaller sized products that are great for travel! I toss the mini mascara into my bag and I can easily reapply after a long day of travel and head right into dinner.
Products to Add to Your Mom Makeup Bag
I know my makeup looks the best when my skin is clear and hydrated. I love these Fresh Pressed boosters from Clinique that you add to your own moisturizer. These were designed to help with fine lines and wrinkles and I love that you just mix them to your favorite moisturizer.
Vitamin C for morning and a little retinol for the night. After about a week you will notice smoother skin and an improvement in texture.
I love that you add this to your current routine instead of adding in another step!
It's all about the eyes for me. My dark circles are next level. So this Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector is used morning and night to help brighten the area and depuff. The metal tip provides a cooling effect as you gently massage the formula into the under-eye area.
While I try to keep my routine fast, this is a step that I can't skip!
After I depuff, I color correct. A good under Eye Concealer is key to providing a balanced canvas for the rest of your makeup. This long-wearing formula lasts all day and won't settle into the creases.
If I'm feeling really lazy, and not leaving the house, I skip mascara. But no matter how much makeup I put on, if I don't darken my lashes, I don't look like I'm wearing any makeup at all. I look for one that will bring out their length but won't flake into my contacts.
This High Impact mascara formula is buildable so you can work to create dramatic lashes by starting at the base and working towards the tips. For my day to day look I just use one coat. But for heading out to lunch with friends I'll use a few to make my lashes a little bolder.
I only added filling in my eyebrows to my busy mom makeup routine a few years ago but it really changed up my look! My blonde brows were all but invisible in photos. And in real life, my face just didn't stand out. I hated feeling like I was wearing a ton of makeup but then walking by a mirror and feeling like I looked so plain.
Filling in my brows with Brow Keeper helps me to look finished. It brings out my eyes and frames my face so I do this even when I'm just doing an easy every day look.
This pretty contour palette can be used to add color to your cheeks or to contour areas that you want to accentuate. While I hardly ever contour, I love palettes like this because of the mix of rosy colors. I love that you can mix them and get a bit of a more bronzy look or stick with a pink tone for the cheeks.
Plus you can use your finger to add a bit of highlight under your eyebrows to make your eyes pop a little (because you may have noticed, I skipped the eye shadow for this look.)
Sometimes I'll even dab a little of the pink on my eyelids so that I can add more color without having to get out an eyeshadow palette or brushes.
The Chubby Sticks are my FAVORITE! I love that they give me a nice amount of color on my lips but feel super hydrating. They go on so smooth and never dry out my lips. The color stains just enough that when I wear this out, I don't feel like I have to reapply all the time.
I have these in several colors. They are the perfect way to change up your makeup by the season. I have a coral tone for summer and a wine color for fall.
And when the day is done, I love a gentle eye makeup remover. I hate pulling at the area around my eyes trying to remove my mascara. I know how sensitive the skin is in this area so I like to treat it delicately. This makeup remover makes taking off your eye makeup easy and gentle.
I'm almost out of my foundation and I would love to grab a few more fall colors in the Chubby Sticks. I'm heading to Macy's to take advantage of the free gift with Clinique purchase deal happening 9/25 – 10/8! And you should too! Some restrictions apply.
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- MomTrends can help you figure out what makeup brushes to use.
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I always look for products that make my easy mom makeup routine fast and simple. These Clinique products help me to look put together and create a basic everyday look that I can quickly do day after day.