Quick Beauty Tips for Busy Moms
Limp, unwashed hair and bare faces: these are usually the standard trademarks of a new mom. The birth of a baby can turn your life upside down and puts your needs on a backburner. Even if you don’t have time to fix yourself up, if your kids are safe and happy, you should be commended on a job well done. Besides, if you take your child with you while you’re out, everyone will be so distracted by their cuteness that they won’t notice your frizzy hair and under eye circles, right? Even if that’s true, putting on makeup and fixing your hair can be a huge confidence boost, not to mention a reminder that you are not just a mom but a (beautiful!) woman. Mastering your makeup technique and following the beauty tips in this article can help you step out looking fresh and wide awake in record time.
The cornerstone to mom beauty is looking as less sleep-deprived as possible. Luckily, there are a few easy tricks to achieve this. Curling your eyelashes instantly makes you look awake, and is a great idea to brighten your face without applying makeup. To get the most out of your eyelash curler, clamp as close to the eyelid as possible, hold for a few seconds, and then clamp again in the middle of your eyelashes. If you do opt to wear makeup, a good curling mascara can be your best friend. To appear even more awake, apply a small amount of white eyeshadow on the inner corner of your eyes. Instead of using foundation, which can be a real time-consumer, just use conceal or to cover your imperfections and brighten up your face: try blending it under your eyes, around your nose, and on the corners of your mouth. Another way to save time is by using products for more than one area of your face—a light pink lip gloss can also be used as a cream blush or eyeshadow. Of course, before putting on any makeup, apply a moisturizer with SPF all over your face to act as a primer, make your skin appear dewier, and protect your skin.
Usually the best time for new moms to wash their hair is at night once baby is asleep. Even if this is the case, it doesn’t mean your hair style has to suffer. Take advantage of having your hair wet the night before you go out by sleeping with your hair in curlers or tight braids and unveiling bouncy curls or waves in the morning. Only have time for a ponytail? Brighten it up with a flower or bow in your hair. For an instant volume boost, blow dry your hair (wet or dry) upside down for a couple minutes. If you didn’t have time to wash your hair, invest in a dry shampoo to refresh your head. If you find yourself looking in the mirror and hating your hairstyle, just trying a different part can change your look. And if all else fails, keep a collection of cute hats for days when your hair just won’t cooperate.
Being a mom does not mean sacrificing beauty. With a few tweaks to your routine, you can make yourself a hot mama in no time at all!