Monday, July 22, 2013

My 10 Minute Makeup!

Hey everyone! Being a new mom, I'm doing good to just get a shower and brush my teeth most days. And since I'm still out on maternity leave for the next 6 weeks, I don't really wear makeup anymore unless we're leaving the house.. and even then, it's iffy. Trust me, I'm still not the worst looking person at WalMart, even without makeup!

These days whenever I have to get "fully" ready, I also still have to look after one precious baby Care Bear .. and thus, my time to do makeup has effectively been cut in half. (Or less. Ugh.) So how do I still manage to look presentable? I use some tried and true products, and have cut out about half of the makeup that I used to wear: face powder, bronzer, eye liner, full smokey eye?

But seriously.. here's how I condensed my 20-30 minute makeup routine down to only 10 minutes!

TARTE Clean Slate Flawless 12-Hour Brightening Primer -- I got a sample of this from one of the vendors at my work and I love it! It preps my skin and makes my makeup apply so much more evenly, and smells like oranges! I'm not sure if it really "brightens" but it does keep my oily skin from getting out of control all day long, which is definitely more important in the middle of summer in Georgia! I'll definitely invest in a full size of this when my sample runs out.

MAYBELLINE Dream Fresh BB Cream (Light/Medium) -- I'm not very particular to which tinted moisturizer or BB Cream I use, but I've bought this one twice so far. It has light (but decent) coverage and matches my skin perfectly. A dime-sized dollop gets my whole face and neck looking flawless.

MAYBELLINE Cover Stick (Ivory) -- This has been my go-to/Holy Grail concealer for YEARS. It just works for me, and always matches my skin. It's got good coverage and is great at concealing my under eye dark circles or any blemishes that I might have.

BE A BOMBSHELL Blush (Sweet Cheeks) -- I got this in one of my Ipsy bags. It's a medium rosy pink blush with just a hint of shimmer. I love that it's super pigmented, so just the tiniest tap with my blush brush is enough to give me a great color payoff.. because if I don't have time for eye liner, I certainly don't have time to sit there and reapply my blush to make sure it shows up.

NYX Eye Shadow Single (Iced Mocha) -- This has been my go to "brow powder" for a while. It matches my hair, is inexpensive, and lasts forever since I only use it on my brows.

URBAN DECAY Naked Palette & Primer Potion -- My sample primer potion that I got with my Naked palette is almost completely empty, so I'm going to have to buy a full size one soon, but I use it faithfully every time I wear shadow. Depending on how lazy/rushed I am, I generally do one of the following looks:
  • Sin, Sidecar, or Halfbaked on lid, Naked in crease, Virgin on brow bone and inner corner.
  • Sin, Sidecar, or Halfbaked on lid, Naked in crease, Buck in outer corner, Virgin on brow bone and inner corner.
  • Sin, Sidecar, or Halfbaked, Naked in crease, Buck and Smog in outer corner, Virgin on brow bone and inner corner, Darkhorse on lower lash line.
    • If I have the time or motivation to get this in depth, I'll also throw on some Urban Decay eye liner in Perversion really quick, but this is a rarity.
COVERGIRL Lash Blast Fusion Mascara (Black) -- This was always the first mascara that I would use to layer back when I had the time and energy to wear 2-3 different mascaras every day, and for good reason. It's fabulous at lengthening and defining my lashes while still looking natural enough to not overpower the rest of my minimal makeup. If I can only wear one, might as well be this one!

NYC Applelicious Lip Balm (Pink Lady) -- I love the way this smells! It's not the most moisturizing, but then again.. almost everything dries my lips out, so I won't hold that against it. I just make sure to put a good lip balm on before applying this. The color is light enough to add a finishing touch to my look, but not overpower my makeup.. or show up all over Carey when I give him tons of kisses because he's just so stinking cute!

Seriously, I know I'm a proud (and biased!) mom.. but how can you not just love that precious face?!

I really like my new makeup look! It's very light and natural-looking (compared to what I used to wear), but still lets me look pulled together. I never thought I'd see the day where I'd skip wearing face powder of all things, especially with my oily skin.. but I really like how the Maybelline BB Cream gives me a nice, fresh-faced finish without being greasy or shiny.

What are your "go-to" makeup products when you're pressed for time? Let me know in the comments!


  1. I am recently obsessed with the Milani Eye Primer. I works like a charm and lasts longer for me than the UD primer. AND it's like $6. Whoot!

  2. I'll have to try that! I was thinking about getting the NYX HD primer instead because I'm almost out of my Tarte face primer, UD Perversion liner, and Redken scrunching gel.. and I know they're all going to run out at exactly the same time, and that's like $60 right there. That's 2 boxes of diapers, yo!

    Is the Milani primer in a pot or a tube? I'm lazy and don't like digging in the pots since product ends up all under my nails. That's why I never use my NYX shadow primer pots, lol


  3. It's In a tube. I am literally the laziest person In the world when it comes to makeup. If it takes longer than 5-10 minutes for me to do my makeup, it's taking too long, lol. The Milani stuff dries quickly too and goes on clear!

  4. Awesome! I will definitely try it then! I love their other products!