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Right before I had Beck one thing I kept repeating to myself was "Don't give up on make-up just because you're tired and have a newborn/toddler/ect". I know wearing make-up isn't everything but I always wore it before and I didn't like the idea of turning into a slob because I was suddenly caring for a tiny human.
Make-up helps me feel together (even if I'm totally not) and gives a little boost of confidence so I just adjusted my routine to something I could do super quick. It takes 5-7 minutes and who doesn't have 5-7 minutes?
These days, Beck likes to sit with me and watch me put it on while he waves around the mascara tube. It's productive for both of us :)
First, after moisturizing my face, I apply foundation all over with a brush. If I'm lazy I'll use my fingers or a sponge, but the brush gives a quick, even and light coverage.
Then I take a big fluffy brush and apply shine control powder (which is amaaazing!). It keeps me from getting shiny and sets the foundation. It's really lightweight and doesn't make your skin look cakey—My skin is on the dry side and powders often make me look wrinkly (gross) but this one is superb! This is where you'll add some blush to the apples of your cheeks too!
With black liner, I line the top only... winging it out a bit to brighten up the eyes and make them appear bigger (Even the tiredest of eyes look bright and wide when you line it like this). Then apply mascara—no photo because I couldn't keep my mouth closed and I looked insanely silly but duh, you know how to apply mascara. No photo necessary :)
Add some color to your lips to top off the look! I like the moisture smooth color sticks for days when I don't want to commit to wearing lipstick but still need a little color. I always go for the coral/orangey colors... always!
My finished look! My extravagant eyeshadow days may be behind me (which is probably for the best) but I still love experimenting with different "minimal" looks and changing up elements of my every day routine from time to time. This is the look you'll find me with just about any day of the week!
^^Just casually sneaking Beck into this post ^^
I picked up all these items at Target and right now there's a cartwheel offer for 20% off Neutrogena. Can't beat that!
Also! Target and Neutrogena have teamed up to bring a Target Beauty Concierge event at select Target stores around the country this month! Event begins August 24th. Limited quantities available. Check with your local Target store for Beauty Concierge day and times.