Hi Miss Beauty Nerd,
I just discovered your blog and love it! I also share your passion for makeup and anything beautiful, but I just had a baby 8 months ago, and BAM! something crashed onto Earth (or rather, my house!) and I suddenly found very little time beautifying myself in the mornings (and not to mention, the lack of sleep!). I love my baby boy to pieces and spoil him like crazy, but I need help to spoil myself! Do you have any tips n tricks on pulling off that “fabulous mommy” look (hair and/or makeup) with little time to spare?
Thanks Miss Beauty Nerd!
Thanks so much for your question! Congrats on your beautiful baby boy and I can only imagine that it must be so difficult to keep the same beauty routine that you once had pre-baby. To help you out, here are a couple of quick tips that you can get you looking fabulous in 5 minutes flat.
Look for a product that is multitasking like a BB cream or tinted moisturizer to eliminate some steps in your makeup routine. If you’re suffering from lack of sleep you may need some extra coverage under the eyes with a concealer. Pick a concealer that has more of a peachy-pink tone in it versus a yellow one, as that will counteract the purple-bluish undertones better.
Our picks: Boscia B.B. Cream SPF 27 PA++, MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer
To quickly define your eyes curl your lashes and add a couple of coats of mascara as this will help define the eyes and polish your look. Define your brows if they are sparse to help frame the face or leave them if you have naturally full brows.
Our picks: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo, Lancôme Définicils Mascara
I would recommend using a blush to add a bit of color to the cheeks and finishing your five-minute-look with your favorite lipgloss or opting for a bold lip, which is very on trend for the summer!
Our picks: YSL Rouge Volupté in Rose Paris, NARS Blush in Orgasm
Many moms like to tie their hair up to make sure it’s off their face and hassle-free so that they can really focus on their baby duties. But tying your hair back doesn’t need to look drab. Luckily, every fashionista is trying to achieve the messy pony or messy braid these days, so you can easily add a little sexiness to your updo. Simply tease the crown of of your head for that tousled, undone look before pulling your hair back in a ponytail or braid. For more specific tips on how to achieve a messy pony, I found that A Cup of Jo has a great tutorial.
Hope this helps! Thank you for your question and inspiring us to start a whole new category on beauty for expectant moms, moms and babies!!