Favorite Makeup Products for Moms


Mornings can be busy between getting yourself and your children ready, eating breakfast and rushing out of the door. I am someone who does my makeup daily before going to work, but it is not something I want to spend a lot of time on. These are my favorite “staple” products in my makeup routine that I use on a daily basis.

Makeup Ideas for Busy Moms

  1. Clinique Even Better Foundation- If you are looking for a good foundation with medium, buildable coverage I recommend Clinique’s Even Better Foundation. It is great for combination skin, has SPF and is long lasting.
  2. Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer- This concealer is light-weight, but also has nice coverage. It is easy to blend and works well for under the eyes and for any blemishes.
  3. Ulta Translucent Setting Powder- This is a fine setting powder that does wonders for setting face makeup. I use this on the long days I know I need a little extra staying power.
  4. Mac Paint Pots- These can be used under eyeshadow as a primer or alone. I like to use the color Groundwork as an all over eye color during the work week, when I IMG_5652don’t have time to do a full eyeshadow look. It gives a nice wash of color and is long-lasting.
  5. Tarte Maneater Vol. 2 Eyeshadow Palette- I don’t do my eyeshadow everyday, but this is the palette I reach for the most when I do. It has a nice range of matte and shimmer neutral shadows. It has a matte black too which is nice to use for eyeliner.
  6. Benefit Goof-Proof Brow Pencil-  Goof-Proof makes doing your eyebrows quick and effortless. It is easy to blend and use, and is much more forgiving (rightfully earning the goof-proof name) than other brow products. If you make a mistake it wipes away without making a big mess.
  7. MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick-This has been my go-to lip color for the year. It is a perfect natural, mauve color that is perfect for everyday looks and for work.
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Why I Quit the Curly Girl Method

Why I "quit" The Curly Girl Method when it was no longer working for my wavy hair and what I do instead to keep my hair healthy while still using some heat. #CGM #Curlygirlmethod #curlyhair #wavyhair #natural

Wavy and Curly hair seems like such a science to figure out how to style. Over the years I have tried so many products to perfect my hair. When I found the Curly Girl Method a few years ago, I was so excited to finally have a guide on how to care for my hair. 

Okay, so I didn’t quit all aspects of the Curly Girl Method completely, but I did change my hair routine when the Curly Girl Method wasn’t working for my hair anymore. Let me explain…

My Hair Journey

I guess I should rewind and share a little bit about my hair journey. I have had curly/ wavy hair for my entire life. After years of straightening, curling and messy buns, I went “natural.” Even after years of embracing my hair, I still didn’t feel like I had it “right.” On good hair days, I loved my hair. But I had a lot of not so good hair days too where my hair looked flat, lifeless and frizzy. Then my hair after pregnancy was a whole new challenge. I felt like my hair changed to a weird mix of wavy on top, almost straight on the bottom with a few curls mixed in. I tried to make it work for a year and a half before I needed a refresh and cut 6 inches off my hair and started using heat again.

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Tarte Maneater Vol. 2 Eyeshadow Palette

The Tarte Maneater Vol. 2 Eyeshadow Palette has been my go-to palette for the past few months. I picked it up at Ulta on a whim, and I’m so glad I did. These shadows are easy to work with and blend nicely together. The colors are pigmented, but can also be built up for a darker look. It’s been versatile for me to create a nice, daytime look for work or for a night time eye.

Tarte Maneater Vol. 2 Palette review and swatches. A perfect palette for everyday makeup.  #tarte #tartecosmetics #swatches #maneater

I always use a primer with any eyeshadow I am using to help it last longer. This palette is no exception.

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