Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Busy Mom Makeup: The Simple Face (To bring back some ME time)

I have always been a very organised person, and I like to plan things ahead.  Since becoming a mama,  I learnt to take things as they come and deal with them one at a time, this means that no matter how organised I am, I had to sort things out now and pass things up when I have the next minute.

Putting on makeup has never been that 'luxurious' to me... it's my only 'me' time now (aside from shower although these days, I can finish it in 1 min... joke, but seriously there's no such thing called indulging in a shower/ bath).  Luckily, almost every time when I head out of the door with my newborn baby, I managed to, somehow put some sort of makeup on my face to look a little bit more than presentable, or just about.

A good base that covers your skin well and brightens your complexion helps a ton, I don't have the extra second to further conceal my face.  YSL Fusion Ink Foundation is a great all-rounder and an instant fix to a dull and tired looking face.  I like to use the Zoeva 102 Silk Finish Brush from the Rose Golden Luxury Set to buff it all over my face, not only it does the job quickly; it also does it brilliantly.

Eye makeup will have to be compromised to a much simpler version as there really is not time for me to blend, blend blend.  Therefore any 'one wash wonder' is my saviour, and recently I love using my Tom Ford cream eyeshadow which comes in a pot, it's extremely easy to blend.  I like to use my ring finger to dabble onto the pot and a few blends onto the eyelids then you are almost good to go.  You can stop right there as the shade does give a structure to the eyes, however my eyes are quite there without a good application of eyeliner, any non-budge/ waterproof one is great!  If you have that extra second to squeeze in just before you baby wakes up or wants you, a helping of mascara is always useful.

I also like to contour my face a little bit to give an illusion of 'my face has gone back to my pre-baby-weight-face', the Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight & Sculpting Creamy Glow Duo is perfect.  Fingers is all you will need to give your face a bit of structure, and glow.

Soap and Glory Archery 2-in-1 Brow Filling Pencil and Brush is my forever repurchase eyebrow pencil.  Its fine nip is perfect when it comes to filling in your brows and you can do it quickly as well.

Just before you dash out of the door, and you've got a million things yet to do, but haven't got the time to return to the bathroom to apply lipsticks, Dior Addict Lip Glow won't fail you but to give your lips a bit of colour and at the same time moist!

By the time I finished typing this blog, I can hear that my son needs me.... so until next time, happy putting on makeup FAST and enjoy your 'ME' time!


  1. I always do make up on mtr because baby is either wide awake curiously looking around or sound asleep on train. If I am just going downstairs for grocery all he allows me to wear is conceal-brows-lips...

    1. I have tried applying makeup single-handed whilst holding Lear, and other times when I put him in a carrier whist i have both hands free so that I can apply makeup.... it's juggling between 10 things at a time kinda life now!