(The products I used)
As a mom, it seems like there is never enough time to get everything done in a day, but taking a few minutes to "put my face on" helps me feel put together even if I'm covered in baby snot everywhere else. (Got some nasty respiratory infections going on over here.) I had already washed/moisturized my face earlier in the morning, and when I put Connor down for his nap it only took me 8 minutes to complete this minimal makeup look. I started with some BB cream and while that was setting I curled my lashes. Next I used the Naked on the Run palette for a swipe of bronzer in a C shape from the top of my forehead to under my cheekbones. I used the same palette for blush, eye shadow, and filling in my eyebrows. (Incidentally I never noticed before that one is arched and one is straight...weird!) Then I put on some Almay eyeliner in brown topaz, Urban Decay mascara (from the same palette) and used Erase Paste on my blemishes/under eye area. I finished off with some powder and lipstick and balm and that was it!
By the way, I recently developed an allergy to EVERY SINGLE lip product I owned! I threw everything out and tried several new brands, but they all made my lips chap to the point of cracking/peeling/bleeding. I went over a month with really painful lips and didn't know if I'd ever find anything to help. Then my mom told me her coworker recommended Red Apple lipstick for sensitive lips. After using the Rallye balm a few times my lips healed completely! I love the Sweet Pea shade of lipstick I ordered (gluten and paraben free) and I'm so pleased I can keep wearing lipstick without having an allergic reaction. This isn't a sponsored post, I'm just REALLY happy their products work for me. My mom loves the lipsticks she ordered as well!
Anyway, I've got laundry ready to throw in the dryer, lunch ready to go in the oven, a baby about to wake up and a big boy waiting for that food so off I go!
P.S. It feels good to blog again!