This post is sponsored by Lips by a Sparkling Southerner. I was given product for a review, but all opinions are my own.
If I know one thing, it's that all moms are busy. It doesn't matter if you're a stay-at-home-mom, a working mom, or like me, a work-at-home-mom. Moms are constantly juggling a lot. One thing we all have in common is that we want to feel good about ourselves. I've found that doing my hair and makeup and putting on spit-up free clothes really helps me feel like myself.
That being said, I don't know how so many women have time to do extravagant makeup each day! I can barely manage to put on chapstick most of the time. And on the rare occasion that I do have time to put on a full face of makeup, I need to do it quickly before my two year old decides to put my curling iron in the toilet. (True story.)
I've found that a quick, 5 minute makeup routine is what works best for me. I've searched for products that do a lot and are easy and quick to apply. I hope this routine works as well for you as it does for me!
I start my routine with a CC cream. I love this MaryKay CC cream. It helps even out my skin without having to wear a ton of makeup. Plus it's a great moisturizer for these cold, dry winter months.
Then I add my all-time favorite Lash Intensity Mascara. Seriously, this stuff is so good. Two quick coats and my eyelashes are long, separated and just overall amazing. if I only have a minute for makeup, I'll just swipe this on my lashes and call it a day.
Next, I add my tried-and-true eyeshadow. I have been wearing Covergirl's Mink Eyeshadow since high school and it's still my favorite. It's a great neutral color with some sparkle to it. I also like to add a bit of dark brown shadow into my crease just to give my eyes a little more depth.
Finally, I add Lipsense on my lips to complete the look. I've always been a tad afraid of lipstick - way too many memories of kiss marks left of my cheeks from my Mom and Grandma. However, when I heard that Lipsense doesn't leave any sort of trail behind I was really excited to try it.
I have very thin lips, which makes it hard to use conventional lipstick without using a brush to apply it. I LOVE that Lipsense goes on like a lip gloss with a wand. It's so much easier to apply that way!
To use Lipsense, you add three layers of your color (I'm wearing Apple Cider here), wait about 5-10 seconds between each layer to allow it to dry. Then, you add the Lipsense gloss over the color to lock everything in.
Be careful not to make your layers too thick or the gloss will be really sticky. I made this mistake a couple of times before I consulted a Lipsense Guru and she told me where I was going wrong. Which, is another plus to using Lipsense! Your distributor is always there to help.
Now I can kiss my babies all day and never leave a mark!