Blame it on my 21+ years of dance recitals and competitions, but I hate wearing a lot of make up. It makes me feel like I’m wearing a mask. To this day I can not wear liquid base. Gag. I love to let my face “breathe.” and therefore I do not wear a ton of make up.
Once you become a new mom, you have much less no time to stand around and primp like you used to. You will have little time to experiment with things. Even if you get a minute to yourself, you’ll probably jump at the opportunity to shower for the first time all week day. With that being said, I have had to super simplify my beauty routine. Honestly though, I love it. It is so much easier and you still look and feel great. Maybe even healthier than before. Simple is always best, right? Okay, so here are the items I have narrowed down to:
Mascara – I use Maybelline New York The Colossal Volum’ Express. It is amazing to me how much a little mascara will do for you. It opens your eyes and makes you look awake and alert no matter how little sleep you got the night before. Just what you need! Throw in a little coffee and people may mistake you for an actual human, not the Zombie that you feel you’ve become! Yea!
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter – I’m addicted to this stuff. I have most of the shades now. My favorite is Strawberry Shortcake. I’ve always heard that a trick to disguise tired eyes is adding a little lipstick to draw people’s attention to your lips rather than your eyes. You will need and use this trick every time you leave the house. I love the Revlon Lip Butter because it is very moisturizing and the colors are subtle.
– Concealer will be your best friend. Dab it under those eyes and on blemishes every day. It will make you feel like a new woman. I love to use the Neutrogena Skinclearing brand because it well, clears your skin. It’s perfect for post pregnancy because your hormones are going crazy and if you’re like me, you’ll break-out like a 15 year old all over again.
Jergens Lotion – Again, I’m not a grandma. This is the best lotion I’ve tried. It makes my skin so incredibly soft. No it doesn’t smell like that Amber Romance from B&BW or whatever you’re into, but it is actually good for your skin and will save you a ton of money in the long run.What are some beauty products you can’t live without?
Do you use Vaseline? Tell me I’m not the only one…
Lins - Domesticated Working Woman says
Yes, yes, yes! I especially love the Vaseline spray lotion to save time. And I don't wear liquid anything either – I have such sensitive skin I have to be really careful what I put on it so I use all natural powder and Neutrogena 3 in 1 eye concealer. I've never tried that lip butter because lipstick is so drying on my lips (super sensitive), but I'm going to try this!
Emily Smith says
I'll have to check out the Neutrogena skin clearing concealer – I've been getting spots post pregnancy the likes of when I was a teenager! Great round up (visiting from sharefest)