My mornings are pretty hectic. If you are anything like me, then you only have about 10-15 minutes to get yourself ready. Normally, putting on makeup is not an option, since I am short on time. Make it more like five! I try to make myself presentable before drop-offs in the am but it can be quite challenging with getting everyone dressed, breakfast, making lunches, etc.
4 kids, 13 years of parenting, and 4 am wake-up calls still have not made me a morning person. No matter how early I wake up before them, I still have trouble getting myself completely ready before the kids.
Recently, my agent asked me to send over a few quick polaroids before I walked out the door and it inspired me to share My 5 Quick Morning Beauty Picks that are guaranteed to work fast and help you get out of the door looking good!
After washing and moisturizing my face, I pop in my contacts so I can actually see what I am doing. It gets messy if I miss that step.
LA Girl Pro Concealer: Early morning drop-offs mean that I normally don’t have time to do a full face of makeup (we start school at 7 am), so I normally will just put on a little bit of concealer and go about my day until I can get my makeup done (if I decide to put any on). Since I have dark spots, I use an orange corrector and follow up with a color that matches my skin tone, then I blend.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz (Dark Brown): This is one of the few things that I consider a must-have in my makeup bag at ALL times. I am able to quickly fill in my brows and am on to the next.
Urban Decay Naked 2 Eyeshadow: These are darker colors, but I normally don’t go for the bold pop of color so this works perfectly for me. l highlight my brow bone, use a rose gold color on my lid and define with a dark brown in the crease.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: This is hands down the best mascara on the market. It’s also the final touch to add a pop to the eyes. I like the full brush which creates nice separation in my lashes and a fuller effect.
Benefit It’s Potent Eye Cream: This is more of a night time cream, however, it’s the one thing that keeps my eyes looking nice and refreshed, even when I wake up at 5 am.
What tips to do have to get ready in the morning?
Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.