May 24, 2012

New Momma make-up routine

I'm about 12 weeks into being a new Momma and I feel like I am starting to get a handle on time management and new routines (read: all this will change next week when I go back to work.) Immediately after having Eleanor all I wanted to do was get into the shower and get some make-up on! I haven't really spent a day of my teen/adult life without make-up on.  It is part of my daily routine and not something I was going to sacrifice in becoming a Mom.  That said, I knew I would need to streamline my make-up process while still being able to change up looks as needed. I am equal opportunity when it comes to make-up brands.  Some brands just do it better so instead of being loyal to one brand I buy and use what works best. This is my daily make-up routine.

1. willa face wipes | lavender ( - Even though I wash my face in the shower (philosophy purity made simple) I sometimes still need to remove eyeliner/mascara.  These face wipes smell great and are gentle on my face. 

2. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles | Brightener - I use this under my eyes to cover up the dark circles from too little sleep.  This is THE BEST under eye concealer I have ever used.  Get brightener.  A little goes along way.

3. ELF Eye Primer - This is a cream based eye primer in a lipstick tube.  I get mine from Target for 3.00!

3. Philosophy the Supernatural - This is a very light tinted primer with SPF 15 that I use as a foundation.  I don't like to wear heavy foundation and I find this gives me a healthy glow, absorbs into my skin after a few minutes and has a smooth finish.

4. Benefit You Rebel - This is called a tinted moisturizer with SPF 15, but I also use this as a foundation replacement.  It is light enough to use in the summer months and gives good coverage.  *I am still in the early stages of testing this product so I am not ready to leave Philosophy yet!

5. Benefit Hoola - I use this all year long.  It is the perfect amount of color on the cheeks! It gives you a sunkissed glow without making you look like you spent the summer at the Jersey Shore ;) * This product last a long-long time.

6.  Benefit Creaseless Cream eyeshadow/liner - This has been the major change to my morning routine.  I usually spend quite a bit of time on my eyes, but I don't currently have that time.  These little pots of color go on bold or subtle and give me color all day.  * I use stiletto and birthday suit.

7. MAC eye pencil | coffee - I can't give up my MAC.  They create the best eyeliner- smooth, long-lasting and BOLD.

8. Maybelline Falsies | Black - Honestly does make you look like you are wearing false lashes. Also, it doesn't give you raccoon eyes at the end of a long day.  Happiness!

9.  tarte lip surgance lip tint | amused  - This was in my March Birchbox and it was perfect timing for this new Mom!  This lip stain smells amazing and doesn't dry my lips.  The bonus is I can apply it and kiss Eleanor without leaving lip prints all over her kissable cheeks. 

Hope this helps any other new Momma's out there! What is your morning make-up routine? Do you have additional suggestions for me?

* edited to add | While reading back over this post, it looks like ALOT of make-up and not streamlined at all (ha!) but, it really only takes me around 5 minutes to apply.


  1. Haha. Nice! I try to moisturize as soon as I wake up, put my contacts in then feed the baby and then apply my makeup. If she is snoozing and I am up early I will go ahead and start my routine and pause to feed her. Time management is nuts. Are you ready to go back?

  2. Tinted moisturizer is a lifesaver for me! Nice and fast and dewy skin, amen! I'm with ya on the whole streamlined thing...such is most of life these days:-) xoxo