Can Fall 2012 Beauty Trends and Motherhood Coexist?

Beauty trends and motherhood. The two don’t always go hand-and-hand, as I’ve come to realize, but I’m happy to report that a slew of current beauty trends are easily achievable by moms who don’t have gobs of time to spend on their appearance. (Thank you from the bottom of my heart, trendsetters, because trying to perfect a “lovely! yet messy! yet ethereal!” fishtail crown braid while making my kids’ lunch just wasn’t working out for me.)

Here are some of the hottest trends straight from my style laboratory (aka the floor of my bedroom).

  • Minimalist Makeup 1 of 10
    Minimalist Makeup
    One of the easiest trends for fall is a natural, minimalist face. Rosy pink lips and very small amounts of eyeliner are the keys here - perfect for moms on the go.
  • Wearable trend? 2 of 10
    Wearable trend?
    Definitely. The less effort, the better.
  • Ponytails 3 of 10
    Ponytails are trending to be a hot look for fall. Be sure to add a little punch to your ponies with a chic clip or hairband.
  • Wearable Trend? 4 of 10
    Wearable Trend?
    Are you kidding me? Have my dreams come true?
  • A Bold Lip 5 of 10
    A Bold Lip
    Rich red and burgundy lip shades have graced the runways like crazy.
  • Wearable trend? 6 of 10
    Wearable trend?
    Now, I'm not sure if I'd volunteer at my son's school with this red lip, but it is a definite pick-me-up and perfect for date night or lunch with friends.
  • Natural Waves 7 of 10
    Natural Waves
    To all my fellow wavy and curly girls - this is the season to rock your natural waves. Have stick straight hair? Just fake it with a curling iron.
  • Wearable trend? 8 of 10
    Wearable trend?
    Yes yes yes, especially if your hair is naturally wavy or curly. Just wash and go!
  • Bright Eyeshadow 9 of 10
    Bright Eyeshadow
    Bold, graphic shades can emphasize your gorgeous peepers.
  • Wearable trend? 10 of 10
    Wearable trend?
    "Playdate at my house? Hello? Anyone?" (Hey, 4 out of 5 isn't bad.)

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