Being a mom of two puts a damper on the time (or lack thereof) that I have to get ready in the morning. It usually takes me so long to get out of the door. Between showering, getting both girls ready, and getting myself dressed, it’s tough to look presentable.
I love doing my makeup, but with very little time, I can’t spend too much time on it. Since having Harlan, I’ve found a way to perfect my makeup routine. I’ve taken the time to find the makeup that I really love. Spending a little bit more money on the makeup products for my face not only helps keep my skin clear, but they also last longer. With the exception of mascara and eyeliner (which I don’t spend much money on), I don’t have to drop into the department store very often to replenish my supply. Because what mom has time to do that on a monthly basis?
When I had Avery, I had to really get things done fast. It literally takes me five minutes from start to finish to complete my makeup look for the day. It’s even easy enough for me to do with one hand at certain times so that I can focus on the kids when they need it.
Take a look at my five-minute makeup routine after the jump!
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