I love reading about favorite beauty products, especially if they are drugstore finds (easy on that wallet!). As a stay at home mom, I don't need my beauty routine to be Kardashian-esque, but I personally do feel better when I've got a little makeup on and my hair done. All HAY-ELL can be breaking loose in the home, but if I feel put-together, I feel a little less harried and looney.
I was getting ready this morning when I snapped a few photos to show you my favorite products for my on-the-go days. Let's call this my "3-5-7 makeup" ... three products for a really quick and basic face, five products for a slightly more polished look, and seven products if I actually have decent time and cooperating babies when getting ready!
New mom disclaimer ... iPhone photos, not great lighting, nary a piece of gorgeous marble in my home to lay these products on, blah blah. You're getting fast snaps on my bathroom sink, so ... yeah. :) All can be purchased on Amazon, and I've included those links below.
These are the three items I'd pull out of my makeup bag if we were doing a quick morning run to the grocery store or drugstore. Not anything that would take more than 2 minutes to apply, but just enough to look rested and put together and not scare anyone away.
Glamoflauge Concealer: super, super thick and heavy duty. Great for camouflaging the lack of sleep I've had.
Bobbi Brown blush in Pale Pink: my favorite, lasts forever. It's not cheap, so I purchased this before I quit my job, hoping that it would last me a while until I needed a new one!
L'Oreal Infallable lipgloss in Rebel Red: Super pigmented and lasts a long time. One coat looks casual, two coats looks va-va-voom. A stained red lip is such an easy way to look polished.
This will be more like a three or four minute face. Using the three basic items above, but adding in my favorite cheapie brow filler and two coats of mascara (no eyeliner). Having my lashes and brows defined takes the basic non-frightening face above and makes me a tad more confident about running into a neighbor or a college friend on a diaper run to the drugstore.
L'Oreal Mascara: my favorite drugstore mascaras are always L'Oreal. The best! I like thick, voluminous lashes and a few coats of this does the trick.
ELF Eyebrow Kit: I use this in color "light" for definition but not to have really strong-looking eyebrows. I don't have really thick eyebrows, so any darker color just doesn't work for me.
Finally, here's the lineup that I'll use on a daily basis. It's not a date night look per se (I'd add in eye shadow and some pencil liner for my bottom lids for that), but it's an everyday made-up look when I actually have a decent amount of time to get ready.
L'Oreal Liquid Eyeliner: I've been using this liquid liner in Carbon Black or Blackest Black for YEARS now. It has a felt tip that is easy to apply, and after you get the hang of it, you could apply it half awake. Which is the perfect way to describe how I apply mine these days :)
L'Oreal Mineral Powder: Another favorite of mine for years now! Inexpensive, great coverage, and lasts a long time!
So, there is a peek inside my makeup bag and my daily beauty regimen. If you could only use three makeup items, I'd love to hear what yours would be!