Guest Post: 5 Beauty Hacks Every Mom Should Know

Guest Post: 5 Beauty Hacks Every Mom Should Know

Sandy has some AMAZING beauty tricks on her blog, Foundation Fairy, and I’m so lucky she’s been willing to share a few insights that I never would have thought of myself!! Thanks for your wisdom, girl!! 

5 Beauty Hacks Every Mom Should Know

Moms are busy people and often don’t have time to do makeup. Even as a professional makeup artist, I still find it difficult to do my makeup without taking attention away from my daughter. In the past, I would do my makeup after a morning shower and before heading out to work. However, after having children, I’ve been finding ways to work my makeup routine into my busy schedule. The good news is that you can look beautiful without sacrificing your time with kids. Let me share with you 5 beauty/makeup hacks that are working great for me:

1) Wear Black Frame Glasses – If you have young kids, you’re probably running between 5-6 hours of sleep per day. Black circles and eye bags aren’t attractive and brings down your mood. The simplest solution is to wear a pair of black frame glasses (with a prescription if required). They will help to hide your eyes and make them look bigger. I’ve seen girls wearing ones without any lenses in them. It looks fun, cute and fashionable.

2) Try Waterproof Mascara –  All that pressure of being a mom can bring you down and it’s common to have emotional roller coasters. Try to switch up your mascara with ones that are waterproof. They will ensure that your makeup stays in place even during the toughest moments.

3) Use Dry Shampoo – If you don’t have time for makeup, chances are that you also won’t have time to shower. Using dry shampoo can help you remove grease, dirt and excess oil from your hair. This will allow you to keep your hair fresh and shiny until you have a chance to take a shower. I usually won’t recommend using this method more than once within a two day period. This means you should shower at least once in 2 days for obvious hygienic reasons.

4) Keep a Makeup Bag in Your Car – Use a small makeup bag and place inside a set of combs, tweezers, lip balms, brushes and other small beauty items that you use often. Place the bag with all the items inside the glove box of your car. The next time your baby falls asleep, you can gently pull over the side of the road and do some quick beauty fixes.

5) Try Facial Wipes – Sometimes you get so tired at night that you have no time to wash your face before going to sleep. However, it’s really uncomfortable to sleep with an oily face full of makeup, oils, and dirt. A quick fix is to use facial wipes to quickly clean your face before heading to bed. This allows your skin to breathe during the night. If you can, try to wake up early the next morning and give your face the proper wash it deserves.

Bonus Tip: Did you know that you can use your lipstick as a blush? This is a small trick I learned in my makeup career. Simply dab a small amount of your lipstick onto your cheeks and lightly blend it with your fingers. This trick works well and will help you look more awake! Using your lipstick this way allows you to carry one less item in your makeup bag.

Author’s Bio: Sandy Taylor is a makeup artist currently working and living in Vancouver BC, Canada. She has a 2-year-old daughter named Abby. Sandy loves writing about makeup and beauty related topics. Her blog is a place where she shares professional makeup tips and tricks that she had learned in her career as a makeup artist.

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Learn 5 Beauty Hacks that EVERY mom should know! This is a Guest Blog Post written by Sandy Taylor of Foundation Fairy. You don't want to miss these tips!!

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4 Comments

  1. April 13, 2017 / 11:45 AM

    Dry shampoo was a gift from the mommy gods!

    • Meredith
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      April 15, 2017 / 7:17 PM

      YES!!! 100% Agreed! hehe

  2. April 17, 2017 / 6:31 AM

    These are great tips! I have yet to try dry shampoo but good thing I’m already wearing dark-framed prescription glasses. One thing I’ve tried in the past that I found to really work (not sure if they’re still in existence lol) is clear mascara. They work like the black ones but you don’t have to worry as much if they will run or have difficulty removing them at night like the waterproof ones.

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