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Mommy Fast Beauty: Blushing Basics

fast beautyI’m a mother of three small children and my window of ‘me’ time in the morning is minimal so I try to go for makeup that will give me the most bang for my buck. This look is created entirely of Urban Decay (my love of the moment).

I spend the most time on my eyes and lips. The lipstick is the Super Saturated Lip Color that applies easily and stays put – major bonus for moms on the go. I keep my face makeup simple by applying a few dabs of concealer on the bags under my eyes and some light foundation followed by a pink-y blush. I spend the most time on my eyes while still trying to stay easy but chic. I use a single shade of eyeshadow from lash to crease and put a dab of highlighter right on the center of my lid. I always use eyeliner (in this case it is black pencil) to really get the wow factor out of my eyes and lashes followed by mascara.

From start to finish this takes me approximately five minutes. For some it may be ten minutes and for others it may be three minutes. Whatever the length of time it is time well spent when you look and feel your best.

Kristie is the blogger behind Blushing Basics. As an esthetician, makeup artist and television beauty expert (have you seen her on Good Morning Colorado? She’s done some great segments!) Kristie has pretty much done it all! When she isn’t working, she’s happily married and has 3 kids.

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I’m a doctor, a mommy and a bit of a beauty addict. If you let me, I can take 2 hours to get ready in the morning. Really. I'm on a quest for faster beauty that works!

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  1. 10.5.12
    Anonymous said:

    What color is the Urban Decay eye shadow. It is a great look for you.

  2. 10.5.12

    Love the whole look but I really love the lips! That color is fantastic!!

  3. 10.5.12
    kristie said:

    Thank you both! The eyeshadow color is YDK and the lip color is Big Bang.

  4. 10.6.12

    What a beautiful look – I can't believe she can get such beautiful eyes in such a short time!

  5. 1.3.13

    Great look, I LOVE that lip color! Im a new follower here! Ive been searching for other beauty bloggers to connect with. 🙂 I just started a new linky party called Makeup Monday. I would just love to have you join it and link up this post (any a few others that you have)! Every Monday is a new link up, its a great way to gain more exposure and connect with other beauty bloggers. 🙂 Hope to see you there! http://www.agapelovedesigns.com/2012/12/nye-makeup-inspiration-makeup-monday.html


  6. 6.12.13
    Brigid A said:

    So appreciate all the time-saving tips from the experts! Kristie's focus on the eyes definitely works. Such a beautiful and polished look. Have read rave reviews of UD shadows, a brand I need to explore.