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Quick Mommy Beauty: 5 Minutes That Goes a LONG Way!

Being a mom to a 3-yr old (she’s a handful I tell ya!), I have a quick n’easy everyday beauty routine to get ready and be out the door. I like to keep things simple and natural. Simple is fast, easy and motherhood approved! Here’s an everyday makeup look that requires me to devote only about 5-6 minutes to look polished and put together.

On my face, I always start with a lightweight moisturizer with SPF. Then I reach for a BB cream or tinted moisturizer and apply a few dots on my cheeks, nose, forehead and dab just a bit under the eyes too (I am too lazy for concealer most days). For this look, I used Boscia BB cream that has medium coverage with a slightly dewy finish and it works pretty well for my normal-dry skin.

On my eyes, I use an eyeshadow primer (Urban Decay Primer Potion) first to help my shadow stay put all day. For an everyday look like this one, I chose a neutral eyeshadow palette like Anastasia’s She Wears it well. I applied Sunset (peachy champagne shimmer) all over the lid and up to the crease using a medium shadow brush. Then I used a crease brush to apply Latte (taupe) into the crease and blend.

Next is eyeliner, a must-have for me to complete the look! My go-to liner for a natural look is Tarte’s SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay waterproof liner in Espresso (chocolate brown) that lasts all day long even on my lower lash line. I am not a mascara girl and usually skip that step in an everyday makeup look. Finally, I grab a peachy-pink lippie like Tarte’s LipSurgence natural lip luster in Sweet (it’s one of my top favorites!) and then finish up with a pretty pink blush (Wet n Wild Pearlescent pink).

Harshleen is a beauty blogger and mommy in Portland Oregon! You can find her at BeautyTidbits. She’s also on Facebook and

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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. 11.17.12
    Anonymous said:

    This seems like a nice and easy, quick routine. I also do not like to wear mascara on most days, only when I really have it. Never heard anyone else actually admit it tho!