If you are a busy mom then as much as you would love to be thinking about doing your make-up, it may well be the last thing on your mind. Getting the kids up and dressed in the morning ready for school can take so much of your time and energy. But it doesn’t just end there, you have to feed them, sort out lunches, clean up after them. And then, getting them off to school can be a nightmare task that you probably dread having to deal with.
So, when it comes to looking after yourself and the way that you look, it may well be a back burner dream that you just struggle to fulfill. By the time the school run is done, there are probably a million and one jobs to do around the house. Maybe you work too, and then your time is dragged away from you in a different direction. There are just not enough hours in the day, so it’s a good thing that nature made you beautiful.
But finding that time to spend on yourself can give you a bit of an emotional lift. On a drab day, putting a bit of color on your cheeks can make a whole load of difference. And sometimes, when we feel as though we are living our lives entirely for the benefit of others five minutes spend on ourselves can be like a breath of fresh air through our lives.
Finding Five Minutes For You
Scheduling a bit of time for yourself is vital to your own happiness and well-being. Even a few minutes to yourself to enjoy doing something that will make you feel yourself again will help you, and this can be something as simple as putting on a little bit of make-up and getting your hair into a style that you like.
Whatever your daily grind calls you to have to do, you should plan in that few minutes at some point each day. It may mean working out a way of completing some of your tasks at the same time as each other and getting through things quickly enough to relax.
Learning How To Do A Five-Minute Makeover
If you don’t get a chance to put make-up on as much as you used to, you may well find that you are just not as fast at it as you used to be. Practice and a steady hand are usually what is needed when it comes to getting the perfect cosmetic look, but there are plenty of ways that you could improve your speed with some make-up short cuts.
Use easy to apply foundation, either from a compact or a stick. Focus your attention on oily spots, redness, or breakouts. Then, create a youthful shine using blusher. Apply this in dabs with your finger rather than with a brush as this will save you some very valuable time.
Next up you should turn your attention to your eyebrows using a brow gel. A few quick flicks are all you need to give yourself the touch up you need to look a million dollars. Moving down to your eyes, pick an eye shadow that is a shade lighter than your own skin color and you will be able to make your eyes appear much brighter. Use your fingers to run the eye shadow over the lids of your eyes before moving onto your eyelashes. Place a mascara wand at the base of your lashes and then wiggle and spin upwards.
Lastly, it is time to move onto your lips. To save yourself time, ditch the lipstick and move to a lip color pencil as this will save you a considerable amount of time. You will get far more precision from using a pencil compared to conventional lipstick. Make sure that you keep your pencils sharpened as this will speed things along that extra little bit too.
A quick check in the mirror to confirm to yourself that you are as gorgeous as you should be, and then you can carry on your day knowing that whatever you are doing, you will look great doing it.
Use Contours And Highlights
Do you know how to contour and highlight? One of the most popular make-up techniques at the moment is the contour. This way of wearing your make-up gives your cheekbones a lift with a natural-looking shine to give your face a natural glow. Contouring is great if you want to make yourself look a little bit younger than you are, or, younger than you probably feel if you are overworked in the demands of family life.
If you feel as though your face appears too round for your liking, using contours and highlights you will be able to create a slimmer appearance to your face. And, you can use contouring sticks to improve the definition of your jawline,
Contouring is quite simple and can be a very quick effect to create, all you need to do is frame your face with a darker contour stick, then use a much lighter shade to bring out your cheekbones. Using a line of both light and dark, you can create a thinner nose, and then you can turn your attention to your chin.
While it is admittedly hard work being a mom, finding that small window of opportunity to get some make-up on will help you to feel good about yourself. Once you have gotten into the regime of getting yourself made up each day, you can then turn your attention to other areas of your life that you can find enjoyment. Dressing well should not just be reserved for those who are not busy running around after children, do not feel as though you don’t have the right to look glamorous every once in a while. Sometimes you will need to go and spend time doing things that you love, which may mean days away or picking up a hobby. Be sure and use those around you in your life to give you the support that you need to make that a reality.