Gone are the days of mom jeans and mom haircuts...today's mom can be as glam as she wants to be! But if it feels like they're aren't enough hours in the day to keep up with looking great, take heed: In just 5 minutes, these simple solutions will help any mom look glam on the go.
Eyes on the Prize
The whole world doesn't have to know if you're tired! Even if you're strapped for time, a simple way to look bright and fresh is by applying a high quality mascara—we love Dr. Hauschka's selection.
Once you've found your perfect mascara, make sure you're applying it correctly. Before you start, make use of an eyelash curler—it can make your eyes pop even more. Next, apply mascara from the base of your lashes and wiggle the wand back and forth from root to tip, applying as many coats as necessary. Once you've achieved the desired look, swipe your wand from the inner to outer corner of your eye to create the illusion of even fuller lashes.
Bronze over Yawns
Another simple way to look alert and awake! Add a little zing to your complexion with a great bronzer, like this one from jane iredale. The hard part is in picking the right shade; Makeup experts recommend choosing a bronzer that's about two shades darker than your natural skin tone.
When applying bronzer, make sure you're aiming for where sunlight would naturally hit your face first: cheekbones, chin, nose and forehead. Start in the middle of your forehead, dusting around your eyes and onto your cheeks, then again down your jawline down to your chin (almost as if you're drawing the number “3” on your face with the brush).
Gloss is Boss
A quick dash of lip gloss can give you a sophisticated, high fashion look that's perfect for a night out, or a simple and subtle sheen just right for a lunch date with a friend. Not only is it easy to apply, it does its part to keep your lips moist and kissably soft. Lip glosses from SpaRitual are perfect for the task, and packed with natural botanicals and antioxidants to nourish and hydrate lips.
Glimmer and Shimmer
Enhance your natural glow for a night out with W3ll People's Elitist Mineral Shadow in Gold Twinkle. This multitasker can be used on its own as an eyeshadow, and is also designed to blend with gloss, moisturizer and even hair gel for an all-over sparkle. Bonus: It's free from artificial preservatives and is cruelty free, perfect for mothers who care about Mother Earth.
Used together or on their own, these simple makeup tricks can turn any day into an I-feel-fantastic day!