1.09.2015

New Mom Makeup (Day & Date Night)


I've got 2 looks for you today, and both of them are perfect for new moms. CONGRATS! In fact, this is a reader request! And the best part? Anyone can wear them! Enjoy!

Daytime

  • At some point you're going to leave the house, whether it's for a doctor appointment or lunch with a friend. And while no one needs to wear makeup, it certainly makes me feel a little better and more put together.  This is a great go-to look for those days when you're rushed and/or want something easy, without a lot of coverage. Those new to makeup will love this.
  • I'm not a new mom, but I have taken care of so many kids. In fact, I'm the one my friends call when they have questions about kids or babies. So if I can apply this while feeding a teething 9 month old (who won't eat her food but thinks she can eat my entire bagel) and while trying to get a 5 year old ready for school (who says she can't go because she needs to write a letter to scientists to find out why ladybugs don't live longer) and on only two and a half hours of sleep, anyone can!


-5 minutes:

  • BB cream (my dry skin loves the Garner one) or CC Cream (It Cosmetics makes a nice one) will moisturize skin and protect it from the sun.
  • Lip crayon--the easiest way to apply color to your lips. Keep one in your bag for an instant pop of color. I love the ones from Revlon, Jordana, and Neutrogena.
-10 minutes:
  • BB cream and concealer, like the Hidden Agenda palette from Sonia Kashuk.
  • Curl lashes and add mascara
  • Blush--having color on my cheeks always makes me look more awake. I really like the cheek stains from Tarte since they look so natural.
  • lip crayon
-15 minutes:
  • all of the above, but throw in the Urban Decay Naked Basics palettes. They have 2 and I like either of them. Add one of the lighter colors to your lids to make your eyes look more awake, and then sweep a darker shade, like Naked 2 or Faint into the crease. Apply the darkest shade onto your lash line instead of using eyeliner. I use what's left on my brush (or Qtip) and apply it to my lower lash line. (SEE PIC BELOW)
makeup done in 8 minutes with 2.5 hrs of sleep

Date Night:
  • Yes! You are going out and you want to look extra special. This look can easily be done in 15 minutes or fewer. Video for this look is down below.
  • My reader requested a date night look with shadow, so I'm going to show you how to fake a smokey eye!
-You've got to moisturize. I know, having a skin care routine is the furthest thing from your mind right now, but lack of sleep really does a number on your skin. Keeping it hydrated really helps. For daytime I've been loving philosophy hope in a jar renew and for night (especially in winter) I've been obsessed with the Miracle Skin Transformer Night version.
-To save time, and since you probably won't be out for long, I will be skipping all primers, but use if you'd like.
  • Shadow: I apply shadow first, before foundation. I do this in case I have fall out from my shadows. I don't want them to get on my face after applying foundation--more clean up time.
    • Using the Naked Basics again (try Sonia Kashuk Eye on Neutral Matte for a cheaper option) we are simply going to walk through the palette and increase the intensity of color. Apply a light color to lids.
    • Use a crease brush to apply Naked 2 to my crease. Then I add Faint to the outer third of my lid. Using a pencil brush, I apply the darkest shade in my outer V and blend it out. I use what's left on my brush and apply it under my bottom lash line. Pop the lightest shade onto the middle of your lids for a bit of shine.
  • Eyes: Add liner (or use the shadow trick used in the Daytime look), curl lashes and add mascara.
  • Foundation: I used Bare Minerals Brightening Serum foundation, but L'Oreal Dream Match Lumi also makes a nice one. I used these to add some glow to the skin without being glittery. I'm skipping highlight, so I chose these foundations to give me glow.
  • Concealer and Powder: I used the Ben Nye Concealer Wheel palette, but the SK mentioned earlier is great, too.
  • For brows, I used Benefit Gimme Brow, since it's just one step and saves time.
  • Blush: It's winter and it's a nighttime look, so I chose the darker MAC Desert Rose. Wet N Wild has a lighter version, Mellow Wine, that is only a couple of bucks.
  • Lips: I want the lips to last through dinner, a movie, and a smooch or two (hey, it's date night!) so I've been loving the new Rimmel Provocalips. 

And here's the video of the look above (I like how I look in the video better than these pics turned out. I blame it on the camera woman--me--being tired):

58 comments:

  1. Love how both of these looks don't take a lot of time - key for a new mom! Actually this is great for me when I oversleep for work LOL! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  2. My baby's almost 14 but I'm always rushed and still need these tips! I love how you broke it down by how much time you have!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  3. Loving the looks, Elle:) New moms need to look good too:P I must admit, though, that when I just had kids, it's almost a miracle that I did not wear jammies out!

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  4. Beautiful looks Elle! I just got the Gimme Brow, and I love it! Have a fabulous weekend!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  5. will pass this along to my bff that is having a baby soon :)

    xo
    PinkSole

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  6. Haha I'm not a mom but I'll still use these tips when I'm in a rush! Happy Friday!

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  7. Great post, pinning for other moms! I want to try that BB cream!

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  8. These looks are great! I think we have all had times where we need to throw ourselves together quickly, mom or not!

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  9. I'm not a mom but I'm running out the door at the last minute due to dogs wanting attention - same thing - right? :)

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  10. I love this! I'm not a mom but anything to speed up my make up routine is fine by me!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  11. great looks!! the 15 min one sounds like my current beauty routine :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  12. These are great looks for anyone! Perfect for any woman on the go. Thanks for sharing! I will most definitely be trying both looks.

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  13. LOVE this! Every mom needs a quick and easy makeup routine.
    The Mini Skirt

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  14. love both of these look. These look would also work for the women on the go.

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  15. Great tips for the quick & easy. If I have no time I do undereye concealer, a bit of blush or bronzer, and mascara. Then lip gloss on the way. hahaha

    I love the letter to scientists about the ladybug life span. Too cute. And smart!

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  16. Ohhh, this is definitely perfect for me! With my 8 months old crawling all around, I sometimes only have a couple of minutes to get ready. Appreciate this post, Elle, what a life saver!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  17. i like this make uo
    great products..
    kisses

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  18. Great make up. I love a quick go to routine espically on weekdays!

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  19. "who says she can't go because she needs to write a letter to scientists to find out why ladybugs don't live longer" haha I'm rolling! These looks are perfect. Minus the BB cream, this is literally my go to face. I think it's great you know so much about kids. You'll make a fantastic mother some day. (:
    www.accordingtokiki123.blogspot.com

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  20. These looks are both so fresh and pretty!

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  21. I don't have any children (yet) but I grew up as one of the oldest girls in a rather large family. So I can totally relate to you, Elle. :-) There were many a Sunday morning when I had only 30 minutes to dress, do hair, and my makeup for church before we left....and I still had to do my little sisters hair. Back then I was really struggling with acne, so often I would just put all my time into my face and then grab a bright lipstick while running out the door. :-)

    Katie // From My Vanity

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  22. This is a great post for moms or just women that don't want to spend a ton of time on doing their makeup!

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  23. I love the Naked 2 Basics and Gimme Brow. Both are pretty, practical and easy to apply and take on the go for a quick makeup / touch up. Love them!

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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  24. BB cream is always such a fantastic time saver! I always liked to put on a little bit of make up when I was home with my daughter. It made me feel better and that way I didn't look as tired as I felt every time I would look in the mirror!

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  25. These are great--I love how you broke them down based on time! While I wouldn't say I'm a "new" mom any longer, I'm definitely a busy mom who could use some makeup refreshing :) thanks Elle!

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  26. Love both looks, I tend to do my makeup in 5 minutes or less too. Mostly just foundation, eye shadow and mascara.

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  27. What a great post! I will be bookmarking this for future reference.

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  28. Great post. I can get my makeup done in the morning if I wake up on time and I don't in interrupted lol!

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  29. I love short and sweet sans kids so this is totally my routine ha. Lord help what will have to get cut beauty-wise if a kiddo does come along, but they're worth it I suppose ;)

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  30. I definitely have to give BB creams a try. And I am loving the revlon lip color. Nice choices.

    Kay of Pure & Complex
    www.purecomplex.com

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  31. Loving that first look so much just for all the time!!

    xx 365hangers

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  32. I cannot decide which look is more beautiful. They both have that merit, you know?

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  33. Wow, so beautiful looks, love all. *__*
    Have a nice weekend..

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  34. Love this idea for a post, and you rocked it Elle!

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  35. Well I am an old mom but I still love this post! I received one of the Naked palettes for Christmas. Have you ever done tutorials on how to mix and coordinate the shades? I would love this! Happy weekend! Susan

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  36. I'm not a new mum but I do love the first look in particular, it's really natural with a bit of a pop :)

    Heather x
    http://heatherrrrm.blogspot.co.uk/

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  37. Love that you answered a reader's request for this...I'm always looking for time savers in my morning routine, so this is so great! =)

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  38. Great post and ideas. I'm not a mom but it's still useful :)

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  39. Lovely post!!! I'm not a mom but I'm always trying to find ways to simplify my makeup routine. The naked basics palettes are great for when I need to do my eyeahadow fast

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  40. I like quick and easy! Perfect for moms! I need to try the Urban Decay palettes. My daughter loves them.

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  41. such lovely makeup looks!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

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  42. I know that Naked compact is so great, I use it every day and like it so much I got if for my sister for Christmas. I want to try the Naked 2 compact as well.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  43. I love that BB cream!! This look is great! :)

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  44. I'm not a new mom (or a mom at all) but always looking for quick makeup routines! Love both looks!

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  45. Nice! I think the first look would also be good for weekends, when I want to look polished to go to the market but I don't want to spend a lot of time doing my face.

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  46. Love the looks elle.. I wish you had done a video tut for this :)

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  47. love this... will have to show my new mommy friends.

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  48. Enjoyed your fab video this morning while enjoying my java! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  49. Being a mommy pf a toddler and a newborn im always on s rush lol.. But that garnier bb cream does wonders for me... Loving the looks <3

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  50. Love the day look, and a beauty to go kit is a great idea!

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  51. awesome loved the 15 min day look the best..awesome and quick :)

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  52. I am not a new mom either (not a mom at all), but I have some friends who are and need to be practical! I love practical makeup anyway! You look so pretty, I loved the suggestions and your eye makeup!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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  53. I like both of these looks! While I'm not a mom either, I can appreciate looks that can be done quickly. I really need to try one of the tarte cheek stains. I can't believe I haven't checked those out by now!

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  54. even though you're not a mom, you nailed the easy looks for a mom like me!! that garnier is my fave also for my alligator dry skin.

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