Recently I was chatting with a friend about how much my beauty routine has changed since becoming a mom (hint: A LOT!), so I couldn’t think of a more perfect time to share my daily makeup favorites featuring Maybelline! Motherhood has taught me to become comfortable in my own natural skin for sure, but I still like to wear makeup when I can find the time. Mom life is demanding though and if I don’t keep it focused, I’m forced to skip it altogether! So in the interest of also eating breakfast in the morning I keep my daily routine to a quick 5 minutes and I focus specifically on one area: my eyes. It’s my beauty equivalent to remembering to wear pants! lol
I have the luxury of literally wearing workout gear to work (#teamclasspass!), so luckily I don’t need a full glam face every single day. Instead I default to a “fresh-faced” look using a few of my go-to drugstore beauty favorites! Specifically the 24karat Nudes Palette by Maybelline — it’s full of iridescent, gold neutrals and complimentary warm tones that I LOVE. The colors all blend easily, the pigment lasts me all day (even through a quick workout), and did I mention it’s only 11.99?
Next up is my eyeliner! I think it comes from my dance days in the NFL, but I take few things more seriously than I do eyeliner and wear it as a non-negotiable. Oh yes — liquid eyeliner, every single day, no matter what! Except maybe that day I went to hospital to have a baby lol — but every other day, YES! I’ve tried plenty of drugstore brand eyeliner, but Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Ink Pen ($7.99) is so, so good. Rich in color, stays all day, and is super easy to hold while creating sleek lines. The flexible felt-like tip controls the product flow so well, I have yet to get any weird “blobs” that take a million q-tips to correct! Finish up with two coats of Colossal Big Shot Volume Express mascara, and I’m a fresh faced mommy (tip: the liquid ink pen is surprisingly cry proof, for when “momming” gets the best of you).
A skincare is also as equally important (more on that soon!), but a quick 5 minute face and I feel (and look) put together and ready to tackle whatever joke of a hot mess mom situation the world throws at me. I used to spend tons at my local beauty store, but I’m so glad I’ve discovered products that deliver, in a super affordable way!
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