I was originally going to title this post new mom beauty essentials but then I realized I use all these products no matter if I have a non sleeping newborn or not.
Being home with a 4-year-old and a 7 month old most days I don’t wear makeup. I wake up wash my face, put on moisturizer, curl my eyelashes and we are off on our daily adventures.
Who has time to put on makeup with these two.
But on the days that I have big outings planned, like a trip to the grocery store (#momlife) here are some of my beauty favorites.
Burt’s Bees facial cleansing wipes and Caudalie Beauty Elixer.
At night my skin care routine has a few more steps but for the mornings I love these wipes, they are quick, smell fresh and leave my skin feeling clean. Once clean I spritz the Caudalie Beauty Elixer to reduce the appearance of pores and I find provides an extra dose of skin refresh and dose or radiance. This product can also be used after applying makeup to help set your makeup.
Eminence Moisturizer with SPF
I use a lot of Eminence products and I have yet to find a product I don’t like. Eminence are my go to product for skin care. This summer I am really enjoying the Red Currant Protective Moisturizer as it includes an SPF for sun protection, I’m pretty good at remembering to apply additional sun screen to my face if I’m going to be outside for a long period of time but in the instance that I forget I like knowing i’m protected.
I only discovered makeup primers about 1 year ago and I must say I LOVE THEM. If I forget to apply primer before my makeup I notice an immediate difference. Primers prepare your skin for your makeup by making your skin tone more even and smooth hence making your makeup look better. It also reduces oil and helps your makeup look better longer. If you’re not using a primer you must, it will change your life…dramatic much? On days I’m not going to be wearing makeup I usually skip this product however even without makeup I like how it balances out my skin tone for a softer look. I also love this Primer.
Under Eye Concealer.
I have 2 kids, I haven’t slept in 5 years. You feel me?
Eye lash curler
I’m no makeup artist but I know to never apply mascara without curling my lashes, curling your lashes will make you look more awake and bright-eyed. When I’m not wearing mascara I still curl my lashes, I currently have this eye lash curler.
Some people may call not washing your hair in 4 days gross, I call it…well gross but hey it happens, no shame in my game. Dry Shampoo helps remove the oil from my un-washed hair and lets me go just onemoreday. My main issue with dry shampoo is the smell, some smell so strong I just can’t use them, I’m currently using the DRYBAR brand and don’t love it for this reason. So far this is my favorite but I’m still on the hunt for a less smelly option. Let me know if you know of any.
Crest 3D White teeth whitening toothpaste.
I only use this whitening system when I feel that my teeth need a little whitening boost. Like times when my baby decides to wake up every 2 hours while on vacation and I drink a few extra cups of coffee. I only need to use Crest 3D white for 5 or 6 days and my teeth are white again with no yellowing stains. I’ve tried a lot of whitening systems and this is by far my favorite. Crest claims it keeps teeth 99% as white as professional polish and I believe it having done both,
There you have it, a few of my current favorite beauty tools.
What are some of your favorites?