Posted: Apr 20, 2012 1:40 PM
Being moms, we have a limited budget of time and sometimes money. So when shopping for products, always look for something that will last all day as well as potentially serve more than one purpose.

Listen, we're multitasking mamas, and we want our makeup to do the same.

Looking flawlessBB cream and instant age rewind

To "appear flawless" you need to find the right foundation or cover-up that will hide all that children, aging and lack of sleep give you. We suggest looking for a tinted moisturizer with an SPF, so that you can apply quickly and easily.

Personally, we've found the Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream ($10) to do everything that we need it to.

We are always amazed at how even our skin looks after one quick application.

And then to hide what’s going on under your eyes, try the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment/Concealer/Brightener ($7).

Look awake

color tattooNow that you're flawless, it’s time to perk up and look awake. After all, there’s only so much that cup (or IV line) of coffee is going to do for you. So now it’s all about playing up the eyes. With just four products, you can look like you are the most well-rested mom in the school drop-off line.

Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadows ($5): You apply quickly with your fingers to your lids and voila! This will last all day and it really doesn’t crease so no need to reapply or touch up.


Maybelline Falsies ($5) gives your lashes incredible length and volume — it’s the mascara we always go back to and love.


Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum ($8) (whew, long name!) This is the best liquid eyeliner. It stays on all day, doesn’t smudge and lengthens your lashes at the same time.

eyepencilNYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk ($3). Apply to the inner water line and be amazed at how awake you look!

Extra beauty tips

Dry shampoo

Dirty Hair?
Best dry shampoo: Suave ($3)

best lip balm

Dry lips?
Loreal lip balm SPF 15 ($7)

Remember^ Just because we may be tired, it doesn’t mean we have to look it!

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