Saying that I was a makeup hoarder/collector/enthusiast before I had Sophia is quite frankly an understatement. I had drawers and drawers of makeup. I always had the newest collections of makeup that was released, especially in the drugstores. I had (and still have) expensive makeup brushes that I saved up my waitressing tips for to buy online. It was almost a sickness. I was obsessed. And then, well, I had Sophia. And, my makeup buying days were over. As many mommies know, you can go into Target for toothpaste, and you’ll still walk out with something for your baby. It’s a proven fact. If I have money to spare, it’s spent on Sophia.
With that said, I still make sure to keep my must-have makeup items in stock at all times. They’re essential for making me feel human. Even if I don’t leave the house, I genuinely feel CALMER if I put makeup on. I guess it’s just my ‘thing’. *Side note, I was back to wearing my every day makeup when Sophia was 4 days old, and I didn’t have any help since my husband went back to work. So IT IS POSSIBLE to do little things for yourself after you have a baby! Don’t give up!!* So here they are, my mommy makeup must-haves for face, eyes, and lips. Enjoy!
These are my go-to products. I have dry skin all year round, and this BB cream is very hydrating, covers well, and is super quick to put on. The concealer in shade Radiant brightens and conceals. I don’t have too much darkness under my eyes, but I love the brightening effect. I’m also testing out the Maybelline Age Rewind Brightening Concealer at the moment – so far so good!
To apply the BB cream, I either use just my fingers, or my Sigma F84 Angled Top Synthetic Kabuki. Both ways work great, pretty much the same results.
2) Maybelline Unstoppable Eye Liner in Onyx & Revlon Growluscious Mascara in Blackest Black. I’ve always worn black liner on my top lash line, and I love this particular one. I bought it when they were out of the Master Drama Eye Studio in Midnight Master that I was repurchasing for the 11th time, and I decided to give this one a try, and it’s great! The mascara was a repurchase as well – I love the brush, how dark it is, and the length and volume it gives my lashes. Five stars all around. Also, I occasionally fill in the sparse areas of my brows with the E.L.F. Studio Eyebrow Kit in Medium. It does the job, and for $3, you can’t beat it.
3) Nivea, A Kiss of Vitamin Swirl Lip Balm & Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in 225 Sultry. I’ve been using the Nivea, A Kiss of Milk and Honey for about a year now and I decided to switch it up for the vitamin swirl version. I love it! It smells amazing, way better than the Milk and Honey one. It’s perfect for the diaper bag, on your nightstand, wherever. The Matte balm is my new obsession – the Sultry shade is the “my lips but better” color of the 10 shades they offer and it’s beautiful. It almost makes you feel “not like a mommy” for a split second – you know, before they throw their lunch on the floor in public. I definitely recommend both products.
What’s one makeup item that you couldn’t leave the house without putting on? Leave it in the comments below!