Easy beauty tips for busy moms

by DrPrem Jagyasi

Imagine you finally manage to get the kids out of the house and in the car when you catch a glimpse of yourself in the rear view mirror and think, “How did I leave the house like this?” For these moments, always keep a stash of makeup and a few accessories in your purse. It’s amazing how even a quick swipe of lipstick or slipping on a cute headband can make you look and feel more confident and complete.

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If there’s one thing moms are short on, it’s time. Whether you’re a working mom or one who stays at home, you want to look your best and you don’t have much time to do it. Try these tips to get gorgeous with little effort, no matter who your audience is.

Get a good haircut

Ask your stylist to give you an easy do. Specify that you want something you can let air-dry that looks good if you don’t have time to style. For the most mommy-friendly cut, look for something that falls between your chin and shoulders, so it’s not too long to manage, but you can still put it back in a ponytail. Keep in mind that easy doesn’t have to mean boring. Encourage your stylist to put some innovation and fun into your look.

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Invest in a good concealer

Invest in a good concealer to cover up your dark circles under your eyes and also the dark patches and blemishes on the skin of your face. No one but you and your baby needs to know you were up all night long.

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Lengthen your lashes

Look for mascara that lengthens your lashes, and be sure to apply two coats. Use a lash brush to separate lashes and remove excess mascara between coats to avoid clumps. Longer lashes give the illusion of bright eyes, a big helper to tired moms.

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Curling of eye lashes is a must

Never skip curling your eyelashes. It may seem like an expendable step when you’re pressed for time, but those few seconds you spend curling your lashes make more of impact than anything else. Heat the curler for a few seconds with your blow dryer, then curl away for brighter, healthy looking eyes.

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Perfect your pout

Apply a shimmery gloss to your lips. It’s a quick way to brighten your whole face without a ton of effort.

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