10 Busy Mom Make-Up Favorites

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1.Aveda Uruku Color Gloss Verbena / 2. Almay intense i-color eyeshadow kit smoky-i for greens / 3. Burts Bees Tinted Lip Balm Red Dahlia / 4. Bareminerals Warmth All-Over Face Color  / 5. Bareminerals Original Foundation SPF 15 Light  / 6. Clinique Airbrush Concealer / 7. Neutrogena Volume Mascara Black  / 8. Colorganics Lip Tint Earth / 9. Josie Maran Magic Marker Argan Liquid Eye Liner Black / 10. Burts Bees Lip Shimmer Plum

This past Saturday night was one of the rare occasions that I get to wear a dress, hire a babysitter and spend some adult time with the husband. Chloe’s preschool was hosting a fundraising gala, and since we were required to buy two tickets it was the perfect excuse.

It was fun to put on a little extra make-up that night, too. Believe it or not, when I was in college, I worked as a Lancome girl at a department store. But that was then. My make-up choices now are more grown-up, when I actually wear it. My daily life-as-a-mom doesn’t leave much time for more than tinted lip balm which I can apply on-the-go (and without a mirror). I actually leave a tube in the car for when I forget. Sometimes I apply the same tint to my cheeks, too. I’ve listed four of my favorite formulas and their colors above.

For other times, when I want to put in a little more effort, I have my go-to favorites. I think of them as my “busy mom” make-up, because they are quick basics that are easy to apply and wear well. They are also quite neutral. I bet I could put this same palette on every mom in Chloe’s preschool class and it would still look good. Hmm. Come to think of it, that would be a neat future post someday! I’d love to hear if you have your own favorites to share!

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