Fashion Fridays With Melanie: 5 Minute Beauty in 3 Quick Steps

by Samantha on August 26, 2011

Melanie, Multiple Mayhem Mamma’s resident fashion, beauty and style guru, is back to provide us moms with some quick tips for looking great while sending our kids back to school!

Take it away, Mel!
5 Minute Beauty in 3 Quick Steps
It’s time for the kids to go back-to-school, which means that not only do you have to get yourself organized for the day, you have to get your kids ready at the same time.
When you feel like you have to choose between being punctual or doing your makeup, it’s not surprising that you pay more attention to the clock than you do to your face paint.
For those mornings that you start off on the wrong foot, there are some simple yet effective tricks that can get you on your way and on time, while still looking good. 
Here are three quick and easy steps to looking gorgeous in just mere minutes.
1. Go Undercover.  Skip the foundation post-moisturizer (hopefully one with SPF 30!) and use a concealer instead. Dab a bit under the eyes and anywhere else you have any blemishes or uneven tone. Blend. If you want to invest, I highly recommend Cle de Peau’s concealer. It’s won multiple beauty awards and for good reason. You need the tiniest amount and it covers beautifully and lasts all day.
2. Open up.  Curling your lashes before applying mascara instantly makes you look more awake and refreshed. So no matter how rushed you are, never skip this step. Once curled, apply one coat of mascara (if you have time, if not, move on to the next step). Need an eyelash curler?  Sephora makes a great one that’s reasonably priced. 
3. Multi-task. We multi-task in our lives, so why not our makeup? NARS has an amazing product called The Multiple that lets you add colour to your cheeks lips and even eyes in just a few seconds.  Simple dab some on your cheeks and lips (and if you want an extra glow on your lids), blend and go.
In less than five minutes, you look put together and ready to face the day.
What are your secrets for making mornings more streamlined?
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