It’s that time of year when everyone starts scrambling. Did I remember to buy all the ingredients to make the pecan pie? Did I order the walnuts for the stuffing? Do I have all the seasonings I need for the mashed potatoes? Did I remember to make a shopping list for Black Friday sales? There is so much to do before Thanksgiving and then the heat is really on when the meal is over!
It can be a real challenge to make sure you don’t forget anything and you know no matter how much planning you do, you will forget something important anyway! You picked out the perfect dress to wear for Thanksgiving dinner, but you forgot that your toddler ruined your eye shadow palette and you needed to buy more!
Putting makeup on can be a hassle, especially if you have younger kids that won’t even let you pee by yourself let alone put makeup on. Honestly, putting makeup on can be your favorite part of the holiday preparations, if you do it right!
If you want your holiday makeup to look just right and be in and out of the bathroom in less than 15 minutes, here are a few holiday makeup tips for you!
Keep It Simple
First off, just forget all those contouring videos you’ve watched on YouTube. You know those girls don’t have a life and ain’t nobody got time for that! Keep it simple when applying your makeup because unless you are a pro, the more time you spend on your makeup, the worse it might look. Stick to the basics like foundation, blush, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, and a beautiful lip color.
Use High Quality Makeup
One of the most annoying parts of wearing makeup is having it fall, smudge, or otherwise not stay put where it supposed to. Whether it’s eyeliner turning into black eye gunk in the corners or eyeshadow falling to your cheeks, no one wants to deal with makeup that doesn’t stay put. You are a busy mom, you don’t have time to stop and check the mirror every 30 minutes to see if your makeup is staying put! Invest in a waterproof mascara and some make-up for daily wear and then add a nice stay-on
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Don’t Forget Moisturizer
Before you even think about applying foundation, whether it’s liquid or powder, you have to make sure your face is moisturized first! Cold winter weather dries your skin out fast and if you don’t moisturize your face before applying foundation, it’s going to look flaky and dry. Avoid this by using a good night cream before going to bed and a good day cream before applying makeup foundation.