Being a mum often means making sure everyone else is sorted before you can even think about yourself! And being mum to a child on the autism spectrum not only means that, but it means routine, routine, routine! Getting us all up and ready for the day each morning is like a military operation in our house, but if I don’t find a few minutes to make myself look presentable, I’ll scare anyone I come into contact with! I’ve managed to whittle my make-up routine down to five minutes in the morning, which is squeezed in somewhere between making the two breakfasts that Tink has (yes, first cereal, then ‘raisin toast’!) and making packed lunches and helping her to get dressed.
Here I’ve done a little demo of my make-up routine with my favourite products, mostly from BareMinerals, which I find so quick and simple to use that I can literally do it with my eyes closed (which is useful on those mornings like today, when I’ve been up since 4am!).
5-minute Morning Make-up for Mums
Products I Used
Here are the products I used in the video. This is the tiniest selection of my extensive collection – I could probably open a branch of BareMinerals in my bedroom! Items marked with * are affiliate links – if you went ahead and made a purchase via my link, it won’t cost you any extra, but I will receive a small percentage. More about what this means can be found here.
* BareMinerals Original Foundation in Fairly Light
* Stroke of Light Eye Brightener in Luminous 1
* Lasting Line Eyeliner in Lasting Brown
* 5-in-1 Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow in Luxe Almond
* Full Flawless Face Brush (I use for my blusher)
Just as a side note – BareMinerals might seem quite expensive, but I honestly think it’s worth laying out the money as the products last so long. You only need a tiny bit of the mineral powders each time – less is definitely more!
So, there we have it! I hope you enjoyed my 5-minute morning make-up for mums routine? Five minutes to looking vaguely human in the mornings using my favourite ‘hero’ products. What’s your routine? And do you have any must-have products that you wouldn’t leave the house without using? Let me know!
If you struggle to get going in the mornings, try my 15 minute routine to help jump-start your day!
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