The whole house woke up late and you have exactly 20 minutes to get everyone – – including yourself – – ready for drop-off. You could grab the shades and hide behind them… or you could streamline your make-up routine and look ah-mazing.

{Looking it is half the battle, right?}

Kristen Floyd, esthetician and make-up artist, put together this fabulous ‘fresh face’ morning make-up look. And it all comes together in under 5 minutes.

Consider it your newest ‘mom life’ hack. Customize it for your skin and spend less time in front of the mirror every morning.

… and maybe have time for a HOT cup of coffee for once?

Fresh in Five: Seven Steps, Eight Products, New Morning Make-Up Routine

Products: Moisturizer, Tinted Moisturizer, Highlighter, Foundation, Eye Shadow, Cream Blush, Mascara, Lip Gloss

Fresh in Five: Simplify Your Morning Make-Up Routine

Start with a moisturizer. Hydration is key, especially when you’re feeling rushed or blasé. Then follow-up with a tinted moisturizer that works with your skin tone. {Yes! You should use both!}

Fresh in Five: Simplify Your Morning Make-Up RoutineUse a highlighter to lighten those dark circles. Create a “v” under each eye to brighten. Don’t forget the eyelids!

Fresh in Five: Simplify Your Morning Make-Up RoutineApply a layer of your favorite foundation. You can use a sponge applicator or your fingertips… just be sure to blend.

Fresh in Five: Simplify Your Morning Make-Up RoutineEyeshadow! Lighter and bright is the key to looking cheery and awake… even if that first cup of java hasn’t kicked in.

Fresh in Five: Simplify Your Morning Make-Up RoutineCream blush is the key to a fresh-looking face! Don’t be afraid to go darker and brighter with the tone and blend, blend, blend!

Fresh in Five: Simplify Your Morning Make-Up RoutineTime for mascara. Go big or go home when it comes to eyes. A great black mascara is all you need for definition. Don’t forget the bottom lashes.

Fresh in Five: Simplify Your Morning Make-Up RoutineJust add gloss! A sheer shine and you’re ready to take on the day. {Or at least, look it!}

 

Photos by Laura Black, Laura Black Photography