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SEP 01 2016

Mom-In-A-Rush Green Beauty

My mornings always feel like a mad scramble to get out the door. On some days, all I have time for is sunscreen and a ponytail. But I try not to be so minimal. When I’m put together I feel better prepared to tackle my day. It’s like when your home is tidy and organized: it makes your life feel more organized.

To help you keep it together during drop-offs, pick-ups, and all the other running around we do for our kids, I want to share with you my Mom-in-a-Rush routine. It takes 10 minutes and relies on two main beauty hacks:

  • products that multitask;
  • cream foundations, blushes and eyeshadows that can be applied without brushes.

Pictured here are all the products I need for my 10-minute beauty routine. They easily fit into one drawer of my Sherrieblossom Icebox organizer!

HERE'S THE STEP-BY-STEP

Step 1: after showering, I spray a facial mist over my face and neck. While the mist is absorbing, I brush my teeth and put in my contact lenses.

Favorite facial mists: Odacite Aloe & Immortelle Hydrating Toner Mist, Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator (read the Keu reviews here).

 

Step 2: I apply a multitasking sunscreen that has the benefits of a nutrient-rich serum and a moisturizer. So instead of applying three different products I only need one. If your skin is very dry, or during cold weather, you might still need a moisturizer on top of your sunscreen. But at least you’ll have the serum part covered. Apply the sunscreen under the eyes too. The skin under the eyes is thinner and more susceptible to UV damage. If you need more hydration you can apply the same moisturizer you used on your face to your under eye area.

Favorite multitasking sunscreens: Hynt Beauty Sun Prep SPF 30, Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30 (read the Keu reviews here).

Step 3: While the sunscreen and moisturizer are absorbing, I do my hair. You want to let your skincare products absorb a little before applying makeup to avoid any pilling.

Step 4: Use a foundation or concealer that also works for your under eye area. This way you’re only opening one product. I apply it to my nose where I have large pores, on any red patches, and then under my eyes.

Favorite multitasking foundations: Vapour Atmosphere Luminous Foundation (read the Keu review here), Sappho Cosmetics Liquid Foundation (read the Keu review here), rms beauty "Un" cover-up.