Mom`s Simple 10 Minute Makeup Routine

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ย In a rush but still want to look your best? The kids sure aren`t going to cooperate just so you can contour your whole face… Give this quick makeup routine a try!

Broke as a joke & need a cheap makeup routine without looking cheap? I included a list of the good quality cheapies I have been using for years! ENJOY ๐Ÿ˜€

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Step 1: Start with a clean and freshly washed face.


I highly recommend using a wash cloth rather than your hands to avoid spreading more oils to your face. Wash the cloth every few days.


Step 2: Evenly apply moisturizing primer to hold your makeup products to your skin.


Step 3: Next, with a makeup sponge/beauty blender like the one pictured below, dab and blend only enough liquid foundation to cover the whole face.

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A beauty blender allows you to more evenly apply your foundation without the smear marks that can result from using your fingers or also the classic triangle like sponges.


Step 4: Using an eyeliner pencil, apply to the inside of the lid, between the eye and your eyelashes.


Step 5: To finish the eyes, break out the mascara and apply.


Using a side to side motion while applying mascara from root to tip has been known to cover the lashes a little thicker than your regular strokes.


Step 6: Then apply a little blush to the apple of your cheeks using a small circular motion to spread evenly. Make sure to tap your brush like on the sink to remove excess powder. Remember, less is more!

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Step 7: For my lips I use tinted chap stick to finish off my look, you can use whatever lipstick, gloss, or lip product you prefer.


Step 8: Blend your foundation from your face into your neck along the jaw line from ear to ear with a little moisturizer. This is a very important step if you want to avoid the “orange line”, as I always heard it called in high school! LOL

ย &ย DONE!

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Are you interested inย  what affordable beauty/makeup products that I’ve been using since high school? Check them out below!

All products listed below are from Wal-Mart which I have truly come to love each one for their continued quality over the years. Just so you know if you purchase any items below, atย noย extra cost to you, I will make a small percentage… so thank you for the support!


wet n wild Coverall Primer – Partners In Prime $6


COVERGIRL Clean Makeup Foundation, Medium Light, 1 fl oz (30 ml) $6


Gourd Shaped Cosmetic Makeup Facial Powder Blender Sponge Puff Pads 3Pcs 3 for $11

wet n wild Color Icon Kohl Liner Pencil – Baby’s Got Black $2


Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Washable Mascara $7


CoverGirl TruBlend Micro Minerals Blush, Natural Rose [485] 0.28 oz $14 w/ brush!


Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture With Broad Spectrum Spf 15 Sunscreen, 4 Fl. Oz. $10


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  • Sella

    honestly i’m often to make up because i thought it will spend me more time in bathroom and i have toddler who hanging out around to disturb me, but this post is great, just for 10 mins for make up that’s what i’m looking for ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Ashley@Sunshineandkiddos

      With these quick steps I look and feel great about myself all day without spending precious time! Or cash for that matter ๐Ÿ™‚ glad you enjoy!

    • Ashley@Sunshineandkiddos

      I am able to get this done with my 10 month old in the bathroom with me, & the help of a few bath toys lol

  • Vicky Pietz

    Mom’s only have 10 minutes and that might include a shower. Great advice.

    • Ashley@Sunshineandkiddos

      Yeah we’re all familiar with the five minute shower! We do what we got to do lol

  • Tyra Skinner

    I often need something like this routine when getting ready for 8am work teaching kids haha. Thanks for sharing!

    • Ashley@Sunshineandkiddos

      Your welcome Tyra, glad you liked it!

  • Danielle Gould

    This is my routine every day – simplicity is often best when it comes to makeup (in my humble opinion!)

  • Ellen

    My morning routine is very similar. I’m not a “morning person” so fast and easy is what I need. Great advice!

  • Rebekah Stephens

    I love a simple routine ๐Ÿ™‚ BTW, is that a stock photo or is that you in the photo, I just saw that pic this morning attached to a FB meme about “tag your friend who looks beautiful without any makeup” lol

    • Ashley@Sunshineandkiddos

      The very bottom pic is stock lol!

  • Sara Monahan Gerges

    I love makeup but as I am also a mom, I’ve gotten my routine down to a science. I don’t wear foundation (unless it’s a special occasion) but I do my eyes (primer, about 5 different eyeshadows, trust me, it’s not as difficult as it sounds, liquid eyeliner, and mascara) and then usually chapstick/lip gloss/lip stick. That’s it. Takes me about 5 mins. And I feel like I’m totally done up. I understand not having a lot of time, that’s how I got so fast!

    One tip though (I’m from the salon industry) – Not all foundations are made alike. Some are made to be applied with your fingers, a sponge, or a brush. Trust me, the application is very different and you should tailor that to the foundation, not the person.

    • Ashley@Sunshineandkiddos

      That sounds wonderful! What a great routine, I like the eye shadow part ๐Ÿ™‚ & I’ve never heard of foundation being fit for different applications, I’ll definitely be looking into that today lol

  • Shell

    This a great easy routine.

  • Love this easy and simple routine! Great for on the go!

    • Ashley@Sunshineandkiddos

      Yes it is, I’ve done it in the car before!

  • Adrienne Freeman

    We all need one of those 10 minute routines whether we have small children or not. Thank you for the easy and simple tips

    • Ashley@Sunshineandkiddos

      Yes that’s true, I’ve had kids so long I don’t see any other way than quick!