Monday, December 2, 2013

Mommy Makeup Monday: If You Only Do 1 Thing...Make It Mascara!

On Mondays, I share a tip, product or tutorial that will help you look polished and put-together quickly and with minimal effort.  You definitely don't have to be a rushed mom to benefit from these posts...anyone who needs to be out-the-door fast (and who doesn't?!) can appreciate Mommy Makeup Mondays!

Happy December!  Welcome to the busiest month of the year...which leaves us all even less time for makeup in the mornings.  Funny, since we all have even more errands to run and places to be!  

For today's quick and easy makeup tip, I'm sharing my #1 must-do thing before you leave the house.  Even if you have no time to fool with foundations and blushes, there is just one step you can make time only takes a minute.


Giving your lashes a super fast curl (if you even need it...) and a swipe of black mascara instantly makes your eyes more open and makes you look more awake.  Keep a tube out on your bathroom counter and run it over your top lashes before you turn the light off to leave the house.  One coat takes less than a minute and will make a HUGE difference.  (If you have 2 minutes, add some to your bottom lashes and maybe a tiny bit of concealer if you have dark need for anything else!)

Here are my top picks for mascaras!
a more detailed mascara post is coming soon!

#1 - My Holy Grail Mascara - Benefit They're Real.
Yes, I know it's pricey, but Oh Em Gee.  This really does make my lashes look like falsies.  It's a wet formula, but does an amazing job with both volume and length.  I've found nothing that even comes close.

If you like wet formulas.... Loreal Telescopic Carbon Black or Buxom Lash

If you like dry formulas.... Revlon Grow Luscious or Makeup Forever Smoky Lash  (DiorShow is the cult favorite here, but personally I am not a fan.  At all.  It's beyond overpriced, and Grow Luscious is basically the same thing for 1/4 of the price.)

If you want easy to remove.... Loreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes or MAC Extended Play Lash (both of these are tubing mascaras)

Share with me your favorite mascaras!  I'm always looking for new ones to try :)

As always, everything in this post is my honest personal opinion.  No affiliate links were used.  I have not accepted any consideration for sharing these items with you.  Unless indicated otherwise, all products were purchased by me with my own money.

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