As a mother of young children, you have to accept that there will be times when you go out looking like the walking dead. It’s par for the course; I’m afraid. All those sleepless nights soon add up, and it can have a significant effect. Are there any mums out there that have never been out without makeup or that guarantee they always put matching shoes on? If so, I’d love to know how you do it!
Anyway, there are some occasions when you just have to reach for the makeup bag. You might be going out, or someone could pop around at an inopportune moment. So, what you need is a quick and easy way of sprucing up your personal appearance in as little time as possible. Today, I thought I would concentrate on the eyes. They are, of course, the window to the soul. But, after a tough day with the kids, I don’t think I would ever want to inflict my soul onto anyone...so read on to find out more!
First of all, let’s attack those bloodshot eyes. As sure as eggs are eggs, you can guarantee that on your big night out the kids will have kept you awake all night long beforehand. My go-to tool for this is the Optrex eye drops for bloodshot eyes. I just haven’t found anything else that does the job as well. I’m open to suggestions, though, so let me know if you have any knowledge nuggets!
When you have to wake up every five minutes throughout the night - for weeks on end - it’s going to take its toll. Those sparkly eyes you had in your late teens and early twenties? They are but a distant memory. So, why not make use of modern technology and cheat? If you’re a contact lens wearer, try these Freshlook Colorblends. They will give your eyes an instant lift and add that little bit of life that has been missing since your first child was born!
Prime your lids
Next, get some primer on there - something like NYX HD Eyeshadow will work a treat. You don't’ have to do this, of course - and you can skip this part if you are only popping to the shops. But, if you are going out for the day or evening, it will help keep the rest of your makeup in place.Shadow
A quick brush of your favourite shadow will do the trick. I would go for just a shade darker than your natural colouring as it will show up less of a mess if you are really in a rush. Then, add a darker hue to the crease and corners, and you’re done - all in about 90 seconds.
Liner and mascara
I can draw eyeliner on quicker than the time it took Billy the Kid to draw a pistol. It’s worth practicing if you get the chance, as a good liner can make up for many mistakes elsewhere. Regarding products, again, it’s a case of finding something that you can use with ease. Little short dashes rather than long lines will help you get the job complete quicker - and it will look just as good. At least, it does to me! As for mascara - it’s up to you. To be honest, I will happily leave it if there is no time, as it can be tricky to do when you are in a rush. Or, if you must, just add it to your top lashes only.
And that, ladies, is how to make your eyes pop in less than five minutes. Enjoy!