When you become a mom, your needs immediately take a back seat to those of your kids. You have a lot less time, money, and energy to take care of yourself. But having kids doesn't mean you have to go through the rest of your life looking like a zombie. You can still look like you put some effort into your look, even if you didn't. If you want to try to keep it all together but you can barely keep your eyes open, you definitely need to know some essential lazy mom beauty hacks.
Being lazy mom isn't necessarily a bad thing. In fact, I wear my lazy mom badge with pride. My days are spent frantically juggling the responsibilities of work and motherhood, which means I'm usually applying lipstick as I run out of the door. And if I have to choose between plucking my eyebrows and a few extra minutes of sleep, I will proudly rock a unibrow. Your life might be all about bottles and diapers now, but fortunately the Internet is full of amazing beauty hacks that even the laziest mom can pull off with minimal effort.
While you're gulping down your morning coffee, take a look at some of these beauty hacks for lazy moms. You can have all of the other moms in your playgroup thinking you really are a superhero.
1. Set Your Makeup
As a mom, you've got a lot on your plate. So if you do manage to find time to put on makeup, you certainly don't have time to touch it up throughout the day. You need an easy way to set your makeup after you apply. As Redbook mentioned, a little spritz of hairspray can keep your makeup in tact all day long.
2. Fake Longer Lashes With Baby Powder
You may want to have the appearance of long lashes, but you can't be bothered with applying falsies. Applying baby powder to your lashes with a cotton swab can make your eyelashes appear longer, according to Buzzfeed.
3. Cover Tired Eyes With Eyeshadow
Being tired is a big part of being a mom. But you don't want to have to go through life looking like you're living on limited sleep. According to Redbook, shimmery beige eye shadow can hide the look of tired eyes.
4. Let Your Mascara Double As Eyeliner
If you can find a few extra minutes in the morning to do eye makeup, but don't have eyeliner, you don't have to worry. As Buzzfeed suggested, your mascara can fill in for your eyeliner in a pinch.
5. Embrace Makeup-Removing Wipes
Once you've put the kiddies to bed, a lazy mom just feels grateful to have made it through the day. You'd much rather celebrate with your remote than spend your time scrubbing makeup off of your face. Marie Claire suggested keeping makeup remover wipes near your bed so you can sleep with a clean face.
6. Go With A Red Lip
You may have spent hours in the mirror on your makeup before, but now that you're a mom, you can barely remember to brush your teeth. If you don't have the energy to do anything else, a red lip can help you pull it all together, according to Popsugar.
7. Shave With Baby Oil
Lazy moms need help eliminating as many steps as possible in their beauty routine. If you can bring yourself to shave your legs in the morning, Johnson & Johnson suggested you try shaving with baby oil. It will save you the step of having to moisturize afterwards.
8. Correct Dark Circles With Lipstick
Let's face it, a lazy mom isn't even thinking about concealer, but you can mask those dark circles with something you already have in your makeup bag. According to Momtastic, lipstick can help correct dark circles under the eyes.
9. Treat Your Feet While You Sleep
If you have to multitask, why not moisturize your feet in your sleep? As Buzzfeed suggested, applying Vaseline to your feet with a pair of comfy socks will soften your feet while you snooze.
10. Don't Be Afraid To Rock A Bun
You have to leave the house sometime, but you aren't trying to get up before the sun to style your hair. You can get a few extra Zs and still look pulled together by rocking a bun with a nice pair of earrings.
11. Dry Your Hair With A Tee
When you find the energy to wash your hair, save yourself some time by changing the way you dry. As Buzzfeed noted, a T-shirt is more absorbent than a towel and will dry your hair a lot faster.
12. Look For Products That Multitask
You don't have time or energy to use a ton of products on your face. Instead, look for one product that will work overtime for you. As Momtastic suggested, you should buy products that work on your cheeks, eyes, and lips.
13. Smudge Eyeliner For A Simple Smoky Eye
You want to rock a smokey eye, but you aren't even trying to search for a YouTube tutorial. If you can apply eyeliner, you can still get the look. Simply smudging your eyeliner will give you the same smokey eye look, according to Cosmopolitan.