Two-Minute Makeup For On-The-Go Moms


Let’s be honest: if you’re a mom, you’re probably almost always 0n-the-go. So I love discovering and perfecting quick ways to make myself feel better and look more put together when leaving the house. My Pinterest board is loaded with hair and makeup tips and tricks, and I’ve tried them all. 

These are my daily makeup steps when I’m running out the door start my day. Even if I am headed out for a (rare)date night, I always start with these basic steps and just add on a little more sparkle from there. I’ve included a few different options for each of my favorite product at different price points. 

  1. Apply a tinted moisturizer. I tend to like BB or CC creams (basically tinted moisturizer on steroids). In addition to hydrating and evening out skin tones, they treat the skin with antioxidants and other anti-aging ingredients, and often include SPF. I usually dab a drop on the back of my left hand, then use a brush to apply a light layer  over my entire face. This step should not take more than ten seconds. I like to use this BECCA brush, or the Beauty Blender. Dampen the beauty blender to give your skin a dewy look! These are a little pricey, but will last a long time if kept clean.
    • Maybelline BB Cream – This is what I the cream I wear on a daily basis. Its light coverage makes you feel like you’re wearing no makeup at all.
    • it Cosmetics CC+  – This is my pick if I’m looking for a little more coverage, usually at night, or for a special occasion. It’s results are flawless when applied with the Beauty Blender. 
  2. Apply bronzer. This step should take about 15 second. I grab a big fluffy brush and apply bronzer focusing on the indent of my cheek between my cheekbone and my jawbone in an upward motion. The BECCA works well for a bronzer.
  3. Apply same bronzer to the eye crease. This is one of my favorite tricks. Who has time for eyeshadow? Or better question, who even wants to be wearing eyeshadow during the day? While I have my bronzer out, I take a fluffy eyeshadow brush and swipe a few times in the upper crease of my eye. Game Changer. Effortless and natural pop of brightness, and flatters any skin tone. 
  4. Apply Mascara. Before kids, I splurged on mascara. I’ve tried most of them out there.
    But I don’t have to splurge anymore. There are SO many good options that are cheap. A few strokes and you’re good to go. Sometimes I layer on 2 or 3 different ones if I’m looking for a more dramatic effect. A few of my faves…

I recommend picking up a fabulous little makeup bag to store just these basic essentials. So when you’re flying out the door, you can skip rummaging through your entire makeup collection and grab this two-minute kit that guarantees you a game face for another glamorous day of “mom-life”!


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Hi there! I’m Danaea! I grew up in upstate New York, came to college in Boston and lived around there for almost 10 years. About a year-and-a-half ago, we moved our family up to the Seacoast! I’m an Accounting Professor at Endicott College, sell Essential Oils, and am passionate about DIYs, clean eating, and finding new ways to stay in shape! Motherhood has been my favorite journey of all and I hope to someday add to it and have a tribe of little ones running around! I have some major OCD tendencies, but not the kind that would land me a season on TLC. I am slightly obsessed with reality TV, and have also convinced my husband he should be, too. I love to cook, but it doesn’t happen too often. My husband is the chef in our house. My favorite place to be is home, with my daughter, my hubs, our two dogs and my cozy pants and my coffee. You can follow along with my family adventures on Instagram at @danaea!