5-Minute Beauty Routines
Moms don't have much time for primping. Spend less time getting gorgeous with these genius beauty time savers to help you feel your best -- in five minutes flat
And while "the phrase 'working mother' is redundant" as the writer Jane Sellman pointed out (thanks Bartlett's), "beautiful mother" sure doesn't feel redundant or implied when you're looking all National Geographic -- infant clutched to your breast on your third day without a shower.
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Once you become a new mom, you can forget about having time to flat iron or blow dry your hair. Or being awarded a half hour to obsess over your makeup. And manicures -- what manicures? You hardly have time to change out of your PJs -- or even to read this.
That's why it's time to makeover your beauty routine. By this we mean learn how to cut the time you spend getting ready down to a realistic and manageable amount of time -- sounds pretty good, huh? You will actually have time to throw on a little bit of makeup and brush your hair (okay, on some days), you just need to know how to prioritize your look. By learning what to spend your time on, beauty-wise, and by choosing makeup that is worth the application time, you can appear pulled-together despite what your kids or the other moms actually know.
To get these easy makeup tips and quick hairstyling tricks, we went to real-mom makeup and hair experts who know a thing or two about getting pretty in a hurry: Taylor Chang-Babaian, celebrity makeup artist and mother to two teens, and Regina Tuzzo, hairstylist at the French Twist Salon in New York and mother of a 14-month-old and twin pre-teens. Check out the easy makeup looks, tips and hairstyles they use to save much-needed time. Hopefully they'll help you too, because clearly you have a million more important things to do than fuss over an updo or highlight your cheekbones.
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