Being a mom and doing a makeup routine can be incredibly daunting. It’s hard to know what makeup essentials you need to get out the door and feel put together. So, I have put together the makeup essentials for moms to show you the basic cosmetics you need in your makeup bag for every day use. From eyeshadow to lipstick, here is the list of cosmetics to get.
If you are looking for a complete makeup kit for moms, here is the shopping list you need. You really just need to keep your cosmetic bag to a minimum and have the essentials on hand. most of these makeup must haves can be packed into your purse for touch ups through out the day as well. Yay!
basic makeup essentials list for moms
- tinted moisturizer
- cheek and lip duo
- red lipstick and Neutral (will get to that later)
- Brow pencil
- Eyeshadow palette
Cosmetic Essentials for Moms Video
If you are more of a visual person, check out the Youtube video I did showing off all of these products that I love. For me, these are the must have cosmetics that I use daily as a mom.
Essential Tinted Moisturizer for Moms
If you don’t have time to do an entire foundation routine with a beauty blender, do a tinted moisturizer. I am currently obsessed with the Beautycounter tinted moisturizer because it is light-weight, non-toxic, has an SPF of 20 and doesn’t feel gross on my skin. Here are a few other options as well.
- Beautycounter Skin Tint (non-toxic)
- Jouer Cosmetics Tinted Moisturizer
- Burts Bees Tinted Moisturizer
Essential Cheek and Lip Duo for Moms
Anytime I can can double up on a makeup product the better. That is why I really like to use a lip and cheek duo when I am in a rush and don’t have time to think about it. I also like how I can easily put this in my purse for on the go touch ups.
Essentials Red and Nude Lipstick for Moms
Some of you are probably like…what in the world? But seriously, wear red lipstick to the grocery store while your children are melting down and you will immediately feel like you can handle it. I think every mom should own a tube of red lipstick. Here are a few of my favorites.
- Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Scarlette (for red lipstick beginners)
- Nars ManHunt Lipstick
- Urban Decay Barfly Nude Lipstick
Essential Brow Pencils for Moms
I alway say “bad brows make a good makeup look bad”. Brows frame the face which makes brow product one of the biggest makeup essentials. Having fabulous brows is a must which makes creating good brows an incredibly important step in your mom makeup routine. If you don’t know how to do you brows, check out this eyebrow tutorial for instruction. All you need are the right brow products and a little practice.
Essentials Concealers for Moms
Weather you have dark underage circles or just need a quick “pick me up” after a long day with the kids, a good concealer can become a trusted friend. For those days when you don’t need much, a lightweight concealer is essential. But for those nights that landed you in the 2 hours of sleep zone, a more pigmented concealer is a must. Here are a few of my faves in both categories.
Essentials Eyeshadow Palette for Moms
Last but not least, one of the best makeup essentials for moms is to have an eyeshadow palette. I always seem to go back to my naked palettes for every day use. They are so versatile for day and night use and they last forever. If you haven’t bought one yet, get on it!
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