Top 5 Beauty Products for Busy Moms

Let’s be real. Being a mom is a lot of work, leaving you with little time to get ready. This is why it’s essential to find some products that will help you feel and look like a normal human again. I love trying new products so its hard for me to find a brand that I’m super loyal to. These products are my must-haves even if I change brands sometimes. My daughter is one year old so I am constantly chasing her around the house. It’s hard to find time to get ready for the day when I’m the only one home while my husband is at work. These are my go-to products for those busy days we all face.

Lipsense

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What is it?– A long lasting lip color that molecularly bonds to your lips for up to 18 hours of wear.

What I’m currently using- I love Sengence Lipsense. I have almost 25 colors but my favorites right now are Sheer Berry, Roseberry, and Bella. To order this product you will have to find a distributor, but if you go to their website here, you can type in your zip code to find one in your area!

Why I love it– No I’m not a distributor. I just love this product. It does take a little more time to put on because of the application process and you need to do it in three layers, then add gloss. But once it’s on, IT’S ON! There’s no reapplying all day and it stays put. It doesn’t transfer to my husband, daughter or my wine glasses. Did I mention that Lipsense is a 100% vegan product??

 

Dry shampoo


What is it?– A spray that will absorb oils in your hair to give you a renewed and voluminous look to your next-day hair.

What I’m currently using- Batiste Divinely Dark Dry Shampoo

Why I love it– This is one of the better dry shampoos that I’ve tried. Some of the dry shampoos I’ve tried left my hair feeling sticky and gross. This one is great because it is easy to spray and leaves my hair feeling clean. I have oily hair and I don’t want to wash my hair every day so this is great for the in-between days. My hair will fall flat from the oil, but with this product it leaves it with just enough volume. I also love how this product is tinted so it doesn’t leave a white residue in my hair.

 

BB cream


What is it?- There’s a lot of BB creams on the market but generally bb creams are a light or sheer foundation that has SPF and moisturizing properties.

What I’m currently usingMaybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream

Why I love it- Sometimes I don’t want to or have time to put on the fifteen layers of face cover required nowadays. (For real, if someone knows of a product that moisturizes, primes, protects, conceals, covers, highlights, contours, and sets all at the same time, hit me up!) When this happens,which is almost daily, my go to is a BB cream. BB stands for beauty balm, it is basically a tinted moisturizer or sheer foundation. Many BB creams claim different things but almost all moisturize, contain a sheer color, and have SPF. If you aren’t wearing SPF daily, you need to be! This is perfect for a hint of color and protection for those busy mornings. I’ve had other BB creams that didn’t soak into my skin and were just a layer on top that easily rub off, but not this product! This product soaks into my skin leaving it soft and even. I plan to try out Smashbox’s BB cream next.

 

Mascara

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What is it?– Obvi everyone knows what mascara is, a lash enhancer.

What I’m currently using- The Balm’s Mad Lash Black Mascara

Why I love it– This is the newest product on this list that I’ve tried. After reading the reviews on amazon I decided to order this one. I blame my Asian roots for leaving me with short straight lashes. I need a mascara that ads length and volume. And this product does just that! Just a couple coats and my eyelashes are looking super luscious. Here is my before and after with this product.

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Top pic- no mascara Bottom pic- two coats of mad lash

 

Wet brush

What is it?– It’s only the best hair detangling brush I’ve ever found. Safe for your hair, wet or dry.

What I’m currently using– I have the full size original wet brush for home use and the mini travel one in my purse. Find it on Amazon here!

Why I love it -This is by far the best detangler brush I’ve ever used. I was introduced to it by my friend a couple years ago and there’s no looking back! I’m not even sure why it works so great because it just feels like a normal brush but the bristles are softer. This brush detangles your hair in no time! Normally using a brush on wet hair is damaging, but this brush is safe for wet hair.

 

** BONUS**

This my personal top product, but I didn’t include it because I don’t think everyone needs it or even likes it. It’s eyeliner! I’m an avid eyeliner user. In fact, I don’t leave the house without eyeliner. I’ve worn eyeliner everyday since I was about 16 years old.

I’ve been using Maybelline gel liner since I was 19, but in the past year I discovered liquid liner pens and I love how fast and easy they go on! I can do my top and bottom liner in less than ten seconds and it stays on all day. Although, I still keep my gel liner for when I want a dramatic bottom wet line.

I’m currently using Mary Kay’s Liquid Eyeliner Pen.

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What is your favorite beauty products for those busy days? Let me know in the comments!!

 

30 Comments

  1. Jordan Sinclair

    September 29, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Great read! This is awesome. I’m expecting so I assume I’ll need a lot of these really soon!

  2. Kim Lee (@KimsCravings)

    September 28, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    I’m a busy mom, so I’ll definitely have to give some of these products a try!

  3. Acupofassamtea

    September 28, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Great list. And totally agree with you . Never tried lipsense . I want to give it a try.

  4. Nadine Cathleen

    September 28, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Batiste dry shampoo is my life saver every other day 🙂 I love that they have so many different types of dry hair shampoo and also make smaller bottles for traveling!

  5. Bobbi

    September 27, 2017 at 11:42 am

    I am so in love with that BB Cream. It is seriously one of the only ones that works for me.

  6. Brandi @chickenscratchdiaries.com

    September 27, 2017 at 10:39 am

    I’m going to have to try this mascara, I’ve been looking for a new one for a while! Ditto on the dry shampoo, who knew they made a tinted kind for dark hair?!

  7. Jaimie

    September 27, 2017 at 9:21 am

    This is amazing! I love a good BB cream and mascara! I can’t figure out liquid eyeliner to save my life though!

    1. admin

      September 27, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      Try a liquid liner pen! I never liked liquid before using these!

  8. On Women's Mind

    September 26, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    I never used a wet brush, it sounds really great and i must give it a try. BB cream is must for me for everyday routines

  9. Crystal

    September 26, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    I love using Dove dry shampoo. Smells good and helps control my oily hair when I can’t wash it.

  10. Tracey Gee

    September 26, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Awesome! Always looking for a great mascara!

  11. Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz (@paulabendfeldt)

    September 26, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    These all look like great product. We use the Wet brush and after using it we would not use any other, we love it. I have been looking for a good dry shampoo for travel and this one looks like a great option.

  12. The Chocolate Mommy

    September 25, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    I’ve been meaning to try and get some Lipsence! I can never find a BB Cream to really match me, but I love the idea of it.

    1. admin

      September 26, 2017 at 12:44 am

      Yeah I’m an in between color. Light/medium is too light and medium/dark is dark light. This one has a medium that works just perfect. Smashbox’s bb cream comes in multiple colors I believe

  13. Michelle Gwynn Jones

    September 25, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    I can’t believe dry shampoo has come back onto the market. A lip gloss that actually last would be great.

    1. admin

      September 26, 2017 at 12:44 am

      Yes I love lipsense!

  14. Pat

    September 25, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    im not a mum but anything to help me with my busy sched is good! I personally like BB creams especially this one as it has SPF already!

    1. admin

      September 26, 2017 at 12:45 am

      SPF is a must!

  15. mydeliciousmeals

    September 25, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    I’m also a big fan of wet brush. I have long hair and has always been struggling to find a good brush. This works like a miracle. Going to try the rest of the products )

  16. Parenting Patch (@ParentingPatch)

    September 25, 2017 at 11:46 am

    I am all about the dry shampoo. However, I have also found that my hair gets less oily now that I am shampooing only ever second or third day!

    1. admin

      September 25, 2017 at 12:45 pm

      I know! Your hair really benefits from not washing it everyday

  17. Moving Through Momhood

    September 25, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Great tips! I could NOT live without dry shampoo! And a friend of mine just introduced me to Lip Sense and it’s crazy how long it stays on!

    1. admin

      September 25, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      I’ve been using lipsense for a couple of years now and I love it

  18. Lauren

    September 25, 2017 at 9:14 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE all the things you listed!

    1. admin

      September 25, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      Thank you!

  19. Raechellee

    September 25, 2017 at 7:24 am

    I live on dry shampoo! Lol.

    1. admin

      September 25, 2017 at 9:45 am

      Sometimes I feel like that too haha

    2. admin

      September 25, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      Same!

  20. kdevinney

    September 25, 2017 at 7:14 am

    Ah i’m always looking for quick makeup tips because of how busy I am! Mascara is my must but there are literally thousands of brands/types/colors so I love seeing what other moms use – def trying this one.

    1. admin

      September 25, 2017 at 9:46 am

      mad lash is by far my favorite so far! I just wish it was water proof

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