Motherhood and Makeup: What's Your Take

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Motherhood and Makeup: What's Your Take
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Motherhood has changed me in many ways, but one thing it’s certainly done is increase the dark circles under my eyes. I know, I know, it’s a small price to pay for the joy my daughter brings me, but I can’t say that I love the tired-exhausted look they give me in the morning. So after lots of trial-and-error I’ve found a great concealer that I love and I never leave the house without it.

In addition to the concealer, I usually put on some mascara and blush. If I’m really getting serious, I’ll put on the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer, which makes my face look like I’ve been tanning in my back yard instead of staying up late catching up on work the night before. I might throw on some lipstick later in the day, but most of the time, that’s my entire makeup routine, which I think is pretty quick and light.

For me, putting on a little makeup in the morning is a good way to pick myself up and get ready for the day. If I look better, I feel better, period. So I find it surprising when I hear from other moms that since they’ve had kids they’ve stopped wearing makeup. Some say they don’t have the time, which I find hard to believe, but others simply say that they’ve stopped caring as much.

"If I look better, I feel better, period."

I think that’s really sad. Not the makeup part but the part of moms not investing time in themselves. Believe me, I know how hard this is. You know this manicure I was going to get a few weekends ago? Didn’t make it because it was a sunny day and I ended up playing with my daughter in the backyard instead. But I think we have to be reminded to not give up on ourselves as women after we become moms, to remember that it’s important to feel good and take care of ourselves, whether it means putting on a little concealer, getting to the gym, or taking an afternoon off.

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  • coupons4tucson By coupons4tucson
    12.20.09  

    I don't leave the house without makeup. I don't wear a lot, but just enough to brighten the face

  • oneangelsmiles By oneangelsmiles
    12.14.09  

    It's amazing how even something so simple and quick and a dash of lipstick can instantly perk up your spirits. When you look your best- you seem to feel your best.

  • vickie1962 By vickie1962
    12.06.09  

    I don't wear make-up, but love to try it someday and see if I can continue to wear it and feel better about myself in it.

  • Gott2beme By Gott2beme
    11.22.09  

    I'm a mother of 4 wonderful children and now a grandmother of 3 awesome grandbabies. I've never been one to wear a lot of make up. Never felt the need to. I am confident in myself and like myself to appreciate my own natural beauty. However, there were times when I looked in the mirror and could life aging me. I know I can't change it and so I embrace it with a little cover up for under the eyes and just a bit of eye liner! Everyone needs a little boost now and again and I get that boost from just a little bit of make up.

  • bosakt By bosakt
    11.16.09  

    Make-up is great ! On my bad days it really helps me lift my spirits. exspecially when my face looks like a war zone and i can cover up some of my blemishes.Just one of the great side effects of being pregnant.

  • lughead13 By lughead13
    11.13.09  

    I wear makeup everyday and the few minutes it takes out of my day give me a great feeling....even with a 3.5 month old, I make the time to do it. It gives me a rewarding feeling all day.

  • gatorsmom By gatorsmom
    11.11.09  

    I am a mom of two busy boys and I try to wear mineral make up every day it is fast and easy and I feel better beause I look better. mineral makeup is my only option now I love it it covers great. and lst a while.

  • kcmcfm By kcmcfm
    11.07.09  

    I have three sons, ages 10 to 20 and I wear makeup every day. It makes me feel better about myself. It only takes a small amount of time out of your day. If you have "fallen away" from a makeup routine, try wearing makeup for a couple of days. The compliments you receive will be a great motivator to take that extra time for yourself!

  • lassdev By lassdev
    11.06.09  

    Before I got pregnant I used to wear make-up everyday. Always just on the eyes. Then I became a SAHM for 5 years. I did not wear make-up unless I went out somewhere. That was just one less expense and I felt I did not need to be pretty for my 4 walls or my babies. Then I went back to work and started wearing make-up again. Honestly, I do not feel any different if I wear make-up or not. I am a confident women regardless. I feel good about myself always. My husband likes me without make-up and my kids really don't care either. I only wear eye-make up unless I am going someplace really nice.

  • jadedgrin By jadedgrin
    11.06.09  

    My grandmother always told me that it is important to try to look your best every day. She told me the way you feel about yourself determines your attitude and reflects to others. She was 100% right. While I don't always have time to get a pedicure or a manicure when I want it, I always take 5- 10 min. every day to apply a little makeup and lipgloss and I make it a point to never leave the house wearing clothes that look like pajamas. My grandmother was a smart woman and she always looked great! She was also a big believer in wearing her expensive perfume on days she had nothing in particular planmed. Always made my grandpa smile. They were married over 60 years before she passed.

  • SZYmom By SZYmom
    11.03.09  

    I don't wear make-up on a daily basis.. I do love make-up, but with working full time and a house to take care of sometimes I do get to busy. Also, I am feeling very unattractive right now as I am very pregnant.. even if I out on make-up I will still be fat, puffy bloated, ugh. I do wear make-up and try to look nice if we go out though. Once I lose the pregnancy weight and the baby is a bit older I am sure I will have to confidence to wear make-up more frequently again.

  • schaefers99 By schaefers99
    11.02.09  

    Even if you don't have time to glam your self up, good skin care is something you should never skip-a good cleanser, sunscreen and moisturizer every day will help keep your skin looking young and fresh. Add some mineral powder, mascara and some tinted lip balm with spf and you will be amazed at how 5 minutes can change your whole outlook on the day! And when you wear some type of foundation, it protects your skin from the polution and pollen that would otherwise be going directly into your pores! Mary Kay has amazing skin care products that make your skin look younger, firmer and gets rid of the dark circles on your puffy eyes...plus some quick, easy make up! Visit my website at www.marykay.com/schaefers99 for more info! You can email me from the website if you want help!

  • hahahagirl By hahahagirl
    10.31.09  

    I stick to the basics when I put on make-up now. I wear a little concealer, mascara, and a little bronzer and I'm good to go. I always find time to put it on no matter what because it makes me feel better that I can still look and feel good. I just feel that if you're able to get ready just a little bit it helps get you going for the day. Love your kids and love yourself!

  • kartogis By kartogis
    10.30.09  

    i dont wear any except for an occasional Burt's Bees colored lip-gloss.

  • Mochakyss By Mochakyss
    10.29.09  

    I love make-up! I like to wear it any time I have "time" to apply it. LOL. Having a 21month old little boy running around leaves little time to self. My favorite is mascara, eye shadow and lipgloss. All I need are those three items and I'm good to go!

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