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As a busy mom and a glasses wearer, makeup is usually not my friend. It’s just not! Most makeup looks get hidden behind the glasses, mommyhood keeps me going, going, going and makeup and I just aren’t the best of friends usually. Today however, I’m here to show you a few different looks for the busy mom/glasses wearer! After playing around with a few looks, I have come to realize that glassed don’t have to hide the makeup – you just have to emphasize a little.
So the kids had a four day weekend last weekend, (my birthday weekend) and we spent the day running errands. We stopped and bought a blender because I’ve been craving smoothies like it’s nobody’s business. We stopped by Starbucks because, obviously. We stopped by Albertson’s and browsed the Halloween stuff and Fin spent his own money to buy himself, Maddie, and Owen a stuffed animal. (A beanie boo – are your kids obsessed with them? Mine are!)
For the first look, I decided to keep it super simple; an easy way to just add a bit of something without spending too long working on your makeup but just enough to keep you from looking like you just rolled out of bed.
(Side note: Please ignore my super horrible eyebrows. We’re in a regrowing stage and we aren’t friends. Thanks)
This is my go-to in the mornings. Some simple mascara, some simple eyeliner, and done!
Next up is a darker look, it’s not something I would wear before glasses, but I feel like the glasses tone it down a lot.
For this, a bit of mascara, a bit of eyeliner, and heavy on the darker shadow. I paired it with some red lip balm and was pretty happy with the overall look. I looked at myself without my glasses on and it looked very dark to me, but I liked that the glasses help tone it down some.
For my favorite look though, it’s how I do my makeup when I actually take the time to do it.
I started with a clean face.
I then put on my concealer and foundation.
Then I started on my eyes — shadow first.
In this L’Oreal Paris shadow, I put gold over most of my lid (2/3rd of it), followed by the tan color over the top of the lid.
Next, I added the black color to the outer 1/3 of my eyelid and used the brown as a blender.
I then added mascara and eyeliner and finished up with my go-to reddish lipbalm, some blush and went about my day.
Your thoughts? I’m so not a beauty blogger and after this post, I have a TON more respect for them!
Oh, also, while I’ve got you here, I thought I’d show you how I store my makeup brushes and other items!
David went on a lamp making kit – he’s made some really awesome ones but that’s not my point for today…. I raided his leftover items and found some fun sand! I paired that with a pencil holder cup thing that I had just sitting around and tada!