As a busy mama (hello work! kiddos! single parenting!) I like to have a simple routine to get ready in the morning. I am definitely the kind of girl who never leaves the house without my lip gloss, but I also don't obsess over my makeup. I like accentuating my best features and generally making myself look less tired than I really am but I don't put a lot of time into it. Today I'm sharing my daily make up routine that takes less than 10 minutes.


I start by washing my face and applying any serum or moisturizers I'm using that day. You can see the skin care products I rotate through here. I will generally apply moisturizer and then go make an americano while it soaks in. Multitasking!


I use the flawless in five make up as my starting point and can't say enough about how much I love this set. It comes with a tinted moisturizer, concealer, blush, brow pencil, mascara, and lip gloss which pretty much covers the basics. I'll list the exact shades I use below along with the additional products I like. 

For the flawless in five set I use:
tint skin hydrating foundation in porcelain for my cool tone fair skin
concealer pen in fair (which is basically God's gift to busy girls)
blush in guava
brow pencil in light 
lip gloss in dahlia (I also love opal and bare shimmer but in this pic I'm wearing dahlia)

I set my concealer with a little bit of Beautycounter's highlighting powder in halo. I also use my fave Clinique liquid eye lining pen when I want to wear eyeliner as well. Sometimes I swap the brow pencil for Glossier's boy brow in blonde for a little more hold.

For my lips, I love the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Liner in pillow talk nude and if I'm not wearing the gloss, my go to is Beautycounter's Lip Sheer in Pearl.

For special events I I'll mix it up a little bit, but my everyday life involves a lot of hustle so I rely on this day-to-day routine which takes me from my just rolled out of bed look to being presentable in under 10 minutes!