A Quick Mother’s Day Makeup Tutorial for New Moms

May 06, 2021
Lindsey Unterberger
By: Lindsey Unterberger | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
As a mom of two little boys (a 3-year-old and 4-month-old), my everyday makeup routine is practically non-existent. I’m still in that stage where taking a shower feels like a luxury. But I have a feeling this Mother’s Day is going to be filled with photo-ops, and I’d like to look at least semi-presentable in them, so I planned ahead and thought through the makeup look I’m going to do. Whether you’re a mom, too, or just need some inspo for a quick yet glam beat to rock this weekend, follow my easy Mother’s Day makeup tutorial, below.
  • STEP 1:

    Conceal, Conceal, Conceal

    TBH, I haven’t slept through the night since my youngest was born, and I’ve got the dark under-eye circles to prove it. No amount of concealer can completely erase them, but the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Concealer comes pretty close. Using the pointed, doe-foot applicator, apply a few dots under the eyes and on any blemishes or areas of redness (I always use it under my nose!) and pat it in with your ring finger.

  • STEP 2:

    Apply a Hydrating Foundation

    Tired skin (hi, it me!) is oftentimes dehydrated skin. I like to add extra moisture with a hydrating foundation like the Lancôme Rénergie Lift Foundation With SPF 27. It never settles into the fine lines and has micro-pearls that give off the prettiest glow. I apply it with a dense buffing brush, but you can also use a damp beauty sponge or your fingers.

  • STEP 3: 

    Define the Brows

    Some people never leave the house without mascara, but I firmly believe that well-groomed brows are just as important. For a defined, fuller effect that still looks natural, I use the Maybelline New York Tattoo Studio Brow Pencil. Even though my brows are dark, I use the Blonde shade to add subtle dimension. Draw thin hair-like strokes and blend them into your brows with the spoolie that comes on the other side of the pencil.

  • STEP 4:

    Make Your Eyes Pop

    To multitask, I like to prime my eyes with the Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow in Nude Smoke. It provides a neutral base color and helps whatever powder I add after last longer. For this look, I used a few shades from the new Urban Decay Naked Wild West Palette. My goal was “wearable with an unexpected pop of color and a hint of glam.” I achieved it by applying Nudie, a warm tan, all over my lids. Then I went in with the deep burgundy color, Whiskey, on the outer corners and blended it into my creases. For a little shimmer, I dotted the gold Hold ’Em to the middle of my lids with my finger. Using a smudger brush, I then lined the outer two-thirds of my upper and lower lash lines with the turquoise color Bud. Two coats of the Maybelline New York Sky High Mascara completed the look.

Photo: Lindsey Unterberger, Design: Hannah Packer

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