A Quick Mother’s Day Makeup Tutorial for New Moms

May 06, 2021
Lindsey Unterberger
By: Lindsey Unterberger | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
person wearing barely there makeup
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.
person applying makeup to face
  • 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.

person applying makeup to eyelid
  • 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.

person applying makeup to eyelashes and lips
person smiling into camera
Photo: Lindsey Unterberger, Design: Hannah Packer

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