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3 Quick Makeup Tips for Busy Moms

The New Year celebrations are over, and despite a raging pandemic, your daily routines are gradually setting in. If you’re not already working from the office, you most likely will be dropping kids off at school, having virtual meetings or just a quick errand to the store. With working mothers making up 72% of the Canadian workforce, it’s understandable why many women are busy round the clock. No matter your schedule, it helps to look perked up and not go full glam as you would for special occasions. 

  • Apply light foundation

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Evening out your skin tone by applying light foundation helps to create a natural look for the day. If you’re not using an applicator, use your clean fingers to swipe a little cream or powdered foundation on your face. For a thoroughly even application, avoid using too much of this makeup. Face foundations tend to create creases under the eyes and on the sides of the nose. Therefore, you must be particular about the amount used on these parts of your face.


It is better to use a foundation brush while applying the cream or powder in quick circular motions, for more coverage. However, for some busy moms, a tinted moisturizer is the go-to product. It offers a natural face glow, is easy to apply, easy to remove, and does not clog the skin. As a tip, always choose tinted moisturizers or face foundation products with sunscreen. An SPF infused product offers protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays. 

  • Define your lips with a trusted makeup brand

Like the eyes, your lips are a focal point of your face and deserve some definition and color. You may not have the time to apply the perfect lipstick to add a pop of colour to your light makeup, but with a cruelty free lip liner from Dose of Colors, you are assured of a striking contouring of your lips.


These liners from Dose of Colors are smudge-proof, water-resistant, long-lasting and come in an assortment of safe pigments. Besides being a lip makeup, a lip liner acts as a barrier to prevent your lipstick from running over. You can use it for a matte look, and for those with thin lips, the liner plumps it up.

  • Add some color to your cheeks (Blush)

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A pop of color (although subtle) on your cheeks is an excellent but quick way to create a fresh daily look. For busy mothers, time management is a crucial element of daily routines. Anything that offers efficiency and grace is a welcome feature for working matriarchs. Although there are specially formulated powders made specifically for the blush look, there are simpler alternatives. For example, if you’re fair-skinned, a light dab of your regular pink or red lipstick on your cheek bones would suffice.


Ensure to spread it evenly in the direction of your cheeks structure and make it fade lightly into the skin for a more natural blush look. A light bronze, fiery corals, or wine-coloured hue will look refreshing for darker-skinned women and stay longer on your face. Skilled makeup artists recommend mauve-pink blush as that shade works beautifully for all skin tones. Hopefully, that will be a better option for you because you do not have the leisure of time to select blush colours that suit your complexion.


These are simple makeup tips you can add to your daily morning routines. Ideally, time is of great essence for a busy working mother and can be quite challenging to create the perfect glam look. However, by mastering these simple techniques, you will still benefit from a well-put-together look.

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