It’s a universal truth that being a mom is totally exhausting, and almost everything else pretty much has to take a back seat. Whether it’s teenagers or toddlers that take up your time, it can feel like we don’t even have time to brush our hair or wash our own clothes, never mind consider makeup. With so little sleep, it can be pretty difficult to pull off the no makeup look and still look stylish. But all is not lost - here are a few things even the busiest mothers can do to get that chic mom style.
Go for a low-maintenance ‘do
Blowdrying and straightening hair is ridiculously time-consuming and a lot of effort, and quite frankly, moms don’t really have the time. Choosing a new, low maintenance style that you can just wash and air-dry, without the need for heated stylish appliances and products, allows you to look great with nothing more than a shower. While many moms choose to rely on the ponytail or bun, longer hair can still be time-consuming to wash. A long bob which takes advantage of your hair’s natural curl and compliments your face shape, but doesn’t require styling like shorter ‘dos is the answer. Ask your stylist for recommendations on low maintenance haircuts, and see the difference it can make.
Keep makeup natural
If you want to wear makeup it’s best to try to keep it natural, that way if you get distracted halfway through and miss a step, it’s not obvious, and it’s also more capable of taking the wear and tear of the day. Undereye concealer, mascara, and maybe some blush are a good basic makeup kit to have - you can always add a bit of lip color if you’re going to the store. That should take less than five minutes to apply, and it’ll make you look like you actually got some sleep in the last year.
Care for your skin
Your skin will betray your exhaustion, even if you tell everyone you’re not tired. When you’re run down, undereye bags get darker, and skin becomes duller. Using something like Booster Energy helps revive from fatigued skin and gives a much younger, dewier look. Keeping your skin clean and moisturized is also a great way to ensure you look more awake, and make sure you’re drinking enough water. Dehydration makes the effects of tiredness on your skin appear even worse.
Don’t overthink your sense of style
When you’ve got kids to run around after, you don’t need to be worrying about your sense of style. Comfort needs to come first, but choose clothes which all go with each other - there isn’t time to be picking out showstopping outfits before breakfast. Keeping to a general theme of colors and styles will help to make outfit decisions quicker, and you’re guaranteed to look stylish and put-together, no matter how exhausted you feel.
Being a mom isn’t easy, but with a few little changes to your routine, you can look great while you do it.