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A Five Minute, Five Makeup Product Face

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I decided early on in my pregnancy, for the sake of my sanity, I would shower everyday. When Phoenix was a newborn, I'd strap him into the Snugapuppy bouncer or Rock 'n Play sleeper and bring him into the bathroom with me. Now, since Phoenix has a semi-consistent schedule, I either shower during his morning nap or while he is playing in his room.

Coffee and a morning shower set me up for success.

To fully utilize naptime, the rest of my morning routine is fairly simple. Most days I air dry my hair and unless Jordan is joining us for a family outing, you'll find me in jeans and a t-shirt.

Here are the five products I am using everyday to create a simple makeup look.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer | This concealer is thick and it took me a few tries to figure out the best way to apply. If I use a heavy hand, it will crease under my eyes. A little goes a long way! It works best to first rub the product slightly between your fingers to warm it up.

Tarte's Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation | My skin evened out considerably while I was pregnant, but I still have lingering acne scars. Otherwise, I wouldn't wear foundation everyday. I usually opt for a liquid foundation, but I wanted to try something new. A light spritz of rosewater, after I finish my makeup, adds moisture back in and counteracts a potential powdery look.

NYX Cosmetics Micro Brow Pencil | I really don't know how to properly fill in my eyebrows, but I have come to realize a little definition helps anchor the face. Especially, when you wear glasses! Have any of you received a brow consultation at the Benefit counter at Ulta? I'm considering it!

MAC Eyeshadow (used as blush) | Being a good steward of the products and items I purchase is important to me. Even when I don't absolutely love something, I attempt to use every last ounce (or return if I can). I used to wear a lot of eyeshadow. I don't anymore, but I hate the idea of throwing them away. Instead of purchasing a replacement blush, I am repurposing a pink eyeshadow.

YSL The Shock Volumizing Mascara | I'm constantly on the hunt for the perfect mascara. One that thickens and defines my straight blonde lashes. I received this mascara complimentary from Influenster but I had zero expectations. I was really impressed with the gel-like formula. It beats my previous favorite high-end mascara, Benefit's BADgal Lash.

Have you used any of these makeup products?

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