As moms, our plates aren’t just full- they’re overflown and spilled all over the floor by our children. When every other thought revolves around keeping your little ones calm, fed, and clean, it can feel unnatural to think about yourself. If you’re having one of those days (or weeks), I’m here to remind you, mama- it is okay to take a few minutes to yourself to feel your best.
Motherhood often feels way too busy to dole out precious time applying cosmetics (or practicing self-care in general). But if makeup is your thing, taking a few minutes to refresh for the day is a huge step towards feeling like your best self. If you’re looking for a few solid beauty products to introduce into your regimen, stay tuned for my non-toxic makeup routine for busy mamas.
Non-Toxic Makeup Routine for Busy Mamas
In addition to keeping things simple, I try my best to use non-toxic and natural ingredients that are safe and clean. This is why I LOVE Beautycounter products so much- all of their products are completely non-toxic. They have a Never List which details over 2,800 ingredients that they vow to never include in their formulas- I can truly shop their line worry-free. I also love makeup brands like Ilia and Thrive Causemetics for shopping for non-toxic staples.
For the entire low-down on my daily skincare and makeup routine, check out my full beauty regimen. It helps me feel my best (without wasting any extra time!). Let’s dive into my non-toxic makeup routine that helps me feel fresh and put together.
This non-toxic face sunscreen is an everyday go-to for me. It doubles as a makeup primer and leaves me feeling so glowy. The moisturizing formula is made with vitamin B5, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide to create the perfect base layer for all skin types. (It has a light tint, so sometimes I’ll even skip foundation when I’m going for a no-makeup makeup look!)
I love the breathable and glowy coverage that this tinted moisturizer provides. It has SPF 20 for sun protection and pearlescent pigments for a glowing finish. It even doubles as skincare- it’s formulated with black currant seed oil, vitamin C, and peony root extract to brighten and even out your complexion.
If you have dark undereye circles, this brightening concealer will be your new best friend! It has the perfect creamy consistency without creating cakiness or lines. The coverage is buildable yet subtle for a second-skin look. It effortlessly conceals blemishes, redness, dark circles, and discoloration. The anti-aging formula uses knotgrass extract and avocado butter to nourish the skin while actively reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Framing your face is key to looking less tired, and I love using this eyebrow gel to do that. The buildable formula provides natural-looking fuller brows that don’t flake or fade. It’s made with jojoba oil, coconut oil, shea butter, elderberry extract, and cocoa seed butter to hydrate, protect, and condition the brows. Sunflower seed wax and carnauba wax work together to keep the brows in place for a polished finish.
This non-toxic eye pencil is waterproof, long-lasting, bold, and easy to apply. It’s made with semi-permanent micro pigments to lock your liner in place. I love the applicator- there’s even a smudge tip on the end of the stick to buff it out for a smoky eye. This formula is dermatologist-tested and gentle enough for extra-sensitive eyes.
This mascara delivers lifted lashes that won’t flake off throughout the day. The lengthening, volumizing, and nourishing formula is made with tripeptide technology and panthenol to condition and improve your lash health as you wear it. Most mascaras use carbon black (which is carcinogenic) to deliver a deep black pigment. However, Beautycounter uses true black pigment instead, which is a safe and effective alternative.
This bronzer is perfect for adding color back to your face. The formula is made with jojoba seed oil, matte mica, and silica beads for a hydrating, silky finish that’s buildable and easy to apply. I love adding a few quick swipes to add some warmth and dimension to my makeup look.
This cream blush adds a gorgeous and natural-looking flush of color. It’s made with jojoba esters and squalane to nourish the skin and prevent any cakiness. This blush truly gives that perfect glow-from-within look to top off my makeup routine. My favorite shade is goji, which is a stunning red hue. Whether your thing is bold colors or a subtle nude look, there are tons of shades to choose from.
If you’re looking to build up your non-toxic makeup routine, I’d opt for this set. It includes Beautycounter’s Skin Twin Featherweight Foundation or Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer, Skin Twin Creamy Concealer, Brilliant Brow Gel, Think Big All-In-One Mascara, Cheeky Clean Cream Blush, and Beyond Gloss. This all-in-one starter kit includes all of the best makeup products to create a natural makeup look!
Need More Time Back In Your Day?
One of the best ways to buy yourself back some time is to get your sleep schedule under control. Less time spent negotiating with your toddlers about bedtime or soothing your baby to sleep means more time for YOU. If you’re overcaffeinated and spread too thin, we’re here for you. Some sleep issues require a helping hand from an outside perspective. Sleep Shore is here to help you finally get quality sleep again!
Sleep Shore offers one-on-one consulting for newborn, infant, and toddler sleep. We’re here to help you fix whatever keeps your family up at night. Whether that’s sleep regressions, early morning wakings, or just getting back on track, better sleep is possible! Sleep is non-negotiable, and our top priority is for you to feel well-rested. We’ll get your little one on a solid sleeping and napping schedule in no time!
See what this mama had to say about our sleep services below:
“We started a program when our LO was 17 months. He was fed to sleep every night and up every 2-3 hours and sometimes took up to 2 hours to go back to sleep. I was completely exhausted and knew I needed help. I had seen a recommendation from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen on Instagram for Molly and decided it was time to pull the trigger.
Molly was very accommodating with our anticipated start time and provided plenty of information and support both before and during the “training” period. We ended up using a couple methods before finding the one that worked best. Being able to message Molly and keep in contact with her during the whole process gave us a lot of confidence in pressing on. Our little guy took to the program so well and we even traveled with him recently with great success! I would absolutely recommend Molly and am grateful every day that we made the decision to reach out to her.”
-MOM OF A 17-MONTH OLD