There are just some women who always look like they have it together. You know the ones—they're always at work wearing a great outfit, or mid-tantrum with a 3-year-old but their hair is still perfectly in place. Well, these women aren't superheroes, they're just regular moms who have figured out a few expert tricks.
We spoke to a few beauty pros to weigh in on how to look put together in five minutes—even if you had no sleep last night. Here's what they shared:
1. Opt for a natural-looking blush
Use blush to add a pop of color to the apples of your cheeks to give you a healthy flush and radiance. If you have dry and combination skin (especially during the winter season), opt for a cream blush to add a hint of hydration.
2. Apply concealer
Say it with me: Concealer is your best friend. Dimply dab on a bit under your eyes and around your nose to help you look put together in an instant. Look for a buildable concealer that covers dark circles, discolorations and uneven skin tones.
Pro tip: "To evenly apply a cream concealer, I love using a flat dense brush with medium to short bristles, like a Foundation Brush," says celebrity makeup artist, Emily Hache. "Then, I lightly blend the product in with a slightly damp sponge for uniform coverage and a smooth finish."
3. Add a shine serum to your 'do
"A shine serum is a must to get that glossy finish," says MariLynne Cosmillo, Cherry Blow Dry Bar's Director of Education. "You can apply it before and after you style your hair to achieve the right combination of shine and weight. If you're prone to flat, oily hair, skip the serum and opt for a shine spray that's more lightweight and apply from ear-level down."
4. Throw on a headband
Adorned headbands go well with straight looks or low buns and simple, solid headbands pair perfectly with thick waves or top knots when you're trying to conceal dirty, messy hair. "Be sure to keep the embellishments on the adorned headbands on the smaller side, you don't want the headband to take away from your overall look," says Cosmillo.
5. Spritz rosewater for dewy skin
Rosewater is loaded with antioxidants and some antibacterial properties that have been known to soothe the skin and overtime reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Use after cleansing or throughout the day for a quick, dewy refresh to skin or after makeup application to set makeup for a hydrated finish.
Here are our favorites:
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Stila Convertible Color Blush
We love that we can apply this muted rose color along our temples, forehead, and chin, for a soft flush that instantly makes us appear awake.
Julep Skip the Brush Crème-to-Powder Blush Stick
The ultra-fine pearls go on smoothly and give a subtle glow, but not in a teenager-way, but, more like a sophisticated mama.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
This cult favorite blurs out unwanted lines, wrinkles and dark circles in seconds! It also lasts for hours so you can look awake well past lunch time.
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer
We love that this concealer hydrates and reduces any redness with one application. It's also small enough to keep in your bag for afternoon meetings.
Maybelline Fit Me Liquid Concealer
Enjoy buildable, medium-to-full coverage that corrects and contours your face. It's also great for covering red spots that can make your skill appear dull and dry.
The Body Shop Grapeseed Hair Serum
Use to put your hair in a bun or fix unwanted stray hairs without the extra greasiness.
Kerastase Nutritive Oleo-Relax Serum
Only a few drops of this serum makes tresses look shiny and silky.
Loza Tam Lomax Turban Headband
Finally, a "no headache" headbands that's flexible and won't don't dig in to your scalp. Use it to push back strands that you haven't touched in a week.
boscia Rosewater Mist with Witch Hazel
One spritz and you'll appear as if you're ready to take on the world. Oh, and you'll smell great, too!
KORRES H2rose Hydrating Face Mist
Use to tone the skin and extend the wear of makeup so you'll look put together all day long.