One of the first posts I wrote for this blog was about finally getting my hair cut and styled a few months after Radley was born and feeling pretty glamorous. Feeling like I had things that much more together. ☺️
No one is wrong when they say any amount of pampering goes a long way in the gracious parenting department. You just need a little time for yourself, however that translates for you. (It also translates for me in the way of digging through that growing pile of books by my bed and baking pies.)
I have always been pretty lax when it comes to hair and makeup. I am your coconut oil for everything kind of girl, true, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t love trying things out, and that I don’t find it all an absolute bunch of fun.
But, my undemanding beauty routine does mean I often don’t know what I am doing.
Enter my friend Amy Thorp. When I moved to Utah, Amy was one of those beacons of like, “Hey, the fun is this way!” She is the first mom I spoke to when I joined up with the local moms group and we connected because we had both previously lived in Ohio. We would wax poetic about the good old Midwest days.
Amy is a trained aesthetician and recently became a makeup artist with Maskcara. She offers short tutorials on the company’s makeup products and I think she is an absolute gem to watch. It got me thinking – “I want Amy to teach me how to do my makeup!” And, realized it would be nice if she could give us all a few tips on a quick five-minute face. You know, for when you feel like adding a quick pop of color to your day, even while your little monsters are vying for your attention.
The 5-Minute Face with Amy Thorp
Makeup Artist at Maskcara and SuperMom to Two Adorable Girls
u’ll want to start with clean, moisturized skin.
2. Apply your highlight color (this is like your foundation). You want to put this color anywhere that your contour is not. Once you have that done, take a damp perfecter sponge and tap it all over your face to even everything out and get rid of harsh lines. This will help to give your makeup an airbrushed look.
3. Blush time! Blush isn’t just for your grandmas anymore! Tap a little bit of cream blush on the apples of your cheeks and blend outwards. Go over with the perfecter sponge if needed! Put a little bit of that blush color on your lips. One product, two uses!
4. Do you want your face to have a candlelit glow? This is where an illuminator comes in. Using your finger tap the cream above your blush, in between your eyebrows, under your eyebrows and on your cupids bow.
5. Apply your favorite mascara to make your eyes pop!
6. Set everything with a translucent powder and then spritz your face with Stay Spray. Stay Spray will help your makeup stay in place all day.
OK. Now, watch it live!
Thank you Amy! I gave it all a try and honestly, not only was it easy, but I am sort of addicted to HACing. 😉
Maskcara products are awesome too, readers, because you get to choose what you want in your palette – i.e. highlight, contour, blush, illuminator – and you get to choose the artsy pattern on your refillable compact. It’s all personalized and I think it’s brilliant.
And, as always mommas, let us know if you have any questions! Amy would be happy to help. And, maybe that question will turn into a future beauty post from Amy 😉