I’m wrapping up the three part makeup series today with a tutorial for you!
A common argument I hear against wearing makeup is that it takes time to put on, and as a busy mom we just don’t feel we have any extra time to spare.
I get it. I really do. Yesterday I had a birthday party for our daughter who turns 5 today, and I never took the time to put makeup on before family came over. I was doing good to get the food cooked, and the house cleaned. If you are dealing with major fatigue, or you just had a baby, makeup is not going to be a high priority for you. And that’s ok.
I want to suggest though that a huge part of the problem is possibly just our routine. If we don’t generally wear makeup, we might make the thought of putting makeup on in the morning much bigger than it really needs to be.
I keep my makeup really simple. It really takes me about 5 minutes to put it on. I don’t do fancy techniques, just put the basics on and call it good. I made a makeup tutorial video to share with you, where I start from scratch (that means a face without makeup on, and a tired, pregnant mama face!) and show you how I put my makeup on.
Products I use
L’BRI Pure and Natural Skincare – You can use all the makeup out there, but the most important step before that is having a clean, healthy face! Some women have totally given up wearing makeup after finding the perfect skincare product that has done wonders for their face! I really have enjoyed using L’BRI, and like that it really is natural.
Here is some more info on the L’BRI skincare line:
In all L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL skin care, health & wellness, hair, and body care products:
- Aloe Barbadensis Miller, instead of water, is the first ingredient
- Natural, pharmaceutical-grade ingredients are used
- Advanced Alpha Hydroxy fruit acids (10%) are released in a special, slow delivery system, which is proven to reduce wrinkles and improve skin clarity
- An abundance of deep ocean seaweed and other anti-oxidants protect the skin from free radical damage
- A blend of natural essential oils and synergistic herbal extracts are significant ingredients
L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL skin care, health & wellness, hair, and body care products:
- Are paraben free
- Never use (SLS) sodium lauryl sulfate or propylene glycol
- Never use mineral oil, lanolins, or waxes
- Never use artificial colors or fragrances
- Are never tested on animals
- Effective for all skin types: normal, oily, dry, men, and women.
- Backed by the L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
The bottles shown above last me for months, so the cost is very affordable when you break it down by 3-4 months! If you are on a really tight budget, I would choose the cleanser and the lotion only and see how that works for you.
I really like that you can order a sample skincare set, based on your skin type and only pay the shipping through L’BRI. You just click on the Free Samples button on the main page of the website. They have sample sets for Combination skin, extra dry, gentle (normal skin), deep pore, and oily. The samples last you 2-3 weeks!
I use the L’BRI makeup line for quite a few of my products. I really love the dual action foundation, it works perfect for my skin. The Vitamin E lip stick is great for keeping my dry lips moisturized, and I like the lip gloss and makeup. I also use the mascara and eye shadows.
However I do like trying other products as well…which is why I love my monthly Ipsy subscription!
For $10 a month (shipping included) I have a bag sent to me of high quality makeup, and sometimes skincare products. I’ve been able to discover new products that work really well for me, and since I don’t wear makeup every day the smaller size products last longer than normal for me.
I’m a person who loves change. I think that’s why I like the monthly Ipsy bags so much. It gives me a chance to change up what I’m doing a little bit, without spending a lot of money each month on new makeup. It is just a splurge I allow for myself. I’m not paid to share about Ipsy (I earn referral points but it is not cash!), I just think it is a neat concept and wanted to share more about it with you.
This is what I received in my December Ipsy bag. I’m really excited to try the tarte mascara, I’ve heard good things about it. I tried the Butter Lip Balm tonight and really like it. I was surprised at first that there was a color to it, but I ended up liking the color they sent! I haven’t had time to try anything else yet, it’s been a crazy month!
I have a few products I’ve been sent that I know won’t work for me. The Bumble and bumble hair product is not for my hair type (a first where I was sent something for curly hair when I have straight), and the other two products are just not something I’m going to use. So I thought I would do a fun giveaway, and include a sample set of the L’BRI skincare line and send a reader a fun little package in the mail!
(Please forgive the not so perfect picture, I had company coming and quickly snapped this picture before a birthday party started!).
Just enter through the Rafflecopter form below!
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