Each and everyone one of us has our go to make up products & there are TONS of companies that make all sorts of each kind, but for me the everyday essentials are simple:
  • Compact Powder
  • Blush
  • Eyeliner
  • Mascara
  • Lip Balm/Lip Stick

As a mom on the go I like to keep my routine to under 10 mins every morning and that starts with my face wash, moisturizer( with SPF) for during the day, and concealer. Once that 5 minute routine is done, I only need another 5 minutes before I can walk out the door ready to face the world!

The Compact Powder that is my go for everyday wear is Diorskin Forever, Extreme Control. This is the perfect matte powder make-up that is really good for the extreme wear of “motherhood” and also helps reduce the look of pores. The best part of this powder is it keeps an extra matte complexion that stays vibrant and shine free from morning until night. I wear the 020 Beige Clair/Light Beige Color. The product is a bit pricey at $54 for one but a little bit goes A LONG way and can last up to 8-12 weeks. Also love the size as it will fit in the HML make-up pouch easily (pictured below) , or a small evening bag.


Blush is the best way to keep your look fresh, by adding just a little bit of color to the top of our cheek bones. I am all about products that are LIGHT, AIRY and not felt when put on. This Marc Jacobs Air Blush, is exactly that! Airy and just a beautiful color that adds the perfect amount of color to our cheeks. I personally LOVE #504 Kink & Kisses it is a pale petal/peachy rose color palette. Also a great size that easily fits along with the other products in the HML make-up pouch. At $42.00 this is a steal because if stored in the right temperature it can last 6+months.

Another wonderful product that helps make the minimal make up look fresh and fantastic is by using an eyeliner. As a consumer with sensitive eyes I am VERY picky about not sharing my eye make-up and making sure that I use products that don’t irritate, only enhance. The Marc Jacobs Highliner- is a Gel Eye Crayon that comes in 33 different colors, but my staple is #42 Blacquer. Black always goes with everything , and as a waterproof product it will not create those adorable raccoon eyes that other eye liners leave behind.

Next step is mascara, and well I have tried all sorts of brands, my absolute favorite and go to is the Diorshow Iconic Overcurl! Known for creating spectacular volume and curl , even if I can only put one thing on in my morning school rush, it will be this mascara. It comes in normal or waterproof. I personally don’t like waterproof mascara as it irritates my eyes, but they work!


The final step in my 5 minute make-up is always the lips. After I’m dressed and getting everyone ready for school, on the way out the door I put on my lip balm, lip stick or lip gloss. This Lip Glow Backstage Pros Color Revival Balm by Dior Addict is as neutral as they get, making lips feel moist, plump & ready for the outside world! With 4 different shades I like to use a natural color for everyday wear, 005 Lilac, was the best shade for me.

If you need options of products that clean, moisturize and restore our skin, on a daily basis please read the post, “Hello Beautiful…My Beauty Counter“. These are the HML’s personal everyday skin care routine.

All photos by Marta Villalba Photography


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