Go-to makeup for this on-the-go mom

As a single mom with a full time job it’s been challenging to find time in the morning to put myself together. With the dog barking, kid screaming and time ticking, I’ve come up with a couple of go-to products to help me achieve a clean, put-together look for the everyday. I’d like to share some of these favorites with you.


Between subway delays, little mans homework, parent-teacher meetings, and board meetings, sometimes washing my hair takes a back seat. This moms most coveted secret weapon between hair washes is the dry shampoo. My bestie uses and highly recommends Batiste Dry Shampoo. Awesome because it’s lightweight and comes in different shades, so brunettes like myself don’t have to think twice about the powder residue dry shampoos sometimes leave behind.
Price: $7.49 at Walgreens


Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream is my go-to for a quick and flawless look. It’s a primer, it’s a moisturizer and an SPF all in one. All you need is a pea sized amount so one bottle lasts a long time.
Price: $39.00 on Smashbox


If the eyes are the windows to your soul, then your eye brows are the frame. They are, in my opinion, the most important part of your face. So again, let me stress, do not forget your brows! Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express Kit comes with everything needed for perfectly groomed brows on the go: Stencils, Brow Powder Duo, Highlighter Duo, and Brush. The stencils are a huge time saver and the highlighter duo can double for eye shadow!
Price: on special for $29.62 on Anastasia Beverly Hills


I love the look of a nice winged-liner. I love the ease and effortlessness of Kat Von D Tattoo Liner exclusive to Sephora. The waterproof liner does not crack, smudge, crease or fade. It will last this working mom all day! The pen-style liner is also great for beginners learning the winged eye-liner look. Practice makes perfect, moms!
Price $18.00 on Sephora

Finish your eyes with L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Mascara in Carbon Black. I personally have short stubby lashes myself and this mascara leaves me with long, sexy dramatic lashes without clump or hassle. I’ve tried many expensive name brand mascaras but this drug store mascara has outshone them all. Another plus is that it lasts all day with zero smudges!
Price: $9.99 at Walgreens (current special Buy 1, Get 1 50% OFF)


My obsession with NARS bronzer is unreal. Their Blush/Bronzer Duos deliver a healthy bronzed glow and a brilliant flush of blush. It’s great at highlighting cheek bones. The perfect way to finish off your flawless look.
Price: $42.00 on Nars Cosmetics


The worlds obsession with Kylie Jenner’s lip technique has brought me to the realization that a good lip pencil is all you need. With the right application, a lip pencil can give the illusion of fuller sexy lips. Add a gloss on top and you’ve just stepped it up a notch! I love the lip pencil from MAC. These pencils are perfect for lining the lips and filling them in. They’re available in a wide selection of colors.
Price: $16.00 on MAC Cosmetics

These products were listed with the busy working mom in mind but they are perfect for anyone pressed for time.


  • JBM says:

    how about concealer? Always in search of a good concealer. Any recommendations?

    • Little Jay says:

      Finding the right concealer has always been a constant battle for me. I’ve sat hours at Sephora trying to find the right one for me. I recently discovered a great one that I’m using now at my local drugstore. It’s Covergirl TruBlend Fixstick. It looks like a big crayon so application is easy and it’s also great for contouring.

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