In one hand I hold my makeup brush and apply a little Marble Aloe Cream Tint as eyeliner to my lash line with practiced precision. In my other hand I hold my sweet little one-year-old! My other two kiddos wrestle around my feet as I wrestle to brighten up my eyes and disguise those dark circles that linger there. I can’t help it! I want to appear as though I had more than 4 hours of sleep.
I don’t desire to trick people that I come across in my day. The fact is, I may not even leave the house, but if someone did send a compliment my way it will cause me to stand a little taller. Or better yet, my heart would melt beyond recognition if my four-year old or two year old said, “Mom, you look beautiful!” If I can catch that glimpse of myself in the mirror or in the reflection of a window and I appear as though I have it all together then I begin to get it together! A sort of “self-fulfilling prophecy.”
We can become very aware of our skin, especially if we are experiencing problems with it. There is your regular old acne, cystic acne, allergic reactions, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, and the list goes on. This can have such negative effects on how we carry ourselves, our inner confidence. Writer Christine Coppa says it well in an article, “I find makeup to be energizing and a sort of antidepressant.” She is so right! When you are down it will help pick you up and a chain reaction will occur.
I can spend ten minutes (yes, with baby in arms too!) applying makeup for a complete look that will allow me to brighten my dark eyes, even out my freckly complexion, cover up the redness of the cystic acne that plagues me, even do some highlight and contouring, a light pink to the cheeks and viola! I am ready to conquer whatever is thrown at me, literally!
I find it so helpful to have the simplistic stackable packaging design of Haut Cosmetics. All of the products I use on a daily basis are in one easy stackable palette. I can use the same bio-cocoa balm on my lips as on my cheeks multitasking at its best! “It’s easy to brush off the importance of ‘me time’ but it’s a must to keep you at your best.” I say brush ON some “me time” with raw and natural cosmetics lines such as Haut!
- I feel energized, I feel at my best to care for my kids.
- I took a moment for myself.
- The kids had some alone time with each other (depending on age of course).
- The kids learned to care for themselves.
An added bonus later on in the day? Hubby appreciates his trendy -looking wife when he comes home and gives her a big kiss on her pretty orange lips (see Spring Lips 2014)! Hats off to you stay-at-home moms, you’ve got this! You deserve a little luxury and time for yourself so take it when you can and feel your inner beauty exude outwards. My sister Joanne, Creator of Haut Cosmetics, says it best, “Feminine charm is not only in the outward appearance; it is in the way one discreetly pleases the soul.”