Haute Mommy Makeup...In 12 Minutes

With a packed schedule, it seems certain things take a major hit.  Our daily makeup routine is one of them. Personally, I went from wearing makeup often to almost never  WTF!?  It dawned on me, I'd have to figure out a way to beautify, simplified.  Now, lemme make one thing clear; fresh-faced to me is often more beautiful than a face glammed with makeup but it's also fun to play, enhance your look and change it up from day to day.  I mean, who doesn't love sunkissed cheeks, a glossy pout, a little contour here and there, and even a defined cat eye!?  Achieving all that on a tight schedule can be tough but NOT impossible.  With a little practice, I've managed to nail it down in 12-minutes flat and promise you'll transform from Haute to Va-Va-Voooooom.  Here are some products you may want to snag to help...Note: Match to your skin tone and desired effect and apply in this order. 1. BOBBY BROWN - Skin Foundation Stick

**Apply straight to face like war paint and use a brush to blend it in, all over face and neck.

2. MAC - Eye Primer

**Brush onto eyelid to maintain maximum shadow wear throughout the day

3. LISE WATIER - Undercover/Creme Concealer

**Use the pen to apply directly under your eye.  Covers dark circles and adds brightness

4. MAC - Studio Fix

**Use blush brush and apply to face, setting makeup.  Light and not overly powdery

5. MAC -Shadow

**Choose 1 natural color as your all-over base and 1 medium brown shadow in the crease to add color and enhance the shape of your eye

6. LORAC - Front of the Line Pro (black or brown)

**Wonderful liquid eye liner.  You really need a steady hand to apply and drag out to create a sexy cat-eye.  Back-up option is a pencil liner where accuracy isn't as important

7. NARS - Bronzing Powder

**I use the color Laguna for olive skin tone.  Apply with blush brush directly under the cheekbones, lower portion of your chin and jawbone, your forehead and a quick final brush around your entire face so the contour isn't too obvious.  I think my nose looks broad so I contour down the sides and tip with bronzer and highlight the center which brings me to #8

8. LAURA MERCIER - Translucent Pressed Setting Powder

**This is the ISH Mommies!  It's used as a reflector.  After my nose contour (see #7) I use this highlighter down the center line to create greater definition.  Also, ideal to use under your eyes.  Caution:  Don't use too much or you could end up like this...

9. CLARINS - EyeBrow Kit

**I use this brow shadow to fill in and thicken up my brows.  L O V E it esp since thick brows are all the rage...a trend I hope NEVER goes out of style

10. LOREAL - Voluminous Mascara

**Any makeup artist will tell you there's nothing better on the market.  I get black noir.  It is long-lasting, super glam and easy on, easy off.

11. MAC - Peony Petal Blush

**When I worked On The Lot, my fave makeup artist introduced me to this product and I've been in love ever since.  Ya know that look when you, eh hem, just finished getting down and dirrrrtay w your man??  Your cheeks have a beautiful pink glow?  Well, this color from MAC re-creates it to a T

12. SMASHBOX - Lip Enhancing Gloss

**Natural, glossy, plump and beautiful!