Most moms will automatically protest the idea of doing makeup in the morning even if they do not need to go to the office to work. What a hassle, right?
Well, if you think of it that way, then it probably is.
However, if you start thinking of glamming up in the morning as something you do to welcome the day, just like drinking your warm cup of Joe, then “getting your paint on” can be quite a wonderful thing. It can actually set the tone for your day.
There is a growing number of mothers these days who strongly advocate getting made up every day, no matter how busy life gets. They say it’s time for moms to put themselves first as part of their self-care routine, and one way of doing that is dedicating time to look and feel good.
But, what really are the benefits of a morning glam routine for stay-at-home mothers?
Five are discussed below:
1. Makeup is a creative outlet
Creative pursuits are usually difficult to manage if you have kids to watch over (and keep alive!) and all sorts of household responsibilities to stay on top of.
Makeup, meanwhile, will only take you 20 minutes to do, and you can be quite creative with it. And, after that little bit of “me” time, you have your enhanced beauty to celebrate and enjoy the entire day.
In fact, if you’re serious about using makeup as your creative outlet, enrolling in a professional makeup course can help unlock your hidden potential.
2. Glamming up is something to look forward to
A lot of women find that the few minutes they have to themselves early the following day as their much needed “me” time in order to charge through the rest of the day.
It’s rare to find those precious minutes to give to yourself if you are a busy mother. But when glamming up, even just a little, becomes part of your routine, you get the assurance that you have a few moments within the day solely dedicated to you.
3. Properly applied makeup is one of life’s small victories
Sounds trivial, but it’s true.
A lot of makeup gurus point out that there is something incredibly comforting and wonderful about a perfectly applied feline liner or lipstick that did not smear or fade during the course of a busy day.
Makeup that stays put when everything is going crazy is a nice little victory. It’s a simple thing, but it adds joy to life at any day.
Don’t you just go, “Oooh, my foundation’s still smooth despite the face-crunching action during all those diaper changes!” in front of the mirror sometimes? A lot of moms who have mastered the art of makeup do, and it makes them feel good.
4. It prepares your face for the unexpected
“Hon, I’m home – with a few of my co-workers!”
This is a common surprise for wives and moms – the husband or the kids come home with company.
Being a gracious host is so much easier if you had taken the time in the morning to beautify yourself. You may be wearing ratty clothes but at least your face does not make you look like the “Duchess of Haggard.”
If you already had your face done early in the day, all you have to do is touch up a bit and be out to welcome everybody.
5. Cosmetics help boost self-confidence
The condition of your skin may actually be the proof of that. But when you are dissatisfied with how you look, makeup makes it easy to achieve a level of satisfaction in the beauty department.
It only takes a minute to regain control over misbehaving skin when you have awesome full-coverage foundation, right?
A great makeup look works like a power suit. It serves as an armor of confidence to help you get through the day.
Go ahead, get your paint on!
Play with colors and watch them beautifully come together on your face.
Of course, a morning glam routine is not for everybody.
However, if you are open to trying out new things as a stay-at-home mom, getting made up first thing in the morning can be worth a shot. It may just be a fun element that is missing from your daily routine.
Toni Malt is the Middle East’s leading international editorial makeup artist and the woman behind the highly anticipated Toni Malt Academy in the heart of Dubai, now training the next generation of key makeup artists. From minimalistic looks to freestyle artistic creations, Toni’s creative work has been published in top international fashion magazines around the world including VOGUE, ELLE, L’Officiel, Marie Claire, Harper’s BAZAAR, Grazia and Cosmopolitan.