The Makeup Must-Have Every New Mom Needs

 New moms know it all too well – days meld into nights, nights somehow become days far too soon. And in the middle of it all, there are the familiar crises that only motherhood can bring. It's all part of the package, of course, and so is the unfortunate lack of sleep. It's just one of the many aspects of motherhood, and it's something new moms genuinely struggle to handle.


Even if a few hours of shut-eye here and there start to feel normal, what do you do when you can barely find the time to brush your teeth, let alone apply a full face of makeup? Be selective: Opt for only those products that enhance your natural beauty, bearing in mind that there is plenty out there specifically designed to make this part of your life easier.

Your skin on its own may not be up to the challenge of facing a crazy-busy day – that's where the new bareMinerals® bareSkin™ Pure Brightening Serum Foundation ($29) comes in. This revolutionary liquid makeup does so much more than your average, everyday foundation, thanks to its unique blend of antioxidant-rich lilac plant stem cells, anti-aging vitamin C and non-chemical broad spectrumSPF 20.

Think of it as your own skin, but better. The formula, which you can learn more about in this behind-the-scenes video from Bare Escentuals Vice President of Global Marketing and Product Development, Sarina Godin, leaves skin radiant, soft, evenly toned and completely free of imperfections.

Infused with mineral pigments, bareSkin™ Foundation is lightweight and somehow even soft to the touch, like a hint of velvet just made for perfecting even the most tired skin. A little bit goes a long way; bareMinerals recommends one to two drops for light coverage, but feel free to add more as needed to improve a sallow complexion and achieve the glow of your fantasies.

Flawless skin is your canvas, and that's really the key to faking a well-rested, bright look even when you feel anything but. Add a pop of warm peach or pink blush to the apples of your cheeks, slick on a touch of rosy gloss and consider the job done.

With glowing skin comes a certain clarity – a realization that you don't need much at all to look wide awake and refreshed. Best of all is the minimal time commitment, which won't steal away precious time with baby.

This post was sponsored by bareMinerals®