Being a new mother and keeping up with your beauty regimen can be a daunting task. Often when the baby comes, the mommy totally forgets about herself. Ever heard about self-care? Well, we think it’s important for new moms to make some time for themselves too. Therefore, we’ve put together a list of makeup dos and don’ts for all you new mums out there. This is sure to help you with what steps to skip and what to include if you’re looking at throwing on some makeup really fast while managing to look flawless at the same time.

Never skip primer
 

Never skip primer

Throw on some primer before you begin with applying any other product on your face. A primer will hold your look together and prevent any fallout. Being a new mom, we understand that you do not have the time to go back to clearing any product fallout. That’s when a primer will act as the perfect savior for you.

Use waterproof mascara
 

Use waterproof mascara

Being a new mom is a rather emotional phase. It’s a time where you get to witness many firsts with your little one. Well, you don’t want a smudgy mascara to be another first for you, right? Therefore, it’s best to switch to waterproof mascara.

Powder foundation over liquid foundation
 

Powder foundation over liquid foundation

Patchy skin is a reality for new mothers, thanks to fluctuating hormones. At such times, it’s ideal to use a mineral-based powder foundation which has fewer chemicals and at the same time leaves you with a glowing, flawless texture. Also, you save time on blending when you use a powder foundation. Win-win!

Lip gloss on the go
 

Lip gloss on the go

The easiest quick fix for new moms is lip gloss. It helps if you pick a natural color and do away with the bright reds and oranges as they have too much room for errors that you as a new mother do not have the time to fix.

Avoid makeup products that require extra precision
 

Avoid makeup products that require extra precision

Using highly pigmented liquid products, such as liquid eyeliners and liquid lipsticks is a complete no-no for new mothers. Reason being, liquid makeup products require you to focus on precise application, can get messy and time consuming. Being interrupted (which is a part of motherhood) in the middle of product application can turn your makeup into a debacle.