This 5-Minute Makeup Routine Will Make You Look Like You’ve Had Enough Sleep

Don’t let those late-night chores and mommy duties show on your face!

Motherhood is a whole lot of feeding, diaper changes, running after toddlers, and helping with homework—all in between being a disciplinarian, managing the household chores, and answering emails. While nothing beats the joy of being a mom, let's admit it: the stress and sleepless nights can take their toll. Left unchecked, you might become the tired-looking mom you swore you'd never be!

The good news: here's a five-minute makeup fix that can keep you looking sharp. Timer starts now, momma.

Step 1: Start with a primer.

It's easy to overlook this step, especially when you're really pressed for time. But when you see the difference those 30 to 60 seconds of application can make, you will never skip applying a primer again.

Get one that has micro-fillers and optical diffusers like Revlon Youth FX Fill + Blur Primer for Face/Neck—it smoothens the appearance of fine lines and blur pores and imperfections. Apply a thin layer all over your face and neck using the smooth-touch applicator. Bonus: It has a plumping, hydrating formula that feels comfortable, so it's perfect for dry, tired skin!

Step 2: Cover up forehead wrinkles.

Has motherhood got your brows perpetually furrowed? A quick application of the Revlon Youth FX Fill + Blur Primer for Forehead on the forehead can fix that as it easily minimizes the appearance of wrinkles.

It comes with a precision brush that lets you reach deep into the tiniest crevices, so you’re sure not to miss a spot. Done in 15 to 20 seconds, tops!

Step 3: Conceal dark circles and other blemishes.

Camouflage those under-eye circles with the Revlon Youth FX Fill + Blur Concealer: a double-duty concealer that brightens skin with color-correcting pigments and smoothens wrinkles with micro-fillers. (Bye-bye, crow's feet!)

The spill-proof, soft cushion applicator makes blending a breeze—you can even do it while holding the baby in one arm.

Step 4: Perfect your base with the right foundation.

Don't just reach for any foundation. The wrong formula can accentuate your fine lines, making you look extra weary.

Try Revlon Youth FX Fill + Blur Foundation, which has a light, hydrating formula that fills in lines and blurs blemishes, virtually erasing any signs of unevenness and hyperpigmentation. Use it properly with primers and a concealer and you'll have a smooth, glowing look that belies the fact that you had only a couple hours of sleep last night.

Step 5: Add the finishing touches.

Time check: You've still got a minute to spare, so you can still put on your fave lippie, dust on a rosy blush, and swipe on mascara. When you look into the mirror, someone who had a full night's rest will be looking back at you!

All Revlon products are available in leading department stores nationwide.


This article was created by Summit Storylabs in partnership with Revlon.