New Mom Skincare and Makeup Tips – Surviving Motherhood

Ever since giving birth to our son, I have realized that I no longer have the same luxury as I used to when it comes to my old beauty regimen. At one point I have embraced the Korean 10 Step (up to 12 steps) skincare routine. This does not include the time I spend in my makeup application. Obviously, this is just not practical, If not close to impossible with a growing toddler. I figured the best approach is to simplify my routine and cut down the unnecessary steps. On this post, I will be sharing some makeup and skincare tips to help new moms look great while spending minimal time on their appearance and have quality, bonding time with their new baby.

I know first-hand that having a new baby in the house definitely brings a lot of joy. But on top of it all, it also brings a lot of sleepless nights, piles of laundry, and less time for the new mom to care for herself. So to my fellow new mamas (and soon to be ones), how about we start today to re-examine your makeup application, skin care routine, and even try some new tricks! The biggest take away is a few coveted beauty device that will simplify your routine.

I can guarantee that the following tips are fast and easy. If you’re ready, let’s begin …

HiMirror Plus – The Future Of All Skincare Devices

HiMirror PlusPIN IT!

Panasonic nanoePIN IT!

Beautiful makeup look starts with beautiful skin. Caring from within is absolutely essential. Which is why the HiMirror Plus is a great device to have. It’s a smart beauty mirror with a built-in personal beauty consultant! If you’ve visited a dermatologist in the past, you’d know that a simple consultation can already prove to be costly. This device helps you take better care of your skin at the convenience of your own home.

Panasonic Facial SteamerPIN IT!

Before makeup application, it is best to clean and open up the pores with Panasonic Nano Facial Steamer. The steamer then gives off nano-sized particles that can easily penetrate the skin and deliver its much-needed moisture. As a result, skin looks moisturized and well-nourished

Foundation Makeup Tips for New Mothers
Since most newborns are awake every two to three hours, many new mothers will begin to look and feel tired. It will be important to conceal dark circles and tired skin in order to look rejuvenated. Let’s be honest, as a new mom most of you will not feel rejuvenated nor pampered in any way, but who says we have to look that way? Looks can be deceiving after all! My pointer for this situation is to start by switching from a regular foundation to a tinted moisturizer. Although a tinted moisturizer provides minimum coverage, it is easier to apply and takes less time. Tinted moisturizer is also lighter in weight and will not settle into fine lines or crows feet.

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To conceal dark circles under the eyes, use a cream concealer. Apply a small amount with a brush under the eyes right where discoloration is and blend with a fingertip. Cream concealer will help adhere to the skin better and is great at covering most imperfections. If there are other skin problems such as acne, the cream concealer can also be used. Just remember to blend the edges preferably with a blending sponge and set with a loose powder. My favorite product to de-puff and diminish dark circles is Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream. In just a matter of days, I have noticed that my under eye area has started to look better and much more hydrated. A little over two weeks, there’s a significant improvement—it has become noticeably brighter and less baggy. Now, my eye area has become more youthful looking and looks less tired.

Use a peachy colored blush to the apples of the cheeks to give a much youthful appearance. When one is lacking in sleep, one’s skin tends to be washed out. Using a warm-color blush will help liven the skin.

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Eye Makeup Tips for New Moms
If one is feeling tired and not oneself, the eyes will definitely show it. When choosing eye colors, look for neutral shades in browns and taupe. These natural eye makeup colors will help the eye color stand out more and help eliminate any redness in the eyes as well. New moms should also stay away from eye colors in blues and purples. These tones will bring the redness out of the skin, making the skin look blotchy, tired, and unflattering. Avoid them until your precious bundle of joy starts sleeping through the night, and new mama is back to her regular sleep schedule.

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Keep eyeliner to a minimum, line the top lashes with a thin, smooth line. Avoid lining under the eyes in case the makeup smears. Apply a couple coats of waterproof mascara. Waterproof and water-resistant eye makeup will help keep makeup in place if eyes are watery. In case you’re on a budget, feel free to check out my post featuring “The Best Drugstore Beauty Finds“.


For last-minute touch-ups, keep powder and lip gloss in the diaper bag. Lip gloss will help keep lips moisturized. Then during baby’s nap time, I highly recommend Plumping with PMD Kiss Lip Plumping System. It helps you achieve the perfect pout with fuller-looking lips without having to go under the knife or injectables. In just 30 days, your lips would look livelier and require less lipstick because it naturally looks beautiful already.

Many new moms feel like they have no time for themselves or anyone else while caring for their infant. However, it is possible to feel and look great when a routine is simplified and kept to a minimum. Do you have a favorite brand? Any special go-to technique or hack you’d love to share? I would love to know your thoughts!

PS: If you’re not a mom, feel free to share this post to any of your friends who will soon be one, or are already a parent.


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  • Stacie

    I think it’s important to keep your routine when you become a new mom. It helps keep you centered and more “you”.

  • FloArtStudio

    You look stunning, thanks for sharing the tips!

  • John Mulindi

    A very good article for upcoming moms and aspiring ones. Finding the balance between being a mom and having a good look is the key. Thanks.

  • Hannah Swancott

    PERFECT TIMING! I am 25 weeks pregnant, roll on the new make up regime!

  • Sarah Bailey

    These sound like some great tips for new Mum’s I am sure when you have a little one just doing those everyday things you used to can be such a huge task.

  • alison

    These are great tips especially for new moms. I don’t think I wore make-up for the first year because I didn’t have time. Wish I had this post, but now my kids are older.

  • Jeanette

    My sister-in-law is about to have another baby and I’m thinking something like this would be great for her. She could really use something for herself to be spoiled with.

  • Tara Pittman

    Foundation is always good for tired moms. It can hide those dark circles under those eyes.

  • Lisa

    These are great tips to share with my friend who’s a new mother. It’s still important to look after yourself as a new mamma!

  • Elizabeth Weitz

    Ohhh I’m loving all these new mom makeup tips! I could def. use all of them! Thank you for sharing!

  • Melissa Chapman

    I am not a new mom but I can definitely use a lot of your ideas. I generally don’t wear a ;lot of eye makeup but these tips will help a lot.

  • Emily Fata

    You are ever-glowing! These are such great tips for new mums who still want to rock their makeup. 🙂

  • Brie

    I love to see makeup tips. I am not a mom but I think this could apply to many people who find that makeup has to take a small backseat to their life.


    Yoy look avsolutely amazing! Definitely cant tell you are a new mommy! Congratulations

  • Rebecca Smith

    Some great tips. I’m going to be putting these into use even though Olivia is now 2.

  • Fatima

    Wow! These are some absolutely fantastic tips! I do not wear a lot of makeup but I always feel good when I do.

  • Cyn Gagen

    Great tips! It’s such a good idea to keep it simple but still keep a few products at hand. It’s such a pick me up to be able to look pulled together when you’re exhausted.

  • Liz Mays

    These are really helpful tips for the everyday routine. I have to try out the dark circle and blush ideas.

  • Kansas Bonanno

    These are some great tips for the new mom, as a mom of four little ones quick and easy make up tips are always the best way. Most mornings i’m lucky to get anything on my face.

  • Amy

    I have really been taking the natural makeup route these days! I used to love bold colors and playing around more, but skincare has been my focus lately.

  • Emily

    You look fantastic! I remember my new mom days and just constantly looking exhausted! I wish I had done simple makeup tips to boost my self esteem.

  • Brianna watson

    wow never knew naturals and taupes would brighten a tired eye! These are great tips!

  • Celebrate Woman Today

    I think these tips will be good for many moms and women in general. I love the minimum makeup tip, as it allows us to show off our authentic selves. Bravo, Angela!

  • Jessica Joachim

    When I had my first baby, finding time to do my make up seemed impossible! Having a super simple and easy makeup routine is perfect for new moms.

  • Krystal

    I use a CC cream with SPF every day as my foundation. It makes a difference!

  • Ranesha

    Thanks for sharing my favorite is neutral eye simple, but beautiful. It’s hard to keep up as new mom this made me see the simplicity.

  • Claudia Krusch

    Loved your tips! So many great new things to try!

  • Rachel

    I really do like the NYX make up line. It is so affordable and has so many good options. I love their cream concealer.

  • Alyssa Dawson

    This was perfect! I have a make up routine that I feel like I have down pat, but I don’t really know if I’m doing it right! hahah!

  • Kenneth Clutario Agudo

    You have a beautiful style and that’s very helpful tips you have cited. My mom needs a makeover and this will surely help her. very artistic photos too. <3

  • Becca Talbot

    Helpful tips! I don’t have children myself, but will share this post with a few of my friends who do. I am sure they’ll find it very useful x

  • rhian westbury

    Wow some amazing looking gadgets, the mirror is really intriguing x

  • Alvern @ Success Unscrambled

    Wow! These are some amazing finds Angela. I find the HighMirror Plus very intriguing. I need to check and see if they sell them here. The Kiss Lip Pumping System also looks very interesting. This is great advice for all moms.

  • Jennifrr

    I love CVs for makeup! They always have such good deals.

  • Ruth I

    Love all these tips! I am not a mom but I can surely use these tips. I’m not really good with make up.

  • Yeah Lifestyle

    These are some great tips. I could have done with these when I was a new mom!

  • Dalene Ekirapa

    The HiMorror Plus would be an absolute favorite! Anyway, new moms tend to have sensitive skin…at least I’ve seen that from my cousin. So it’s nice that new moms should actually get these great tips. And you’re looking just so beautiful!

  • Lyosha

    I didn’t know about this product before! It looks fantastic, just what I needed. now I want to know more

  • Catalina

    Great tips! I should definitely try them! Seems to be exactly what I need!

  • What Corinne Did

    I don’t wear makeup often but I am so intrigued by this device! The himirror plus looks fantastic!

  • Janay

    Caring for your skin is always so important. It’s sometimes hard for new moms to take the time to care for themselves. These are some really good tips.

  • Alexandra Cook

    It’s definitely not easy caring for one’s self after having a baby. It’s usually between getting them ready or yourself and of course, it’s going to be the child.

  • Beth Pierce

    Eyebrow gel and mascara are my go to items when I don’t have time for a full face of makeup; would be perfect for the new mom too!

  • Alexandra Cook

    Those were amazing tips. You really look so fab. And wow, I just love those brand

  • sudipa

    It is important to take care of your skin after delivery.This post is very helpful


  • leah

    the skin care items I like a lot and that tablet thing! want!

  • Christa

    I’m not a new mom but my toddler is going through a sleep regression phase. It’s terrible! These are really great suggestions. My skincare routine needs an intervention.

  • Sara Welch

    I think your tips are spot on; especially since you look so great as a new mom! I was a mess! Thank you for the tips!

  • Jasmine Hewitt

    a smart mirror? ok, i really need one of those, asap

  • Erin

    These tips are great for everyone! Thanks for sharing this post. And I love your photos!

  • elizabethkeene

    These look like great tips to try out!! Thank you for sharing such great information!!

  • berlin | Momi berlin

    Interesting. As a mom, we need to keep our skin hydrated and the use of such colors all the more give us that beautiful glow.

  • Marysa

    These are great tips for moms. I, for one, was too tired to figure out makeup when my kids were little, and this is very useful. I am going to check out some of these products, and I love that you used a bunch of CVS makeup. My kids are older but we are busier than we have ever been and I still don’t have time to dedicate to figuring out makeup!

  • Melanie williams

    Good tips here. I think the key is keep it simple and fresh, as time is at a premium xx

  • Kalyan Panja

    Looks like a nice addition to your collection. You look gorgeous. Nice reading your post.

  • Leah Lander-Shafik

    My sister-in-law is a new mum and would love these tips! you look absolutely FLAWLESS in your pics. Just gorgeous.

  • Kara

    I just don’t have time for a beauty routine these days – I just pop on some timted moisturiser and off I go

  • Dhiraj Thapa

    Actually I am a guy and seems like my wife could get a lot of information from your article. I love my wife.

  • Catherine

    Great tips here, Angela! I really love the eye makup tips!

  • Eva Katona

    I’ve never seen that mirror before looks very interesting. Heading to check out now how does it work.

  • Krystel | Frugal Living

    It’s interesting how many options are out there. These posts are great and informative

  • Melissa

    I see you used a lot of NYX products! I love their eyebrow pencil! I will have to try some of these other products.

  • Geraline Batarra

    Thanks for the wonderful tips.. These are all useful for new moms and for all the girls.

  • Swathi

    When I was new mom never got a chance to do my makeup, These items looks really nice and useful.

  • Bindu Thomas

    These are amazing tips and really helpful. Thanks for sharing this post.

  • Blair

    Really good presentation. It’s so important o find me time as a new mom. The baby demands will seem endless at times. A little personal pampering will go a long way to keep your spirits up and connected to yourself.

  • Bella and Dawn at Dear MumMy Blog

    It’s hard to find the time as a new mum, make-up is usually the last thing we think about but you have some great tips here x

  • Hayley Warren

    This was such an informative post, I’m going to pass this along to my pregnant friend.

  • Heart

    Loved the tips and will try this ♥

  • Anna MV

    I so need this, thanks for the amazing tips. When you say warm-color blush, what exactly is considered warm-color?

  • Khushboo Motihar

    These are some lovely makeup tips for busy mums. I am sure my mom would love to follow them. Bookmarking this post for her 🙂

  • Hollie Burgess

    I’m a mum to 2 young boys and these tips are fab, I need as many as I can get haha!

  • Casey

    HIMIRROR PLUS is an amazing product. We actually reviewed this product a few months back. I honestly think this will help any female with their skin. Great post!

  • alex vitte

    I loved theses tips! Thanks for sharing 🙂 my favorite where the neutral eye shadows, wearing tinted moisturizer and the waterproof mascara!

  • Angel

    I’m not a mother yet but I do believe it is important to look and feel great no matter your routine. self-care is important with any new life change and you look great!

  • Natalie

    These are such amazing tips!!!! I’m not a mom but I could use any makeup tips I can get!

  • natalie

    Love this post. My skin has never been the same since having children.

  • BMB

    I love the Olay 7 in 1. I live in Florida where I get tons of sun (weather you want it or not). I keep lotion on my fact to keep me from burning, and I like it because it is light and doesn’t feel greasy.

  • Heather

    I’m not a new Mom, but I can use all the tips I can get when it comes to makeup!

  • Rachel

    Great and useful tips for new mums. Bet this will be useful to so many!

  • Lindsay Veremis

    I can TOTALLY relate to this post. I used to be a real makeup girl prior to my son, but my regimen totally changed after his birth. There was just no time and I looked SO tired. Let’s be honest, I WAS tired… Love the trick with neutral shadow colors and tinted moisturizer!

  • Lyosha

    Very nice tips not only for moms but also for everyone. I like your makeup tips, it sounds ideal to me too

  • Yeah Lifestyle

    Most new mums forget to take care of their appearance soon as baby arrives, so this post is great in teaching them how to look fresh

  • Melanie Frost

    Oh man. When I was a new mom, the last thing I wanted to think about was makeup. I don’t think I wore any for the first year of my son’s life. But these are great tips for when you want to feel a little better to leave the house and face the world.

  • Sara Welch

    Being put together and caring for an infant can be hard! These are great tips to help you still feel normal as a new mom!

  • Jacque Hooper

    These are some great tips after becoming a new mom! I started getting lash extensions when I was pregnant and they made me feel like I had makeup on the second I woke up!

  • Michael

    Thanks for sharing your tips. I hope other moms get helpful tips on putting theirs too.

  • Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs

    Fab tips! I don’t think I even bothered with makeup when my firstborn was a baby. The tinted moisturiser was about as far as I got! 🙂

  • preet

    im starting to learn putting make up and this is perfect for me, thank you!

  • preet

    Im learning how to put make up because of this article lol. I had a great time reading

  • Rachael Phillips

    love these tips, i’m not a new mother but i am busy (and rubbish at applying make up) so ill be taking these on board

  • Christa

    It’s so important o find a balance between being an (oftentimes overwhelmed) new mom while maintaining a sense of self. A simple makeup routine can help that.

  • Susan m Quackenbush

    Although I am not a new mom I loved these tips.

  • berlin | Momi berlin

    I like how you shared with us that simple make up trick. It isnt too hard to follow and doesnt require me to buy new shades and brushes FInd this post too thoughtful. thank you.

  • Jho Tacorda

    I also dont have the luxury of too many steps of beauty routine so I just stick to whats essentials. I love the pre makeup steam and your makeup tips! Moms can stillbe pretty yeah?:)

  • Cristina Petrini

    What a really cute blog post I never thought of such a thing you know? Of course I’m not a mom maybe for that, but a good idea!

  • GladysNava

    Oh wow! I am really glad to know all that and thanks for the tips! I will keep this in my mind. Love this

  • Amber Myers

    I rarely wear make up. But when I do, I like the natural look. I put on a little foundation and blush and basically call it a day.

  • Sincerely Miss J

    Firstly your makeup is on point. Thank you for sharing your tips. I am a new mom and sometimes I forget to pretty myself. It’s super important not to forget about us too.

  • Becca Wilson

    These are some really incredible tips. There is no reason that you should not have the time like this when you are a mom to make yourself feel really good!

  • Bindu Thomas

    These are really great and useful tips for anyone, even if you are a mom or not. Thanks for sharing.

  • Sarah | Gardenfullofdreams

    Great makeup and skincare tips! After having my children, I feel like I have not quite gotten back to anything that resembles my former skincare routine. My 4th child’s pregnancy caused a little bit of melasma on my cheeks that only fades when I use the Olay luminous tone perfecting night cream. I think it is the niacinamide, but I’m not sure.