10 Celebrity Moms Share Their Best Beauty Tips
Between kids, work, and a never-ending to-do list, finding time for a beauty routine is tough for busy moms. Check out these simple tricks celebrity moms use to stay camera ready so you can look your best, too.
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If you've always envied Jessie James Decker's bronzy glow (and want it for yourself!) look no further than the mom of Vivianne and Eric Jr.'s YouTube channel. Her go-to product to give skin that dewy, lit-from-within quality? Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal.
Forget the glam squad—Blake Lively told Allure that she often does her own hair and makeup. Her secret to getting those enviable beachy waves is to apply mousse and blow dry at the roots to add oomph. Then Lively, who's mom to daughter James and expecting baby #2, wraps it into a big ballerina bun—when you shake the hair loose, all you have to do is tease it with a big hairbrush and go.
With a 5:15 a.m. wakeup call, Jessica Alba—mom of two and The Honest Company co-founder—has very little time to get ready in the morning. She told Self her five-minute face essentials include primer, tinted moisturizer, and concealer. Then the mom of Honor and Haven adds a brow filler, bronzer, cream blush, mascara, and some type of lip product. Bonus: most of the these products can be applied with your fingers!
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Creating a smokey eye or keeping a bold lip color inside the lines is no easy task—even Jennifer Garner agrees. The mom of Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel told Allure the best beauty tip she ever received was to "learn how to do one thing and get comfortable with it. So if I really need to put makeup on myself, I do the cat eye that [late makeup artist] Paul [Starr] used on me, and I don't worry about the rest."
Mom to Olive and Frankie, Drew Barrymore has been known to take her beauty routine on the go, literally. Her #commuterbeauty tip, as told to Redbook, is "eyeliner on the inside corners of your top lids," which will open up the eyes and make you look more awake.
Gwyneth Paltrow is known for some, ahem, out-there beauty routines like bee stings and snake venom, but Apple and Moses's mom's favorite indulgence is so low-key anyone can incorporate it. Paltrow told Elle, "I take a bath every night in regular Epsom salts from the drugstore, which is great for skin and purity of skin and relaxation to get all the energy of the day off."
Powerhouse Adele—called mum by son Angelo—is known for two things: hit records and her fierce makeup. To get the secrets behind her iconic looks, including the exact product names, start following Michael Ashton, her longtime makeup artist. While many of the products cost a pretty penny, you can snag the lip product he used for the 2016 Grammy Awards for under $10: L'Oréal Pro Matte Gloss in Bare Attraction.
Music superstar Carrie Underwood is no stranger to glam makeup, but since the birth of son Isaiah in 2015, her makeup routine has changed. She told PeopleStyle "everything has had to become less complicated and more efficient. Because some mornings I have a baby in my arms while I'm trying to put makeup on." For a no-makeup makeup look, the Almay spokeswoman swears by Smart Shade foundation, bronzer, and mascara.
When it comes to her skincare routine, like Olivia Pope, Kerry Washington has it handled. "I'm such a firm believer in the importance of SPF, and for me, I just like to have it be a part of my daily routine," the mom of Isabelle told Vogue. Washington is a creative consultant for Neutrogena and their Choose Skin Health campaign, which aims to spread the message that skin health is important and cancer isn't colorblind.
When not on a red carpet, Kate Hudson is all about keeping her beauty routine simple with just moisturizer and a few swipes of mascara. "I really, really like to layer on the lashes, it makes it look very full around the eye," the mom of Ryder and Bingham revealed to Redbook. Her go-to: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara.