Simplify Your Beauty Routine

Relationship Design, Romance

Post written by fashion and motherhood columnist Sherri Dickens of Edit by Lauren.

I know what you’re thinking. “Sherri, this is a marriage blog. Why do I need to worry about my beauty routine? Aren’t you going to talk to us about commitment? Or being better listeners? Or something like that?”
Well, um, no. Because those are things I’m still learning about. Beauty products, on the other hand….I’m pretty well-versed in those.
Listen, I know my husband loves me. Even when he comes home and encounters Sweatpants and No Makeup Sherri. (Clearly, he is blind.) But, I also happen to know that he is attracted to Confident Sherri. And Confident Sherri tends to show up when I’ve made at least a tiny bit of effort on my appearance.
(Disclaimer: I’m not saying Sweatpants Sherri isn’t also Confident. But she’s far more likely to be laying on the couch, watching bad TV, than worrying about her confidence level. Let’s be honest.)
As women, we’re all busy. We’re constantly pulled in different directions; between husbands, children, jobs, and other commitments. We get tired and overwhelmed, and don’t have a whole lot of energy left over to focus on ourselves.
But, ladies. I’ve cheated the system. I have figured out an easy way to look like one of “them.” You know the “them” I’m talking about: those perfectly pulled together women, who look completely airbrushed, AND somehow manage to rock the perfect smoky eye.
When I’m overwhelmed and stressed out, Sweatpants Sherri makes an appearance far more often than Confident Sherri. But it doesn’t have to be that way anymore. I’ve found three products that will give you that super rested, pulled-together look in under a minute.
I’m nice like that.
First up, my solution for tired eyes. I wake up almost every morning with HUGE bags under my eyes, whether I slept for 2 hours or 10. If you have a similar problem, then quickly swipe on this little gem:

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Garnier Fructis Anti-Puff Eye Roller

Next up, my secret weapon…..

If you’re looking for a miracle, you’ve found it.  Smashbox’s Photo Finish will give you that airbrushed, flawless look that you see in magazines. It fills in lines and wrinkles, and makes your face generally feel like velvet.  It’ll probably also make your dreams come true.
Put it on just after moisturizer, and THEN, layer on my third flawless face find:

There’s really not much to say about this, except that it is a wonder.  I’ve never been a huge fan of foundation, because it always felt so heavy.  But this is a fantastic alternative, that is GREAT for your skin.  LOVE.
There you have it. My favorite “look good and feel good fast” tricks. I shared mine, now I’d love to know yours!
Sweatpants Sherri needs all the help she can get.