One of the first things to go when I’m busy or stressed is taking care of myself. (Keeping up with the housework also falls to the wayside, but that’s another issue for another time!) At the beginning of this new year, I thought it’d be fun to share some “mom hack” health & beauty DIYs that will hopefully encourage us moms to spend a few minutes on ourselves. Today, I’m sharing with you how to do your makeup in 5 minutes or less.

How to do your makeup in 5 minutes or less - a 'mom hack' for the new year! (VIDEO)

When I (A) want to wear makeup and (B) only have 5 minutes to slap it on, here’s my routine. I call it a “minimal makeup look”, and I think it’s really natural and pretty. I don’t use much product so it’s really fast to apply, but I still look much more awake and ready to take on the day when I do it. If you like to wear makeup, let me know what you think of this routine – it’s actually amazing how taking even 5 minutes for yourself will make you feel pampered and special and ready to take on the day with your little crew!

Only have 5 minutes to get ready? Here’s my minimal makeup look that I do in under 5 minutes when I have to get ready fast! Fellow mamas & busy gals will understand that sometimes this is all we have. I hope you find this helpful and that you get some time to spend on taking care of YOU this new year!

Products used in this look (affiliate links):

Mary Kay Timewise Moisturizer: http://amzn.to/1MZkyNQ
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup: http://amzn.to/1MZkC08
e.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder: http://amzn.to/1MZkHAR
e.l.f. Essential Instant Lift Brow Pencil – Taupe (similar): http://amzn.to/1MZkOwm
Benefit They’re Real Mascara: http://amzn.to/1MZkPQL
Rimmel Stay Glossy 6 Hour Lipgloss, Non-Stop Glamour: http://amzn.to/1MZkTQJ

How about you: Do you forget to spend a few minutes on your own health & wellness when you’re feeling busy and stressed? How do you spend 5 minutes for yourself?