Ask moms what they want and they’ll tell you more hours in the day (and perkier breasts). And though we don’t have a time machine, we do think it’s important to spend a few of the minutes (and dollars) you have on someone special — yourself.
So we asked our mom staffers for their beauty secrets. Here, the products they swear give a big lift in just a few seconds.
Le Metier de Beaute Lipgloss
What: Low-maintenance shine that doesn’t clump or puddle on your lips.
Says Who: NYC Kids editor Christina Ohly suggests Cannes for the perfect subtle shimmer.
How Much: $32.
Murad Hybrids Skin-Protecting Primer
What: Smooths skin texture and hides flaws; microdynamic mineral layering (whatever that is) magically matches all skin shades.
Says Who: For a just-been-washed glow that lasts all day, our communications director and mom of two Meredith Howard suggests the Dewy Finish.
How Much: $35.
SkinMedica TNS Illuminating Eye Cream
What: Fades fine lines and wrinkles. Tempers puffiness and discoloration caused by sleep training, fevers, and midnight feedings.
Says Who: For L.A. Kids editor Jaime Morrison Curtis it’s the best way to fake a good night’s sleep.
How Much: $80.
What: A superconcentrated formula that requires only a dab for long-lasting, uncakey coverage.
Says Who: If Kelly Aiglon, our Chicago Kids editor and mom of twin boys, says it does away with dark circles, we believe her.
How Much: $42.
L’Oreal Double Extend Mascara
What: A pharmacy find for stubby lashes that doesn’t run or smear.
Says Who: Our sales development director, Debra Hyman, swears it’s made swim class with her daughter a smudge-free affair.
How Much: $11.
25% off Ouchies Bandages
Boo-boos are serious fashion statements for toddlers. Luckily, Ouchies has a fix for any occasion. Choose from Make Ur Own, Mr. Men & Little Miss, Trucktown, and more. The entire site is 25 percent off. Enter code candy at checkout; good thru July 1.
Photos: Thinkstock; Courtesy of Le Metier de Beaute; Courtesy of Sephora; Courtesy of SkinMedica; Courtesy of AmazingCosmetics; Courtesy of L’Oreal; Courtesy of Ouchies