Quick and Easy Makeup Looks for School Drop-off/Pick-up

As moms, you’re always needed everywhere, whether it’s your workplace or your kid’s school. It’s not surprising how mothers rarely have the luxury of pampering themselves with elaborate beauty care or makeup routines.

However, not every day requires you to put on a full face of makeup. You need a few simple makeup looks that can make you look well put together in minutes without using multiple products or complex steps.

This blog post will help you look beautiful and simple for days when you want to drop off/pick up your kid from school. Here are some quick and easy makeup looks that are perfect for day-to-day wear;

No Makeup, Makeup

You have probably heard about the ‘no makeup’ makeup look, it’s perfect for people who don’t want many products on their face and want to appear as close to their natural appearance as possible.

Tips for Getting Ready Quickly in the Morning with Kids

The best thing about this look is that it doesn’t require much time, so as a busy mother, all you need to do is just apply a few basic makeup products and leave to pick up/drop off your kid at school.

Follow these simple steps to create this quick and easy clean look;

  • Moisturize your skin first. You can even use a tinted moisturizer which can act as a foundation. Or you can apply a bb cream to get a dewy finish all over your skin.
  • Apply a liquid blush on the apple of your cheeks. You can apply the same blush as a lip tint to give them a natural pop of colour.
  • Fix your brows with a light brown eyebrow pencil to look more put together.
  • Finally, apply a quick swipe of mascara to your eyelashes to look more awake.

Bold Underliner Look

For mothers who want to level up their makeup look, you can just apply a bold underliner. The bottom liner is a great way to shake things up, making your eyes more prominent and bold.

All you have to do this follow these simple steps;

  • Prep your skin and apply moisturizer, foundation, and blush of your choice.
  • Now grab a pencil eyeliner and fill in your lower waterline which is right at the base of your lashes.
  • Apply mascara, and your favourite lipstick, and you’re all set to go.

Sunkissed Look

To hide your tired expression and make you look more lively you can add a pop of colour to your makeup look which can instantly change it from basic to brilliant.

As a mother, you must have a hundred things to tend to which probably makes it hard to take time out for heavy makeup looks. This is why this makeup look is perfect for you since it’s quick and simple.

All you need is a burst of colour from bright pink to orange shades, these will make you look radiant. All you have to do is follow these steps;

  • Apply a moisturizer and foundation as usual.
  • Apply powder or liquid blush to your cheeks and the tip of your nose to give it a sunkissed look.
  • Match the lipstick with the colour of the blush.
  • Apply mascara and liner if you want.

Quick Makeup Tips for Moms

Use Multipurpose Products

The best way to avoid wasting a lot of time doing your makeup is to invest in products that can be used in more than one way. Multipurpose makeup products are a lifesaver for busy moms.

Ever waited for the moisturizer to dry before applying sun cream? Well, you can get a moisturizer that contains SPF to ease out your makeup routine.

Instead of fumbling with several palettes while trying to do your makeup and wasting valuable time, you can make your life easier by using a single palette that contains different shades that you can use as eyeshadow, blush, highlighter, bronzer, and more.

You can even get a cheek tint which can be used as a lip tint to get you on the go.

Shape Your Brows

Shaping your brows can make all the difference in a makeup look. Just spending 30 seconds to do your eyebrows is enough to transfer your entire look. Fill them in with a pencil or a mascara wand and you will instantly notice how radiant and awake you suddenly look.

Apply Moisturizer Regularly

Even though moisturizer isn’t a part of makeup, it plays a crucial role in the overall look of your makeup. If you apply moisturizer regularly your foundation will look flawless and your skin will thank you.

Even if you have oily skin, you should invest in a good quality moisturizer or a hydrating serum and apply it daily before you do your makeup.

Use A Tinted Moisturizer

50% of your makeup look depends on your foundation. However, you do not really need a thick layer of foundation to look the best, you can just get a tinted moisturizer, and it’ll do the trick.

Tinted moisturizers are easy to apply and they don’t require you to use a brush like foundation do. Plus, you can get enough coverage for the perfect no-makeup look or clean everyday makeup look. The best part about it is, it takes less than a minute to apply.

Choose Products That Last All Day

Invest in products that are water and sweat-proof so they can last all day long. For instance, a good setting powder can make your makeup look flawless all day. You can even invest in a setting spray or mist to keep your makeup intact.


Motherhood is busy and tiresome most days, thus it’s pretty natural to feel like you don’t have time to pamper yourself and put makeup on. However, you also do not want to appear worn out and tired to other mothers when you visit your skid’s school.

Wearing makeup can give you that extra edge to your appearance and make you feel good about yourself. Thankfully, you don’t need to spend a lot of time trying to get ready, all you need are a few simple makeup looks to look and feel your best.

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