Makeup and Skin Care Tips
Are you a busy mom who needs advice on makeup and skincare? Do you want to commit to a simple makeup and skincare routine that actually work?
Today, Professional Makeup Artist Anna Vanessa Carvajal- Lo will share some makeup and skin care tips for busy women. She will also tell us her recommended makeup products that she uses on herself and on her clients! The products she uses are high quality and quite expensive, but if you have a budget for yourself, then I think it’s okay to treat yourself!
Self-care and mental health
We spend so much time taking care of the needs of our family that we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves. Self-care and mental health are very important, but they are often neglected because of our daily responsibilities. Even a little makeup can go a long way!
Let’s get to know our mommy makeup artist.
Anna Vanessa C. Lo
Mother and Professional Makeup Artist
How would you describe yourself as a mom?
I try to be hands-on as much as possible. I try my best to do everything right. Perhaps I fail most of the time. But at the end of the day, I rest in the grace of God that sustains me and my family.
Can you tell us a little bit about your family?
My husband is very kind and supportive, and very busy. He works as a journalist and most of the time he’s working. So I try to manage my schedule and run the household. We have a 5-year-old daughter. She is relatively a good kid, polite, smart and very funny even without trying. We are expecting another baby girl in three weeks!
What’s your daily schedule like?
Usually, I take my daughter to school and fetch her from school. Then I schedule my work around that. But on days when I cannot schedule my work within my daughter’s school schedule, it’s either my husband, my brother, my father or mother-in-law who picks my daughter up from school or the nanny and the driver.
What skill have you mastered lately?
Managing the household, I think.
When you’re not in “mommy mode”, what do you do for fun?
My husband and I like to watch movies. I also like to spend time with my parents and my brother if their schedule allows it. I like going to karaoke with my friends too.
Can you tell us about your work?
I am a free-lance professional makeup artist in Manila so I am usually booked ahead of time. I do makeup for weddings, events, and photo shoots. My job is my passion! I see beauty unfolding right before my eyes. It keeps me in a sense of wonder and amazement. I love it when I make my clients more beautiful and if they are happy with my work, it makes me happy too. I consider myself very lucky because not every makeup artist is given this opportunity. But of course, it was very difficult when I started out. So I’m so thankful. I think I never want to retire.
Makeup Tips For Busy Moms:
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Parang prepaid load lang 😁.. #recharging my makeup station with these beauties 😍thank you so much for the givers of my #kryolan lippie and #elizabetharden lipgloss, and to my supportive family and friends whom I call for help when I need some products outside the Philippines (like #RMK and #MAC – because it's cheaper abroad) I hope I didn't cause you much trouble 🙏 I feel like a child looking at candies and ice cream display 😍inaamoy amoy ko pa! 😄#lakastama #kaartehan #myloveaffairwithmakeup #annavanessalomakeup #recharge
A Simple Skin Care and Makeup Routine:
- Remove your makeup before going to bed.
- Cleanse, tone and moisturize!
- Wear sunscreen.
- Do your brows, curl lashes, put on some mascara, and put on lipstick!
- Put on your best smile and be happy. 🙂
Be the best you!
Just remember, YOU are BEAUTIFUL! Take care of your body, your skin, and your health so you can be the best you for yourself and for your loved ones.
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