Jan 22 2018

Yep. I Do My Makeup in My Car

Excuse my grainy car selfie, but let me explain to you how I got there…

It’s 5:35 a.m., and my alarm clock goes off.


Nine minutes later…snooze. Rinse, lather, repeat because I’m a horrible snoozer!

Finally around 6:15 a.m. I bolt up. I forgot, I need to wash my hair. I can’t push it one more day again.

6:35 a.m. I’ve brushed my hair but forgot to add my sea salt spray or favorite Shea Moisture curl definer.  I’m cutting grapes and slinging milk and water bottles into my toddler’s school bag, so I make a mental note to do it after.

6:50 a.m. By this point, if I’ve picked out my eye makeup the night before, I quickly toss a bunch of makeup and brushes into a makeup bag, over stuff my purse and head into the living room for the final push to get out the door: Getting my usually uncooperative toddler to put shoes and jacket on. I’ve given up on doing her hair at home. I pop a couple plastic ponytail holders in her hair while she’s eating her breakfast upon daycare arrival.

I still forgot to put product in my hair and some mornings, I confess: I forget to brush my teeth.

7:20 a.m., I’ve dropped off my toddler, and I’m cruising to work. I don’t have to technically be in my seat until 9 a.m. at the latest and I’ll actually arrive at 7:40/7:45 a.m. My goal is to usually be in my seat by 8:30 a.m.

So all this to say, I do my makeup in my car.


Because I’m not setting my alarm any earlier to get out the door in the morning. And I have so much time to kill when I arrive at the office, and sometimes I’m not mentally READY to jump into work before 8 a.m.. So I can do something I enjoy prior to starting my busy work day, with plenty of time to spare.

For me, it’s like men and women who are committed to physical fitness; I always hear, if you want it, you will make the time for it. I love using my makeup, so I am committed to making the time for it! (I’ll worry about getting committed to the fitness, too, after I have this baby!)

So tell me, have you ever done your makeup in your car? How does your lifestyle affect when and where you get to do your makeup – or does it actually hinder you from having the time?! I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

  • http://www.southeastbymidwest.com/ Cassie Tucker

    I’ve touched up my lipstick in a parking lot before heading in somewhere. However, I’m more likely to pack it in my bag and do my makeup in the bathroom before heading into where I need to go.

    • BeautyJudy

      Our work bathroom has terrible lighting and the mirror is far away from where you stand – I have trouble being precise lol!

      • http://www.southeastbymidwest.com/ Cassie Tucker

        In that case I would for sure do it in the car. Luckily my school’s bathroom has itty bitty sinks and good lighting lol

  • http://www.primebeautyblog.net PrimeBeauty

    I will put on lipstick in the car but that’s it. I like to have my collection in front of mee bcause I don’t decide what makeup I want to wear until I’m in front of the mirror.

    • BeautyJudy

      That’s the hardest part sometimes and I can spend quite a few minutes coordinating stuff the night before lol. realizing none of the Lipsticks you brought would work quite as well as such-and-such, at home, in your lippie drawer!

  • marciaf

    I only put on lip color in the car. Everything else is at home. But I remember those days of rushing and being crazy and I’m glad I’m done with them.

    • BeautyJudy

      I’d say I’m jealous but I wouldn’t want to wish away these young years with my daughter and soon-to-be – toddlers are frustrating but so adorable too!

  • http://www.thefabzilla.com Kathryne

    I enjoy this post. I think anyone can relate. I used to do this too before, in the parking lot. lol

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Kath! Yes, I would imagine we’ve all been there – regardless of who we are or if there are kids involved lol!

  • http://www.cosmetopiadigest.com/ CosmetopiaDigest.com

    I do my makeup in the car ALL the time LOL. I do mascara and eyeliner indoors, and everything else happens in the car. Apart from the time-saving factor, there’s perfect natural lighting in there, and it keeps me from making boo boos LOL.

    • BeautyJudy

      The natural light is awesome! Makes for good blog-related photos after – I kill two birds with one stone lol

  • Lola Seicento

    I don’ do my makeup in the car, but usually I have about 2 minutes to do it before my morning commute to work!

    • BeautyJudy

      You have to be pro at what you use with that little time!!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    No, I haven’t but then when I worked in an office, I took the subway. Your makeup always looks great! Do you put your foundation on in the car too?

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you! Yes, I do my foundation after I do my eye makeup, which I find easier for clean-up of fallout! Today I was able to do my eyes at home, and did the rest of my face in the car – brows, face, lips 🙂