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!