THREE MAKEUP BAG MUST HAVES FOR MUMS
So being a busy Mum on the go has taught me a lot about streamlining my beauty regime on a daily basis – this is tough for me as I am a self confessed beauty product junkie. However with a baby or toddler to contend with, there is very rarely time to even finish a simple blow dry (or even a shower!) without interruption, so I’ve spent a lot of time speeding up the process!
I’m one of those girls who definitely cannot rock the zero makeup look after very little sleep the night before (hello Mum’s of newborns in particular!), so I have a secret. You only need three, yes THREE, make up products to get you through the day. I swear.
Click the images below to find out why these are my absolute faves.
So ladies, a mascara that doubles up as a treatment and comes in a handy tube (why was this not invented sooner?!) – absolute winner.
Packed full of amazing ingredients, super black and water resistant (because no, I don’t have time in my evening routine to remove the hard as nails waterproof stuff, but motherhood is an emotional rollercoaster so yes I want some kind of staying power!), I love how this looks too
A rose tinted cheek and lip stain, this has been part of my essential kit for years now. It smells gorgeous, is the perfect colour and has great staying power; they do have other colour tints if you have a different skin tone though (in the Summer I also like posie tint for example).
It kinda takes a little getting used to as the tint is a liquid and stains quickly! I use the “cat whiskers” technique for my cheeks – three strokes on each cheek and blend. Then dot more on the lips and blend, repeat for a deeper colour. I also find that tints can feel dry on my lips, so I often layer this with my favourite lip balm (not strictly a make up product right?!) – for that I love Eve Lom the best.
I stumbled on this wonder product by mistake, as for a long time I’ve been using Laura Mercier tinted moisturisers, but they didn’t have my usual one in stock when I was stocking up in Space NK, so on a crazy pregnant whim I treated myself to the illuminated version. Oh my, am I glad I did! This product gives great yet natural cover and colour, but it also gives you the most radiant glow that instantly makes you look younger and well rested.
I wore this alone with just the other two products below after I gave birth to Augustus recently, and people kept telling me how amazing I looked so soon – I had the midwife, health visitor and GP all writing down the name of this tinted moisturiser for which I give full credit!
As a side note, if you have oily skin or don’t like the glowing look, then this might not be the best product for you, so try the oil free formula instead. Or my other long term fave and absolute bargain, 10 Hour Sleep Effect by Bourjois.
So there you have it, three products that cost less than £100 all together, take less than 10 mins to apply and fit easily into any change bag for on the go application… you are most welcome.
If you have an extra 5 mins spare, then feel free to add concealer/bronzer/eyeliner/lippy to the above trio too. Or just have another coffee, your call!