As a busy mother, makeup will probably be the last thing on your mind as you’re scrambling around in the morning trying to get everything ready for the day ahead. Along with all the joys of being a mum also comes sleepless nights, worry and not nearly enough time spent on ourselves however, now you can change things up a bit and do something for yourself.
Here at YCB, we rounded up 5 products that will help any mum get ready quickly in the morning whilst making you look fabulous in time for the school gates!
First things first, let’s start with the base! Bare minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream is perfect as a multi-use product. It combines BB cream (for coverage) with tinted moisturizer (for your skin) using ingredients to replenish, hydrate, nourish and condition. While unique water-encapsulations give skin that instant burst of hydration. Perfect for saving time in the morning! Apply with your fingers or a foundation brush.
2. Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer, £8.99
Next, we seriously need to cover the fact you only had a few hours sleep last night… The best concealer for this is Maybelline Eraser eye concealer. The micro-corrector applicator micro-fills and smoothes whilst the active formula reduces the look of puffiness and shadows while fading the appearance of under-eye circles and the brightener shade adds a luminous touch. A miracle worker, in other words. Apply with the sponge applicator and pat in with your fingers.
3. Urban Decay – ‘Naked’ flushed, £25.00
To add a bit of colour to your face we would suggest getting a palette that does it all! The Urban decay naked flushed palette is perfect for this; it comes with a bronzer, blusher and highlighter.
Using a bronzer brush, sweep the bronzer in a ‘3’ shape from the corner of your forehead, to the hollows of your cheeks and down your jaw line. Next using a blusher brush, apply the blush colour to the apples of your cheeks and lastly using a fan brush dust the highlighter over your cheek bones.
4. L’Oreal Paris False Lash Telescopic mascara, £10.99
For your eyes, nothing beats a good mascara to make you look wide awake! We suggest using Loreal Telescopic mascara. A little goes along way with this which is why it’s great for a quick job in the morning!
5. Rosie for Autograph Lip Glossy, £12.50
And finally, something on the lips to complete a put-together look! Rosie for Autograph Lip Glossy is a jelly soft lip gloss with a cushiony feel, which gives lips brilliant colour with a smooth, water shine finish, making you look like you’ve applied lipstick and gloss, without the hassle or the stickiness. They come in a range of colours and are long lasting meaning you don’t need to keep topping up!
If you find you are still struggling to know how to use these products or you might even feel its time to learn a new skill, you can do some research on beauty training schools in your area. Often a half day course can not only give you more tips and ideas on how to get the most out of your beauty products, it may also become something you can earn some extra cash from.
Make up and beauty treatments can offer a very flexible working platform for busy mums which is fun too. Places like Sassy Training Academy are dotted all over the country; just have a look on Google and see if there is one near you.