Twice a year when the clocks change, we are inundated with questions and parents asking what they can do. Although the spring clock change can play havoc with our bodies (an increase in heart attacks and strokes the day after this happen) but it can really help you if you have a little one who likes waking before 5am!
THE 10 MINUTE MAKEOVER FOR BUSY MUM’S
Mornings can be the most chaotic and super rushy part of the day, what with getting the kids up, fed, dressed and ready for school. All kicking and screaming. Also bags packed with numerous fillings such as packed lunch, PE kits and unfinished homework!
Already your zen has been compromised by the fact that you have cursed more times than a stuttering monk chanting his morning “ohm shanti” mantra!!
All that being said and you still have to find that minuscule window to make yourself even the slightest bit presentable and somehow manage to do your makeup in the process.
Here is a step-by-step simple yet flawless 10-minute makeup routine that will have you feeling fabulous and ready to take on the day with confidence.
THE 10 MIN MAKEOVER FOR BUSY MUM’S
Start with a clean face and neck and prep with a spf tinted moisteriser like the Ultrasun SPF30+ face sun cream
Suggested: Ultrasun 30 SPF Tinted Face Cream (50ml) – LOOKFANTASTIC
…and mix a couple of drops of BB cream to give your skin a healthier glow.
I use Clarins BB Skin Detox Fluid.
Suggested: CLARINS – Bb skin detox fluid spf25 | Selfridges.com
Next frame your face by applying your brows, brush upwards and pencil in the gaps, defining your arch by using a brow pencil with a built in spoolie brush for ease.
My absolute favourite is the Laura Mercia eye brow pencil.
Suggested: Eye Brow Pencil | Laura Mercier
Suck in those cheeks and swipe a contour stick into the hollows of your cheeks, across the forehead and jawline and blend out using your fingers or a fluffy brush, creating definition and that sun kissed look. I also grab some of the product on my finger and dab onto my eyelids, as bronzer is more forgiving than an eyeshadow and it can blend effortlessly into the eye socket.
I just love the Mini Matte Bronzer by Milk Makeup.
Suggested: MILK MAKEUP – Mini Matte bronzer 5.7g | Selfridges.com
Add a pop of colour to your cheeks and lips using an easy to blend cream product and apply with your fingers for a quick and easy application.
Im loving the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip & Cheek Glow, it gives such a youthful glow with its sheer texture and luminous finish.
Suggested: Colour Of Dreams – Pillow Talk Lip & Cheek Glow | Charlotte Tilbury
Last but not least make your eyes sparkle and look brighter by applying mascara for fuller looking lashes.
My go to is Benefit’s They’re Real Magnet Extreme Lengthening and Powerful Lifting Mascara. I find its super long lasting and makes my lashes look longer.
Suggested: They’re Real! Magnet Extreme Lengthening Mascara | Benefit Cosmetics
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