Saturday, 10 October 2015

Mummy makeup...

Back in my pre-baby days I used to spend a leisurely half hour carefully applying my make-up every morning. However the days of contouring my cheekbones or spending 20 minutes applying beautifully sleek black flicks to my top lids are now far behind me.

I still wear make-up most days as I find it makes me feel a little bit less far away from my pre-mummy self. I am quite proud to say that I have managed to perfect a full face of make up in 7 minutes so I thought I would share with you my favourite products that help me achieve this.

My favourite ever item of makeup has got to be my foundation. Although I only suffer with the occasional spot, my complexion is appalling. Team that up with the now enormous bags under my eyes and it is safe to say my skin does not exactly radiate a healthy glow! It has taken me years to find a foundation that gives good coverage and stays put for more than a few hours but I have found that the Estee Lauder double wear foundation is second to none for giving you flawless skin that lasts all day. It's a little pricey but you don't need a huge amount and it is worth every penny. 

Because my foundation gives very high coverage, I tend to resemble a ghost if I don't apply some sort of blusher or bronzer. Summer I tend to bronze myself and winter I opt for blusher. My favourite bronzer at the moment is a fairly reasonable Bodyshop one which is like a bronzer and blusher combined so saves you having to apply both separately!

This is only something I have started using since I had Luke. My skin doesn't even look close to glowing anymore (the joy of zero sleep) but highlighter means I can pretend and apply my own glow! I use  Soap & Glory Glow All Out which I apply it down my nose and on my cheek bones. It is literally magic - you will look like you've had a whole nights sleep. 

A definite mummy essential. My 2 favourites are Lancome Grandiose Mascara which gives you super lashes with just one coat (and has a really pretty tube!) and Seventeen Va Va Voom Mascara if I want something a bit more subtle (and affordable!)

The other essential in my mummy make up bag is my Benefit Instant Brow pencil. This is amazing and gives you gorgeous brows in less than a minute.

I finish off with a quick slick of lippy to make myself look extra polished and I'm done! My favourite lipsticks are nude colours by Estee Lauder, Lancome and Rimmel.

Those are my current make up favourites... What are yours?
P.s. I challenge all you fellow mummies to a full face of make up in less than 7 minutes!


  1. Thanks Laura! I'm def gonna try some of that glow all out stuff! X

  2. Thanks Laura! I'm def gonna try some of that glow all out stuff! X


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