I’m sure every mummy has, goes or will go through the stage of having a baby/toddler/child and can’t be bothered to/not allowed to/or doesn’t have the time to apply a full face of make up every day.
For me, since being off work, I only ever wear a proper full face of makeup when I go out with friends or date night. The rest of the time I’m either fresh-faced, bags and all, or I resort to a ‘I tried’ look. Which, for me, is the above. And, to be honest, I quite like it.
I’m sure all these products have been mentioned before on my blog, but I’ll give you my brief perspective on them below.
The Eyes. The Tired Eyes.
THE BODY SHOP VITAMIN E EYE CREAM is a new product to my regime and I think it actually works. I say I think, as I can’t whole heartedly say that my dark circles and bags are gone/reduced and it’s because of this cream, as it could be down to drinking more water, other facial products I use or the fact that I have actually been getting 8-9 hours of sleep a night.. This being said, I actually daren’t stop using it just in case. It is a great product though, it’s light and it absorbs really well.
Add Some Youth And Prime The Face.
Another new product I’ve been using from The Body Shop is their DROPS OF YOUTH CONCENTRATE. I really like this product. It’s nice to use such a small amount, which then feels like does so much. It leaves my skin feeling tighter if that makes sense to you. Again, it’s not a product that I can say has ‘changed’ my skin, but again, I don’t want to stop using it.
I was late to the party on MAYBELLINE’S BABY SKIN, however, using a pore eraser/primer and then foundation is something that I’m quite positive about. The texture, though weird, does leave the skin feeling baby soft and although you’d expect your make-up to fall off such baby-like skin, it doesn’t. It just somehow ‘works’.
And Add The Foundation.
The NO7 INSTANT RADIANCE FOUNDATION is my very first No7 purchase and, I couldn’t be happier. I was surprised by their prices, I anticipated them being a lot more expensive than the reasonable price tag of £12.50 for this particular foundation. But also, that even with this price tag that it’s actually a great product. It’s great to apply, giving medium coverage and plus I know I’m free from foundation lines, as I used their brilliant in-store ‘Colour Match’ service.
I actually have their ‘Lift & Luminate’ foundation to try next, which I’m really looking forward to.
Lift Those Lengthy Lashes And Line.
I’m a loyal mascara user. For a good couple of years at least, me and Maybelline Volum Express The Colossal Mascara had an amazing love affair. However one day I took the plunge and instead of replacing my beloved Colossal, I bought THE L’OREAL FALSE LASH TELESCOPIC MASCARA and well, what can I say, it amazing. It really separates the lashes, helping to lengthen them and widen the eyes.
RIMMEL SOFT KOHL PENCIL IN SABLE BROWN. I don’t always wear eyeliner, however generally when I do, I only wear it on my upper lid. I’ve been wearing brown for a few years now, I feel it suits my blue eyes a lot better.
Now, again, I was late to the party on purchasing a beauty blender, however, when I did, purchasing the REAL TECHNIQUES COMPLEXION SPONGE I haven’t looked back. I was always a fingers user for applying my foundation. I never got on with a brush. There are cons to using a sponge – how do you wash it? It uses more foundation due to soaking it up? But, from my perspective, the outcome is the big pro, that it leaves me with a streak-free, well-blended complexion.
Lastly, for those that don’t know, I actually have my eyebrows tattooed on, or semi-permanent make-up as it’s referred to. This being said, I do still touch them in with my HD BROWS PALETTE IN FOXY just to keep them looking done. Generally more so around the time of needing my brows tinted.
So, there you have it, my simple, quick, but yet effective necessities of trying to do makeup, whilst bringing up a child.