5 Minute Mummy Make-Up Tips

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I was never a big fan of make-up. The fascination actually came after I became a mother. It gave me a pick-me-up after the long sleepless nights and it made me feel a bit more confident when I returned to work.
These days life is BUSY. Toddler days are long and active and night time is often even longer if sleep isn't coming our way.
I find myself needing my make-up fix more than ever but having less time to do it than the baby-days.
Here are my tips for my 5 minute Mummy Make-Up.
  • Buy a good Micellar water to remove your make-up. I leave mine in the bathroom and it takes half a minute to remove my make-up before I go to bed. It makes the morning routine much easier because I'm dealing with a blank canvas rather than Panda Eyes and patchy foundation.
  • Have a make-up bag which only contains the products you actually wear daily. This was a bit of a revelation for me. It makes my make-up bag way more user friendly and you can also throw it in your hand-bag  or car and know that everything you need is to hand.
  • Lipstick is life. I've only recently started wearing lipstick and it totally transforms my face. I feel like it gives me a bit of life when I only have a quick minute or two. I picked up a light pink/nude in Penneys so it's a cheap and cheerful everyday option that I can easily replace.
  • Don't be afraid of a highlighter. I am not a make-up artist and I don't claim to know a lot about products but highlighter was always something that intimidated me. These days I add a little to the top of my cheeks every single day and it really makes me look brighter and more awake.
  • Water-proof mascara is a must. If my son does something that makes me proud I cry. If an ad for One Born Every Minute comes on I cry. Mums have a lot of hormones and emotions. So yes, Water-proof mascara is the way to go. 
Written by Tracey Quinn, staff writer with Family Friendly HQ


Tracey Quinn

Proud mum of two who got married on Don't Tell The Bride and had an accidental home-birth (loves a good story). She's passionate about breastfeeding, positive thinking & all things cosy.

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