5 minutes makeup for newly moms

October 5, 2016

When I found out I was pregnant, I instantly thought about, well, loads of things, but through all the rambling in my head, makeup issues came pretty fast. I used to have an entire ritual, long and pretty typical, before going out to an event, dinner, or a meeting. I needed around 3 hours to do my hair, makeup, and dressing up. It does seem a lot, but when you’re in the world of blogging and all eyes are on you, you can never make a mistake. I am joking, obviously, but I’ve been like that since forever, quite a perfectionist when I had to go out.

As you can imagine, having a baby is wonderful. But it also takes up all your time. ALL YOUR TIME! There is no going out, no fancy dresses, no washing, no sleeping. Somehow I’ve let go of all of that because everything gets replaced with something much better. The love of your child surpasses all events, and going to the shops wearing no makeup seemed pretty natural to me now. But you can’t stay indoors forever, or hiding your tired face behind sunglasses, so a plan should be set into place as soon as possible.

I remember spending an hour in front of the mirror to apply my foundation, doing my eyebrows, eyeliner, and co. Admittedly, I am a beauty fanatic and always keep up with all the trends and launches in the industry. But a newly mom doesn’t have an hour to spend looking at those tired undereye bags, trust me. So I had to think about good quality makeup bits which I can include in my day to day makeup bag and a wonderful and fast technique to apply them in 5 minutes. It isn’t as difficult when you have the right brands in your hands. dsc_0108

Apply a good face cream. It should become your best friend. I am recommending Nu Skin Age Loc range since it is destined to fight against aging signs, revealing a younger, healthier looking skin in no time. I used to use a primer after my face cream, but who has time for that? So we’ll move on to the most important step: foundation. You can apply a liquid one, followed by a powder, but we only have 5 minutes. Can’t you hear the baby crying?

Bareminerals has just launched BarePro Performance powder foundation, an amazing photo-ready, natural matte finish without a caked on feel foundation. Ultra-smooth, silky texture which glides on effortlessly for superior customisable coverage. It lasts for 12 hours but also lets your complexion breathe with a micro-mesh formula that doesn’t clog pores or cause breakouts. Made with 90% vitamins and minerals to support a healthy complexion, it is perfect for a newly mom! It comes in 20 shades, designed to blend seamlessly. Also, to apply it perfectly, Bareminerals has launched a new retractable core coverage brush for an airbrushed finish. As you can see, there is no need for powder, and your complexion looks healthier than ever!dsc_0117Next come brows. I can not spam you enough with my sad eyebrows story, and the lack of finding a good product to tame them and make them look fuller. Luckily, Benefit has more than 10 products just for that. TEN+! Obviously, there is  no time to try them all at once, so the one I am using to fill in my really sparse eyebrows is the Goof Proof Pencil and when before I had to spend 10 minutes just to do my eyebrows, now I just glide this magical wand to fill and shape them, blend with the brush at the other end, and I am ready to move on to the next step.dsc_0145

There really isn’t time to apply any eyeshadows and for a natural day makeup, all you need is mascara. MY favourite currently is Nu Skin Curling Mascara, which gives my lashes volume and long lasting power without clumping, and an extra magnificent glow to my look. The colour is intense and in two coatings you’re all set. When you have time, I really recommend Nu Skin Colour Treatment for longer, fuller lashes with this clear eyelash strengthening gel that conditions and protects your lashes against breakage. For a luscious look that lasts all day, apply as primer to boost the special effects of the Nu Colour Curling Mascara and extend its wear.

You still have a minute to add some colour to your lips, and Nu Skin has just the perfect additions to your makeup bag with amazing lip glosses in different shades. I love the plum at the moment, it is great for autumn and it brightens up my complexion without a heavy makeup. The Nu Skin Contour Lips ultra shiny gloss features an oligopeptide to define and contour lips, focusing on the “cupid’s bow” that tends to fade with age. Clinically proven to stimulate collagen production, this peptide helps you achieve the full, shapely lips you desire in only 28 days. Ideal to wear alone or over your favorite shade of Nu Colour® Replenishing Lipstick, this long-wearing formula glides on smoothly, delivering a sophisticated shine. Nu Skin Lip gloss

There you have it, my 5 minutes makeup for busy moms who want to stay beautiful on the outside and feel more confident! As bonus point, when the baby sleeps longer, or I have my sitter taking care of Emma, I indulge in a long bubble bath and pampering using Guinot’s newly launched products. You know I have been a fan of Guinot since I was young, so testing most of their products made me a believer in the quality of this French brand. Douche Mirific is one of my favourite shower gels which make me call the sitter too many times, just to sit in the tub and enjoy the satin finish and delicate fragrance it leaves after showering. Another product from Guinot I use after showering is Guinot Nutriscience Body Balm for a soft, nourished skin because my definitely needs some TLC after a long pregnancy. Now, if you really want to treat yourself royally, the Age Logic Eye Mask from Guinot is perfect after long sleepless nights , because it reduces dark circles, reduces puffiness, and smoothes the wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes. What are your beauty tips for newly moms?

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    Emily Lowes

    October 8, 2016
    Every time,after watching,I could not wait to have your next blog.

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    October 8, 2016

    Wonderful blog!

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    October 9, 2016

    They are all great!Thank you for giving out the information.

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    October 10, 2016

    Enjoy reading your blog.