5 quick makeup hacks for busy mums
Finding the time to do your makeup - and retain its polished appeal - is a challenge when you have kids. To a large degree, the difficulty lies in establishing a makeup ritual that doesn't require continually sifting through your beauty kit or applying a plethora of products. To that end, we've put together five simple solutions for busy mums.
Double duty cream
Utilise the benefits of foundation, moisturisers, primers and sunscreen at once during rushed mornings by using a BB or CC cream - your skin will have the coverage of the first, the suppleness provided by the second, the longevity offered by the third, and the protection of the last.
bh loves: Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 30, $78, and Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream, $53, from Life Pharmacy.
Being on the go on a regular basis can make for a large amount of unwanted oil. To fight this build up, keep oil blotters in your handbag to remove any excess sheen when you need to. It's an efficient way to keep your makeup touched up and significantly cut down time spent redoing your face.
bh loves: Tatcha Aburatorigami Blotting Papers, $19.
Having clear mascara is dual purpose: brush over your eyelashes and unruly ones look naturally preened, then groom your eyebrows to shape brow arches. Little work is required to achieve a pared back look that emphasises your brows, especially amongst any day-to-day turbulence.
bh loves: Dr Hauschka Brow and Lash Gel, $40.
Few things have been praised for their universiality as frequently as coconut oil has. If you're short on make up remover, one of coconut oil's many advantages is that it's an effective alternative that quickly melts away all traces of makeup whilst being gentle on your skin. Extra virgin, cold pressed, organic coconut oil is the best topical choice.
A do-it-all stain
A pink flush across your cheeks brings with it the kind of freshness that you often need to feel pulled together. Whether you're applying it on top of foundation or to bare skin, opt for a combined cheek and lip stain for a natural all-day rosy glow without the added hassle of needing to reapply.
bh loves: Benefit Cheek & Lip Stain, $57.
Do you have a favourite makeup hack?