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With the pressures of the school run or the busy commute to work, spending time on your beauty routine can often be the first luxury to go. For those of you who find yourself hurriedly applying foundation in the car rear view mirror, or forsaking make-up entirely, I’ve compiled some handy suggestions for achieving a flawless, healthy look in no time at all.
Here are some tried and tested beauty tips for the busy mum on the go:
It’s all too easy when you’re in a rush to end up with the dreaded tide lines of foundation around your jaw area.
To avoid committing this beauty faux-pas, try replacing a heavy foundation with a tinted moisturiser, which is an easy way to and combine two beauty products in one. A good tinted moisturiser is easy to apply, eradicates dryness, and is kinder on the skin than regular foundation products. I recommend choosing one with an SPF factor to help protect you from sun damage. Your skin will thank you later!
If you prefer to opt for a light foundation, the CC Colour Correcting Cream from Max Factor offers you protection in the sun, as well as a smooth, hydrating coverage; perfect for helping you look rested when you’ve been up since 6am with the kids!
For a quick fix for any dark circles under the eye, it’s a good idea to blend in some concealer before you apply a tinted moisturiser. This is a quick and easy fix if you’re feeling tired, just make sure you pick a concealer one or two shades lighter than your foundation or tinted moisturiser to help eradicate dark spots.
Lipstick is the ultimate in “smudgeable,” and the result can be disastrous if applied in a rush. To avoid lip-stick on the teeth, or, worse, marks on your favourite dress, consider swapping your lipstick for a lip stain. These are great because they stay on for hours, so you can forget about having to reapply it when you’ve got a hectic schedule. Lip stains also give you a rosy glow, much more suitable for wearing during the day than harsh lipstick.
Max Factor’s innovative lip pen with kiss-proof colour, for example, is a great lipstick alternative as it offers a subtle matte coverage and, mostly importantly, lasts for hours. Plus, a lip stain can double up as blusher, leaving more space in your handbag.
Lastly, be sure to make mascara part of your quick-fix beauty cosmetics routine. It’s worth investing in a decent brand to avoid clumping, and is great for making eyes appear bigger and brighter.
A quick coat is all you need to achieve a natural look and avoid any TOWIE-style eyes. Again, Max Factor does a great ‘2000 calorie’ mascara that lifts and curls your lashes in seconds, so that you don’t have to worry about using eyelash curlers.