As a new mummy, you might struggle to find time for yourself. Help is at hand with our quick and easy guide to achieving this bright and beautiful make-up look.
This look can be achieved whatever your skin tone – just pick a foundation and concealer to suit your skin tone and follow the steps to get this glowing look, just like our gorgeous model Libbie. Hair and make-up Claire Portman. Photography by Helen Mardesn. Stylist Sarah Lafarge.
Caudalie Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence
Prep skin with this genius product that will give your skin a nourished and glowing look.
Inspired by Asian skincare regimes, this lightweight product is gentle and works well, and your skin will feel smoother, plumper and illuminated too.
It contains glycolic acid that gets rid of dead skin cells and extracts of white peony that can rejuvenate your skin. Grape water hydrates, plus it offers a soothing and moisturising action. It also helps reduce the appearance of dark spots.
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
A fantastic primer that also has a glowing effect, this cream is light and adds a much-needed boost to tired new mummy skin.
Known as a pick-me-up for fatigued faces, it helps reduce signs of tiredness, plus it moisturises, brightens and tightens facial contours.
Ingredients include olive and witch hazel to smooth the surface of the skin and reduce lines and bisabolol to give you a youthful glow.
Bobbi Brown Corrector
You’re too busy to do the whole foundation-concealer-powder routine, so take a product that does it all and use it just where needed.
Choose a colour that’s closest to your skin tone so it won’t stand out if you only apply just below the eyes and over blemishes.
Libbie wears the Corrector in Deep Bisque.
Mac Longwear Paint Pot
This is a very hardworking product for new mummies as it will still be there long after you’ve put your baby to bed. The long-wearing cream shadow can be worn as a light swash or piled on for a more pigmented look and you can use it with other colours and products to acheiev different looks.
Libbie wears this eye colour in Rubenesque
Clarins Graphik Ink Liner
A cat eye is a look that instantly opens up your eye, making you look fresh and wide-awake. Choose a product that’s easy to slick on and that will stay put!
This liner includes a pure carbon black pigment that offers an intense colour.
It comes in an easy to use pen that’s like a felt tip pen so you can ad lines accurately.
Hourglass Brow Sculpting Pencil
The final touches are your brows. Choose a clever pencil like this one by Hourglass in a shade that’s just slightly lighter than your own brows so you won’t overdo it!
This pencil has an angled end makig accuracy easy and there’s a brush on the other end to put your brow hairs in the perfect position.
Chantecaille Full Brow Perfecting Gel
Set your brows with this gel to keep them in place for the whole day.
Cherry Pop Lipsticks
The finishing touch is a vibrant touch of this season’s cherry on your lips. Here are some of our favourites.