I’m tired. Scratch that – I’m knackered and I look it. I’m time poor since becoming a new mum and I needed a new makeup routine that would make me look a million pounds when I felt more like 5p!
Here are a few of my holy grail products which I wouldn’t be without now.
Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation. I actually went to trial their Healthy Mix Foundation which a lot of pro makeup artists carry in their kit but I got side tracked by this little bottle. It claims that it corrects and conceals all blemishes and last 16 hours. 2 months later and I’m really happy with this foundation. It has a light to medium coverage and leaves your skin looking matt so no need for powder unless you are really oily. It evens out my skin and even goes part way to covering the blackest dark circles you’ll ever see. As for the 16 hr claim well I can only vouch for 15 hrs as I’m usually in bed by the 16th hour!
Amazing Cosmetics, Amazing Concealer, from M&S. In a word – its AMAZING! It comes in about 12 shades so you stand a pretty good chance of getting one that works for you. And it covers everything. No more colour correcting before applying concealer, I just whack on a teeny tiny amount with a small brush and hey presto I suddenly look like I’ve had a good 12 hrs rest. If you suffer with dark circles you need this product in your life.
YSL Baby Doll Mascara. I’ve always believed that you don’t need to spend lots on mascara as there are some brilliant high street brands about. But this has been my one indulgence, after getting a free sample. No clumping. Just full, long lashes.
Dr PawPaw Multipurpose Soothing Balm. This little tube of wonder balm can be used on pretty much anything and anywhere. Here’s just a few of the uses I have for it but I bet there are loads of others. Lip balm, emergency moisturiser, smoothing eyebrow hairs, softening cuticles, softening dry skin on hands, heels and elbows, smoothing dry flyaway hair or split ends, healing cuts and grazes.
These are just a few of my favourites, I’d love to hear about yours.