How to fake wide-awake eyes (when you're sleep deprived)!
Clever new-mum makeup tips and tricks to help you look fresh as a daisy, even if you've been up all night!
Being a new mum who exists on zero sleep can be hard on the hair, body and complexion – hellooo, panda eyes!
You may not have the time for your leisurely, pre-child beauty and makeup routine, so we've got the quick fixes that will have you looking good enough for mothers' group in no time...
1. Start with a BB cream & concealer
When you're rushed for time, you want to use a product that will even out your blotchy skin tones (pregnancy pigmentation, anyone?), provide sun protection, boost you with some anti-ageing ingredients and add a little sunkissed tint to your dull, tired skin.
BB creams do this and more, which is why they must be every mum's beauty BFF – we love the Garnier BB Cream for price and performance. The other secret weapon in this skin-prepping step is an under-eye concealer – amazing!
2. Use a light eyeliner
Give your eye-whites the illusion of being bigger by lining the lower water line of your eyes with a white or flesh-toned pencil.
You will notice that your eyes have the illusion of 'popping' instantly.
Dark vs. light eye liner on the water line
3. Choose neautral eyeshadow
The fastest way to make your eyes look small? By using a dark shadow.
Skip the deep hues, and opt for pretty neutrals over your lids instead.
Use a big fluffy brush, blending from the base of your top lashes, up to your brow bone. Follow with a slightly darker colour to contour your lids on the crease if you wish.
12:0AM, Jun 2nd 2014
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