8 Beauty Essentials For The Time-Poor Mother

By Sarina Zoe

When you’re a time-poor mother, you need a beauty regime that’s fast and effective. Luckily, these wonder-working beauty products were made to give you a fresh face in just minutes...

This Works Perfect Skin Super Moisture
With ingredients including vitamin C and blackcurrant seed and evening primrose oils, this 2-in-1 serum and moisturiser hydrates, protects and soothes lacklustre skin. Massage a little onto clean, dry skin for an instant complexion pep-up.

Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips
Whether it’s treating sensitive nipples, chapped lips or a baby’s bottom, this 100% pure and medical grade lanolin product is as multi-tasking as you are. It’s pocket-size too.

YSL Perfect Touch Radiant Brush Foundation
From the legendary light-diffusing technology of the Touche Éclat comes the mummy foundation du jour. Its brush applicator and sheer radiant finish will wave magic over your skin. Sweep, glow and go.

Nars Larger Than Life Eyeliner in Rue Bonaparte
Note: eight hour’s sleep in a pencil. This nude coloured pencil with a wax-like texture means it grips and lasts all day, giving a natural-looking wide-awake look in just one sweep along the waterline.

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lip and Cheeks
This creamy texture is formulated to give natural-looking colour to cheeks and lips. The handy flip-top, mirrored packaging is designed for on-the-go application. Pat gently onto cheeks and lips with your ring finger.

Kevin Murphy Fresh Hair dry shampoo
For a fresh do and plenty of texture and bounce, spray Kevin Murphy’s antioxidant dry shampoo a few inches from the roots in three or four sections, then tip, shake and flick. Done.

Kora Organics Energising Citrus Mist
Spritz first thing in the morning or while out and about and even over makeup. With sandalwood, noni extract and aloe vera, this mist will keep your skin looking and feeling hydrated and energised. Spray and breathe in the uplifting scent.

Aesop Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash
Perfect for the nappy bag, handbag or pocket, this lavender and citrus-smelling hand sanitiser will instantly clean your hands while plant oils leave them feeling soft and moisturised.