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Sleepless nights, early mornings and a to-do list that never seems to end is all the more reason to have a fail-proof stash of beauty products to call on. We all know that a great concealer can hide a tough night with your little one or that an eyelash curler can instantly make you look brighter. Thats why weve hunted down ten essential beauty products every mother should own.
1. Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer
This concealer covers dark circles, minor discolouration and because its two-toned it makes it perfect to use all year round. When applied it works to match your skin’s depth and undertones, which means that you can custom blend to suit your skin tone and create the perfect shade.
2. Lanolips 101 ointment
This multipurpose balm is made with 100% ultra pure medical grade Lanolin, which will suit even the most sensitive of skin. Use it on chapped lips and itchy skin or to moisturise your hands, cuticles and more. Its also safe to use on your babys skin too.
3. Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
This eyelash curler will make you re-think every scary thing youve ever thought about eyelash curlers. The silicone pad in a mushroom shape has been designed to improve safety while optimising your curl and once you apply a few coats of mascara, your eyelashes will be at the top of their game. The curved angle suits all eye shapes too and for $29 its a steal.
4. Go-To Skincare Exfoliating Swipeys
We all know how important it is to exfoliate your skin 1-2 times a week. But how many women actually remember to do that? Place these Go-To Skincare Exfoliating Swipeys in your bathroom cabinet and itll be pretty hard to forget. Theyre made with a combination of AHAs, which will help remove even the most stubborn residues of your makeup, but are combined with hydrating oils so with one swipe youll get a hit of moisture too.
5. Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist
For mothers on the run, nothing will give you a burst of energy and make your face feel as fresh as a spray of Jurliques rosewater balancing mist. This mist will restore and hydrate your skins complexion and leave it feeling balanced and smelling of relaxing rosewater wherever you are.
6. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
This award winning lightweight foundation is a must in every mother’s beauty bag. Its hydrating formula glides on easily and you can build up coverage (depending on how much time you have). Suitable for all skin types, you only need to put it on in the morning and it will last you from morning through to night.
7. Lancome Hypnôse Mascara
This mascara will make you feel like youre wearing false eyelashes when really youre running on three hours sleep. The dual sided brush adds curls, lengthens and is said to give your eyelashes six times the volume it might just be the ultimate beauty tool to make you look and feel more awake.
8. Kosmea Rosehip Oil
Filled with essential fatty acids and healing oils, rosehip oil has become a cult beauty buy especially for women who are not fans of using moisturising creams on their skin. Our skin needs essential fatty acids to look its best so applying rosehip oil at night or in the morning underneath your makeup is the quickest and easiest way to nourish your skin from the outside in.
9. Napoleon Autopilot BBB cream
This BB cream is perfect for women who might not like to wear much makeup during the day. The coverage is smack bang in the middle of a BB cream and lightweight foundation, but without the added feeling of congestion, making it perfect for every day use. It comes infused with SPF 30 so if youre in a rush, it can also be used without moisturising underneath as it is quite hydrating (but if you have time to moisturise we highly recommend you do so first).
10. SK-II Signs Eye Mask
Every mother should have an emergency stash of SK-II eye masks to pamper herself with after too many sleepless nights. Formulated with a hydrating cell treatment combination of vitamin B3, E and pro-vitamin B5, theyre specifically designed to hydrate, firm and revive the delicate are around the eye. We think theyre perfect to pamper yourself with after a long and busy day.