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Effortless Beauty: The 5-Minute Face for Busy Mums

As mums, we all have our hands full with nappy changes, feedings, and sleepless nights, leaving little time for any kind of elaborate makeup routine. However, looking and feeling refreshed can do wonders for how you feel day to day. That's where the "5-Minute Face" comes in – a quick, easy, and natural makeup / no-makeup makeup look that enhances your beauty without taking up your precious time. Here's how we achieve our no-makeup look in under 5 minutes!

1. BB Cream or Tinted Moisturiser Starting with a lightweight BB cream or tinted moisturiser is a game-changer. It provides a sheer coverage, evens out your complexion, and hydrates your skin – all in one step. Look for options like Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream or L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect BB Cream.

2. Concealer Concealer helps with covering up any sleep-deprived dark circles and any blemishes. Opt for a creamy concealer that's easy to blend. The Maybelline Anti Age Eraser Multi-Use Concealer is a cult favourite known for its coverage and convenience.

3. Cream Blush or Cheek Stain A touch of colour on your cheeks can instantly brighten your complexion. Cream blushes or cheek stains are quick to apply with your fingertips. Try L'Oreal Paris Blush Stick for a natural flush of colour that lasts.

4. Mascara Mascara is a game-changer for opening up your eyes. A few coats of a lengthening and volumising mascara like L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara can make your eyes look more awake and defined.

5. Tinted Lip Balm Finish off your 5-Minute Face with a tinted lip balm for a hint of colour and hydration. Products like Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm come in a range of shades to suit your preference.

6. Brow Gel Adding fullness to your brows with a brow gel. To achieve the perfect arch, use a clear gel to shape them into place. An eyebrow pencil can also be used to fill in any sparse areas if needs be and give your brows more definition.

Bonus: Setting Spray If you have an extra minute to spare, consider using a setting spray like NYX Professional Makeup Setting Spray. It can help lock in your makeup, so it stays fresh even when you're juggling mum duties.

How to Achieve the 5-Minute Face:

1. Prep Your Skin: Start with a clean, moisturised face.

2. Apply BB Cream or Tinted Moisturiser: Use your fingers or a makeup sponge for a sheer and even application.

3. Conceal: Dab concealer on dark circles and blemishes, blending gently.

4. Add Blush: Smile and apply cream blush or cheek stain to the apples of your cheeks.

5. Enhance Your Eyes: Apply mascara to your lashes, focusing on the outer corners for an open-eye effect.

6. Tint Your Lips: Swipe on tinted lip balm for a subtle pop of colour and hydration. Skin tints that can be used on the lips and cheeks are great!

7. Set Your Makeup (optional): Finish with a setting spray for longer-lasting makeup.

The 5-Minute Face/ no makeup makeup look is the go-to makeup routine for busy mums who want to look and feel refreshed without spending hours in front of the mirror because who's got time for that! With the right products, achieving this effortless look is a breeze and takes under 5 minutes. These items are not only time-efficient but also budget-friendly, making them perfect additions to your daily routine as a new mum. Embrace your natural beauty, save time, and feel confident with the 5-Minute Face.

Achieving the no makeup makeup look is easy when you have the right products. Understanding your skin type can help as well as any skin concerns you may have. For example, dry skin will most likely want a more moisturising BB cream and all skin is different so find what works best for you and your skin type. A lightweight foundation or tinted moisturiser is a great way to even out your skin tone without leaving you feeling too caked. To get that summery glow, add a cheek and lip stain for a subtle pop of colour. Then, finish off with a dusting of mineral powder and a few swipes of mascara for an effortless yet polished effect.

With the right products and a few simple steps, you can achieve the perfect no makeup makeup look in less than 5 minutes. Save time, look great, and feel confident with this easy routine!

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