Glowing Makeup for my Tired Face…

makeup tutorial video new mum

The baby has started sleeping through the night. Hurrah, you might think, but no: I have developed, for the very first time in my life, a kind of strange almost-insomnia that sees me spend much of the night in quasi-dream-mode and the rest of it listening out for the baby monitor. Sod’s law, eh?

So I’m completely shattered, but the upside of this is that I’m really starting to appreciate the true transformative powers of makeup. I’m not talking about transformative in the editorial kind of way, where dramatic makeup techniques can make you look like a totally different person, I’m talking about transformative on a much more basic level. The “starting off looking dead and ending up looking a bit more alive” level. Brightening the skin, lightening circles, widening the eyes and bringing colour to the lips. Sod the smokey eye (momentarily, at least): this is makeup for those who simply don’t want to scare the children.

Suqqu Sheer Glow: launches soon.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation in 52:

Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer:

Bobbi Brown Illuminating Powder in Bare:

Soap & Glory Highlighting Stick:

Well People Highlighting Stick:

Rosie for Autograph Cream Blush in Camisole:

Rimmel Shadow in 002:

Chanel Rouge Noir Le Volume Mascara (27) – I very much doubt anyone will have this in stock as it was for Christmas, but I bloody love it! Here it is in black:

Lancome Juicy Shaker in 142, Freedom of Peach:

My jumper is from Hush Homewear, but it was last year!

Disclaimer: this post is not sponsored. Links may be affiliate links. Products are press samples unless otherwise stated in video or description.

DISCLOSURE POLICY. Posts published after 24th January 2019: if the post contains gifted items or affiliate links then it is indicated clearly beneath the title. Posts published prior to this will have a disclosure within the body of the post and then an asterisk * marking all affiliate links. If the content is a paid-for AD then it is marked as an AD in the title. For more information on disclosure please read here. 


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.