Close Close
Mother and Baby

Fake A Pregnancy Glow With These Brilliant Beauty Buys

Some mums-to-be naturally glow during the whole nine months, while others are dealt spots, dry skin or oily patches instead.

The infamous pregnancy ‘glow’ (caused by increased blood flow) may have eluded you, or it may have waned since your sleepless newborn arrived, but there are still easy ways to fake it. Here are the products you need to get your glow on

Expand Image

Neal’s Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm, £37,

Sometimes switching your cleanser can transform your skin and get your glow back. Try this skin-loving balm, which can be massaged into dry skin to melt away make-up and dirt, before removing with a warm, damp muslin cloth to cleanse, detox and exfoliate. Or for particularly dry or dehydrated skin, apply to cleansed skin at bedtime for an overnight super-boost, or dab onto trouble areas.
Expand Image

Pai Age Confidence Facial Oil, £46,

Plump, cushiony skin is the first step to faking 'the glow'. If your skin is more dehydrated, irritated and desperate for TLC, apply a couple of drops of this oil before your moisturiser or alone if your skin is oily to combination. Loaded with nourishing omegas, vitamins and nutrients, this 98% organic oil hydrates, reduces inflammation and plumps up skin instantly.
Expand Image

By Terry Tea to Tan Water Colour Bronzer Instant Double Glow, £36,

Taking your skin tone up a notch gives your whole face a healthy lift, blurs dark circles and makes you look rested. This light-as-water, liquid bronzer contains black and red tea and illuminating ‘micro-prisms’ to give a fresh wash of colour to skin. It feels cooling on contact and blends fast, giving skin a bronzed pick-me-up. Either leave the illuminating particles to settle at the bottom of the bottle for a very natural finish, or shake up the formula for a luminous effect.
Expand Image

Clayspray Brightening White Clay with Ginseng Masque, £15,

For an intense skin overhaul in under 10 minutes, try this hard-working clay mask. Not only is it 95% natural, paraben-free and super-easy to use (just pump the nozzle to dispense the correct amount), but once removed, it leaves skin bright, soft and plumped. The white clay base lifts away impurities and ginseng gives dull skin a brightening boost.
Expand Image

Clarisonic Aria Advanced Sonic Facial Cleansing, £155,

Nothing gives your skin a spring clean every single day like this cleansing brush. Like an electric toothbrush for your face, it lifts off six times more make-up and twice as much dirt and oil than cleansing with your hands alone, deep cleanses pores and allows your skincare to absorb more effectively. Just one minute every morning with this gadget will give you a facial-fresh glow, but the Aria also has adjustable settings for delicate skins or a more powerful cleanse.
Expand Image

Aerin Multi Color for Lips and Cheeks, £30,

For an everyday, healthy flush of colour, this cream blush gives the perfect flush to lips and cheeks. It blends into skin quickly and easily and never looks obvious – it melts into skin, mimicking a pregnancy glow.
Expand Image

Yves Saint Laurent Baby Doll Kiss & Blush, £27,

This lip and cheek ‘air-whipped’ formula cleverly gives a luminous, yet matte finish to skin, so it never sits on top of the skin. So light, you can hardly feel it on, it gives a velvety, soft, pretty flush of colour in one swipe of the wand.
Expand Image

James Read Sleep Mask Tan, £25,

Is it possible to love this product any more? Apply just one pump of this weightless gel to your face and neck before bedtime and you’ll wake up with the most natural, healthy glow. The added aloe vera, hyaluronic acid and red algae formula act like an overnight mask too, leaving skin plump, hydrated and rested.
Expand Image

Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation, £32,

A pregnancy glow starts with a healthy luminosity to skin and this clever foundation not only disguises imperfections, but leaves skin dewy, fresh and young looking. Apply just where you need it, or all over for more coverage and it will never look heavy or caked on.
Related content:


No comments have been made yet.

Win an award-winning aden + anais swaddle pack
Win an award-winning aden + anais swaddle pack

Click here for your chance to win an award-winning aden + anais swaddle pack

Pampers Baby-Dry
Win a 1 month supply of Pampers Baby-Dry nappies

Enter now for your chance to win a 1 month supply of Pampers Baby-Dry nappies PLUS £100 John Lewis voucher.

Lemonade Money
Protect your loved ones this Valentine's Day with Lemonade Money

Valentine's Day is an opportunity to let your partner know just how much they mean to you. If you don't have the time to sort out your life cover, financial planning firm Lemonade Money is here to help.

Win an NCT antenatal course
Win an NCT antenatal course

Click here for your chance to win an antenatal course with NCT and make sure you're baby ready.

How to deal with nappy rash with Superdrug's My Little Star range
How to deal with nappy rash with Superdrug's My Little Star range

Nappy rash is painful for parents as well as for your baby. Read Dr Pixie's guide to learn how to deal with nappy rash…

Celebrating parenting's small wins
Celebrating parenting's small wins

As mums, we're constantly told to enjoy every moment; in reality, parenting can sometimes be challenging. That's where small wins come in...

Subscribe to Mother&Baby!
Subscribe to Mother&Baby

Be the best mum you can be and let Mother & Baby guide you along the way. Each issue is jam packed with REAL advice from mums just like you. Subscribe today & get a free welcome gift!

Ovulation Calculator
Ovulation calculator
Trying for a baby? Work out when you're most fertile to increase your chances of getting pregnant with our easy-to-use ovulation calculator.
Pregnant woman
Due Date Calculator

When is your baby due? If you’re having trouble remembering dates and counting up the days on your fingers and toes, don’t worry – use our due date calculator.

Get M&B in your inbox!

Sign up to Mother&Baby today and get news and advice about your body and your baby straight to your inbox every week.