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The Autumn/Winter Mum-Friendly Make-Up Trends You Have To Try

From metallic shades to berry lips, this season’s make-up trends are perfect for jazzing up hastily-assembled outfits and lifting tired mum skin. And they’re easy to wear from day to night and quick to apply. Result!
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Smoky eyes

Get that smoky eye look in no time at all, with this new compilation eyeshadow set. Boasting three different colours and a fourth shimmer shade, you can blend and smudge it as you wish – perfect for those rare date nights or as a sultry day look.

Quad Eyeshadow Palette, £7.99, Boujois

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Glowing skin

Radiant skin is all the rage this season – and an easy way for new mums to claim back that pregnancy glow. We love Clinique’s new blended face powder. Although a little on the pricey side, it’s designed to work with all skin tones and will leave you with a soft shimmer – definitely one for the Christmas wish list. Available from 7 November.

Snowflake Dreams Blended Face Powder, £23, Clinique

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Big brows

It’s official – big brows are here to stay. And while you can deftly work that brow pencil each morning, you could just save time with this clinically proven enhancing serum. As the formula takes around eight weeks to work it’s magic, it may take longer for your desired effect to show, but means that you’ll be left with naturally bushier brows – rather than just the appearance of them.

Eyebrow Enhancing Serum, £37, RapidBrow

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Berry lips

Berry lips have made a comeback this season, with wine hues gracing the catwalks left, right and centre. And it’s a quick and simple trend for you to work with this gloss-free lip colour from M&S. Not only is this product super moisturising, it’s transfer-resistant and smudge-proof – so you won’t need to spend your whole day reapplying it.

Autograph Matte Velvet Twist-Up Lip Colour, £10, Marks & Spencer

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Metallic nails

We’re obsessed with this blue nail polish shade that’s a subtle way to rock the metallic make-up trend. It’s part of Poundland’s luxe new make-up range and is fast drying, too.

Nail Polish, £1, The Make-Up Gallery at Poundland

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Bold eyeliner

If you don’t tend to use a liquid eyeliner, don’t be afraid to give it a go as it’s an easy way to define your eyes and channel this trend. You can try drawing some tiny dots along your eyelid and joining them up, rather than doing the whole stroke in one go. This eyeliner is on the expensive but has a soft felt-tip applicator that allows you to draw a more defined and precise line in one easy stroke. Perfect for mornings when you only have five minutes to get ready! Try flicking it up at the corners of your eyes to give your look an edge.

Écriture de Chanel Eyeliner, £27, Chanel

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Clear complexion

The winter months call for a hydrating foundation, like this one from top beauty brand Dr. LeWinn. It cleverly covers dull skin and dark circles around eyes with a medium to full coverage and has a lovely velvety matte finish that softens lines and evens out your skin tone. Plus, it contains SPF 15 to protect your skin and anti-ageing ingredients.

Skin Perfect Foundation, £25, Dr.LeWinn

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Big lashes

Big lashes are big this winter and are great for widening sleep-deprived eyes. Featuring a high-tech brush with flexible silicone bristles that costs lashes right to the corners in a few quick sweeps of the brush, this mascara is even waterproof – so less likely to smudge when your baby pokes you in the eye.

Masterpiece Waterproof Mascara, £9.99, Max Factor

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A flush of blush

Perfect for popping into your bag and applying throughout the day whenever you need some colour, blusher is still a must-have this season. MAC’s powder blush seems to last forever, making it a great investment piece, and comes in over 40 shades – so you’re sure to find one that works for your skin tone.

Blusher, £18, MAC Cosmetics

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Metallic shimmer

Recreate the metallic trend seen on the catwalks with a shimmer like this one from Barry M. Dust your cheekbones for a soft evening shimmer to give you a skin-brightening glisten in just a few seconds – perfect for when you’re pressed for time and your skin needs an instant lift.

Fine Glitter Dust, £4.59, Barry M

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