Mother and Baby

Mirrorless Make-up For Mums On-The-Go

Section: Skin & Hair
Making it out of the house with kids every morning can feel like a gold medal achievement, let alone applying a full face of make-up. The answer? Chuck a few of these key products in your bag to get groomed on-the-run. Make-up textures are now so blendable and easy to apply, you can practically smudge them on with your eyes closed.
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YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush, £27,

Unless you're one if those women who can apply a perfect red lip without a mirror, choose a shade of lipstick that’s similar to your own, to avoid mistakes. This velvety lip colour is the perfect every day shade and can be used on cheeks too.
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Korres Lip Butter in Quince, £8,

Buttery, rich and super-moisturising, this gorgeous balm gives lips a softly tinted finish. We love that it’s loaded with hydrating shea butter too.
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Smashbox O Glow Intuitive Cheek Color, £21,

This transparent, silicone-based gel activates on contact with skin, adjusting itself to the colour of your natural flush. Clever! Also great dabbed on lips too.
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Creaseless Cream Shadow in R.S.V.P, £15.50,

These little pots of creamy shadow are a doddle to apply with fingers. This champagne shade is perfect for a mistake-free finish and the subtle sparkle will give tired eyes a lift. It will also stay put all day long.
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Burts Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Red Dahlia, £5.99,

This 100% natural, cult balm delivers a subtle hint of colour and leaves lips super-soft.
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Garnier BB Cream Eye Roll On, £9.99,

The ultimate beauty saviour for tired mums; this not only disguises dark circles, it cools, de-puffs and soothes hot, puffy eyes. Light enough to roll on several times a day and pat into skin.
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Balance Me BB Natural Perfection with SPF 25, £26,

The texture is light enough to apply like a moisturiser – just dab onto the middle of your face and blend outwards – whilst giving a little coverage and glow to your skin. Also protects from UVA and UVB rays.
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Benefit The Porefessional, £24.50,

No skill or mirror is required to apply this skin-perfecting primer. Smooth on the silky balm and pores disappear, along with fine lines and minor skin imperfections. It also absorbs shine and reduces the need for foundation.
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Vaseline, from £2.03,

When you only have good old Vaseline stashed in your bag, you can still give your skin a fresh makeover. Smoosh a little onto eyelashes to give a naturally defined, glossy effect, groom it through brows or pat onto cheekbones. Because it’s colour-free, there's no chance of mistakes and it will give tired skin a moisture boost too.
  • Author: Lisa Durant Lisa Durant
  • Job Title: Beauty Editor

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