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Beauty For Busy Mamas: Party-Ready Make-Up

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A season of celebrations call for fast beauty fixes to take mums from on-duty to party-ready...
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L'Oreal Paris GlamShine Stain Splash (£7.99 each,

Stains are totally mum-friendly, but they can dry lips out. Instead, slick on this hydrating version, which is 30% water, which is 30% water, and you'll plump your pout. Try it in Milady for instant wow.
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Shu Uemura Art of Hair Volume Maker (£31,

This may look like a make-up brush, but it's actually a hair texturiser. This tool gives height, oomph and bed hair in seconds - stash in your bag and top up as required.
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Tom Ford Beauty Illuminating Highlight Pen in Peach Flush (£40,

This disguises up-all-night tiredness and creates cheekbones. Blend onto the highest points of your face to make skin sing.
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Rimmel Scandal Eyes Shadow Stick In Bad Girl Bronze (£4.49,

trying to get ready for a night out while reading The Gruffalo? This chubby stick will come to the rescue. Just run along your lash line, smudge with your finger, add mascara and voila!
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Estee Lauder Pure Color Cheek Rush in Red Fuse (£24,

For a pretty daytime look, try sheer formulas that give colour, but are translucent enough to let skin shine through. This liquid-gel blush blends with ease for a see-through flush of colour.
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Guerlain Terra Ora Sculpting Powder & Contrast Highlighter (£45,

Say hello to this wondrous bronzer - swirl a big brush into the golden powder, dust across your skin and watch greyness disappear.
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