A season of celebrations call for fast beauty fixes to take mums from on-duty to party-ready...
L'Oreal Paris GlamShine Stain Splash (£7.99 each, boots.com)
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.
Shu Uemura Art of Hair Volume Maker (£31, shuuemura.co.uk)
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.
Tom Ford Beauty Illuminating Highlight Pen in Peach Flush (£40, selfridges.com)
This disguises up-all-night tiredness and creates cheekbones. Blend onto the highest points of your face to make skin sing.
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Shadow Stick In Bad Girl Bronze (£4.49, boots.com)
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!
Estee Lauder Pure Color Cheek Rush in Red Fuse (£24, esteelauder.com)
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.
Guerlain Terra Ora Sculpting Powder & Contrast Highlighter (£45, debenhams.com)
Say hello to this wondrous bronzer - swirl a big brush into the golden powder, dust across your skin and watch greyness disappear.
Washing and drying your hair can seem like an impossible (and indulgent) task these days, which is why a great dry shampoo should be in every mum’s bathroom cabinet. Not only will it mop up oil, revive limp roots, inject texture and movement, but it gives staying power and grip to ponytails and updos.
When you’ve had another ‘challenging’ day potty training your toddler, your newborn won’t settle, or you’re preparing yourself for a night of endless wakings, you need a little ‘me’ time respite. We have the best beauty products to rebalance, recharge and feel pampered even during tough times.
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