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Beauty for busy mums: Go nude for Spring

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Beauty for busy mums: Go nude for Spring

In a rush to get ready? You can still look great with these fast fixes - our pick of the latest beauty and make-up products that will let you look fabulous even when you only have 5 minutes to get ready in the morning!

1 Tell-all tie

This hair-tie makes a good baby shower gift or keep it for yourself. Looks great worn on your wrist too. Kitsch Expecting Baby Hair Ties (part of a set of three), £4.34, mykitsch.com

2 Rosebud lips

The perfect everyday your-lips-but-better shade, with moisturiser to soothe post-winter dryness. Me Me Me Long Wear Satin Lip Cream in China Rose, £8.95, mememecosmetics.com

3 Spring tones

Pretty, wearable and the perfect shades for the time of year. OPI Nail Lacquer in Just Lanai-ing Around, Suzi Shops & Island Hops and Do You Take Lei Away, £11.95, johnlewis.com

4 Lip saver

Cushiony like a balm and with a good amount of pigment, this lacquer could be the only make-up you need each morning. Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Lacquer in 720 Nude Illusion, £6.99, boots.com

5 Bright eyes

A smudge of shadow applied onto eyelids with your fingertips draws attention away from any redness. Lola Cosmetics Eyeshadow in 011, £4.50, marksandspencer.com

6 Fake perfection

This lightweight primer quickly fills in open pores and lines, and blurs away dark circles brought on by poor-quality sleep. Clinique Superprimer Universal Face Primer, £20, clinique.co.uk

7 Calm skin

If sleepless nights have given you red, oily skin, try this fast-absorbing serum to restore balance. Bryt Skincare Calm Serum, £16, brytskincare.co.uk

 
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