Are you still using the same old makeup routine since B.C. (Before Children)? Or don’t have time for makeup at all in the mad morning rush? We’ve got you covered, with these tips to pep-up your pretty, pronto!
We’ve all got our default beauty routine to get up and out the door in five seconds flat. But if your Beauty 101 is falling a little flat, try our express tips to get you glowing and fab in less time than it takes to find that lost library book before school.
- FAB UP YOUR FOUNDATION
The change of seasons is a perfect opportunity to revisit your foundation. Dry weather, lack of sleep, poor nutrition or slack skincare can take its toll on your face. Get dewy with the Evohe Colours foundation at Earth + Skin – mix the 3.6.9 Omega Oil with a sprinkle of the 100% pure mineral powder in your hand to create a custom, sun-kissed, naturally glowy face. Adjust the coverage to suit, from light tint to matte. This product does it all – SPF24, colour range to suit all skin types, use the powder as a setting finish and use the oil as a serum at night. It multi-tasks almost as hard as you do!
- BEAUTIFUL BRONZER
A light bronzer with a slight shimmer erases years in a matter of brush strokes. Try the Evohe Colours Bronzer from Earth + Skin, Miami.
- BROW BABES
“Never do your own brows,” says Louisa Hollenberg from Earth + Skin. A tint and sculpt will frame your face, requires no morning maintenance, and makes you look ‘done’ as soon as you jump (crawl?) out of bed. Try Pretty Please Beauty for waxing and tinting. Or if sugaring or threading is more your thing, get to Earth + Skin.
- GIVE A BIT OF LIP
Bright lips with a slick of shine make your face come alive. The Evohe range has a sponge-tip applicator – perfect for fuss-proof touch-ups at the traffic lights.
- CAREFREE HAIR
Get an extra day out of your do with dry shampoo. Louisa shares her recipe for homemade dry shampoo with us. Try it yourself:
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
An empty spice jar
¼ cup cornflour
1 tbsp baking soda
*Cacao powder (*Optional – for our brunette babes)
Mix all ingredients together and pour it into an empty spice jar and use as required. Keep the lid on when it’s not in use so you don’t get any moisture in it and it will last for ages!
Our single best tip to pretty, fast? Get great skin! Sam Keim from Skin Matters says, “My recommendation is a quick, easy treatment of Clear + Brilliant – a minimally invasive fractionated laser treatment. It fits between microdermabrasion/peels and full laser treatments, so it’s an entry-level laser treatment with great results but little to no downtime. It reduces pore size, boosts radiance, evens skin colour/tone, enhances elasticity and increases collagen production – a perfect fit for those with a busy lifestyle who wish to maintain their skin’s youthfulness.”
Want more beauty and fashion tips for mums on the run? Check out the May issue of haven.