5 Tips for Busy Mums!
It’s very often the case that busy mums don’t have the time to do a full beauty routine in the morning as getting the children ready for the day ahead takes precedence. However, our founder Suzie has mastered the art of 5 minute make-up and is a firm believer in taking a few minutes in the morning to give yourself the confidence to put your best face forward for the day.
Suzie says, ‘Being a working Mum-of-two, I have a super quick and effective make-up routine down to a T! I often have less than 5 minutes to get myself ready, so I have top five tips that I live by that give me a little confidence boost in the morning before focusing on the kids!’
Tip One - SPF
Always use a high quality SPF on your face, neck, chest, arms and hands. Even if it’s overcast. A lot of women avoid this step but SPF is the best anti-aging product you can have in your beauty regime! My favourite is the Neo Strata Skin Matrix SPF30. You can buy it online with our code AYU20 for 20% off. Shop it here: Neo Strata Skin Matrix SPF30
Tip Two - Concealer is your best friend
Lack of sleep and non-stop activities can result in dark circles under the eyes. Use a high quality and lightweight concealer to cover these areas but steer clear of heavy formulas as they will only accentuate the bags! A great concealer will even out the skin tone and ensure your skin stays fresh, dewy and youthful looking. Our AYU Instant Under Eye Concealer is perfect for this time of year. It’s highly pigmented yet lightweight and self-setting, so no need for powders! Team with lightweight BB or CC creams that won’t look heavy and caked on the skin. Shop it here: AYU Instant Undereye Concealer
Tip Three - Define those brows
Eyebrows are underestimated but can totally transform how we look and frame our face! Just by lightly defining your brows, you can give yourself a mini facelift and take years off yourself! Choose a pencil with cool tones for the most natural finish. The AYU Easy Brow Pencils have been formulated with super fine nibs to mimic the natural hair growth and the spooly on the other end is perfect for brushing the product through for an even more natural finish. Shop it here: AYU Easy Brow Pencil
Tip Four - Warm your face
When we are tired we tend to look pale and lackluster. A good bronzer is one of my favourite products in my kit when sleep deprivation rears its ugly head! Apply a semi matte bronzer - I love our AYU Bronze - apply in a sweeping motion across the cheeks, the bridge of the nose and sides of your forehead for the most natural glow. I always use my AYU Angle Blush/Contour brush. Shop the set: AYU Blush/Bronze Bundle
Tip Five - Fake a healthy glow
Fresh, dewy skin is the key to a beautiful and youthful appearance! Enhance your natural radiance with the AYU Radiant Skin Cream, a pink pearl cream that will give the skin a smoothing and youthful glow. I love to use it on the top of my cheekbones and bridge of my nose to fake a full night’s sleep! Shop it here: AYU Radiant Skin Cream