Be the envy of all the other school-run mums and give your natural edge a boost with these ‘no make-up make-up’ essentials
1 Start by buffing in Chanel’s Les Beiges All-In-One Healthy Glow Fluid (Dh220, Bloomingdale’s) for dewy, summer skin. Add an anti-ageing concealer like UNE’s Skin Concealer (Dh89, Va Va Voom) right up to the bottom eyelid to lift and brighten eyes. Finish by adding colour and definition with a bronzer and blush. Sculpt the hollows of the cheek and temples with Dior Skin Nude Tan Matte Powder (Dh243, Areej) and follow with a shimmer-infused coral blush like the YSL Flower Crush Palette Rosy Blush (Dh276, Harvey Nichols) giving you a healthy hue.
2 Give eyes a fresh wash of colour with a pearlescent pink nude – super natural but fabulously fresh. Apply it to the inner corner of the eye and along the bottom lashline for a wide-eyed look. To elongate eyes and boost your natural lashes, glue on three single fluttery falsies to the outer edge of your lashline. Huda Beauty Alyssa lashes (Dh72, Sephora) are perfect for this. Finish with a few coats of Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Lashes Mascara (Dh180, Paris Gallery) for flash lashes, fast.
3 For lips, the Laura Mercier-Weightless Lip Colour in Pure (Dh105, Bloomingdale’s) delivers a natural nude shade that nourishes any mum’s mouth. Apply to lips, and then blot by pressing lips against a ply of tissue paper. Re-apply the lipstick and blot again – do this at least three times for longevity. Your secrets are safe with us.