NO TIME to look good for the school gates? Struggle to look presentable for those early breakfast meetings? Worry no more – we have some brilliant quick fixes which will have you looking more human than you feel. (And all trace of those sleepless nights will be between you and the bathroom mirror.) Move over ‘dragged through the hedge’ mum, here comes ‘fresh as a daisy’ mamma!
To cool, refresh and hydrate tired eyes check out No7 Instant Vitality Eye Roll-On, £12. This brilliant little product reduces puffiness in an instant – so no one will know you’ve been up all night with the kids. There’s never enough time to get all the normal ‘hide the bags’ tricks in the mornings, so this little product is ideal for when you’re in a hurry. But it’s not just for those early mornings. It can be used to perk up your look if you’ve got a night out planned and are feeling less than glamorous. (And we all have days like this!) So just roll this little gem on and you will truly be amazed at the difference. Not joking, honest, it works – though it does have its limits, remember – it’s not a miracle worker; just a little bit of help! From www.boots.com.
Clarins Bronzing Duo, £25
To give you a healthy glow at the swish of a brush try Clarins Bronzing Duo. Many of us don’t know how to apply bronzer properly – there are so many conflicting reports out there. But the rule of thumb is not to go overboard – and also you’ll need a big fat brush. Doesn’t have to be expensive either. So now that you are prepared; lightly brush a dusting of the bronzing powder all over your face. Forehead, nose, cheeks, eyes (close them) and you will not look so pale or tired. This is a lovely little product if you’re feeling flush. From www.clarins.co.uk.
Clarins Instant Definition Mascara, £19
We are loving this little beauty, so don’t balk at the price – it’s sooooo worth it. For a start, it goes on easily and quickly and doesn’t give you too much coverage at first – just enough to give you some defintion – hence the name. But if you apply a couple of more coats, you will notice that your lashes look thicker and plumper. From www.clarins.co.uk. (And if you can, aim for brown because it gives a softer look for the mornings.)