Monday, 4 April 2016

3 things: helping me look awake!

If you’re working through the pregnancy you’ll know that, particularly in those first few months, when you don’t want to tell anyone but when you’re likely feeling your most tired and possibly nauseous, getting to the office and looking reasonable is a big deal. Here are a few of things that got me through my first trimester – when I was feeling really poorly. And are still helping me to look awake now, nearly into my third trimester!

3 things helping me look awake!


  1. Under eye concealer. Sickness, headaches and exhaustion are some of the slightly less glamorous effects of early and later pregnancy. And with these come tell tale dark circles. Fake it, with an under eye concealer. I use No7’s Instant Radiance Under Eye Concealer – so easy to apply with a built in brush system and a part of the Match Made collection so it will be matched to your skin tone.
  2. Fake a glow. Almost immediately that I found out I was pregnancy my skin got really really dry (see my post here). The fatigue also means that my face often looks a bit dull too. To combat this I’ve been faking a healthy looking glow with Dior Diorskin Nude Tan Bronzing Powder (this was a treat to myself before my honeymoon last summer!).
  3. Go bold. It’s the oldest trick in the box – wearing a bright lipstick to take the attention away from the rest of your face. I love MAC’s orange-red Lady Danger for a real pop.

6 comments:

  1. These are my tips exactly! My little man has Autism so sleep is a rarity in our house, I'm all about the bright lip to detract from my tired eyes #MaternityMondays

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    1. A bright lip is definitely the way to go :) Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  2. I LOVE under-eye concealer!! It saves you from all sorts of tiredness related issues! I haven't ever tried bronzing powder as I'm so pale I'm always scared to! :)

    #MaternityMondays

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    1. I'm pretty pale too - I think Dior (and No7 and others) do the palettes that have a mix of bronze and pink tones that you mix together to get a more subtle look - that might work to give it a try? Thank you for visiting :)

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  3. I'd love to say that I made some effort to look normal but as soon as the nausea hit that was it for me, I try and get as much sleep as possible and only tend to reach for anything other than moisturiser unless it's a 'special occassion'. I'm hoping I get my energy/mojo for make up back at some point to make more of an effort though! :)

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    1. How far along are you? I have got a bit more energy now but I'm starting to find it dropping off again. When are you due?

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