I full heartedly know how blessed I am to be carrying this little miracle that is almost fully grown inside of me. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t pinch myself and feel like the luckiest girl in the world. Frustratingly I still battle with body confidence at times. I’ve had to practice a bit of self-love in the mirror and try with all my might to ‘master my mean girl’ (read Melissa Ambrosini’s book) attempting to warn off hateful thoughts around my bloated appearance, varicose veins, broken capillaries, dark under eye circles, skin pigmentation, acne, and a pale anaemic completion… It’s fair to say that despite what my incredible partner, friends and family say I don’t feel like I’ve got the ‘GLOW’.
Luckily I can fake it! I’ll share my 5-minute easy pregnancy look with you all. It’s my go to at the moment, and gives me more confidence to face the day and just get on with more important things.
This look uses 100% Jane Iredale mineral makeup products, I loooooveee this brand. It’s clean, nontoxic, cruelty free and doesn’t irritate my skin. Their foundation collection is exceptional catering to all skin types and concerns. They offer an extensive range of products, so you can pretty much create any look you like.
- Smooth Affair Primer ‘Normal Skin’
This is an anti ageing skin brightener, it disguises pores and wrinkles and makes your makeup go on more easily and it will last longer too. I use a pea size amount and apply with my fingertips.
- Dream Tint ‘Medium’ mixed with Liquid Minerals Foundations ‘Radiant’
Mix a drop of each and apply in circular motions with fingertips. This combination is amazing. The Dream Tint contains SPF 15. It’s hydrating, lightweight and water-resistant. Liquid minerals is a treatment serum with pigment that provides sheer to medium coverage, it makes your skin look plumped and fresh. It contains active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin c and Coenzyme Q10. These ingredients prevent skin water loss, rebuild collagen and fight free radicals.
- Pure Pressed Powder ‘Radiant’
I just apply a little powder with a clean soft powder brush on my pigmentation and through my t zone for extra coverage. I love this powder because it’s made from micronised minerals, free of synthetic chemicals, oil free and weightless. It won’t dry out the skin like other pressed powders and contains SPF 20.
- Active Light concealer ‘No. 3’
I use a little of this under my eyes to brighten and minimise dark circles, redness and puffiness. It contains cucumber extract, white tea leaf extract, and avocado oil to sooth the skin.
- Lash Conditioner
One coat adds thickness and length to your lashes and conditions them at the same time
- Longest Lash ‘Black’
This is a great non irritating mascara. It will thicken and lengthen your lashes. It’s packaged in a squeezable tube and a great jumbo size brush.
- Retractable Brow Pencil (Blonde)
A groomed brow really helps frame the face. I feel this is one of the most important makeup steps not to skip. This retractable pen is very precise so you can draw hair-like strokes onto your brows creating a natural look. It is also long wearing and waterproof.
- Lip Service ‘Flirt’
This is incredibly moisturising, protective pink tinted lip balm. Contains SPF 15
2. Lip and Cheek Stain ‘Forever Peach’
This adds gloss, and is the most gorgeous summery colour.
- Lip and Cheek Stain ‘Forever Peach’
If I can use a product twice on the face I will (money and time saving), this will brighten up your cheeks, and give them a dewy look.
2. So bronze ‘2’
This is a highlighter and bronzer in 1. I use the bronzer shade under my cheek bones to create more definition, and then I apply a little bit of the highlighter on the highs of my cheek bones and the top of my nose.