15 practical beauty tricks all new mums must know

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Look your best even at your busiest with these super practical beauty tricks!

All moms know that beauty and grooming habits change drastically after you have kids. Gone are the days when you could spend an uninterrupted half hour just grooming your eyebrows. You’ve said goodbye to an entire peaceful hour of putting your makeup on in the morning.

But there are practical beauty tricks that, when mastered, can help you look ‘put together’ and well rested in an instant!

1. Don’t underestimate the value of eyebrow grooming

Well-groomed brows can do a lot to brighten your face so don’t take it for granted! Knowing how to groom your eyebrows is an essential beauty trick for busy new moms.

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screengrab: YouTube

2. Keep a pair of tweezers in your car—at all times

This is perfect for when you’re stuck in traffic. In fact, keeping an entire makeup bag in your car is a must for new moms.

3. Line your eyelids with white eyeliner

This makes your eyes pop, making you look like you got a full night’s sleep.

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4. Master a 5-minute makeup routine

Having a “five-minute” face is an essential in a busy mom’s beauty arsenal.

5. Hide eyebags behind clear eyeglasses

Of course, concealer is great but when you’re in a rush, clear glasses will save you from looking sleep deprived.

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photo: Pexels

6. Invest in a good brand of facial wipes

When washing your face becomes a luxury, you’ll be thankful for this quick fix!

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7. Waterproof mascara because…feelings

It’s an emotional time, especially for new parents. Waterproof mascara is an absolute must-have.

8. Master the bang braid

Bangs are trendy but high-maintenance. So, knowing how to make a bang braid will help you look “put together” in an instant.

photo: Mark Hill Salon

photo: Mark Hill Salon

9. Lipstick can double as a cream blush

No blush? No worries! Dabbing on lipstick onto the apples of your cheeks and blending it well will help you look blooming in an instant.

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10. Know how to do the Twisted Top Knot by heart

This up-do looks chic, trendy and it only takes a few minutes! Get the full step-by-step tutorial here.

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photo: I Spy DIY

11. Eyelash extensions are your new BFFs

Having eyelashes for days can trick anyone into thinking you got at least one night of sleep this week.

12. Not a fan of extensions? Why not try tinting them?

If eyelash extensions aren’t your thing, then why not try a tint? It makes them look fuller and longer in a flash. They also work well for eyebrows!

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13. Permanent makeup does wonders

If you are not afraid of commitment then try permanent makeup. So, you’ll never have to do your makeup again! (Well, at least for a few years.)

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14. Contouring pencils are underrated

With a couple of swipes and a few minutes, you’ll look ready for the red carpet.

15. Dry shampoo works magic

Running late and having a bad hair day to boot? Dry shampoo will be your salvation. Just a few sprays (some brands can be applied by hand) and you’re good to go!

READ: These 4 simple hacks will help you save money on makeup!

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Written by

Bianchi Mendoza