5 beauty must-haves for a working mum

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Often as a working mother you push grooming to the back seat, but fret no more. Keep these beauty must-haves handy to get ready in just five minutes

Whether you are getting ready for office or dropping off your kids at the day-care, a five minute grooming routine can do wonders to your confidence and make you feel fresh and ready to face the day.

All you have to do is stock up on these 5 beauty must-haves that'll get you through your day's work, looking flawless.

#1 Tinted moisturiser

This basic beauty must-have will save you time and effort and give you a flawless glow in a jiffy. If you like a dewy look, avoid applying any face powder since this it will stay on your face for a longer time. But if you like a matte look, use a translucent powder to set the base moisturiser.

beauty must-haves

NYX Cosmetics Tinted Moisturiser

Price: Rs 1,656

#2 Concealer

If you are always on the run or have a patchy skin or dark circles, then a concealer is your true friend. Once you are done applying the tinted moisturiser, all you have to do is apply the concealer stick under your eye bags, on the bridge of your nose, on the forehead and your chin. Merge it well with a beauty blender (sponge) and apply some face powder (if you desire) and you are done.

beauty must-haves

L'Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer

Price: Rs 1,377

#3 Kajal

A kajal stick is a great way to instantly brighten up your face. If you have a smudge-free kajal, it can take you through the entire day and you can also use it as an eye-liner. Look for one that has vitamin E, to soothe the eye and prevent irritation. You can also use the kajal to tight-line the inner corners of your eyes to give it that refreshed, fuller look.

beauty must-haves

Maybelline Colossal Kajal

Price: Rs 160

#4 Mascara

One must-have beauty hack is a handy mascara, especially when you are not wearing a kajal. The benefit of using a mascara is that it makes your eyes fuller and fresh and also gives your face a nice and neat look. You can go for a water-proof full-volume mascara. Try to use a mascara primer before applying it and remember to use baby oil or a makeup remover to wash it off in order to prevent breakage of eye lashes.

beauty must-haves

Maybelline Hyper Curl Volume Express

Price: Rs 300

#5 Lipstick

Whether you are on the run or do not have time to us any of the other beauty must-haves, a lipstick can save the day for you. If you like a matte finish, go for one that keeps your lips moisturised whilst giving you the matte look. You can also dab a little face powder on top of your lipstick to give it a matte look and keep it on for longer. For office use, you can buy one that is light-coloured and can also be used as a blush.

beauty must-havesLakme 9 to 5 Lipstick

Price: Rs 450

So no more excuses, mums. Simply keep these beauty must-haves handy and you are good to go.

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Written by

Deepshikha Punj