I’m that mum. I’m that woman who leaves the house looking a wreck and applies make-up on the bus. My kids need a decent breakfast and shoes on the right feet and ain’t nobody got time for making sure mum is ready in the morning… This is me yesterday in Camden Town on my way for an excellent playdate at London Zoo with a mum who I met on Mumsnet who is now in my Top 5 on Whatsapp because she’s amazing. Do not be fooled. I am a hot mess. However, some products put more of the emphasis on the hot part. I use a trio of amazing products by a brand called Know Cosmetics that are so popular in my native country of Canada that they sell a product like every 4 minutes… No Dark Circles is a concealer and highlighter I use on my dark circles and patches of redness from my mast cell flares. It adds a bit of a glow and covers like a dream. My lips are plumped and pink due to the goodness that is No Thin Lips which is a minty plumper that tingles but never stings. My brows are on point due to No Bare Brows which is a 3 in 1 product that has brow pencil, a wax brow tamer and a brush. I’ve always been an au naturel brow person but I’m now literally obsessed with how much more polished a good brow makes me look… My two other tricks are Stila Kitten eyeshadow which can be applied with a brush (or your finger) on the go and is easy to tidy up but always makes your eyes dazzle. Finally, my favourite mascara that I always go back to is Rimmel Extra Super Lash. This one I just bought is the 3D version and it does what it says on the tin. My lashes are truly EXTRA but not in a heavy way. All of this was applied hastily on the bumpy 29 bus whilst holding a buggy with one hand. If I can do it anyone can… I love my 5 minute makeup these days because I’m too busy making memories to be hanging out by my vanity.
**Get Know Cosmetics in London at John Bell and Croyden