Makeup masterclass: Baby bloom

Glow-getting tips for glamorous mums-to-be

Gisele Bundchen

Expectant mum Gisele looks more glamourous than ever

FEELING SENSITIVE?

When you’re pregnant, like supermodel Giselle, skin can be more sensitive, so go for hypoallergenic skincare. I love La Roche-Posay Physiological Cleansing Milk (£10, tel: 0800 055 6822) and Toleriane Fluide ( £13), which is fragrance- and preservative-free.

PATCH WORK

You may get pigmentation areas or darkening of the skin above your lip or over your forehead. Use a high SPF to stop it from worsening, and then foundation. Try Nivea Sun DNAge Anti-Ageing Face Sun Cream SPF30 (£16.09, available nationwide) and Lancôme Photogenic Lumessence (£26.50, lancome.co.uk).



Jemma Kidd

Lancôme Photogenic Lumessence


Jemma Kidd
Jemma Kidd

From left: Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in Dolly Pink;  Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer


THIRST AID

Pregnancy may make dry skin even drier or itchy. Facial oil will work wonders – try The Sanctuary Mum To Be Super Hydrating Facial Oil (£13.99, from boots.com). Weekly exfoliation with a gentle face scrub such as Trilogy Gentle Facial Exfoliant (£15.74, lovetrilogy.co.uk) will help too. Also, stick to cream or mousse formula make-up such as Clarins Instant Smooth Foundation (£22, uk.clarins.com) and Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in Peach Satin or Dolly Pink (£5.99, available nationwide).

BEAT THE SHINE

Hormone changes can make skin oily. Use oil-free skincare and make-up, and carry blotting sheets to prevent shine. Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser (£32, from Selfridges, tel: 0800 123 4000) and The Body Shop Facial Blotting Tissues (£3.90, thebodyshop.co.uk) are perfect.

BANISH BREAKOUTS

Avoid harsh toners and opt for alcohol-free ones. Try Elemis Soothing Apricot Toner (£19, from Debenhams, tel: 0844 561 6161). Cover any blemishes, redness or broken capillaries with a yellow-toned concealer such as Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer (£16, bobbibrown.co.uk)

MY SECRET

Stretch marks are often inevitable, but Mama Mio Tummy Rub Oil (£22.50, mamamio.com) can help to reduce them. Olive oil is a great natural alternative.

 

 

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