I’m pretty rubbish at putting on make-up on a day-to-day basis. I always have the best intentions to put on a bit of foundation, but I’m lucky if I remember to slap on sunscreen. Part of the problem is not knowing how to make myself look decent with minimal effort – because, let’s face it, who has the time to fuss with make-up when you’ve got little kids underfoot?
I’ve teamed up with L’Oréal and beauty writer and YouTuber Fadhila Prabu to bring you a simple tutorial on ways to use make-up effectively – and quickly – to give you that bright-eyed and awake look you used to have pre-kids. At the end of the tutorial you can enter my giveaway to win the exact same L’Oréal products for yourself. I love these make-up tips for mums on the go – thank you Fadhila for sharing your secrets with us!
L’Oréal and Adventure, Baby! are giving one lucky Australian reader the opportunity to win a make-up pack valued at $124.75, containing:
L’Oréal Paris True Match Foundation RRP $29.95
L’Oréal Paris Lumi Magique Concealer RRP $27.95
L’Oréal Paris False Lash Butterfly Wings in Black RRP $25.95
L’Oréal Paris Brow Artist Plumper 04 in Dark Brunette RRP $18.95
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Made-For-Me in 235 Nude RRP $21.95
Entry open to Australian residents only. The most creative answer will win. This is not a game of chance. Competition is open Saturday May 29th 2015 to 11:59pm Saturday June 6th 2015. For full terms and conditions click here.
Thank you to L’Oréal for providing the products to create this tutorial. All opinions are by Christine Knight and Fadhila Prabu.
Linking up with Bron.
Oh wow – that tip about the big, fluffy brush is fabulous
Seriously, right?! This gal has such great tips.
Thanks Christine, always good to pick up some more tips about looking bright and awake when I’m really not….
Me too Karina! I’m all about “how to look more human when I’m really a zombie” 😉
Oh I love how easy this is. I have to get myself one of those brushes for the foundation!
It’s good to get some easy, straightforward tips, isn’t it? Things you don’t need to be an expert for 🙂
Oooh soooo good! I’ve been eyeing that Lumi Magique highlighter after I watched the Loreal video on contouring. I normally use Bare Minerals foundation coz I prefer the natural stuff, but the process the same! Love that it can be simple and quick to look a little more alive, even though we mums are usually dead tired!
Ohh I’ll have to give it a go myself! My poor skin looks frightful from all the bad sleep.
This looks easy enough that even this tired mumma could do it!
I’d love to know how you go if you try! This mama has bags under her eyes so big she needs a truck load of concealer 😉
That looks really straight forward. I wish I had decent make up, I always want to try out make up tricks.
I wonder if there is good quality make-up that is on the cheaper side – I’ll have to speak with Fadhila about this as a possible follow-up post. Thanks for the idea and for dropping by Rachel.
Some great tips here Christine! I thought I understood how to put my makeup up on, but clearly there are many things to learn 🙂
Haha me too – I don’t have a clue what I’m doing, and am hoping Fadhila can show me the light after years of abusing foundation and the like.
Great tips, just in time for me to go out tonight!
Thanks Karyn – how did you go with the tips?
Loved the mascara tip! my girls said I look very different in makeup (not sure if that was a compliment or NOT!!!)
Excellent tips and much needed! Thanks!
You’re welcome! Thank you for dropping by Alison.
Fantastic! That’s at least three steps more than I usually manage! I need to step up…
Haha same here – I was seriously schooled on my inadequate application of make-up 🙂 Thanks for dropping by Allison 🙂
Great tips, I think in my haze to get ready in the morning I’d struggle to remember all the steps!
Thanks Claire – lol me too – maybe pick one good tip and just run with that?
Great tips! I want to get better with highlighting and also contouring! They can make such a big difference!
Thank you Ingrid! Fadhila is a beauty expert, she sure knows her stuff.
Ahh make up to look like you’re awake. Now that’s my kind of makeup!
Hahaha me too – Michelle I need to look ahellovalot more awake!
I have never been good at applying make up. This is a great post, thank you.
You’re welcome! I’m glad you found it helpful!
Oh that highlighter is amazing! Great tips!
Thanks Shannon, and doesn’t it just?
Great tips, I really need that Lumi Magique Highlighter!
Thanks and seriously! That highlighter looks amazing!
Your skin looks absollutely stuning, girl!
Fadhila looks gorgeous, doesn’t she?
That highlighter is amazing. Changes everything!! I just need to learn how to use it.
It looks like magic in a tube!
Thanks for linking up to the Monday Makeup Madness #8 link up 🙂