Beauty Insider Moms Share Their Best Products for New Mamas
Mother's Day is right around the corner (ahem, this Sunday!) — but there's still time to Amazon Prime a few last-minute gifts. Whether you're looking to treat yo' self, your own mother, or your fave pals with kiddos, we've asked our a few of our beauty insider friends (who just happen to be mamas!) for their top picks. From lip stains that won't get smeared mid-smooch to face mists that'll help you fake that awake look, read on below to see what's in the mama-friendly kits of pro makeup artists.
Ashleigh Louer, Celebrity Makeup Artist
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"My top skincare and makeup picks [are products that] I used during my pregnancy and continue to use as a new mother — all with safe ingredients and are multi-use for on the go moms!"
"I loved using this mist throughout the day for an instant dewy skin pick me up. It instantly hydrates and refreshes skin."
"This multi-use serum does it all! Its calming, spa-like scent is so relaxing and it really brightens my skin instantly."
"I used this both as a tinted lip conditioner and on my cheeks for a hint of color. Smells great and is so quick and easy to apply on the go."
RMS Living Luminizer, $38
"My favorite highlighter and secret for faking a pregnancy glow! I use my fingers to tap a bit on my cheekbones, on cupid's bow and on eyelids."
Sharzad Kiadeh, Professional Makeup Artist and The SASS Co-Host
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"This is a great product because it's a two in one lip & cheek tint and it's very easy to apply. It gives a quick pop of color to help new mamas from looking like they've been up all night. Added bonus is that it's an all natural, organic, vegan, chemical free product so you don't have to feel guilty about it rubbing up against a newborn!"
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick, $46
"This [foundation] evens out skin tone and gives your face a total natural looking finish but somehow manages to hide any and all imperfections. It's great for new mamas because it's incredible simple to apply. You can put it directly on your face and rub it in with your fingers OR if you're feeling fancy use a buffing brush."
Molly R. Stern, Celebrity Makeup Artist
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"I highly recommend a hydrating rose water mist or spray [like] Jurlique or Glossier. This is great to have by your bedside to give a little refresh and boost when you have to wake up and tend to the baby. It's a one-second self-care treat to ground you before diving into that middle-of-the-night feeding."
"Just a little color on the lips can instantly make you fee more human and put-together when you haven't had the time to shower. I love YSL's Glossy Lip Stain ($36) or [a drugstore alternative like] L'Oréal Colour Riche Caresse Wet Shine Stain ($10). They're sheer [which] helps you not feel overdone and the fact that it's a stain will keep it from getting all over your new baby's face and head when you smother the little critter with kisses!"
Looking for pregnancy-friendly products? Check out the episode of The Cut with Susan Yara below for more: