Pregnant or not pregnant, I find myself looking exhausted and pale by the end of every winter. February tends to be the month where I feel my body really starting to crave sunlight and warm weather but being up in North Yorkshire means I have a long wait on my hands. Therefore the only solution for me is to up my coverage, add some colour to my make up and try to make people believe I am coping with the harsh northern conditions. Here’s what I tend to go for:
This one is an old favourite and seems to be the only foundation that covers my redness, dark areas and smooths my skin. It gives you a glow but more a glow from within rather than a greasy glow from the surface of your skin.
This stuff has got me through the end of my pregnancy! While I haven’t been able to avoid those oh so rude ‘you look anaemic!’ comments, I haven’t yet been told how exhausted I look, which was a regular occurrence in my first pregnancy.
This stuff got me a compliment at the Chanel counter the other day! Last time I got a compliment for my eyelashes I must have been 17/18 years old and since then absolutely nothing. I really love this stuff at the moment and I see no reason why I would go for a different mascara once this runs out.
I use the bronzer to warm up my face and blusher to add some colour. I thought the purple blush would be my preferred choice but apparently I like the pink as I use that more often.
5. A bright lip colour
I’m kind of stating the obvious here but I find going for something more peachy/orange really wakes up my complexion. If I go for a darker lipstick even on a good day then I can look exhausted so when I already look under the weather brighter colours work best. My favourite at the moment is the Rouge Dior lipstick in the colour Plissé Soleil.