Life in the limelight isn’t always easy… Pursued by paparazzi and photographed at every opportunity, celebrity mums need to know how to look on point. Here they reveal some of the top beauty tips that help them put their best face forward every day of the week.
Gwen, mum to three boys Kingston (9), Zuma (7) and Apollo (2) is rarely seen without her signature red lip. She reveals that the secret to her colour’s staying power is layering! For those days when you only have 5 minutes to do your face, a splash of bright lipstick is a great way to lift your look and boost your mood.
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For mum of two Jessica Alba, beauty comes from within. Drinking plenty of water through the day flushes toxins out of your body, which helps to clear your skin and maintain your natural glow well beyond pregnancy. Jessica’s daughters Honor & Haven are 8 and 5 now, and she is looking as radiant as ever, so she must be doing something right!
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Stunning actress Kate Hudson is mum to two boys, Ryder (12) and Bingham (5) and believes the secret lies in the perfect eyebrows. Many of us can identify with the quest for beautiful brows – and whether you pluck, wax, thread, brush or fill your way to perfection, there’s no denying the impact it can have on your look. A good quality eyebrow kit is a great beauty investment.
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Stunning singer Sophie Ellis Bextor, who recently collaborated with us on our Just For Love charity t-shirt campaign, is mum to 4 boys; Sonny (12), Kit (7), Ray (4) & Jesse (5 months). And despite being surrounded by boys, she is a huge proponent of having fun and experimenting with makeup. Trying out a new makeup look can be the perfect beauty pick me up – just what you need if you’re stuck in a rut.
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5. All Natural
“Whatever you put on your skin gets absorbed in your body. So for my skin care, I try to use everything that’s natural.” – Karolina Kurkova
For super model Karolina Kurkova, mum to 6 year old Tobin and 5 month old Noah, natural products are essential. She explains that she spends so much of her time wearing makeup for her job, that on her down time she likes to use only natural, chemical-free products. This is a great guideline for pregnancy, when your skin may be more sensitive than usual.
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A great pair of eyelash curlers is the key for Super Model & former Victoria’s Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes. With an international modelling career and two young children to keep her busy, the ability to create instantly wide awake eyes must really come in handy! If you’ve had one of those nights, taking a minute to curl your lashes before you put on your mascara will really open up your eyes.
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7. Cream Eyeliner
“My thing is eyeliner, where I make a wing with a cream liner and a brush instead of using liquid eyeliner, which I find kind of bleeds everywhere. This way it’s done, easy.” – Coco Rocha
Super model Coco Rocha, mum to one year old Ioni, has another tip for opening up tired eyes. Coco creates her signature winged cat eye look using cream eye liner rather than liquid. Applying cream eyeliner with a brush gives you plenty of control, and is a great middle ground between the bold lines of liquid eyeliner and soft smudgy kohl pencil.
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8. Solid Skin Care
“Funnily enough it was my father who taught me from a young age to look after my skin. I never go to bed with my make-up on and have monthly triple oxygen facials.” – Katherine Jenkins
Classical singer and new mum Katherine Jenkins offers two great pieces of skin care advice. First; it’s a simple rule, which makes perfect sense – always remove makeup before bed. And second, if you can manage it, a monthly facial is a great way to ensure a radiant complexion. If you can’t make it to the spa, why not treat yourself to a relaxing face mask at home. Katherine welcomed her first daughter, Aaliyah in the summer and her glow is looking as lovely as ever.
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