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Make-up Tips During Pregnancy

>> Monday, October 1, 2012

Anyone who has been pregnant can tell you- it's not all glow and beauty.  Pregnancy is an amazing, beautiful thing, but to be honest, you may not always feel the most beautiful during certain parts.  Along the way during pregnancy, there are several tips and techniques that make looking great just a little bit easier, especially when it comes to make-up.

1.  Keep it light!  Especially during the first trimester, it is really tempting to layer on the make-up to cover up how tired or sick you may feel.  But adding on extra layers of concealer, foundation, powder, etc. can just lead to looking cakey and overdone.  As you get into the end of the third trimester, many women experience swelling, and your face is not immune to this.  A swollen face caked with make-up is not the look you're going for!

2. Watch your products!  In my first trimester during my second pregnancy, I broke out with more acne than I had ever had in my life.  However, most face washes, scrubs, or treatments were very harsh and drying to my skin.  Your skin can react completely differently to the same exact products you previously used prior to your pregnancy, so be careful that your lotions, washes, and scrubs aren't making the problem worse!

3. Waterproof is key for your eye make-up.  I'll just leave it at a few key words to explain: morning sickness, hormones, and happiness.  Enough said. :)

4. Highlight, highlight, highlight!  A good highlighting cream or powder when applied sparingly to the right places can completely wake up your face in a fresh and glowing way.  Putting a few dabs or sweeps on your upper cheekbones, right below the crook of your eyebrow, and close to your tear duct on the inside of your eye, when done lightly, can really give you back that glow, even when you don't feel so glowing!

5. Find a safe sunscreen and use it.  During pregnancy, as we mentioned before, your skin changes and reacts differently to your products, your make-up, and the environment.  While your face may not have suffered a sunburn before, it may now.  Keep your skin healthy by protecting it!

What are some tips and tricks you use in your make-up routine while pregnant?

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