How to do a fabulous 5 minute “Mum on the go” makeup

Mum on the go

Africanfinestmums - How to do a fabulous 5 minute Mum on the go makeup
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You know the story all too well by now finest mums. No time to do your makeup. Why? Because you're busy getting the kids ready, busy cooking, busy cleaning, busy adult playing with ......., you know. Just busy doing something or another and no time to "fix your face" properly before heading out.

Well, help is at hand in the form of a truly finest mum Ugochi. In addition to being mum, doctor, founder of IsiUgo Haircare products (watch this space, so excited and will feature soon), writer extraordinaire and regular contributor to Africanfinestmums, she is also a professionally trained makeup artist. She did my wedding makeup moons ago, and I looked incredible if I say so myself. She shows us how to get our beautiful faces fixed in just 5 minutes. Yes, 5 minutes! Enjoy.

(Apologies for the sound quality of the video. The loud background music was an attempt to tune out her gorgeous playful children's voices also in the background. The life of a busy mum eh?)

What you need for your 5 minute fix

Here's a list of the makeup products and items she used. Other similar brands will work just as well. It's important you try out and find what works best for your skin (and your purse).

  1. Micellar water (to cleanse)
  2. Mac dark brown eye brow pencil (eyebrows)
  3. Mac Eyebrow wand
  4. Classic Mattifying Foundation in CF01
  5. Mud Angular Brush
  6. Classic Creme to Powder Foundation in Light shade
  7. City colour 3X Extreme volume mascara in extreme bold
  8. Revlon Lip Balm stain in Adore 055
  9. Clinique Matte Beauty Lipstick
  10. Elf Mermaid Makeup Brush
  11. Face or baby wipes

So, how did you get on? Did you learn any new tips and tricks? Leave a comment and let us know. I've started brushing out my eyebrows first and find just that alone makes a huge difference. Makeup video for "Mums ready to slay" coming soon.

You can check out other post contributions from Ugochi at What she deserves (a look at domestic violence) or Post-partum Depression and the African mum (pt 1)

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