Ask the expert: combat tired mum face


There’s no denying it, sleep deprivation is a form of torture. And sadly our faces are where it shows the most. We don’t have a magic wand to erase the signs of tiredness but we have the next best thing. Face painter extraordinaire and mama to 5 year old Arlo, celebrity make up artist Patsy O’Neill (above). Ever wondered how mum of 3 Holly Willoughby looks so amazingly fresh faced and gorgeous each morning? Well Patsy is the answer. Here she shares her top 5 products that every mum needs in her make up bag to help combat the signs of tiredness.


This Works In Transit Camera Close up £30
A moisturiser mask and primer all in one which brightens instantly. This is a super quick fix product, it evens the skin tone with no extra colour so you won’t have any worry of applying it badly when in a rush .


Estée Lauder Perfectionist Youth infusing serum and concealer £28.50
An amazing two for the price of one product …. Worth the investment . The serum is coloured so works as a light reflector for under the eyes and the concealer is great on small areas but can be used for a quick base as its fat stick makes application so easy .
If you are very pale make sure you check the palest tone works before purchasing .


Korres Lip Butter in Wild Rose £8-£10
This amazing lip butter has the best tint shade , so within seconds you have red stained lips and the texture is just perfect. Not to gooey or sticky . Can also double up as a blusher.

imageLiz Earle Eye Bright £13.25

The most magic product for tired and dull eyes . Well priced with its main ingredient being Euphrasia, a herb used for many years in curing eye infections naturally, this just makes you feel like you can get on with the day even with a few hours sleep. It is also amazing at removing eye make up and fixing small make up mistakes. Make up artist essential.


Delilah Future Resist Concealer Fade away £26
A pen that just takes away those tired eyes super fast , a British vegan brand with beautiful products .


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