New Mom Beauty Must Haves

You're exhausted, tired, drained and the last thing you probably want to think about is putting on a full face of makeup to feel good. I have some quick tips and products that will brighten up your face and have you feeling like a new person in 5 min!  Throw these products in your hospital bag or on your vanity table for an instant boost. 

Caudalie Beauty Elixir- Great for any skin type. A few spritzes of the lightweight mist is all you need to wake up your skin and feel alive again. It will give you an instant radiance and tighten the appearance of pores. The invigorating scent is formulated with essential oils and plant extracts to clarify and brighten the complexion. Use before, during and after makeup application or alone. Formulated without toxins like parabens, sulfates and phthalates.  

**NEW** Wander Beauty Unlashed Volume & Curl Mascara- If there is one thing I can not live without it's mascara. Mascara will do wonders for your eyes and face. Using mascara instantly opens your eyes and helps you look more awake. This one from Wander Beauty has a curved wand to bring more oomph to your lashes by lifting and curling at the same time. The peach leaf extract helps to condition and nourish your delicate lashes for a flake-free look. (To open up the eyes even more, use a lash curler. My favorite is from Kevyn Aucoin.) This product is free of parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, fragrance, and gluten.  

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50-This is a great product because it "kills three birds with one stone." Perfect for a quick application with just your finger tips to color correct, moisturize and protect your skin against sun. It creates a flawless coverage and instantly camouflages any imperfections. Easily pick your shade from the five different colors and you are good to go! 

Burt's Bee's Tinted Lip Balm- Just a hint of color is all you need to brighten up your face and Burt's Bees gets the job done with it's 100% natural, nourishing lip balm. it makes lips super soft and feel like satin. This balm is inexpensive and comes in six every day shades certain to match any lip tone.  

Honest Beauty Creme Blush- Small, compact and completely portable. Apply the cream blush with your fingertips to the apples of your cheeks to create a natural flushed look in a flash. The blush is creamy and blendable for easy on the go look. 

I hope you found these tips and products helpful!  
Guest Blog Post: Denise Del Russo/Professional Makeup Artist/Healthy Beauty Columnist at DIVAlicious.NYC

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