Beauty and the baby

Fumbling in the dark for your toothbrush, bleary-eyed feeds at 3 in the morning and rumpled clothes.  If you’re a new parent, this probably sounds all too familiar.  But if you’ve reached the 6-week (or month!) mark and you’re starting to feel like you’re settling into a routine, you might want to reach for a few helping hands in the form of body and skincare products. 

But what to choose?  We know you only have the time, patience and money for a few of the best products, and they damn well better work.  So we asked the advice of the best in the business.  

Zoe Taylor is a make-up artist whose work is internationally renowned.  With a list of credentials as long as her very long arms, she’s done covers for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle amongst others, and worked on celebrity faces such as Victoria Beckham, Keira Knightley, Rihanna and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.  She definitely knows what she’s talking about and she’s got a toddling daughter, so she’s just been through the postnatal mill herself!  

Here’s her list of the best products for new mummies:


Best for avoiding stretch marks during pregnancy…

Virgin Coconut Oil (use at night)

Virgin Coconut Oil (use at night)

Kiehl's Creme de Corps - use in the morning

Kiehl's Creme de Corps - use in the morning


Best for fixing your tummy skin after baby is born

 
Sisley Cellulinov - expensive so use wisely!

Sisley Cellulinov - expensive so use wisely!

 

Best for healing dry, cracked, lips

Zinc supplement - take as directed for skin health

Zinc supplement - take as directed for skin health

Good old Carmex!

Good old Carmex!


Best hydrating tinted moisturiser

 
Bobbi Brown BB Cream - moisturises, protects, covers.

Bobbi Brown BB Cream - moisturises, protects, covers.

 

Best for hiding under-eye bags

 
Charlotte Tilbury's The Retoucher - like magic in a pen, apparently.

Charlotte Tilbury's The Retoucher - like magic in a pen, apparently.

 

Best for a healthy flush

 
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick aka Blush Stick - most people will suit shade #21 Apply high on the apple of the cheek.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick aka Blush Stick - most people will suit shade #21

Apply high on the apple of the cheek.

 

Best for cracking nails

 
L'Occitane Nail and Cuticle oil works miracles on overworked hands and nails.

L'Occitane Nail and Cuticle oil works miracles on overworked hands and nails.

 

Born and raised in London, Zoë’s insightful level of aestheticism began at an early age. Initially inspired by the abundance of The Arts in the city, she attended Chelsea College of Art and Design London straight from school. A love for transformation led her into an NVQ in Beauty Therapy, and then onto Glauca Rossi finally to train in make-up. This is where she soon realized that her real passion and ability lay in the creation of flawless, beautiful faces.
 
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zoetaylor.com / @zoetaylormakeup

Be your own beautiful!