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For some, leaving home without their makeup is like leaving home without your shoes. If you're an expecting mom and also a makeup fiend, here's a hint: pack a makeup bag in your hospital bag so you're prepared and primped for labor. Here is what you need:
Waterproof Mascara - Those tears of joy will come when they place that beautiful newborn in your arms, so you want to be ready.
Cream-Based Eye Shadow - This also needs to be waterproof, and usually won't budge until you remove it with makeup remover. Choose a soft bronze shade because it will add warmth and color to the eye area without looking overdone. Stick with just one color.
Waterproof Eyeliner - Just a little on the top lash line for definition. You want your eyes to show up in all the pictures everyone is going to take of you with the baby.
Cheek/lip Stain - This is great on lips too for a radiant Mom glow, even when you have been pushing for hours and there is still no baby!
Your Favorite Lip Balm - Because your lips get so dry during labor, it's the one thing you should keep next to your hospital bed.
Forget the Foundation - It's just going to rub off when you lay your face down on the pillow to scream during contractions. Labor just isn't pretty, but at least you will be!
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|