Jessica Hagy Jul 23, 2013
kate middleton baby Pull out the crumpets and Spice Girls CDs, the royal baby has arrived! Here at Team MDC we’ve been glued to the telly (you hear that little British accent there?) impatiently awaiting the arrival of William and Kate’s babe and we could not be more excited to soak up the adorable pictures about to take over the media. We may even need to haul ourselves to the kid’s store to squelch some out-of-place baby pangs... In honor of our beloved girl crush Kate Middleton, we put together five simple and speedy beauty tips for new moms.

Be Sensitive

Post-delivery hormones can lead to dry skin, breakouts, and ruddiness so opt for a calming moisturizer to sooth your skin. Also avoid triggers like scented product or heavy foundations which don’t mix well with sensitive skin. MDC Recommends: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream; Tata Harper Repairative Moisturizer; SkinCeuticals Emollience  

Pucker Up

Top of your new mom To Do list? Smooching your baby. Since it’s not the time for bright lipstick or sticky gloss, reach for a soothing lip balm to hydrate your lips along the way. MDC Recommends: Maybelline Baby Lips (aptly named, we must say); EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm; KORA Vitamin Enhanced Lip Balm  

Fake Rested Eyes

A new parent beauty must-have: eye drops. Though it’s not the most glamorous product to tote around, they’ll improve exhausted eyes tenfold. Another way to fake zzzz’s is to line your inner waterline and corner of your eyes with white or nude eyeliner. The effects will brighten up your eyes and face instantly. MDC Recommends: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Yeyo; Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in White 14L; L’Oréal Paris Double Extend Eye Illuminator Eyeliner  

Revive Your Glow

The pregnancy glow may be gone, but who says you can’t fake it? Apply a bright blush to the apples of your cheeks for an instant, uplifting glow. MDC Recommends: Hourglass Aura Sheer Cheek Stain; Yves Saint Laurent Créme de Blush; Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush  

Master Minimal-Effort Hair

Take a tip from our bed head article and secure your hair in a bun with bobby pins before bed to wake up with perfectly tousled tresses. Enhance the look with a texture spray. MDC Recommends: Redken Tousle Whip 04 Soft Texturizing Cream-Wax; Sachajuan Ocean Mist; Kérastase Spray Á Porter   Do you have any new mom tips of your own to share? We’d love to hear them in the comments below! Photo:


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