Before you’re pregnant, you might like to picture yourself in various stages of your pregnancy completely poised and dressed to the nines. Or maybe you have a much more cynical view and you think you’ll be completely disheveled, with wild hair, a million flyaways, and no makeup since the hot flashes make your makeup run at a moment's notice. The truth of the matter is, though, that pregnancy doesn’t have to impact your beauty routine, and with a few simple adjustments, you can be just as poised and beautiful as any other time in your life. There are a couple of considerations to keep in mind, though, to keep you looking your best.
While pregnant, you will be more prone to sweating, especially in the summertime. If you’re going to be out and about and you’re going to apply foundation, you should invest in a quality setting spray. A setting spray is used to provide a protective layer over your makeup (you won’t even notice it when it’s applied) and it provides all-day protection. I’ve personally been using it ever since my pregnancy and it works amazingly well. It doesn’t make makeup removal any more difficult, but it protects your makeup from smearing during the day, and even keeps it in place during workouts. I would also recommend investing in an eyeshadow primer. Using eyeshadow can be a wonderful way to look and feel sensual, but during pregnancy, especially during mood swings, it is prone to running. Using an eyeshadow primer will keep it in place, even if you feel like going for a jog or having a soothing cry.
In addition to a primer and setting spray, consider using colors that compliment red tones. You’ll probably notice occasional flushed cheeks, and a neutral color can complement flushed tones on the skin easier than a more daring color palette. My advice is to not be afraid to wear makeup during your pregnancy! It may smear from time to time, but you should feel empowered to look however you like during any day in your pregnancy.
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