How to look beautiful during labor
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- 6 Moms Share the Pre-Birth Beauty Routines That Gave Them Confidence During Labor
- Beauty During Labor?
- Getting Glam for the Delivery Room
- 5 Ways to Look Great During Pregnancy
- How to Look Great During Childbirth
- Mothers Are Applying Make Up Before Giving Birth And Not Everyone Is On Board With The Trend
6 Moms Share the Pre-Birth Beauty Routines That Gave Them Confidence During Labor
This post was written by Kate Is it possible to birth a baby and still look cute? All I could think about was, how am I going to avoid looking like a wet dish towel in one of those post delivery photos?
About a month before my due date, I became the lone pregnant lady haunting the aisles of my local Sephora. I rarely took a friend on these occasions, mainly because I could not have any distractions from what I saw as my personal mission.
I was determined to put together a look that could withstand whatever curveball Mother Nature decided to throw my way, be it C-section or 24 hours of labor. Whatever happened to be going on below my neck, I was hellbent on keeping what was above it well controlled and looking its best. I needed the makeup equivalent of an Earthquake Prevention Kit.
I knew to expect a lot of huffing and puffing, and most of all, a lot of sweat. That meant that I needed a face that was waterproof and sweatproof. I wanted to strike a balance between no makeup and being a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills.
To me, that meant glowy and flushed, not sculpted and painted. To start, I attacked the problem of shine that seemed inevitable after childbirth. For this, I found something with a little more staying power than my usual mineral powder foundation. I skipped applying any to my forehead because I had read someplace that foundation applied on the forehead can make one appear older.
I stopped after that and never looked back. Plus, with its hour wear, I figured that I had the most strenuous part of labor covered…at least from an even skin tone standpoint.
The rest…oh, well. Eyebrows are critical in my book. It has a waxy filler that I knew would be relatively waterproof. Now that my eyes were taken care of, I knew that I was in the home stretch.
Even if all my lip color faded, whether from screaming or eating those infamous ice chips, my eyes would carry my look across the finish line. Like I had been doing since high school, I drew on cat whiskers across each cheekbone, and blended quickly before it dried. Sweatproof and waterproof, it was the perfect choice.
This tint would go the distance. To moisturize and set my , I used cherry flavored Chapstick. It had the moisture I needed with the hint of color that would amp up the staying power of the with the added bonus of keeping the flakies away. When my big day came, I knew that I was ready to have my baby and look good doing it.
Sure, you might say that this was a lot of trouble to go through in order to look good for one picture. Some even said that when the time came, the last thing on my mind would be whether or not I had makeup on.
You look great! Take it while you can girls, because I can honestly say that once I got my baby home and had to deal with the aches and pains that come with recovery, makeup really was the last thing on my mind. Enjoy it while you can. This will be the last time it will be all about you for a while.
Although I look back on my makeup maven days with a sigh in my heart, my baby Kim makes it all worthwhile. They see beyond the sweat, frizzy hair, and eye bags and remember the moment when they brought something small and fragile into their world and life changed forever. This was great! Well done. I loved this- such an original, humorous and heart warming post. And great advice to boot! Thanks Kate! This is such a great post! I will not be starting a family any time soon, but this is great advice for stay-put make up in general!
I want to save this post for when I have kids in the very distant future! Wow you look amazing! Hana K. This is perfect and timely! Perfect timing for this post!
This was utterly charming and heartwarming! Best wishes to both mommy and baby, but i would also love to hear more soon since that beauty hunt went so well. Omg I loved this article so much. I had a difficult pregnant myself and I usually always make sure that I am presentable looking no matter the circumstances but i let it slide and looked horrible in my c section pictures.
I wish I had read his article poor to my c section- u look so good! Back in the day when I wanted to have a baby I cringed at the thought of post-birth photos and took a vow to ban cameras. Great post, Kate! You do look amazing in your photo! What a great post! When I am ready to start a family I will definitely remember this.
Kajal Couture recently posted … Im Back!!! You do actually look beautiful in that photo! I must say that I did a triple take on the headline, though, and then laughed. OMG love this! And now I know which products! Thank you! Awww, love this post. With the baby madness, you still manage to remember its about you too and you deserve to look and feel like yourself too in the post delivery pics too xxx. Loved your post! Everyone is different.
Wanting to look your best in pictures that last a lifetime is perfectly reasonable. I packed a small makeup bag for if my water broke unexpectedly. Kate and her baby beauty! I really really loved this post… I too have worried about that post-birth photo in my future years! At least I know it is possible, it was a great read. Oh this is great and hits so close to home.
As I had to learn the hard way. And that lots of pics would be taken. I was just too worried about the pain. Well, as a result, in my video, in all the pics, on the way home same day, mind you, thank you managed care I looked horrible.
Dirty, sweaty, tired, homeless, defeated, you name it. I had never looked so bad in my life, and it was on video! My sister made it her mission to prevent anything like that from ever happening again and did my makeup and hair when I had my twins, 5 years later. But I felt so much better! Why is it wrong to think about how you look while giving birth? She has 9 months to think about this being a life changing experience, let her write one post about birthing makeup.
The last thing my mom thought about was makeup with either of her children my brother and me. I was a difficult pregnancy in fact. She was on bedrest the last three months. Where I was born, you would have been seen as incredibly vain and selfish had you been thinking about how you looked and that was passed down to me. One should be thankful that your child is healthy.
This was especially important considering where I was born—West Germany. A healthy baby and a healthy mom are infinitely more important than how you look, no matter what because pregnancy is the most dangerous thing a woman will ever do in her life. My mom is very proud of those sweaty I-just-gave-birth photos! I could care less what people at the hospital say! Oh geez! I wish I had read this before I had both of my kids.
I dont care if it sounds vain, I would have loved to looked that great after having my kids! I remember my face being red and puffy from all that pushing and sweating and then having a gazillion people come right after to see us in the hospital…not a pretty sight. Great story, thanks so much for sharing!
This was a great article to read. I can totally relate because I was wearing a full face of makeup when I gave birth to my son almost two years ago and to my daughter seven weeks ago.
Beauty During Labor?
When it comes to delivery day, yes, there are certain things women do in order to feel glam in an otherwise most physically challenging and emotionally rewarding moment of their lives. A little less than a year ago, writer Ciaran Blumenfeld gave birth to her son. The good news is she had a very pampered pregnancy thanks to companies sending her products to review and was exposed to the greatest products on the market, including the very same ones used by expecting moms to-be. As for the bad news? Delivery room glamour: First photo beauty tips Posted in Pregnancy.
The photo below is by far the best picture I've ever taken. And as a fashion blogger and stylist, that may surprise you considering I'm wearing a generic hospital robe, my signature extensions are nowhere to be seen, and my makeup is more au naturel than usual. But this is the first picture I've ever taken as a mom, and that glow you see isn't from a freshly applied coat of bronzer. It's from pure and utter happiness.
Getting Glam for the Delivery Room
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5 Ways to Look Great During Pregnancy
This post was written by Kate Is it possible to birth a baby and still look cute? All I could think about was, how am I going to avoid looking like a wet dish towel in one of those post delivery photos? About a month before my due date, I became the lone pregnant lady haunting the aisles of my local Sephora. I rarely took a friend on these occasions, mainly because I could not have any distractions from what I saw as my personal mission. I was determined to put together a look that could withstand whatever curveball Mother Nature decided to throw my way, be it C-section or 24 hours of labor.
You'll look great with these easy beauty solutions. Keep it simple. Don't overaccessorize or overdo your outfits when you're pregnant -- the focus should be on your radiant glow! Stick to clean, simple lines and classic cuts.
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