5 Minute Make-up For Mums


It’s very often the case that busy mums don’t have the time to do a full beauty routine in the morning as getting the children ready for the day ahead takes precedence.

However, Suzie O’Neill of Ayu Make-up has mastered the art of 5 minute make-up and is a firm believer in taking a few minutes in the morning to give yourself the confidence to put your best face forward for the day. Here she offers her top tips using both her recently launched make-up range, as well as a number of other products.

Speaking with Pregnancy & Parenting magazine, Suzie O’Neill said, “Being a working Mum-of-two, I have a super quick and effective make-up routine down to a T!

“I often have less than 5 minutes to get myself ready, so I have top five tips that I live by that give me a little confidence boost in the morning before focusing on the kids!”

5 Tips for Busy Mums from Suzie O’Neill, Ayu Make-Up


Always use a high quality SPF on your face, neck, chest, arms and hands. Even if it’s overcast.

A lot of women avoid this step but SPF is the best anti-aging product you can have in your beauty regime!

Concealer is your best friend

Ayu Under Eye Concealer, €18

Lack of sleep and non-stop activities can result in dark circles under the eyes. Use a high quality and lightweight concealer to cover these areas but steer clear of heavy formulas as they will only accentuate the bags!

A great concealer will even out the skin tone and ensure your skin stays fresh, dewy and youthful looking.

The newly launched Ayu Under Eye Concealer is perfect for this time of year.

It’s highly pigmented yet lightweight and self-setting, so no need for powders! Team with lightweight BB or CC creams that won’t look heavy and caked on the skin.


AYU Easy Brow Pencil, €16.50

Eyebrows are underestimated but can totally transform how we look and frame our face! Just by lightly defining your brows, you can give yourself a mini facelift and take years off yourself!

Choose a pencil with cool tones for the most natural finish.

The AYU Easy Brow Pencils have been formulated with super fine nibs to mimic the natural hair growth and the spooly on the other end is perfect for brushing the product through for an even more natural finish.

Warm your face

When we are tired we tend to look pale and lackluster. A good bronzer is one of my favourite products in my kit when sleep deprivation rears its ugly head!

Apply a matte bronzer – I love Rimmel Sun Shimmer in Light matte – in a sweeping motion across the cheeks, the bridge of the nose and sides of your forehead for the most natural glow.

Fake a healthy glow

Ayu Radiant Skin Cream, €20

Fresh, dewy skin is the key to a beautiful and youthful appearance!

Enhance your natural radiance with the Ayu Radiant Skin Cream, a pink pearl cream that will give the skin a smoothing and youthful glow.

I love to use it on the top of my cheekbones and bridge of my nose to fake a full night’s sleep!


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