Tired, time poor and in need of some 'me time', we know that mums, whether old, new or expecting, need their beauty products need to work harder. It's part of the reason Grazia created their first ever Motherhood Beauty Awards, together with our parenting platform, The Juggle.
Grazia recruited a beauty-savvy panel of mums to put these products through their paces. Concealers that promise to blur away signs of fatigue in a matter of sweeps? We've tested several. The baby range that is both kind to sensitive skin and smells good enough to eat? We've found it.
Here are all the winners from Grazia's very first Motherhood Beauty Awards. Shop them, share them, drop hints. These mum-approved beauty buys shouldn't be missed.
Your chance to Win The Winners
Before we unveil the winners, did we mention that you have a chance to win ALL of them? A package comprised of every single Grazia Motherhood Beauty Awards 2022 winner could be yours. Simply click the link below, follow the instructions and cross your fingers.
Meet The Judges
We recruited five mothers to test our best in beauty.
Millie is an influencer and mum to Sienna, 22 months, and Aurelia, four months.
Sarah is a model and new mum to six month old Margot.
Anna Whitehouse, AKA @mother_pukka, is a campaigner and mum of two daughters.
Maria is Grazia's Acting Senior Editor, and mum to Sophia, 11, and Rosie, 8.
Candice is a writer, broadcaster and mum of two.
Grazia's Motherhood Beauty Awards 2022: The Winners
BROWSE: Grazia's Motherhood Beauty Awards 2022 Winners
Category: Does-It-All Face Mask**Judge: Candice Brathwaite**'Votary comes out on top because it's thick, feels luxurious and leaves my skin looking plump and hydrated. It also washes off easily, which is a plus.'
Category: Exhaustion Cancelling Conealer**Judge: Sarah Tarleton**'Medium coverage and comfortably lightweight, I love how easy this is to use, and a little goes a long way. On good skin days, I'd use this in lieu of foundation.'
Category: Easy Hair Styler**Judge: Maria Lally** 'My hair is thick, wavy and prone to frizz (times that by 10 if it's rainy or humid). This oil, full of hair-nourishing goodies, tamed the frizz and left my hair soft and shiny.'
Category: The Glow Giver**Judge: Candice Brathwaite**'Unlike other serums, this isn't tacky or too thick, so it sits well under make-up - which is important, as often it can lead to rolling build-up, which just isn't cute.'
Category: Best Base**Judge: Anna Whitehouse**'This glides on like a dream, is lightweight, doesn't gather in wrinkles and leaves you looking dewy. I love a quick make-up routine and this was ideal for popping on for the school run or date night.'
Category: Budge-Proof Mascara**Judge: Sarah Tarleton**'Length, volume, clump-free - it's my new favourite mascara. This delivers all the benefits, without the need for multiple coats.'
Category: Make-up Multitasker**Judge: Candice Brathwaite**'As a Black woman, I like to outline my lips in a slightly darker shade then fill them with a rich pop of colour. Ultralip in Fête and Coupe are brilliantly bright but low-maintenance and glossy but not tacky.'
Category: Body Hero Judge: Sarah Tarleton'Disclaimer: this has been one of my hero products for years! The smell of Sol products instantly transports me to somewhere sunny and exotic. It makes my skin feel silky smooth and look more radiant too.'
Category: Root Eraser**Judge: Maria Lally**'Like a trip to my colourist in a can. The smattering of greys along my parting were given an even, well-blended coverage that set in just one minute.'
Category: Supplement Saviour**Judge: Anna Whitehouse**'I've always been sceptical of supplements offering magical transformations but, after three weeks of these, my postpartum hair really was stronger and glossier. And the glow wasn't a superficial radiance - people were telling me, 'You look well.'
Category: Most Beloved Baby Range**Judge: Millie Mackintosh** 'I love every product in the range. Bottom Balm is a great size for your out-and-about changing bag, while the Massage Oil is perfect for bedtime - so soothing for both baby and mama.'
Category: Hospital Bag Must-Have**Judge: Millie Mackintosh**'Pour some water and a few drops of your chosen oil into this diffuser and it fills the room with scent. I used this during both births to help me relax.'
Category: Nipple Balm BFF**Judge: Millie Mackintosh**'I used this way before I was a mama as a lip balm. But it's so brilliant to use while breastfeeding, to soothe and nourish chapped, dry and sensitive nipples. An absolute must for my handbag.'