We hate to be a bummer, but dark circles and red blotches – that’s the reality of a ‘pregnant glow’ for a huge number of women. My eyes looked tired from the minute I became pregnant, regardless of how much sleep I’d managed to get, so I spent a lot of time testing out the best eye makeup. And now, eight months into motherhood, that makeup is still close at hand for when I’m trying to pretend my baby sleeps through the night.

Here are the products that have earned prime real estate in my beauty bag.

Visit the Pregnant Beauty Guide here.