Join the next Smart Parenting Giveaway and get a chance to win exciting prizes!

Join Now

  • Photo form makeupbyalaha/Instagram

    New York-based makeup artist Alaha Majid documented how she did a full face of makeup while in labor. And, no, it wasn't a lip-balm-and-face-powder situation. We mean makeup with contouring that's ready for a magazine photo shoot kind, done in the between her contractions.

    The caption reads: “Three weeks ago at this time I was finishing up my makeup and getting ready for my princess to make her appearance. Yes, I was doing my makeup while I was in labor! I was pausing during contractions and picking up where I left off once the contractions passed. I only packed some of my favorite products in my hospital bag...” She even enumerated all the products she had used that day. Including brushes, contour kits, liquid lipsticks, and even false lashes!


    This particular photo is probably our favorite! “When the contractions got too strong, hubby was there to save the day!” #TrueLove

    All her hard work—in all ways!—paid off, as she was able to snap this truly beautiful moment with her daughter in her arms for the first time, and her makeup was flawless:

    Way to go, mom!

    This story originally appeared on

    * Minor edits have been made by the editors.  

View More Stories About
View more articles