Ali Fedotowsky says her No. 1 is a must-have for new moms.

By Blake Bakkila
Updated January 05, 2018
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Ali Fedotowsky
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If Monday night’s premiere of The Bachelor left you looking for the best camera-ready beauty products, former contestant and season 6 Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky has the answer.

“I always use a highlighter pencil,” Fedotowsky, who recently partnered with Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card from Chase, tells Real Simple. “It’s something that I never, ever would have used before, but I actually learned to use it when I was The Bachelorette. Gosh, nine years ago!”

From Bachelor Nation to motherhood, the TV personality and creator of the lifestyle blog says her trusty highlighter has helped conceal her sometimes-sleepless nights with her 18-month-old daughter Molly.

“A highlighter to put in the inner corner of your eyes, especially for new moms, this is a great thing to have because it makes you look like you’ve had eight hours of sleep, even if you’ve only had two,” she says. “It brightens up your eye and makes you look more awake and alert, and it’s my number one thing that I have in my bag.”

Fedotowsky recommends the Chella highlighter pencil, available now on Amazon.

Her other must-have items? Mascara and sunless tanner.

“I love Kiehl’s,” she says of the brand’s Sun Free Self Tanning Formula. “I like a subtle glow, not a crazy glow year-round, so sunless tanner is a go-to for sure.”

These days, her glow isn’t just coming from Kiehl’s. Last November, she and husband Kevin Manno announced they are expecting baby number two in May.

“And just like that, life became a whole lot sweeter,” she captioned an adorable photo of her family of three (for now!).