Mother’s Day is right around the corner — and you may still be searching for the perfect Mother’s Day gifts to show the moms in your life how much you care. If she’s as obsessed with beauty products as you are, treat her to some new goodies to add to her makeup bag, skin care routine and hair care regimen.
Help brighten the look of her complexion — as well as her day — with 10 of our best Mother’s Day gift ideas, including a gorgeous foundation for every skin type, including mature skin, a “housewife” approved face cream, and a cult-classic hairstyling aid with a modern formula.
Whether mom is hoping to brighten the look of sun spots or she just wants skin that looks more radiant overall, this serum will make her day (and night). It’s formulated with vitamin E, known to boost skin protection against free radicals, and a high dose of the purest form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid). The serum helps to brighten skin and reduce the appearance of pores and wrinkles without the use of dyes or parabens.
Whether those lines on her face are from laughing and living life to its fullest or the stress that comes with having kids, an anti-aging skin care routine may be exactly what mom needs right now. This skin care line includes moisturizer for moms of any age (35 and older, 45 and older, and 55 and older), an eye cream, and sunscreen lotion. They’re all made with good-for-skin ingredients that help reduce the look of wrinkles, including crow’s feet and eleven lines. It’s what you should reach for if she’s in the market for an effective wrinkle cream.
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives Micro Hyaluronic Acid + Ceramides Line-Plumping Water Cream
You can never go wrong with a gift that says ‘I love you and I want you to look your best’. That’s exactly that you’ll be getting mom with this deeply hydrating water-based moisturizer. The non-greasy, quick absorbing formula helps to reduce and replump fine lines (thank you hyaluronic acid and ceramides), so she can put crow’s feet, glabellar lines and nasolabial folds in her rearview.
According to Bethenny Frankel, this drugstore facial moisturizer feels just as luxe as any $500 cream. We tend to agree. Made with vitamin E and a patented antioxidant, it repairs the skin barrier at night so mom can improve the look and feel of her skin while she rests — even if we never actually see her sleep. It has a light, sweet fragrance and feels silky against the skin, so be prepared for this to become her favorite night cream.
Your foundation’s favorite foundation just got an upgrade, so it’s the perfect time to tie a bow around it and leave it on her vanity. The best beauty companion for a Mother’s Day brunch, this vegan, alcohol-free, non-comedogenic liquid foundation offers medium-coverage and a skin-like finish. It’s lightweight, easily blendable and comes in 47 shades for warm, cool and neutral undertones — there’s something for everyone.
Before applying foundation, it’s important to prime. And as mom gets older, she may notice her skin becoming dryer and therefore more dull. Not only is it normal, but it’s pretty easy to fix. Along with the above mentioned skin care products, gift her this dullness-fighting face primer. The formula extends the wear of makeup for 24 hours, and includes orange pigments to provide a brightening effect and niacinamide to help visibly improve skin over time.
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Grip Mechanical Gel Eyeliner + L’Oréal Paris Infallible Grip Precision Felt Waterproof Eyeliner
Whether the mom (or moms) in your life likes to create a smokey eye look, tightline the waterline or simply add a bit of eyeliner to enhance her eye makeup, the right eyeliner is key. Since she’ll need to have different types of liner in her makeup wardrobe, grab these new must-haves in every color and create a custom eye kit for mom. Both include colored eyeliners like gray and brown if black eyeliner is too stark and dramatic for her everyday look.
Every beauty lover keeps an array of lipsticks in their arsenal; in a variety of colors, finishes and formulas. We love a bold matte lip and we have a feeling mom does too. Fill her makeup bag with all 12 shades of this powdery, slim lippie that doesn’t bleed, feather or migrate (key if your mom has lip lines she doesn’t want to accentuate). There’s a shade to match her mood for every day of the week.
Give the gift of envy-inducing hair with this collection. Especially helpful for thin, flat and dry hair, this shampoo and conditioner combo is infused with hyaluronic acid to plump up hair from the cortex. As a result, hair is softer, bouncier, shinier and more manageable. Complete mom’s healthy hair collection by adding Hyaluron + Plump Hydration Wonder Water and the Hyaluron + Plump Moisture Plump Serum to her gift bag. Her salon will hate you but you may become mom’s favorite.
If part of mom’s special celebration includes creating a glamorous hairstyle for a night out, then a great hairspray will be needed to maintain her look. This longtime mainstay in bathrooms across the globe just got an upgrade with a new, clean formula. It still keeps hair locked in place without feeling crunchy or hard — now it just does it with fewer ingredients.
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