Yes, it’s Friday afternoon, but the good news is, you still have over 24 hours to make sure your mum gets something lovely for Mother’s Day. We know you haven’t forgotten it’s this Sunday, March 26th. Beauty products at least guarantee she’ll spend time devoted to herself, and these failsafe choices mean she’ll love them all:
A face mask is the ultimate pampering product. She’ll use Clarins Super Restorative mask (€40.80) just once and never go back. It smells and feels gorgeous; skin feels soft and aptly moisturised and once applied, it works its magic in under ten minutes.
With notes of black orchid, pink peppercorn, vanilla, chestnut cream and tuberose (among others), this stunning Tom Ford fragrance (from €70) with its rose-hued packaging will chase those winter blues away.
A gorgeous dusty-rose shade of pink that flatters all skin tones and comes in a beautiful rose gold tube. This will look beautiful on your mum and on her dressing table. (€30)
An excellent facial cleanser will reveal the true glowing skin goddess hidden under the weeks of harsh, unpredictable weather. Many have wooed me, but I remain loyal to few like I would to the original Eve Lom Cleanser (€68). Full of soothing chamomile and moisturising cocoa butter, it removes dirt and cleanses without stripping the skin. Your mum will instantly love this.
This oil-free solution is refreshing and revive skin and improve texture. Its effects are gentle, but this makes it ideal for sensitive skin and is ideal whether she’s new to the serum game or a seasoned pro. (€47)
The Jane Iredale Pure & Simple Makeup Kit (€52.00) is the perfect all-in-one beauty gift for your mum. This sleek and chic collection contains bases, eye and lip products in best-selling shades with weightless texture and pigmented colour. Perfectly compact, the kit is handbag-sized for beauty on the go. There are four versions of this handy kit to suit all skin tones (Light, Light Medium, Medium and Medium Dark). As well as being beautiful on the skin, this is a beautiful product to have in your makeup bag.
Sometimes, the most effective skin care is all about going back to basics. Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 moisturiser is for busy women (all of us) who want simple but effective anti-ageing skincare; the moisturiser addresses key skin concerns from reducing fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture, dryness and firmness. It’s a gorgeous moisturiser.
This product trio is all about the eyes. Containing a three looks mascara, an eyelash activating serum and eyebrow growth serum that really work to naturally enhance lashes and brows. You’ll never have a bad brow day again. RRP is €34 for the 3 Looks Mascara, €120 for Eyelash Activating Serum and €130 for Eyebrow Renewing Serum and you can by it www.m2beaute.ie and Brown Sugar salons, The Derma Clinic, Nuala Woulfe Salons and Serenity Day Spa.