“Mother knows best”. To this, we can definitely say that the superwoman in our life deserves only the best too! While we have to admit that it’s not always easy to think of a uniquely extravagant gift for Mother’s Day every year, it’s still the simple things we all consider the best. To make things a bit easier for you, we have curated a list of beauty products that are totally going make that special woman in your life happy.
Designer perfumes for Mother’s Day is always a classic gift choice. Surely, we want something elegant and luxurious for our life’s greatest woman. However, the vast number of fragrance options may seem overwhelming because of so many amazing signature perfume brands available in the market today. As May falls on hot and humid summer weather, let’s go for something fresh, invigorating and sophisticated.
Apart from its very unique and alluring bottle, Rosabotanica by Balenciaga is also a scent that goes very well with this hot and humid weather. The fragrance embraces a delicate blend of scents derived from an intricate bouquet of exotically shaped flowers. The scent is quite lightweight but uniquely enchanting as it is carefully concocted by Balenciaga’s master perfumers. As the scent is like no other, the designer perfume will give her the feeling as if it’s specially made for her!
If you’re a fragrance aficionado, you are most likely familiar with Lanvin’s Eclat D’arpege. This fragrance has been immensely popular for a reason – its divine scent. It has a fruity floral fragrance that’s easy to remember but hard to forget. On top of this, it’s also encased in a very luxurious bottle that will surely be a great addition to every woman’s vanity table.
The Lanvin Eclat D’arpege is also a perfume perfect for all seasons. The scent isn’t too heavy nor too light for everyday wear so it’s perfect for mums who are always on the go.
A swipe of that gorgeous colour of lipstick is quite empowering on its own. Whether your wife or mother is a makeup aficionado or not, it’s always nice to remind her that she can also be as glamorous as she wishes to be with a little help of cosmetics!
3. Dior Addict Lipstick
There’s no excuse spending a bit extra for our life’s greatest woman! Dior’s makeup line has always been a cult favourite for many beauty enthusiasts. Alright, so there’s no doubt that you are paying a bit more for the brand name, but believe it or not, Dior cosmetics has an exceptional formulation to back it all up. We literally can’t stop obsessing over the Dior Addict Lipstick line for its rich colour and hydrating formula.
Here’s a little beauty tip for you: Mature women (40s and above) tend to have drier lips so it’s always wise to go for hydrating lip products instead of mattes. In addition, hydrating lipsticks such as this one from Dior gives a subtle illusion of having plumper lips; making one look more youthful! For this hot summer weather, give her soft but vibrant shades like 639 Riviera or 479 Freedom for a fresh, youthful glow.
Here’s another designer brand option if you’re looking for something elegant to add in her makeup collection. Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Lipstick has a long history, like literally (it turns 39 this year)! This is one reason why it’s such a classic choice to those who love makeup. The YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick line has a whopping collection of 48 shades categorised in Nude, Red, Orange and Fuchsia. Don’t worry, we won’t let you get lost in this pool of colours! Think of something your mum or wife can wear every single day – at work, social gatherings and date nights. Rose Celebration and Coral Poetique should be an easy choice for these shades look sophisticated and they suit all undertones.
5. Laneige Anti-Aging BB Cushion
We’re pretty sure that you’ll come across at least one product on your mother’s vanity table that has “anti-aging” on its label. Women, in general tend to become more conscious of their skin as they grow older. Wrinkles and fine lines naturally occur as the skin matures, but that doesn’t mean that it has no solution! What’s great about Laneige’s anti-aging line is that it’s both for prevention and treatment. Whether she’s in her early 30s or late 40s, this cushion foundation still makes a great gift for her.
Laneige is an award-winning Korean cosmetics brand known for its exceptional skincare technology. What’s great about the brand is that they have mastered the idea of incorporating the goodness of skincare to makeup as well. If you’re new to Korean cosmetics, then you should know right now that Laneige is the mother of all cushion foundations! If you want something to keep your beloved mum or wife looking fresh and young all day, grab the cushion from the brand’s Time Freeze anti-aging line. The cushion is infused with antioxidants and dynamic collagen which visibly transforms the skin. Just be ready because she’ll be asking you to buy a refill every single time it runs out!
Of course, let’s not forget about skincare. If there’s one thing that should always top your Mother’s Day list of gift ideas, it’s definitely skincare. Giving her an amazing set of skincare products is one way to show her that she deserves some “me-time” as well. A mother always have the tendency to put family first before herself; so now, it’s time to remind her that she should take care of herself too!
Laneige’s Milkyway Water Sleeping Mask is a skincare holy grail and we can absolutely place our highest bets on that! But of course, if you want to make things extra special, get a hold of this from the Milkyway Fantasy Holiday collection. It comes in a bigger jar (yay for more product!) and a fancier packaging – definitely gift-worthy!
This sleeping mask pack is perfect for mums that are usually tired and exhausted from an entire day of work. It infuses the skin with exceptional natural ingredients while sleeping to make sure she wakes up to a fresher, smoother, softer and plumper skin. It also has SLEEPSCENT™ which is specially developed for Laneige, allowing a much relaxing and reinvigorating sleep.
Don’t be alarmed! Snail slime in skincare is totally a thing and it works wonders for the skin more than you can imagine. The K-Beauty world has been immensely obsessed with COSRX ever since but we shall admit that its popularity hasn’t reached more lands just yet. However, this popular snail cream is worth a space in your special woman’s skincare regimen. COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All-in-one Cream features 92% of domestic snail secretion filtrate – an ingredient highly beneficial in skin repair. You would agree that mothers go through a lot of strenuous activities every single day, right? This eventually results to damaged skin. In order to restore the skin and prevent rapid skin-aging, why not give her something to help keep her skin healthy and youthful?
Does she love makeup? If she’s the kind of woman who loves being glam all the time, she’s going to love an effective makeup remover. Working mums in their mid 20s onwards wear makeup more often which is why this is a great product to introduce in her skincare routine. This gift for your mum or wife will definitely take away the hassle of cleansing her face before going to bed.
We can actually consider April Skin as an “indie” Korean makeup brand but they have super high-performing cosmetics. Their lip and eye makeup remover is not only effective, it’s affordable too!
Dark spots come along as one ages, which is why it is only natural to notice some sun spots and discolourations on a mature woman’s skin. This is where whitening products come in real handy! This Galactomyces Whitening Power Essence from COSRX specifically targets discolourations in order to give you a much even complexion. Don’t let her worry about dark spots ever again and show her that you care about her beauty needs too.
Dermatologists state that the skin loses a prominent amount of collagen and elastin as we age. If you do feel like your lips get dry from time to time, then our life’s superwoman is no exception from this dilemma! Laneige’s Lip Sleeping Mask delivers intensive hydration to the lips which gives the lips a smoother and softer surface. Not only that it hydrates, it also nourishes the lips with its Berry Mix Complex™. This lip sleeping pack from Laneige is infused with antioxidants derived from premium berries which results to visibly healthy lips. Pair this up with the sleeping pack and she is going to be obsessed over this!
Now here’s another splurge-worthy skincare product that skincare-obsessed mothers need to have. SK-II is a very popular and prestige skincare brand from Japan that has a cult following all across the globe. If you are a skincare enthusiast yourself, you have probably heard about SK-II’s bestselling line of products. If she has concerns over dark spots, uneven complexion and dull skin – you definitely need to grab SK-II’s Genoptics Aura Essence for her. It features powerful ingredients trademarked by the brand itself to fully deliver amazing results in a span of just 4 weeks. Additionally, huge Hollywood stars like Cate Blanchett and Kate Bosworth swear by this brand! Talk about making her feel like a celebrity on Mother’s Day!
Now here’s the legendary fountain of youth in Lancôme’s bottle! It’s true that in the enormous beauty industry today, finding the best anti-aging product seems like a fine needle in a haystack. But if you want something so luxurious and efficiently powerful, Lancôme’s Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate is a serum that every woman is absolutely going to adore. It features Bifida Ferment Lysate as its key ingredient; an ingredient known for its powerful anti-aging benefits. In addition to this, the technology behind this serum concentrate is quite advanced. This is why it works so effectively that you can visibly tell the difference in just 7 days. If you feel like your mum wants an extra boost in her daily skincare regimen, just take this one as her Mother’s Day gift right now!
That wraps up our list of Mother’s Day gift ideas that your mum will surely adore. But of course, mums are naturally loving and appreciative so whether you choose to splurge or go for something more practical as a gift, what’s important is that you put a lot of thought in it for this very special day. After all, these are just material things that serve as the cherry on top! Make sure you spend some time with her, take her out for a scrumptious dinner, and then hand her your most precious gift!
Also published on Medium.