My love for all things beauty definitely comes from my mum. She taught me many skincare and beauty related lessons as I grew up (among other, more meaningful things!), and to this day we still share new tips and tricks with each other all the time.
Today I’ll be taking a look inside my mum’s makeup bag and sharing a few of her favourite beauty and skincare products – and why she loves them so much!
My mum only recently tried out Charlotte Tilbury for the first time, however she claims that she’s now found her perfect foundation, that is the Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation! I’m proud to say that this was one of my recommendations to my mum as she was on the hunt for a light foundation that didn’t feel too heavy on the skin. Although I am a big fan of the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, I had a feeling my mum would really enjoy the Light Wonder Foundation as it smoothes, hydrates and illuminates the skin while providing a light coverage. She loves how easily this blends into the skin, and although her skin looks exceptional with no makeup on, I can confirm that this foundation really enhances that. Fortunately, we are both the same shade in Charlotte Tilbury foundation so I might have to borrow some of this at some point!
My mum has been using the YSL Touche Eclat Complexion Highlighter for as long as I can remember, and it is a product that she has repurchased time and time again. This is amazing for brightening the area underneath your eyes, and again she loves how easily this blends into the skin. I am yet to try this myself, however it’s definitely a product that I’d love to invest in at some point!
My mum has tried many different mascaras throughout the years, however the Lancome Hypnose Mascara is one that she always goes back to! I tried this mascara myself a few years ago, and I must say I was very impressed with the way this made my lashes look too – you can see what it looks like on my lashes in this post. My mum says that what she loves most about this is the fibre bristle wand that really coats every single eyelash, and also just how volumising this mascara is!
My mum has only recently got into using sheer lipsticks, as she normally prefers to go for more satin finishes, such as MAC Twig. The Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Colour in ‘Pink Rose’ is her current go-to lipstick and she loves this because it feels super moisturising, and although it’s not very long lasting due to its sheer formula, she loves being able to apply this without needing a mirror (risky, but she somehow manages to get it to look perfect each time!).
As I mentioned, my mum’s skin looks amazing! The Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Booster Face Serum is one of the products that my mum uses pretty much every single night without fail – and is a product that I definitely need to take note of and start using myself! I had actually recommended this product to my mum a few years ago as I’d seen so many bloggers rave about this. Since then, she’s repurchased this quite a few times – and always keeps a backup too! Note to self: Purchase this for great skin!
The Valentino Donna Eau de Parfum is my mum’s current go-to perfume – and it smells amazing! This perfume smells very feminine and floral, with a slightly fruity touch. It has a Bergamot top note, followed by Rose and Iris middle notes, and an interesting combination of Patchouli, Vanilla and Leather in its base notes. The scent isn’t too overpowering but it lasts well throughout the day – plus the bottle looks gorgeous!