Mother’s Day Gifts: 5 Must-Have Beauty Products

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Jump into spring—and celebrate the women in our lives—with this Mother’s Day-themed beauty guide.


A rose by any other name

Clé de Peau Beauté limited-edition nail lacquers go a step beyond vivid colour and long-lasting wear. When the formula dries, it leaves a subtle rose scent.

Powder soft

Valentino’s Valentina Poudre blends terracotta powder with floral notes of iris and tuberose mixed with vanilla and sandalwood. The result is sensuous and wholly feminine — and the matte pink flacon ups the glam factor.

Smile pretty

As we age, lips become drier and thinner, which – let’s be honest – none of us like. Enter Elizabeth Arden’s Limited Edition Sunset Bronze Prismatic Lip Gloss, which contains aloe vera and vitamins A, C and E to help moisturize, while its high-shine iridescent finish helps reflect light, giving a plumping effect.

Spring clean

The peony isn’t known as the king of flowers for nothing – its root extract is considered a powerful brightener and improves clarity giving your complexion radiance. The folks at Fresh channelled these properties in the Peony Brightening Foam Face Cleanser so your skin will be queen.

Brighten up

Many of us are intimidated by highlighting – perhaps it’s a fear of too much whiteness making us resemble a mime in Times Square – but the fine people at Chanel have designed a compact so beautiful all fear is banished. Perles et Fantaisies illuminating powder is really two-in-one – white and pink tones – that the result when blended together on your cheeks, forehead and décolleté is soft, warm and definitely not too much.

A version of this article appeared in our May 2016 issue with the headline, “Mother’s Day Gift Guide,” p. 18.