Here’s a little bit of what our mamas taught us…
With Mothers Day fast approaching, we thought it would be nice to come together and thank our mums for all the amazing beauty products, tips and suggestions she’s given us along the way, by sharing them all with you. Where would we be without them, eh.
‘As a Beauty Editor I have access to plenty of potions and lotions but – at nearly 33 – it’s the great skincare advice that my Mum passed down that first helped me stop wrinkles in their tracks. In fact, I have a lot to thank my Mum for! Which is why Look’s Influencers and I, thought it high time we shared what our Mumma’s taught us. Happy Mothers Day all…’ @BritishBeautyEditor
Elemis Pro – Collagen Cream, £85
I can’t imagine a face cream ever outdoing this one for my mum. She is obsessed with it and I kind of feel like I am now too!
Chanel VitaLumiere Foundation, £37
My mum’s always taught me to spend on foundation, perfumes and serum – and save on everything else! She suggested I try VitaLumiere – while thick foundations can be ageing, this gives a lovely light finish. I’m officially hooked.
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream, £27
My mum swears by this and the smell instantly makes me think of her! She’s always used it on her lips and sometimes all over her face as an overnight mask. I copy her and do it whenever my skin feels tired.
Lancôme Mascara, £24.50
My mum has always used Lancôme mascara and it’s why she looks wide awake, even after a long day. Recently, I’ve gone back to using this as I’ve tried all the rest and this really is the best! @ljtuner
Clarins Iridescent Eye shadow, £19
This came from my future mother-in-law. She was showing me how she’d tested it on her hand that morning and the colour hadn’t budged. I’ve not strayed since.
L’Oréal Elnett Mini Hairspray, £2.60
Although it’s used backstage at pretty much every Fashion Week show, the smell still takes me right back to being a kid! My mum used to always use it whenever she was glamming up to go out… it’s now my favourite too.
Deputy Beauty Editor
Miss Dior EDP 50ml, £70
This was the first perfume I ever smelt, given that my Mum has worn it forever. It’s such a powerful link to her and I find it so comforting. I try to buy it for her every year. @hbankswalker
Givenchy Le Prisme Blush, £32
Watching my mum swirl this onto her cheeks is what I’ve grown up with – and it’s the secret to her healthy glow. Now, when my skin needs some post-afterparty pepping up, it’s what I use to bring my face to life!
Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream, £24.99
Oil of Ulay’s (AKA Olay) iconic pink bottle took pride of place on both my granny’s, and then my mum’s dresser. I’m carrying on the obsession with this ultimate eye cream.
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, £14
My mum has great skin and her best advice when I was growing up was to remove make-up before bed using the right products and to moisturise both day and night. This is her go-to cleanser and now I use it too.
Chanel N˚5 L’Eau 50ml, £74
I always remember my mum wearing this when I was little. Smelling it now reminds me of sitting on her bed when I was about seven-years-old, watching her blow dry her hair before going out somewhere with my dad. I have a bottle of the new addition now, but I only wear it on special occasions!
Molton Brown Hand Lotion in Rhubarb And Rose, £10
My mum has always taken good care of her hands and nails ever since I can remember, and because of that, it’s second nature for me to hydrate my hands throughout the day. This is her favourite.
bareMinerals Original Foundation, £26.50
Thanks for introducing me to bareMinerals, mum. It’s the ONLY make-up that doesn’t make me breakout. Plus, I get to steal yours.
Fashion News Assistant
Clarins Super Restorative Day SPF20, £72
My mum is always stressing the importance of protecting your skin from the sun, even in grey London! She swears by Clarins products and she especially loves this moisturiser as it contains SPF.
The best beauty tip from my mother was to drink lots of water. I can instantly tell when my skin is hydrated and when I need to drink more. It makes a huge difference.