MOTHER’S DAY MAKEUP GIFTS SHE’S GUARANTEED TO LOVE

Mother’s Day is nearly here, giving us the perfect excuse to spoil the most important women in our lives with a little something special. Whether you’re shopping for your mum, step-mum, mentor or glam-ma, treat them to a present they’re guaranteed to love with a pampering makeup gift and the promise of some much-needed me-time. Here are our top picks…

IF SHE LOVES LIPSTICK

Treat her to the perfect pout with a lipstick shade she wouldn’t usually go for. We recommend Colour Elixir Lipstick, which comes in the full spectrum of ultra-flattering hues, enveloped in the most moisturising, lustrous formula. One swipe delivers a full-colour satin finish – ideal for busy women on the go – and the selection of colours available means you can custom-create her very own ‘lipstick wardrobe’. Need a little help? Our guide will help you find the best red lipstick to suit her skin tone, leaving you with the most thoughtful gift she’ll actually use.

IF SHE WEARS A SMOKEY EYE

A suits-all neutral eyeshadow palette is the ultimate makeup gift for any beauty addict. Whether she likes to wear a wash of luminous colour or craft a flawlessly-blended smokey eye, our Masterpiece Nude Palette in Rose Nudes will slot easily into her routine. With eight velvety shades to try in each palette, she can contour, define and highlight eyes to her heart’s content, resulting in the dreamiest rose gold eyeshadow look.

IF SHE DESERVES TO SHINE

Give the gift of glossy makeup, all wrapped up. The Your Time to Shine makeup gift set (available at Boots ) contains three full-sized products to achieve an easy, everyday radiant makeup look. Allow her to get glowing with a chic golden smokey eye using Masterpiece Nude Palette in Golden Nudes, finishing with full, fluttery lashes to frame eyes with the cult-classic Masterpiece Max Mascara. A final sweep of Lipfinity Lip Colour is the finishing touch, veiling lips in bold colour and a light-reflective sheen. They already light up the room, but with this makeup gift, they’ll truly shine.

IF SHE GETS GLAM ON THE GO

Is she always in a rush? Then she’ll love this radiance-boosting compact. Creamy, dreamy and oh-so-glowy,

/face/contouring/miracle-glow-duo Miracle Glow Duo Pro Illuminator is one half concealer, one half highlighter. The smooth, buildable formulas are ideal for dotting and blending under eyes and high onto cheekbones to lift and illuminate skin in an instant. From the daily commute to mid-afternoon touch-ups, treat her to this handbag-sized compact so she’s always got a glow.

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