Mother's Day 2019: The best beauty treats to pamper mum with
Adding to the arsenal
A fragrance lover with an exemplary taste for the finest scents? Score Bvlgari's Omnia Candy set of fun-filled fragrances or Amouage's new vividly-naunced perfume. But if she's a beauty buff with a penchant for skincare and makeup, your options are aplenty with sleeping masks, serums and essences to turn back time for her skin.
Ahead, our go-to last-minute Mother's Day gifts for beauty-loving mums out there:
Bvlgari Omnia Candy
Can't decide on one fragrance to gift mum? We recommend a set of three or four so that she will never run out of options. Bvlgari's Omnia Candy fragrance line is the perfect perfumery-meets-pasticceria range that can take her from day to night, no matter the occasion. If her go-to are floral and fruity scents, try the Omnia Coral (fruity hibiscus) and Omnia Pink Sapphire (pink pomelo, pomegranate and frangipani). A more nuanced pick would be Omnia Amethyste, a powdery blend of rose and iris.
But if you want something that both you and mum would love (also, our personal favourite), go for Omnia Crystalline—crisp and fresh with notes of Asian nashi.
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Limited Edition
Flawless skin is only but a disciplined skincare routine and beauty sleep away—as most mums would say. Ensure you get that skincare regime down pat with her favourite essence by SK-II. The Facial Treatment Essence gets a makeover with confetti and graffiti prints decking the bottle in two vivid variations.
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask
One new beauty drop we're pretty sure you'd be incline to steal from mum's beauty shelf is Fresh's new Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask. This innovative treatment mask offers a two-in-one process to replenish skin with moisture and lock it overnight. First, apply the Essence Mask (the amber-coloured gel) on the skin to drench it with hydrating rose extracts and hyaluronic acid; then, massage the Gel-Cream Mask to attract and lock in moisture by forming an invisible "veil" over the skin.
La Mer The Concentrate
Mum would love this serum for a few good reasons—its marine-based active ingredient (sea kelp) is a saviour for sensitive, easily-inflamed skin with its protective, barrier-building benefits. Not to mention, she can utilise The Concentrate in various ways, be it applying it with her night moisturiser as a nourishing combo, or with her favourite hand cream for a luxurious pre-bedtime ritual.
Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance
A moisturiser worth keeping in her beauty bag is Dermalogica's newly reformulated Intensive Moisture Balance. Lest you think it's just like any other moisturiser out there, this lipid-replenishing hydrator will transform the skin—one swipe at a time. Its unique complex strengthens and supports the skin's barrier lipids to prevent skin from becoming vulnerable to dryness, irritation and cracking.
Dyson Supersonic hair dryer - Mother’s Day gift edition
Present mum the gift of amazing, frizz-free hair with this Dyson limited-edition set comprising the bestselling Supersonic hair dryer, a Dyson-designed Detangling Comb and a Paddle Brush that's ideal for detangling and styling. The former comb has wider, polished and rounded tips to detangle wet/dry hair with minimal friction, while the Paddle Brush offers precise control thanks to an air-cushioned bristle bed that covers a greater surface area.
Chanel Le Blanc Brightening Gentle Touch Foundation
Multitasking compact cushions don't get any better than this. Chanel's latest Le Blanc compact foundation is specifically designed for Asian skin, especially to pgive the skin adequate coverage and hydration no matter how humid or arid the weather gets. Expect even skin tone, lasting translucency and radiant-looking complexion all day long.
Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum 5-Balancing Kit
Sulwhasoo's five-piece kit will make her skin glow while rejuvenating her senses—thanks to five varied scents that the bestselling First Care Activating Serum EX comes in. These spectrum of scents will ensure she starts her day right, whether it's the fresh scent of greens (Forest Morning), plum blussoms (Gentle Blossom), oriental herbs (First Peace), fruits and berries (Capturing Moment) or even spicy hints of warm ginger (Inner Fullness).
If your mum's eclectic fragrance palate is along the lines of jasmine, tuberose, and a dash of smokiness, she would likely be enamoured with Amouage's latest scent for women, Portrayal. Heady jasmine opens the fragrance, coupled with a tobacco accord (Craven A) and vanilla to leave a rich, sweet trail, tampered down with Elemi's pine fresh aroma.