Beautiful Things

Give mum what she *really* wants this Mother’s Day

Mums are precious! So make sure your’s feels loved with something special from our expertly curated edit (a compilation of our mamas wish lists).

If your maternal unit (like your author’s) is particularly sparse of brow, Anastasia Beverly Hills’ {DipBrow Gel} will inflate any arches that look a bit ‘gappy’ and comes in a swathe of eleven warm, ashy and caramel shades so there’s something to flatter a spectrum of mummies. A doddle to use – simply comb through and set with a must-have {Clear Brow Gel} to maintain her flawless face-framers ’til bedtime… all the better for raising in disdain over her daughter’s dubious sartorial choices (“You’re doing those earrings??”).

If your mum finds ‘unwind time’ elusive, encourage relaxation with a stunning scented candle. OVEROSE’s {Holo Anamorphine Candle} has a sedative within its name (the clue is literally in the title), and is laced with a soul-soothing blend of pink peony, vanilla and raspberry extracts to calm, reassure and look chic on mum’s mantelpiece.

Delectably scented (and perfectly pretty), #TeamCB are smitten with Le Labo’s {Thé Noir 29} – and it’s perfect for the woman who administers a cuppa with a side of sage advice. Fresh and mildly fruity thanks to fig and vetiver, this Eau de Parfum’s heaven scent and guaranteed to please your favourite femme. Just don’t let your dad get his mitts on it…

When something’s good enough for ‘Posh Spice’ then it’s more than good enough for us… and Sarah Chapman’s {Overnight Facial} is no exception to the rule. A luxurious cocktail of skin-soothing, strengthening (mood-boosting) extracts to nourish and replenish while restoring long-lost radiance, this silky night-time serum is ideal for mummies who struggle to find time to fret about face care – consider this a one-stop skin-perfecting shop.

Slip’s {Pillowcase} is fit for a princess (or mum). Non-absorbent, the smooth surface won’t soak up her costly night serum or potion – while the slippery texture helps maintain hair’s lustre, and avoid those tell-tale creases when she wakens from her beauty sleep. 

You cannot go wrong with a good-looking lipstick and none do ’em better than Ms. Charlotte Tilbury. Pigment-packed bullets contained in breathtakingly beautiful rose-golden tubes, choose from a rainbow of shades and a swathe of chic, coffee- and cocktail-proof finishes. Certain to make every mothership’s day, we recommend {Matte Revolution} in ‘M.I. Kiss’… there’s an ‘M’ in mother for a reason (she’s the boss)!

And if your mum forgets to take care of herself, give her the ideal excuse to remember. Tata Harper’s {Daily Essentials} contains a line-defying regimen in miniature, so she can soon develop an addiction to this gorgeous range – and her youthful luminosity. It’s also travel-friendly, so spare your jet-set matriarch the bother of decanting endless potions into pots, and treat her to this timeless 7-step ritual – guaranteed to gain you brownie points (and access to her air miles).

And for something a little bit fancy, pacify mum’s inner magpie (and urge her to part with that ten-year-old purple eyeshadow she’s hoarding) with Huda Beauty’s hypnotic wardrobe of wearable shades. Sleek and slimline with eighteen sumptuous shades, the rose-golden {New Nude Eye Palette} will help her transition from daytime to dancefloor with just a suggestion of smoulder and whisper of shimmer. It’s soon to be the hardest working item in her bulging make up bag…


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...