The best Mother‘s Day presents are the ones that are thoughtfully gifted, whether to your own mum or to a friend who has recently become one. Thoughtfully select a special something that matches their interests and personality to show how much you know and appreciate them. Lucky for you, we’ve got the perfect gift guide laid out. Take your pick!
GUERLAIN ORCHIDÉE IMPÉRIALE MICRO LIFT CONCENTRATE (RM2,792 for 30ml)
Orchidée Impériale by Guerlain is looking like the perfect match for busy mums who need to give their skin some much-needed TLC and an instant facelift. Guerlain’s new Micro-Lift Concentrate is an all-natural serum that uses a blend of high-tech chemicals and botanical extracts to give her skin a visibly lifted appearance. Extracts from the Orchid Totum are used in Guerlain’s first tri-concentrate serum to increase longevity. When the skin-renewing and skin-firming properties of the tri-concentrate are already available, who needs cosmetic procedures? Available in-stores at Parkson (Pavilion) and Isetan (KLCC & The Gardens Mall).
DR. DENNIS GROSS ADVANCED RETINOL + FERULIC INTENSE WRINKLE CREAM (RM385)
What greater present could there be for a mother who desires visibly tighter skin, fewer wrinkles, and a hydrated complexion than a face cream that can make her wishes come true? The skin-replenishing components in Dr. Dennis Gross’s Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Intense Wrinkle Cream are formidable. Hyaluronic acid adds volume, ferulic acid reduces hyperpigmentation, and the ECG Complex is the brand’s secret to tightening skin along with retinol.
FENTY SKIN WATCH YA TONE NIACINAMIDE DARK SPOT SERUM (RM220)
Gift your mum’s complexion a quick jolt of brightness with a week’s worth of glowing, healthy skin as a present. Her skin type doesn’t matter; the Watch Ya Tone Niacinamide Dark Spot Serum will give her a radiant, even tone, and a lasting glow. 5% Niacinamide, Vitamin C, Licorice Root Extract, and Barbados Cherry are the superstar ingredients in a mix that will help your mum say goodbye to dark spots for good. This noncomedogenic skincare product will help her skin look brighter too.
WARDAH RENEW YOU ANTI-AGING EYE CREAM (RM30.70)
Beauty for the greater good: surprise your mother with the gift of a younger-looking eye area with Wardah Renew You Anti-Aging Eye Cream. Apple (Malus domestica) Phyto Cell Extract, 3D-Nutriplex Active, Vitamin B3, and Hyaluronic Acid are the the protagonist ingredients in a blend that will help her filter the telltale signs of ageing around her eyes, such as wrinkles, fine lines, dry skin, eye bags, black spots, and dull skin tone. Available in-stores and online at Watsons, Guardian, Shopee, Lazada, and Zalora.
FENTY BEAUTY ICON VELVET LIQUID LIPSTICK (RM140)
Make her feel like the only mum in the world by gifting her a trademark lip color of the year from the stunning spectrum of shades available in the Fenty Beauty Icon Velvet Liquid Lipstick. It has a smooth, whipped texture thanks to its lightweight formulation, making it easy to apply with a single swipe and providing instant, intense pigment. The doe-foot-shaped applicator is what gives it such pinpoint accuracy because it can easily follow the curve of her cupid’s bow. The final look is a luxuriously matte, hyper-pigmented velvety finish.
MAKE UP FOR EVER HD SKIN POWDER FOUNDATION (RM208)
Make Up For Ever launched the ultimate one-swipe invention in 24 hues this year: the HD Skin Powder Foundation, perfect for all types of mums, be they stay-at-home or working. Its unique, silky-smooth product works in harmony with the skin to provide a flawless, ultra-comfortable appearance that lasts all day long and blurs the look of fine lines and pores. Gift this to the queen of your life, and it will become her go-to cosmetic in an instant.
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS MATTE & SATIN VELVET LIPSTICK (RM110)
Leave it to Anastasia Beverly Hills to create a lip product, the Matte & Satin Velvet Lipstick, with insane pigment and comfort that will last all day so busy mums need not be obsessed with touching up. There’s a wide range of tones to choose from, from muted satins to bold mattes to go with her natural daily makeup or something dramatic for the evening. With their brilliant pigmentation and amazingly smooth glide-on, they’re the ideal finishing touch to her perfect pucker.
GUERLAIN AQUA ALLEGORIA MANDARINE BASILIC (RM530 for 75ml)
Scent is linked to both emotions and recollections, so whether you’re trying to develop new moments, relive old ones, or transport mum to a special destination, the leading lady in your life is going to love it. If she eschews intense flowery or gourmand fragrances, she’ll love Guerlain’s Mandarine Basilic Harvest — it smells like plump, juicy mandarins just picked off the tree. The addition to the Aqua Allegoria perfume collection features up to 95% natural origin ingredients and honours the crisp, delicious sharpness of unripe mandarins, with basilic adding a vibrant, green aspect to this sparkling citrus fragrance.
SERENE SCALP OIL CONTROL SHAMPOO (RM241)
It can be hard for a mum to find the time to pamper herself, so help her take care of her hair. Give her the Serene Scalp Oil Control Shampoo to show her how much you care by helping her keep her scalp and hair clean and nourished even if she has a busy schedule. The green marine algae and sugar-derived prebiotics in this clarifying shampoo work together to minimise and manage sebum while restoring the scalp’s microbiome. With Serene Scalp Oil Control Shampoo, every wash will feel like a trip to the salon!
Available on Oribe.com and at Oribe salons (Makeover Salon Bangsar, Hairzone Studio by Michael Poh MyTOWN, Miko Galére Pavilion, Royal Salon Kota Kinabalu).
SWISSE ULTIBOOST COLLAGEN PLUS (RM62.90)
Mums constantly put their children’s welfare first, so now it’s your turn to reciprocate their selflessness by ensuring they are in their best health, inside and out. Collagen hydrolysate, hyaluronic acid, copper, beta-carotene, and vitamins C and E are just some of the ingredients in Swisse Ultiboost Collagen Plus that work together to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, firm, and elastic skin, as well as nourish and maintain overall wellbeing.
Available in-stores and online at Watsons, Guardian, Swisse official store on Shopee, Lazada, and Swisse Official Online Store.