The beauty hamper for Mother's Day that won't break the bank
L’Oreal Paris Dermo-Expertise Youth Code Ferment Pre Essence, $33.50
It’s to stimulate skin metabolism and accelerate the skin renewal process. The silky formula is infused with fermented seeds (at 98 per cent purity) no less, so it’s a potent concoction. It hydrates skin, plumps fine lines and evens out uneven skin tone.
Antipodes Divine Face Oil Organic Rosehip & Avocado Oil, $38.65
The thick oil feels luxurious on the skin, making it a great shoo-in for night use. Apply it nightly on tired and/or stressed skin for a nourishing skin boost that reduces fine lines, age spots and scars.
My Beauty Diary Moisture Power Brightening Black Pearl Ex+ Mask, $16.90
Skin instantly feels smoother and softer to the touch after usage, and looked brighter as well. The pleasant powdery scent also worked as a relaxing touch when winding down at the end of the day.
Vichy Liftactiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector, $52
It’s clinically proven and editor-tested to firm, and brighten skin – skin looked much radiant and rosy. The texture of the product was nice too; it’s thin and fluid, which helps in better skin absorption.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel, $21.50
This is a moisturiser that can also be used as a hydrating sleeping mask, because of how moisturising it is. Use it as a day cream to keep skin soothed and comfortable, or apply it in a thicker layer at night for a brightening effect.
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, $29.90
A little goes a long way with this foundation. Just a pea-sized amount is able to cover the entire face, give how “stretchable” the pigments are in this formula. It sets to a natural matte finish that doesn’t look flat or cakey.
SilkyGirl Shimmer Duo Blusher, $13.90
This is a blusher that blends easily and well for a shimmery, rosy finish on the cheek that lasted for more than eight hours. Bonus: each blusher comes with two shades in a single component, so you’re essentially getting two colours for the price of one.
K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyebrow Liner 24H, $19.90
The fine tip of this brow pen makes it easy to create fine hair-like strokes for natural-looking brows. And, the lasting power of the liner is as its name: all day long.
Herbal Essences Lightweight Shine Cucumber & Green Tea Shampoo, $11.90
The shampoo tames frizzy hair, leaving it smooth and manageable post-wash. There are anti-oxidants in the shampoo too, that helps protect hair against free radicals. The fresh green tea-cucumber scent also works as an uplifting pick-me-up.
Just one pump is enough to tame and detangle hair, leaving it silky and soft to the touch. Its lightweight texture (that’s easily absorbed into the hair) also makes it suitable for everyday use. Bonus: it costs less than $10!