For many reasons we would have to stick around all day to list, your mom is a bonafide badass — so it’s only fitting that she wears Uoma Beauty’s Badass Icon Matte Lipstick to match the title. Choose between 16 shades (Brenda, a cabernet, pictured above) infused with moisturizing mango butter for pillowy-soft lips that seem to contradict the typical drying matte finishes she’s used to. You’ll be tempted to pick up a bullet for yourself, too. Like mother, like child.
When it comes to beauty tools that will make your mama’s life just a little easier, we can’t ignore Revlon’s Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer. Besides saving her arm muscles from overexertino, this Best of Beauty winner’s ion technology means smoother, shinier blowouts, while the nylon tips and tufted bristles detangle and round edges create volume and lift. And it’s relatively affordable, too — this is what we call a win-win.
The trident-shaped nozzle situated on top of the TPH By Taraji Master Cleanse A Targeted Scalp Wash means she’ll have easy, direct access to an irritated, dry scalp that’s in need of a little extra love. The eucalyptus, witch hazel water, and tea tree oil-spiked formula busts buildup and excess oils without disrupting protective styles and curls. It’s no wonder the quick-rinse treatment won a Best of Beauty Award — and it rings in at just $15, so you don’t have to break the bank to get mom a gift she’ll actually use on the regular.
Few things in life are better than bread, but these Mejuri Croissant Dôme Hoops come pretty close. This Parisian-inspired set is dipped in vermeil, a thick layer of 18-karat solid gold on top of sterling silver, and will add an extra touch of elegance to any outfit put together by your already classy mama.
Picking out the right retinol for anyone can be a bit tricky, but Shani Darden’s Skin Care Retinol Reform makes it a done deal. The Best of Beauty Award winner (in the “Clean” category) encapsulates 2.2 percent retinol for gentle, slow delivery and adds 2 percent lactic acid into the mix to boost skin cell turnover. When used in conjunction, fine lines, dark spots, acne scars, and uneven texture don’t stand a chance. Even moms with sensitive skin can benefit from this creamy serum that’s also spiked with soothing aloe, green tea, and rice bran extract.
Designed to use in conjunction with the Best of Beauty-winning Erasa Xep 30, the Erasa Lifting/Sculpting Crème SPF 30 also contains the brand’s exclusive XEP-30 neuropeptide to relax the appearance of deep wrinkles and fine lines. The featherweight cream leaves the face, neck, and décolletage feeling silky soft, and looking firmer with continued use. Skin-plumping hyaluronic acid, collagen-boosting vitamin C, and anti-inflammatory magnolia extract binds moisture to the skin and diminishes dark spots and discoloration. It’s ideal for daytime use, as it contains SPF 30 for added UV protection — so what can’t it do, really?