Mom's Makeup Starter Kit

by Joyce in


A few weeks ago, I posted about a few beauty goodies that I got for my fiance's mom, who is newly interested in beauty. Over the course of the summer, I've been giving her fun little goodies to try. Read on to see what's in her makeup bag! (Her comments in italics!) 

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream
This has a sun screen in it so it is perfect for days when I'm not going to wear any other make up but want a little color coverage and a sunscreen. After using the Ole Henriksen Perfect Truth CC Cream for a couple of days now I have found I like it much better than the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB. The Ole covers better (maybe it is slightly darker?) goes on more easily and looks better on me, though I'm not sure how I feel about the scent. 

Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick
On the hunt for an easy to use foundation/concealer option for her, I picked up this guy sight unseen shortly after it was released. Turns out I didn't pick the best shade, but reports say this does go on very easily and definitely is shine free. 

Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Roller
I like this too. It goes on smoothly, covers dark circles well but doesn't look like I have under eye cover up on.

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
I also gave her a Jouer Tinted Lip Enhancer in Pearl* and here are her thoughts on the two. I think the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments are a hit! 

Of those two with the tints I like the Sugar Lip one more.  It is probably because it isn't as shiny as the Jouer one. But I do like both.  I think the Sugar one also feels a little less greasy on me and a little more like a regular chap stick but smoother.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Pencil in Bulletproof Beige
I'm not sure of the beige on me, I'd like to try another color.  But it is easy to put on, stays on all day, has a little shine to it and I feel like it makes my eyes look brighter.

Clinique High Impact Mascara 
Surprisingly I really liked this. It's black and on my blond lashes sometimes that is overwhelming but you said to try it and I did. The way it covers my lashes is good, doesn't clump up and stays on all day.

I also included a neutral Rimmel eyeshadow trio that I had laying around, which now appears discontinued. Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover has also been a hit! 

What did you think of her makeup bag? Is your mom into makeup? When she finishes up a few products, what should I get her next??  I'd love to know your thoughts! 

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