Beautiful Things My Mother Taught Me

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by CoverGirl. 

In the spirit of Mother’s Day (this Sunday, guys–get your gifts ready) CoverGirl has created a Facebook page for you to share the beautiful things you learned from your mom. There, you can also create their own custom e-card with the beautiful lesson their mom taught them that will be sent toyour mom on Mother’s Day and will also be added to the CoverGirl Mother’s Day public scrapbook on the Facebook page, which is pretty awesome. In the meantime, here’s what I learned from my mom.

Carol (my mother) has taught me A MILLION beautiful things, most importantly, her formula for looking as youthful as possible as long as possible. The picture above was taken at my mom’s 65 birthday party. Do you think she looks 65 here? Her three beautiful things for looking young, in her words: 

1. Finish your face wash with a splash of cold water to close your pores, after washing your face with warm water. 

2. SPF daily is a given, but tans are absolutely anathema to anyone who doesn’t want to look older than they are. Don’t bake in the sun. Forget about it.  

3. Never take a bath, take a shower. I realize that this rule will alienate multitudes, particularly those who really deserve a good soak after a long and nerve-wracking day. But here’s the thing, hot water (and let’s face it, who would want to bathe in anything else?) definitely droops breasts. Personally, I take long, hot showers (I admit this is green heresy) facing away from the showerhead. Over time, I’ve even noticed that my ventral and dorsal sides have developed marked differences in temperature tolerance. But who cares? What matters is keeping the girls perky. 

Another mom whose beauty tips I respect and follow is celebrity makeup artist Sage Maitri, who works with celebrity moms like Molly Sims, Rebecca Romijn, Jessica Capshaw, Minnie Driver, Elizabeth Banks and Emily Deschanel. Here, she shares some of her favorite mom-friendly makeup tips. 

· Morning Mayhem – For a busy mom, mornings can be the hardest part of the day! Concealer is mother’s little helper! Try COVERGIRL + Olay Simply Ageless Concealer, which brightens up your eyes for a wide-awake look while the Olay Regenerist Serum covers fine lines and wrinkles.
· 1 + 2 = 3 Time Saving Products – A product that contains more than one beauty benefit can be a real time saver. Try these three multi-benefit products from COVERGIRL:
·  COVERGIRL Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation is a primer, concealer and foundation in one.
·  For a quick pop of color on your nails try COVERGIRL Outlast Nail Gloss which contains a built in top coat. 
·  To cover up those dark circles, try COVERGIRL + Olay Concealer Balm which is a concealer that is also infused with emollient-rich serum.
·  Bath Time is a Must – For a busy mom it’s hard to carve out time to wash your face before bed. Try to sync your schedule with your children’s so you can make time to keep you skin fresh and clean.
·  Date Night – A little lip color can go a long way and transform your daytime mommy look, to date night glam! Try COVERGIRL Jumbo Gloss Balm for a sheer pop of color, or LipPerfection Lip Color for a deeper more vibrant lip color. Both also have moisturizing ingredients which will keep your lips refreshed.
· Mom-Only Brunch – When you’re a mom, your life revolves around your kids. Whenever I have an afternoon with the girls, I like to spice up my day to day look by adding a little life to my eyes. I love Clump Crusher by LashBlast Mascara to really bring volume to my lashes. The water resistant formula is also great for any unforeseen moments.
· Treat Yourself – Sometimes you don’t always have time for yourself, but it’s important to treat yourself, even if it’s something small. I always have my clients invest in a face masque that is meant to be slept in. Wake up with glowing skin, a treat for all, but especially a multi-tasking mom!

What beautiful things did you pick up from your mom? 

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