The best beauty gifts to give mum this Mother’s Day that you’ll want to “borrow” later

Buy, borrow, steal.

We’ve been rifling through mum’s beauty bag since we were big enough to climb up to her dressing table.

From decorating our faces – and probably the walls – with her expensive lipsticks to pinching her luxury face creams and borrowing her hair straightener as teenagers, we owe a lot of what we learnt about beauty to the leading lady in our lives.

With Mother’s Day fast approaching on May 12, there’s no better time to atone for our beauty sins and spoil mum with something she’ll love.

From the latest skincare releases to the hottest tools, we’ve rounded up the beauty buys mum will genuinely delight.

And, if we’re honest, you’ll probably want to pinch them for yourself later. After all, we can make up for said sins, but we don’t have to change completely…

The best beauty gifts to give this Mother’s Day

Aceology Ice Globe Facial Massager Set


Aceology Ice Globe Facial Massager Set

$64 at Adore Beauty

Best for: the mum who hates feeling puffy in the morning

A must-have for her beauty routine, these pore-tightening, puff-busting, skin-lifting, radiance-enhancing balls will do wonders for her skin.

Colours: blue, lilac and pink

Key features:

  • Can be used as a lifting facial massage
  • Or as a lymphatic massage

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Slip Pure Silk Turban

$95 at Sephora

Best for: the mum who wants to protect her hair while she gets her beauty sleep

This silk turban is designed especially for curly and/or thick hair and will help against the effects of friction throughout the night.

Colours: pink and black

Materials: pure silk

Key features:

  • 100% highest grade (6A) long fibre mulberry silk
  • Double-lined inside and out

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Super Collagen Moisture Dew

$62 at Par Kie

Best for: the mum who wants plump, hydrated, healthy skin

This Japanese treatment essence is perfect for quenching thirsty skin and nurturing weakened barriers. Mum’s skin will thank you for it.

Size: 120 ml / 4.05 fl oz

Ingredients: Lactobacillus/ Hydrolyzed Collagen Ferment Filtrate Extract, Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Alcaligenes Polysaccharides, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Pentylene Glycol, PEG-50 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sorbitan Oleate, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol

Key features:

  • Helps reduce redness
  • Deeply hydrating
  • Fermented Marine Collagen


Mermade Hair Pro Waver

$109 at Mermade Hair

Best for: the mum who loves big bouncy waves

If she can’t go anywhere without her signature beachy, boho or glam waves, then surprise her with this hair tool that will become her new best friend.

Sizes: 32mm and 25mm

Colours: pink and black

Key features:

  • Three XL barrels
  • Multiple heat settings
  • Heat protection glove


Tarte Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler

$36 at Sephora

Best for: the mum who is all about lashes but doesn’t want extensions

“I have repurchased this several times as it is the best one I have found! Easy to use, does not rip out lashes and creates a beautiful, lasting curl,” said a five-star reviewer.

Ingredients: Water, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Stearyl Olive Esters, Stearic Acid, Cera Carnauba, Triethanolamine, Alcohol, Candelilla Cera, Acacia Senegal Gum, Panthenol, VP/VA Copolymer, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Aminomethylpropanediol, Chlorphenesin, Iron Oxides (CI 77499)

Key features:

  • Paraben-free
  • Sulphate-free

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Gucci Rouge a Levres Satin Lipstick

from $66 at Myer

Best for: the mum who wants a touch of luxury in her makeup bag

This creamy lipstick will be her new go-to for a perfect and long-lasting satin finish.

Colours: 36 shades, including nudes, reds and pinks

Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Triisodecyl Trimellitate, Polyethylene, Polybutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ceresin, Dicalcium Phosphate, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcrystalline, Talc, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Silica Silylate, Propylene Carbonate, Parfum/Fragrance and more

Key features:

  • Satin finish
  • Lightweight
  • Packaged in a gold tube

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Kora Organics Turmeric Brightening Exfoliating Mask

$72 at The Iconic

Best for: the mum whose beauty icon is Miranda Kerr

This 2-in-1 mask is the ultimate self-care gift, offering a deep clean facial in a tube and can be used as an exfoliating scrub or leave-on detoxifying mask.

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Pumice, Glycerin, Rosa Canina Fruit, Lactobacillus Ferment, Water/Aqua/Eau, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Powder, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Powder, Lactobacillus, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Sodium Levulinate, Sclerotium Gum, Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract and more

Key features:

  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free

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