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Like a bottle of merlot, my mom’s makeup bag has gotten better with age. She is the epitome of casual chic, always looking adorably put-together without trying too hard. From a young age, she encouraged me to apply my makeup with a very light hand, play up one or two of my best features, and keep the rest of my face au naturel. I definitely get my less-is-more approach to beauty from her, which you can see in this picture of us on my wedding day.
And, though she's never worn a ton of makeup, she has really upped her beauty game over the last few years. These days, not a family get-together goes by when I'm not grabbing for at least one beauty item that she casually pulls out of her clutch with an "Oh, this old thing?" attitude.
So, in honor of Mother's Day, here is a roundup of my mom's current beauty favorites that keep her looking stunning in her 50s.
Photo: Courtesy of Kate Headley