How to Hack Your Mom’s Makeup Bag

Millennials are such experts at creating a glowing highlight, cut crease, sharp contour and perfectly defined matte lip that it’s easy to forget about lasting beauty benefits. Without proper skin care and protection, that youthful glow will begin to fade over time. For those of you under 35, you may be shook to learn how many useful beauty hacks have been hiding in your mom’s makeup bag. These will fit right into your current beauty routine, while also providing anti-aging benefits to keep you looking just as gorgeous ten years from now – just like J Lo.

powder finish sunscreen

Hack #1: Your Mom’s Sunscreen as a Finishing Powder

Instead of setting your liquid foundation with a powder made from irritating talc and other fillers, why not set your look with a healthy, pure mineral sunscreen powder? Colorescience® Sunforgettable® Brush-on Sunscreen SPF 50 comes in an easy-to-use self-dispensing brush making it easy to dust onto your complexion. Not only does it help set your makeup in the morning, but it can also be reapplied on top of makeup to refresh your look and mattify oil. With broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, it guards against the formation of fine lines and wrinkles and brown spots.

“Put on my makeup and then my sunscreen! Mind blown. Love this Sunforgettable® Brush-On Sunscreen from Colorescience®.” – Influencer, She Said He Said

applying eyeshadow primer

Hack #2: Your Mom’s Eye Treatment as an Eyeshadow Primer

Your eye area may be flawless right now, but as we all know the eyes are the first area to show the signs of aging. You’re already using concealer and possibly an eyeshadow primer on your lids, so swapping them out for our Total Eye™ 3-in-1 Renewal Therapy SPF 35 is an easy switch. Total Eye™ offers immediate color correction and brightening for dark circles – meaning you’ll look like you got your recommended eight hours of sleep, even if you stayed out all night with friends. We won’t tell! You can apply Total Eye™ right to your lids, creating the perfect base for cut crease, halo eye or whatever shadow look you desire.

The long-term treatment benefits and 100% mineral sun protection will ensure your eyes appear radiant and refreshed for years to come. The cooling metal applicator provides instant de-puffing action, like running an eye cube around your eyes, minus the mess.

"You guys know I don’t wear lots of makeup during the week except for a tiny bit of bb cream and recently this new product that you NEED: Colorescience® #TotalEye. It’s a 3-in-1 that brightens, depuffs, eliminates my dark spots and smoothes! It’s kinda magic, better than other correctors I’ve used before AND it covers some annoying freckles I have under my eyes that look like dark circles.” – Influencer, HRHCollection

makeup kit for mom

Hack #3: Your Mom’s Skin Care Treatment as a Foundation Primer

Unlike most treatments out there for hyperpigmentation, acne and rosacea, ours have the cool added benefit of acting as amazing makeup primers. All Calm® Clinical Redness Corrector SPF 50 was created for those with redness and sensitivity to offer immediate color correction and ongoing treatment. Since most women suffer from acne throughout their teens and twenties, All Calm® is a great solution to help conceal redness from blemishes and soothe irritation, all while making your foundation last longer.

Even Up® Clinical Pigment Perfector SPF 50 is similar to All Calm®, except it helps instantly color correct dark spots and lightens them over time. It offers immediate brightening with a neutral peach undertone to boost the performance and radiance of your chosen foundation.

“I've always dealt with a little bit of rosacea and extremely sensitive skin that gets red very easily. I'm constantly looking for products to minimize this and came across Colorescience® which is what I've been loving lately! I especially love the Colorescience® All Calm® Clinical Redness Corrector SPF 50 to put on before foundation. It instantly reduces my redness each morning and it's very gentle for sensitive skin.” – Influencer, Audrey Stowe

lip shine colors

Hack #4: Your Mom’s Lip Gloss as a Hydrating Top Coat

Your lip kit may give you the pouty, plumped look you want right now, but it isn’t doing your lips any future favors. Matte liquid lipsticks can also appear and feel really dry and uncomfortable. We have a solution with our Lip Shine SPF 35 in five different shades.

It includes 100% mineral sun protection to shield your lips from aging rays (who wants pruney, aging lips? Not us!) plus peptides for added anti-aging benefits. It’s also incredibly moisturizing with the addition of Hyaluronic Acid for a fuller, softer pucker. Apply it right on top of your chosen lip colors throughout the day as a top coat to add shine, hydration and protection. Oh, and did we mention is has a refreshing peppermint scent?

“Anyone else hoard glosses and lipsticks like no tomorrow? I find at least 4-5 in my work bag every time I clean it out. I’m loving these Colorescience® Lip Shine glosses that have SPF 35!” – Influencer, Breezy Days

Now that you know how to hack your mom’s skin care and beauty products, go take a peek inside her makeup bag – just be sure to ask her first!