We all love our mums, but Mother's Day can cost a fortune! With the average Brit spending £30 on gifts including flowers, chocolates, and so on - it can quickly escalate and leave you out of pocket.
Instead, why not treat your mum to a good, old-fashioned pampering day, with a range of free luxury brand beauty treatments - you'd be crazy not to try these!
Book your mum a Mother's Day makeover
I love bareMinerals! Not only can you book your mum in for a 'make-under' (yes you read correctly) but bareMinerals ambassadors choose a range of products and will teach your mum how to apply them to her face. They will even let her apply half herself, talk about a free beauty course! Whether your mum fancies a smoky eye or a bold lip, they can teach you pretty much anything.
Pamper your mum pretty with one of Benefit's signature services with their beloved beauty experts, who will wow your mum with their range of mini-makeovers including transforming your look from day to night. They also offer a brow-mapping service to help you shape your eyebrows based on your facial shape. Check out their other counter services.
Choose from a huge range of complimentary 'how-to' sessions for mum including 'how to get ready for a night out' or 'how to make the most of your eyes' which last 15 minutes up to an hour. Book in an appointment for her today.
This is amazing! You can treat your mum to flash 15-minute makeovers at your nearest Chanel counter. This session will include tutorials on how to get a flawless face, signature lips and expressive eyes - you'll definitely be the favourite if you take her her!
Clinique has a range of fabulous makeover options available. If you want to book in advance, you can choose from:
- A 3-minute express or full 10-minute lip service treatment where your mum can have her lips shaped, shaded and coloured
- A full 10 or 20-minute eye makeover which will enhance your mum's eyes and make her feel amazing
- A 5 or 10 minute eyebrow treatment learning how to shape and make the most of your eyebrows
Or you can pop in and ask them to sample specific products like foundation and they'll always add blusher and lip colour, and give you lots of helpful advice on your skin colour and what products to use.
The lovely assistants at Estee Lauder Beauty Counter will have your mum's face shimmering with beauty with a free makeup makeover, all without costing you a penny.
Lancome will give your mum a simple makeover with maximum impact with a free 25-minute makeover. If your mum has a specific look in mind, just ask.
MAC offer free walk-in demo classes which your mum will love. She can choose from eyes, lips or face tutorials and a MAC Makeup Artist ill teach her how to get the most of out of her look. If you go in when it's really quiet, they're more likely to turn it into a longer session for nothing!
The lovely folks over at No7 have a 'Match Made' service which uses smart technology to find your mum's correct shade of foundation. There are 17 shades to choose from and No7 will even give her some free samples to take home and try out!
The Body Shop
Pop into your nearest Body Shop store and your mum can enjoy a free makeover and skin consultation from one of the assistants. Their friendly team will be happy to help you select the right products suitable for your skin type and will even give your mum lots of lovely free samples.
Head to your nearest Smashbox counter at Boots with your mum and she can get a 150minute express make-up tutorial. Sometimes they only pick one area of focus like your eyes or lips, but if you catch them at the right time, they might help your mum achieve a full face makeover!
Treat your mum to a Mother's Day facial
Crème de la Mer
These guys offer free complimentary skin treatments tailored to suit every skin type including a Deep Calm facial or Bright Future treatment, it's completely up to mum what she fancies!
Kiehl's has the most friendly staff! They will offer your lovely mum a free skincare consultation to help her figure out what works best for her skin type. She'll even get a bunch of samples to take home - all free of charge.
Treat your mum to a 15-minute mini-facial at Liz Earle. They only use the finest, award-winning skincare to make your mum feel like a queen. Check out their Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser - it will change your mum's life!
Origins offer 20-minute facials, in addition to personalised skin consultations and multi-mask experiences. They have so much to offer! Check out the full list.
Let mum enjoy a Mother's Day massage
Crème de la Mer
As if the ultimate facial experience wasn't enough, Crème de la Mer are also giving away a free gentle exfoliating treatment followed by a traditional hand and arm massage - sign me up!
Jo Malone offers a range of complimentary scented experiences including a free 20-minute tailored hand and arm massage in store with your mum's favourite Jo Malone scent.
Get your mum all relaxed with a 10-minute hand and arm massage from L'Occitane. Their friendly staff at your local store will take care of you and you can have a gander at all the lovely gift sets while you're in there.
Your mum will love a hand massage from Liz Earle. Their luxury beauty products will leave your mum's hands all soft and lovely, scoring you some major brownie points!
Pop into Molton Brown with your mum to experience a relaxing hand and arm massage using the latest blends that are available in store, what a fab treat.
Which one will you be treating your mum to? Let me know! Don't forget to check out intu for more free beauty counter treatments.