What beauty tips do you use from mum?

What beauty tips do you use from mum?

Mum, it would seem, has the greatest influence on our beauty regime as new research reveals we steal up to two dozen style and beauty tips from here. 

Researchers found mum is the major style influence for millions of women, who take on board hints, tips and habits passed on to them over the years.

Among the most common pieces of advice women take on board from mum are blending in make-up around the jawline, never showing too much cleavage and always carrying a spare pair of tights.

"It’s heartening mothers and daughters share a similar style," says the spokeswoman for Lancôme, who conducted the research. 

"Most women have a genuine interest in fashion and beauty and it’s nice grown women are still chatting to their mum about what products they’re using and what suits them.

"We inherit so much from our mothers they are always going to be the most trustworthy  person to turn to, and on the whole women tend to have a similar skin tone, body shape and colouring as their mother, so who better to speak to.

"Many women look to their mums as a gauge to see how they are going to age which is very interesting us as our scientists have devoted years to the study of Genes and their role in youth and beauty.”

The study also found women trust their mum’s opinion more than a celeb style expert, and a third of the 2,000 females polled even admitted they totally rely on their mum for advice.

Here are the top tips we take from Mum

Always remove make-up before bed
Moisturise all the way down to your neck
Wear properly fitting bras
Never pluck above your eyebrow
Less is more
Always apply sun screen
Never shave your legs above your knee
Blend in foundation well around the jaw
Never get a tattoo
Not to wash your hair everyday
Sit up straight to avoid a hunch-back
Never wear a black bra under a white top
Don’t sit in the sun
Invest in a good face cream
Always iron your clothes
Never show cleavage and legs – show one or the other
Don’t use soap on your face
Always carry a spare pair of tights
Blot lipstick to make it last longer
Always carry a handkerchief
Don’t dye your hair lighter than your brows
If investing money shoes or bag opt for a classic style
Emphasise eyes or lips with make-up, not both
Do a final hair rinse with cool water
Pat your face with a towel, never rub
Must have a good LBD for funerals and meetings
Invest in a pair of black heels
Never wear an ankle bracelet
Go a day a week without make-up
No matter what always wear lipstick and mascara

by for www.femalefirst.co.uk
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