For her birthday this weekend, I got her:
Clinique Chubby Stick in strawberry something
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB cream in light/medium
She doesn't wear that much makeup but she seems to like a little gloss or balm on a day to day basis and she regularl wears mascara, though not everyday. She doesn't wear foundation except for special occasions so I thought the Maybelline cream would be the perfect product to add to her small stash that wouldn't really change her routine much but would let her have a nicer complexion on a day to day basis.
She didn't make any very negative comments and she did try the products probably to make me feel like she appreciated it but I didn't get the feeling she really liked what she got. I hope she didn't take it the wrong way.... A couple years ago I got her a day cream and night cream and of course it was anti-aging, she's over 50! But she was really offended and took it as an insult equivalent to telling her she's looking old. I hope she didn't see makeup as a way of saying she looks like crap.