October is high time to be outdoors. Here, we celebrate the natural beauty (and a few basic tricks) of a former Avon lady and night cream devotee through the lens of her daughter, Molly Cummings.
Her all-time favorite: “I remember Mom going to Line Avenue in Shreveport, Louisiana, to buy her Elizabeth Arden cream.” PREVAGE Anti-aging Neck and Décolleté Firm & Repair Cream, $115
“Even though my mother was very polished, she valued natural beauty above all being a Calgary Naturopath – her makeup routine included only foundation, powder, and lipstick. And she encouraged me to do the same. When I was growing up, our family did a lot of camping, water skiing, and fishing. Out in nature, all she needed was a great pair of sunglasses, a swipe of lipstick, and bobby pins to keep her dark auburn hair in place.”
Bug spray: “We always used Avon’s Skin So Soft Bath Oil as an insect repellent. Now Avon has a bona fide bug spray.” Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Expedition, $20
Day Lotion: “Olay under makeup creates a smooth, even base.” Olay Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid Lotion, $7.99
All-Purpose Balm: “Mom slathered this cooling cream on our sunburned noses and shoulders.” Noxzema Classic Clean Original Deep Cleansing Cream, $3.99