My 70-Year-Old Mom Has Ridiculously Glowing Skin—Here's the $4 Culprit

First, I feel like I should start this story with a disclaimer—something like, "No Facetune or filters were used in the making of this article." Because it's true. Second, yes, my mom is actually 70 years old. (In general, people think I'm exaggerating and swear on their life she doesn't look a day past 55. What can I say? The woman is blessed.) That being said, she also knows a thing or two about makeup and has some amazing habits up her sleeve when it comes to her skincare, exercise, and diet regimens. Again, she's kind of a superhero—or at least mine anyway. Oh, and like me, she also has a healthy addiction to high-end beauty products, which, ironically, leads me to the shocking topic of this story (and probably why you came here in the first place)—her obsession with a $4 drugstore highlighter. Truly, people.

Again, like me, my mom is the type to hoard products, especially makeup. Of course, this could have something to do with the fact she's also a part-time makeup artist, but it's more to do with the fact she purely just likes the stuff. (Not all that surprising she wound up with a beauty editor for a daughter, right?) She also really likes to email me when she discovers a new product or application technique she feels to be borderline life-changing, or at the very least, face-changing. And as you might surmise, this is exactly what happened a couple of months ago when her subject line read something like, "I've discovered the best highlighter ever, and I bought it at Walgreens!!!!" Obviously, I clicked. (Who knew a 70-year-old could be so adept at drafting such clickbait?) Alas, this bait ultimately delivered.

So what's the miracle hero product my mom (and now I) can't stop yapping about? Well, it just so happens to be Wet n Wild MegaGlo Makeup Stick in When the Nude Strikes ($4). And while fantastic on its own, (again, this coming from someone who's a self-professed makeup snob), my mom's ingenious application method is what really takes it up a notch. Prepare yourself—here it goes.