My Mom, the Beauty Icon

Her sig­na­ture look comes to­gether in a flash

Southern Living (USA) - - Beauty & Style - PHO­TO­GRAPHS BY ROB­BIE CAPONETTO

Jen­nings, Louisiana, circa

1980 “Be­ing the eighth of 10 chil­dren, Mom didn’t let the bus­tle of a crowded house full of oc­cu­pied bath­rooms in­ter­fere with her style. She mas­tered a per­fectly teased crown and a clas­sic makeup rou­tine in un­der 10 min­utes, re­ly­ing on a trusty lineup of prod­ucts to help her get the job done. Now fondly known as ‘Shug,’ she’s a re­tired li­brar­ian and an an­tiques en­thu­si­ast and still plays by her own book. Her ex­pertly edited beauty rou­tine is de­signed to set off her sweep­ing eye­lashes, stun­ning smile, and those cheeky dim­ples that have be­come my sig­na­ture too.”

—JEANNE LYONS DAVIS “One coat of black mas­cara is all she swipes on those grav­ity-de­fy­ing lashes.” Le Vol­ume De Chanel

in Noir, $32; “My grand­fa­ther bought this for my grand­mother in Europe be­fore it was sold State­side. To­day, it in­stantly re­minds me of Maw-Maw and Shug.” “There was a pe­riod of navy liner dur­ing the eight­ies, but like the shoul­der pads of that decade, we pre­tend it never hap­pened. This black pen­cil has been her go-to ever since.” True Color

Su­per Shock Gel Eye Liner Pen­cil in Black­out, $8; Â YSL Opium Eau de Par­fum Spray, $122; nord­

“Shug’s pearl of wis­dom: ‘You can never wear too much rouge.’ ” Mi­lani Color Har­mony Blush Palette in Berry Rays,$13; wal­ “She has used this spray for decades; Louisiana hu­mid­itydoesn’t stand a chance.”Freeze and Shine Su­perSpray, $12; paul­

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