Top 10 Gifts to Get the Beauty Lover in Your Life
Halloween is over, and that means the holiday season is in full swing. If you’re like me, you hate Christmas shopping. Yeah, I said it, if I can’t find it on Amazon, I don’t want to go out and deal with crazy shoppers. I wanted to make Christmas shopping a little easier for those who have makeup junkies in their lives. I’m a makeup artist, so if it’s one thing I know it’s beauty.
- The Under the Christmas Tree Breakaway Face & Eye Set ($49) and The Dream Queen Limited Edition Makeup Set ($58) from Too Faced:
You’re going to see a lot of sets on this list — why? ‘Cause they’re awesome deals, duh. The Under the Tree set comes with two eyeshadow palettes, a face palette and a travel size version of their best-selling mascara Better Than Sex. While the Dream Queen comes with twenty-four eyeshadows, two blushes, a bronzer and a highlighter. Plus, a lip gloss, Better Than Sex Mascara and a Hangover Rx setting spray. Did I mention, it also comes with a cute makeup bag? The only down-side is that both are limited edition, so if you fall in love with a color, make sure you find the dupe for it when you hit pan.
Yes, another set. Even though this cult favorite is classified as an overnight lip mask, I love wearing this on no makeup days, or when I’m applying my makeup and I want my lips to have a little extra hydration. It comes with a full size of the berry flavored lip mask, and three mini sizes in the flavors, grapefruit, apple lime and vanilla.
Listen, you probably stopped reading after reading the price, so you really have to love the person you’re getting this palette for. Natasha is known for her expensive but beautiful palettes, and let me tell you they are worth every penny. There are fifteen shades and it’s perfect for those that love wearing gold and brown tones.
Real Techniques is a brush company that was started by sisters Nik and Sam of the Youtube page Pixiwoo. Their brushes are amazing and I put them at the same level as some high-end brushes. The holiday kit has eleven brushes and a beauty sponge. Enough to create a full beat.
The one thing I never buy for people is lipstick because I never know what a person likes. This sort of takes out the guesswork. For starters, though, this is a palette that consists of nude shades and you can never go wrong with nudes. And since it’s a palette, it lets you mix and match colors to find the perfect shade for you.
Sometimes, skincare can be more overwhelming than makeup. As a makeup artist, I try to drive home how important skincare is since makeup can only fix so much. This kit has 15 of Sephora’s most popular skin care items. You’ll get everything from face to body. Plus, they’re deluxe samples, so you’ll have more than enough time to see how each product reacts to your skin.
The craze that is highlighters isn’t going away any time soon. Becca has been at the forefront when it comes to making amazing highlighters, and they’re showing no signs of slowing down. It has four travel-sized highlighters ranging from white gold to lavender; making it the perfect stocking stuffer.
- Korean Skin Care Made Simple by Julep ($49)
I have a strict skincare routine, and even though I don’t use all Korean products; I try to follow their eleven-step system as closely as possible. And that always starts out with double cleansing. This is the perfect starter kit for those looking to take better care of their skin in the new year.
Pat McGrath’s nickname on the runway is “mother” and her beauty empire is work $1 billion. I’m obsessed with her and she’s someone that I look up to, so of course, I had to include her on the list. This specific eyeshadow palette is a mini, more affordable palette (her full-size ones are $125). It comes with six shades, the only downside is that only two of the shades are matte (a transition shade and a smoky shade) so those that aren’t too crazy about shimmers might not like this one.
- Gift Cards
Some people still think that gift cards aren’t personal, but boy are they wrong. Since I’m so meticulous with my makeup, I’d rather get a gift card to my favorite store than have someone guess what I like and get me something I’m disappointed with. And if you’re someone that doesn’t know that much about makeup, getting beauty products can be overwhelming. The gift card can be from Sephora, Ulta, MAC or any other beauty chain. It won’t disappoint.