holiday gift guide: makeup gifts

holiday gift guide: makeup gifts

I am at it with another holiday gift guides and I’m looking at the best makeup gifts you could get for your friends and family. Whether you looking for someone who is a makeup aficionado or someone who is just getting started building their collection, there is a bit of something for everyone in this guide. Let’s jump into the guide and look at my makeup gift picks.

First up, a good neutral eyeshadow palette. There are quite a few to choose from, ranging from ones on the more affordable side to high end palettes. Some of my picks include the i think i love you palette from Colourpop (or their newer double entendre palette), the naked ultimate basics palette from Urban Decay, and the shade + light eye contour palette by kat von d. If you’re hunting for palettes, try to find ones with a good range of light to dark shadows, like a light brow bone highlight, a mid-tone neutral brown and some deeper browns or even blacks to add some dimension. If you know your friend prefers warmer tones, there are also a ton of those on the market at all price points, so you’re bound to find a good set.

No makeup look is complete with some sort of highlight, right? You can choose to buy a highlight kit, like the sugar glow kit from Anastasia Beverly Hills, or a single highlight. The options are endless, but Becca makes some of my favorite highlighters and they have got a great shade range for most skin tones. I’ve heard great things about the Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighters, so those are also a great option.

If you have someone who might have a lot of makeup already and you aren’t sure what to get them, going for some staples might do the trick. Something every aspiring makeup artist needs is good makeup brushes. I  particularly love luxie brushes because they are soft and well-made. Other options include zoeva brushes or real techniques. Another great option is beauty sponges, like the one from Real Techniques or the ever-so-classic beauty blender.

If all else fails, a gift card to your friend or family member’s favorite retailer is a great gift. They can pick up what they like without you stressing over the perfect gift.

What are some of your makeup gift picks? What are you hoping for?

’til next time, xo!

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