Everyone has a different beauty routine. There are those who regularly leave their face bare and beautiful, while there are others who prefer to at least wear a little make-up when they leave the house. If you’re searching for the perfect gift for someone who loves to look immaculately made-up, these gifts for make up lovers should be perfect.
How to choose the perfect beauty gift
If you are looking for a gift for a beauty lover, they can be notoriously fussy about the products they use. So, how do you choose the perfect present?
Think about their style
If they love a classic look of red lipstick and a slick of black eyeliner, for example, they’re unlikely to want to experiment with this season’s latest trendy shades.
Ania (above) opts for classic make up to go with her timeless leopard print shirt.
Do they tend to emphasize lips or eyes?
Think about the part of the face they like to draw attention to. Maybe they love to wear a dark lipstick or they always emphasize their brows. That should help you to choose a gift they will appreciate.
Amanda (above) wears a dark, burgundy lip and leaves the rest of her face neutral.
Do they like to travel?
If you have a friend or relative who loves their make-up and also loves to travel, perhaps they would appreciate a travel-sized gift set or a make-up case to take with them.
Joy (above) opts for a subtle make up that is perfect for an everyday look.
Do you know what their favorite brand is?
If you know what brand of make-up or face care they like to use, you really can’t go far wrong buying a gift set or the latest range from that brand.
Manuela (above) chooses a lovely natural look with soft pink lipstick.
If you aren’t sure
If you really aren’t sure, then choose a make up set which has a variety of products.
Amaris (above) emphasizes her brows and her fabulous cheek bones.
The best gifts for make up lovers in stores now
Now let’s take a look at some of the best make up gifts to choose this season. I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t want one of these to unwrap!
Beauty gift sets: Sephora favorites
If you know someone who loves to wear make up, but you aren’t quite sure what to get them, then the Sephora Favorites set (below) should be a safe bet. It features plenty of cult favorite products your recipient is sure to love.
Makeup gift sets: Benefit minis
Makeup gifts: Wizard of Oz eyes collections
No7 is always a great go-to for pretty Christmas gifts and, this year, its gift sets feature a Wizard of Oz theme. The Power of Eyes collection features shades of green and black that should make an impact for the party season.
Full makeup set: Lancôme beauty essentials box
Featuring a raft of full size products, the Lancôme box (below) offers good value for money. You get skincare products, eye shadows, mascara and lipsticks.
Bobbi Brown holiday wish list
A limited edition case filled with this season’s make-up, the Bobbi Brown holiday wish list (below) is definitely on my wish list.
Benefit Talk Beauty to Me
Everything you need for beautiful lashes, cheeks and brows, the Benefit Talk Beauty to Me set comes beautifully packaged, making it the perfect gift. If you haven’t tried Benefit’s pore professional yet, you can try it in this gift set – it’s a great way to set your make up.
Bobbi Brown eye, cheek and lip set
Dior eyes and lips palette
If you know someone who always looks glamorous, then Dior is one of the most glamorous brands around, so they’re sure to appreciate this eye and lip palette with star-design packaging.
Dior eyeshadow palette
I couldn’t resist including another Dior option for you – the embossed snowflake design on the eye shadow quintet below is perfect for the winter season.
Givenchy eye shadow palette
Another eye shadow set which has been styled perfectly for winter parties (or just glamming up at home if your parties look different this year) is the star set from Givenchy. Use the lighter shade at the inner corner of your eye and the darker shades towards the outer edge.
YSL eye shadow palette
For wearable shades that are sure to suit anyone, the YSL eye palette (below) features soft browns and grays to wear every day.
Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow palette
For day-to-night options, the Anastasia Beverly Hills eye palette (below) features soft shades as well as darker hues and glitter. You could always wear the matte shades during the day and then layer up with darker colors and glitter if you are heading out for the evening.
Too Faced natural eye shadow palette
If you’re looking to buy your loved one an eye shadow palette, then Too Faced always has a good array of options. The natural nudes eyeshadow palette below should be well-used by whomever you gift it to.
For a make up set to take on vacation or to pop in your handbag, it’s hard to beat the Charlotte Tilbury set (below) which features eye shadows, blushers, highlighter and bronzer.
Ombre face palette
Looking for a stocking filler? How about the Bare Minerals ombré face palette (below) which features blusher, hightlighting powder and bronzer?
Clinique ultimate lip roll out set
MAC mini lipstick set
Another set for lipstick lovers! The mini lipstick set from Mac features all sorts of colors from natural nudes to dark burgundies.
Clinique The Chubettes Set
Clinique’s ultimate set of Chubby lip color minis is a fun gift featuring all of the brand’s favorite shades.
Sugar lip moisturizing trio
Because the skin on your lips is thinner than other part of your face, they often get dry and chapped. These Fresh Sugar lip moisturizing lip balms provide some tender loving care for your lips as well as adding a flattering tint.
London Brows About Town
Who could resist the festive town house packaging of this BBB London brows about town set? You get a full size arch definer and clear brow gloss, all packaged in a six-storey London townhouse. It’s one of the prettiest gifts for make up lovers I’ve found this year.
Gifts for make up lovers: Brush sets
If you think your loved one already has all the make up they could possibly need, how about a new brush set to apply it with? You could opt for the NARS mini brush set which is the perfect size for taking with you on vacation or whenever you need to reapply your make-up.
I also like the EcoTools set (below) from Amazon, which has great reviews from women who say these are the best affordable make-up brushes they have tried.
Make up organizer
Of course, if you have a lot of make-up, you need somewhere to organize it, so a storage box could be perfect if you’re looking for gifts for make up lovers. The acrylic organizer (below) has four large draws, two small ones and plenty of room on the top to store lipsticks, pencils and mascara.
Make up mirror
To apply your make up properly, you need the right light. The Wondruz makeup vanity mirror has lots of lights and different levels of magnification. It has positive reviews on Amazon from women who say the lighting is perfect.
Which of these gifts for make up lovers would you most like to receive? Do you have a favorite among these beauty gifts?
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