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

Gifts for make up lovers - Ania wearing classic red lipstick | 40plusstyle.com

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?

Gifts for make up lovers - Amanda wearing burgundy lipstick | 40plusstyle.com

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?

Gifts for make up lovers: Beauty gifts to impress even biggest make-up fans | 40plusstyle.com

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

Gifts for make up lovers - Amaris emphasizes her brows | 40plusstyle.com

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.

Sephora Favorites Makeup Musthaves Bestsellers Set | 40plusstyle.com

Sephora Favorites Makeup Musthaves Bestsellers Set

Makeup gift sets: Benefit minis

Featuring four bestselling blushers and one bronzer from Benefit, the minis set (below) can be mixed and matched to create the perfect shade.

Benefit Cosmetics Cheek Party Mini Blush & Bronzer Set | 40plusstyle.com

Benefit Cosmetics Cheek Party Mini Blush & Bronzer Set

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.

No7 Wizard of Oz Power of Eyes Collection | 40plusstyle.com

No7 Wizard of Oz Power of Eyes Collection

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.

Gifts for make up lovers - Lancôme Full Size Beauty Box Essentials Set | 40plusstyle.com

Lancôme Full Size Beauty Box Essentials Set

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.

Gifts for make up lovers - Bobbi Brown Holiday Wish List Deluxe Collection | 40plusstyle.com

Bobbi Brown Holiday Wish List Deluxe Collection

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.

Gifts for make up lovers - Benefit Cosmetics Benefit Talk Beauty to Me Full Size Set | 40plusstyle.com

Benefit Cosmetics Benefit Talk Beauty to Me Full Size Set

Bobbi Brown eye, cheek and lip set

Another option for you from Bobbi Brown, the essential eye, cheek and lip set features very wearable colors that you could use for day time, or opt for the darker shades for evening.

Gifts for make up lovers - Bobbi Brown Easy Essentials Eye, Cheek & Lip Set | 40plusstyle.com

Bobbi Brown Easy Essentials Eye, Cheek & Lip Set

Tom Ford

Tom Ford‘s products are always beautifully packaged, which makes them great gift options. The three-piece make-up set below features a full-size eye color quad along with two mini lipsticks.

Gifts for make up lovers - Tom Ford Eye Color Quad & Mini Lip Color Set | 40plusstyle.com

Tom Ford Eye Color Quad & Mini Lip Color 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.

Gifts for make up lovers - Dior Sparkling Couture Eye & Lip Palette | 40plusstyle.com

Dior Sparkling Couture Eye & Lip Palette

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.

Gifts for make up lovers - Dior Golden Nights 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette | 40plusstyle.com

Dior Golden Nights 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette

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.

Givenchy Black to Light Eyeshadow Palette | 40plusstyle.com

Givenchy Black to Light Eyeshadow Palette

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.

YSL Couture Eyeshadow Palette | 40plusstyle.com

YSL Couture Eyeshadow Palette

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.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam II Eyeshadow Palette | 40plusstyle.com

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam II Eyeshadow Palette

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.

Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Eyeshadow Palette | 40plusstyle.com

Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Charlotte Tilbury

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.

Charlotte Tilbury Stoned Rose Look in a Palette | 40plusstyle.com

Charlotte Tilbury Stoned Rose Look in a Palette

Ombre face palette

Looking for a stocking filler? How about the Bare Minerals ombré face palette (below) which features blusher, hightlighting powder and bronzer?

bareMinerals® Gen Nude® Ombré Face Palette | 40plusstyle.com

bareMinerals® Gen Nude® Ombré Face Palette

Clinique ultimate lip roll out set 

If you know someone who loves Clinique products, they won’t be able to resist this Clinique roll out lip set which contains 15 different lipsticks, pencils and glosses.

Clinique Ultimate Lip Roll Out Set | 40plusstyle.com

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.

MAC Cosmetics Sure Fire Hit Mini Lipstick Set | 40plusstyle.com

MAC Cosmetics Sure Fire Hit Mini Lipstick Set

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.

Clinique The Chubettes Set | 40plusstyle.com

Clinique The Chubettes Set

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.

Fresh Sugar Lip Moisturizing Trio | 40plusstyle.com

Fresh Sugar Lip Moisturizing Trio

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.

BBB London London Brows About Town Set | 40plusstyle.com

BBB London London Brows About Town Set

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.

NARS Unwrapped Mini Brush Set | 40plusstyle.com

NARS Unwrapped Mini Brush Set

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.

EcoTools Makeup Brush Set | 40plusstyle.com

EcoTools Makeup Brush Set

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.

Sorbus Cosmetic Makeup and Jewelry Storage Case Display | 40plusstyle.com

Sorbus Cosmetic Makeup and Jewelry Storage Case Display

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.

Wondruz Makeup Mirror Vanity Mirror with Lights | 40plusstyle.com

Wondruz Makeup Mirror Vanity Mirror with Lights

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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