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The Ultimate Gifts for Makeup Lovers this Christmas
Beauty addicts: you’ll definitely have come across them at least once in your life. And if said beauty addict happens to be someone special, you’ll probably want to nail their Christmas present this year.
Luckily for you, beauty addicts are super easy to buy for. In fact, there are so many options that you'll be spoilt for choice. Just in case they haven’t passed you their extravagant Christmas wish list, though, we’ve compiled a rundown of the best makeup gifts that will undoubtedly be on their radar. And yes, of course Urban Decay is featured.
Yves Saint Laurent Vernis A Levres Pop Water£28.95 £29.00 (1% off)
Nothing screams luxury like YSL. If you’re really aiming for that wow factor this year, treat your beauty addict to the extravagantly packaged Yves Saint Laurent Vernis A Levres Pop Water. This lippie comes housed in a beautifully opulent gold exterior, so you can be sure it will end up on their Instagram with that appropriate #blessed caption.
Urban Decay Naked Honey Eyeshadow Palette£38.99 £49.00 (21% off)
Any Urban Decay item will probably earn you a 10/10, but one of their infamous eyeshadow palettes is a guaranteed winner. Create endless golden, glazed makeup looks as this palette serves 12 highly pigmented eyeshadows in rich, warm honey-inspired shades. It's the perfect gift ahead of that NYE party.
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation£29.99 £34.00 (12% off)
Give the gift of a flawless complexion with Charlotte Tilbury's world-renowned foundation. If it’s good enough for supermodels then it sure as hell is good enough for your fave beauty fanatic. Not only does it apply an Instagram-like filter to all complexions, but it also utilises revolutionary ingredients to minimise the look of fine lines. A flawless complexion with a youthful glow? Yeah, we’re pretty sure they’ll love this one.
bareMinerals Original Loose Powder Foundation SPF 15£25.50
Looking for a cruelty-free, vegan-friendly option that's kind to skin, but also delivers pro-grade results? Though it needs no introduction, allow us to present to you bareMinerals. Their Original Loose Powder Foundation is a long-standing fan-favourite as it uses five pure mineral ingredients to create a skin-perfecting formula.
MAC Matte Lipstick£18.50 £20.00 (8% off)
It’s very, very likely that any makeup lover will already own a myriad of MAC products, but one more definitely won't go amiss. Complete their obsession with the classic MAC Matte Lipstick – an icon that completes and perfects any makeup look. Just one swipe lays down an intense colour with a full matte finish and comfortable 10-hour wear. Take your pick from a variety of gorgeous shades, including the fan-favourite Velvet Teddy.
ICONIC London Prep Set Glow Spray£23.01 £25.00 (8% off)
What do you get the person that has every cosmetic item imaginable? A multipurpose product, of course. Save room in their makeup kits with this 3-in-1 priming, illuminating and setting makeup spray. Arriving in a variety of dazzling shades, this absolute essential from ICONIC London will be warmly welcomed, we promise.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette£34.10 £46.00 (26% off)
This cult-loved palette is a staple item for anyone that lusts after a long-wearing smokey eye that boasts that 'wow' factor. Containing both matte and shimmer shades, the palette allows for a richly pigmented pop of colour that blends effortlessly in.
Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter£24.99
Ever wondered how RiRi constantly shines bright like a diamond? Us too. Now, we can't promise that you'll look just like her after using this highlighter, but it will give you a goddess-like shine that will literally turn heads. Plus, we're a sucker for any brand that is cruelty-free.
Stila The Fourth Dimension Liquid Eyeshadow Set£49.00
You know you're onto a winner when the formula contains pearls and glitter. Give the gift of a truly elite glow-up with Stila's dazzling Liquid Eyeshadow Set. Experiment with four celestial eyeshadows and lace lids with a prismatic shine that's perfect for party season.
Benefit Forward To Gorgeous Gift Set£46.46
Not one, not two, but four of Benefit's most-loved makeup products have been packed into a keepsake tin to make the ultimate Christmas gift. Treat the makeup-obsessed to the full-size editions of the iconic They're Real Magnet mascara, Precisely My Brow Pencil, Porefessional Super Setter and Shellie blusher.
Morphe Jacyln Hill Volume II Palette£38.00 £39.00 (3% off)
If you know a makeup lover, then we can guarantee that a Morphe Artistry Palette is on their Christmas wish-list. Surprise them with the stunning Jaclyn Hill edition, which sees 35 pressed eyeshadows in three finishes (matte, glitter and shimmer) and an explosion of colour.
Real Techniques Artists Essentials£19.95 £19.99 (1% off)
What do you get someone who's obsessed with makeup? A stellar tool kit! This Real Techniques gift set contains pretty much everything a gal could need to lay down a flawless makeup base.
beautyblender Zodiac Sign Makeup Sponge£17.04 £17.50 (3% off)
A beautyblender is the secret to effortlessly blending foundation and concealer into skin, and therefore an essential in any makeup kit. We love this zodiac collection, as it gives the original sponge a person touch and works great as a cute stocking filler!
Florence by Mills Tint N Tame Brow Gel£9.99 £14.00 (29% off)
If full, fluffy and feathery brows are on the Christmas list this year, then you need to snap up the Florence by Mills Tint N Tame Brow Gel. Boasting a micro-fine brush, it tames even the wildest hairs and deposits a natural hint of colour to mask patchy, sparse spots.
Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm£11.25
If you feel like your beauty addict has got every makeup item under the sun, why not give them something that makes the removal process 100 times easier? Every beauty addict knows that skin care is just as important as makeup, which is why this cleansing balm from Clinique will never go amiss. Perfect for all skin types, the balm dreamily melts away stubborn makeup for a fresher-than-fresh appearance.
Get them a gift that doesn’t require that awkward fake smile with some of the best beauty Christmas items, courtesy of Cosmetify. If you're still in need of some inspiration, check out our list of the Best Beauty Stocking Fillers for Her or Christmas Beauty Gift Ideas for Her Under £50.
Written by Ellie Child
With five years’ experience under her belt, Ellie has worked alongside a range of highly regarded makeup artists, giving her a real insight into what consumers should be spending their money on.
Written by Carly Cochrane
As the Senior Content Editor for Cosmetify, Carly is the go-to for all the latest (and greatest) beauty tips, tricks and trends. With over six years of experience in the industry, she knows all the ins-and-outs when it comes to health, beauty and wellbeing.