- Gifts for Makeup Lovers
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 absolute must-haves that will undoubtedly be on their top five Christmas beauty present list. And yes, of course Urban Decay is featured.
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 Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick. 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.
Looking for the perfect stocking filler? We’ve got you. Any Urban Decay item will probably earn you a 10/10, but word on the street is that their single-pan eyeshadows are flying off the shelves – with good reason, too. These highly pigmented eyeshadows are bursting with colour and shimmer, making them the perfect gifts ahead of that NYE party.
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 the anti-ageing properties of vitamin C and Hyaluronic Filling Spheres to minimise the look of fine lines. A flawless complexion with a youthful glow? Yeah, we’re pretty sure they’ll love this one.
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 oil from DHC will never go amiss. Perfect for normal to combination skin types, the oil dreamily melts away stubborn makeup for a fresher-than-fresh appearance.
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 popular MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Highlighter Soft & Gentle – a product that revives and brightens skin for a candlelit glow. This skin-enhancing powder wears a little lighter than traditional highlighters but can be built up for a strobe-like effect if desired.
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 stick for eyes, cheeks, lips and body. Arriving in a variety of skin-enhancing shades, this absolute essential from NARS will be warmly welcomed, we promise.
There's a reason this palette has the word 'obsessions' in it; 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.
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 shimmer powder, 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.
You know you're onto a winner when a highlighter contains real crushed diamond powder. Give the gift of a truly elite glow-up with one of Too Faced's most iconic products. Described as having a 'rainbow diamond fire glow', this highlighter provides a prismatic shine which to this day remains unparalleled.
A strong brow has pretty much defined this past decade, especially throughout 2019, which is why the Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil will be more appreciated than ever before. Loved for its super easy application, the brow pencil mimics the appearance of fuller brows for that Cara Delevingne-esque finish.
What do you get someone who's obsessed with beauty? A little bit of everything, of course! This eclectic gift set contains pretty much everything a gal could need, including the brand's much-loved mascara, bronzer and even a few skin care essentials to enhance naturally beautiful skin.
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.