17 Dec Makeup Finds Making Christmas Gifting Easy
Makeup is arguably one of the hardest things to gift. With so many different shades and finishes and formulas, how’s anyone supposed to know what to get? Luckily, we’ve made it easy with our top picks in our makeup Christmas gift guide, filled with beauty buys that any gal will love using.
It’s one of the most-loved mascaras around the world and a sure-fire Chrissie gift. Just a few swipes makes lashes incredibly thick, fluffy and dark and thank fully, it’s cleverly designed brush doesn’t allow for any clumps or spindly lashes.
This adorable mini duo offers great value for money and promises the lucky receiver a glowy and shimmering Christmas. It includes Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector, an all-over luminising powder that gives a natural looking radiance to your look and the Shimmering Skin Perfector Highlighting Wand, a liquid highlighter perfect for creating a dewy finish on your high points.
This CC cream provides a velvety, matte, natural looking coverage that allows your own skin to peep through for an all over radiance. It’s loaded with skin-loving ingredients as well that target both signs of age and pigmentation. The three available shades are fairly universal thanks to the lighter coverage so it’s easy to pick the best one to gift.
From the packaging right down to the squared shape of the lipstick itself, there is something completely luxurious about using one of YSL’s Slim lipsticks. They deliver a beautiful matte finish that is ultra-comfortable and won’t leave your lips feeling dry. The colour payoff is second to none and the square shape makes it easy to get up close and personal with your lip line for precise application.
The name says it all really. Featuring two full size lipsticks from Elizabeth Arden’s Beautiful Colour Moisturising range in shades that will see you through any and every summer event alongside a full size lip liner, it’s the perfect gift for the social butterfly ready to show some love to her lips.
One of my favourite launches of the year, this coveted palette from hourglass offers almost an entire face in one easy-to-take-on-the-go package. It features six new and exclusive shades from the brand in the form of two blushes, a bronzer, highlighter and two of Hourglasses famous Ambient Lighting Powders.
Colour correcting doesn’t come much prettier than this. This loose powder can be used all over your face under makeup to bring luminosity to your look or as a targeted colour corrector. It’s soft and velvety, sets nicely into your skin and will be loved by anyone you gift it to.
Perfect for younger makeup lovers on your shopping list or those who are just getting in to experimenting with colour, this all-encompassing palette offers a great intro to makeup. It features 20 eyeshadows, a bronzer, illuminator, two blushes, lip gloss and eyeliner as well as easy-to-follow instructions.
Shot by Steven Popovich
Make-Up by Bonnie G- Oz Beauty Expert
Hair by La Biosthetique