Continuing my Shoeper Gift Guide series (you’ll find gift ideas for shoe lovers here…), today I’m taking a look at some gift ideas for beauty addicts!
GIFT IDEAS FOR BEAUTY ADDICTS
People who love makeup, and other beauty-related products, seem like they should be relatively easy to shop for: after all, the stores are full of bath sets, and similar ready-made gift ideas at this time of year. Actually, though, true beauty addicts can be tough to please: these women (and men!) know their stuff – they know exactly which products work and which don’t, and the last thing they need is yet another bath set. So, what do you buy the beauty lover whose Muji makeup drawers are already bulging with products?
In this gift guide, I’ve selected some tried-and-true beauty products, along with some other gift ideas which might be suitable for your makeup-loving friend or relative. Why not buy…
Ideal for the beauty addict who really does have everything, a monthly beauty box means she’ll get a box of goodies delivered to her door every month, until the subscription runs out. Boxes are available from Glossybox, Birchbox and more, and there are various lengths of subscription to choose from.
2. GHD STYLERS
The gold-standard of hair stylers, and reckoned to be one of the best money can buy: they’re pricey, but totally worth it.
Real Techniques brush sets are beloved by makeup addicts, and offer great quality at a reasonable price. There are various sets available, and hey: a girl always needs more makeup brushes!
Nail polish is a pretty safe bet for a gift, because you don’t need to know what type of skin the recipient has, or which colours they can wear, in order to find something they’ll love. This Ciate set offers a selection of polishes: as an added bonus, the bow-bedecked bottles make a pretty gift all by themselves!
Tips and tricks from legendary makeup artist, Bobbi Brown herself.
A bath set might seem like the boring/obvious choice, but Lush’ Christmas gift boxes are always a good idea…
Phikosophy is another brand that’s well-know for its Christmas-themed offerings, but it you’re keen to avoid the ubiquitous bath products, their Hope in a Jar moisturiser is another good choice, which works with most skin types.
Every makeup collector needs a place to stash all those beauty products!
Everything you need for a DIY gel manicure.
Yves Saint Laurent’s Touche Eclat highlighter is a cult classic, and something most makeup addicts will want to try at least once.