In the beauty industry, makeup is more than just a routine: it’s an art form, an expression of creativity, and a celebration of individuality.
Finding the perfect gift for the makeup lovers in our lives goes beyond the basics: it’s about choosing the products that will enhance their beauty and add a touch of glamor to their collection.
In this article, we present you with a list of fabulous beauty products that will make anyone jump for joy, whether they’re a makeup newbie or a pro.
Top Makeup gifts for the face and cheeks
A good gift for makeup love because it’s a good primer that preps the skin for the next steps.
This primer is a makeup lover’s dream. Not only does it create a smooth canvas for makeup application, but it also minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
It contains blurring micro-powders that provide a more even skin tone and minimize the appearance of pores.
It also features the Lift & Blur technology, which instantly provides a lifting effect, reducing wrinkles and fine lines, and stimulating natural collagen production and cell regeneration.
A mix of makeup and skincare, this product is ideal for anyone who wears makeup or not, since it can be used on its own, and especially for those wanting to prevent signs of aging.
Looking at this product, at first, you may think: Why would anyone need a green concealer? But the truth is this becomes a makeup must-have once you try it!
Most of us have those days when we need a little help in the redness department, and this green concealer covers up redness perfectly.
Its creamy and blendable formula effortlessly neutralizes redness, leaving the skin looking flawless. With high coverage, it is also perfect to cover imperfections such as reddish acne scars.
It contains color pigments, vitamins E and A, jojoba oil, and olive oil for a concealing, antioxidant, and soothing action. Ideal for anyone prone to redness or imperfections.
Combine this with the Sensilis Micellar Water [Ar] for an anti-redness duo!
And speaking of concealer, this NYX Concealer Serum is a lightweight, medium-coverage, hydrating concealer for the face and body.
Enriched with tremella mushroom, Asian Centella, and green tea it works as a serum by moisturizing, revitalizing, and perfecting the skin.
But it also corrects dark circles, imperfections, fine lines, and redness, with a natural finish.
The best part? This product is vegan and cruelty-free and available in 17 different colors, and that’s why it’s one of the greatest gift ideas for makeup lovers.
Makeup Gifts for the Eyes and Eyebrows
And what’s a makeup look without mascara? Nothing, since this makeup item is the most sold and used worldwide!
But this product goes beyond just making your lashes look longer and more defined. It was designed for the most sensitive eyes, containing hyaluronic acid and jojoba to hydrate, strengthen, and protect the lashes.
With coal-derived natural black pigments and an ultra-fine brush, it allows an easy and agglomerate-free application.
It was tested under dermatological and ophthalmological control in hypersensitive eyes, so truly safe for everyone, including people with contact lenses.
Now, let’s talk about Eyeshadow Palettes, a classic and excellent makeup gift.
This Urban Decay Naked palette offers 12 stunning warm shades for ultra-spicy looks. This is the brand’s first palette fully focused on warm tones, proving to be equally versatile and maintaining the iconic velvety formula.
It features the Pigment Infusion System™, an exclusive combination of ingredients, responsible for the velvet texture and the intense, long-wearing pigmentation of the eyeshadows everyone loves.
This palette also includes a brush, making this the perfect vegan and cruelty-free gift for anyone!
Still on the Eyeshadow Palette scope, this is the perfect makeup gift for beginners or someone who prefers a classic and more simple look.
This palette contains a combination of 4 matte and luminous shades with a smooth texture, ensuring an easy application and enhancing and intensifying the eyes.
With practical packaging with an integrated mirror and a small applicator, it is ideal to use on the go!
These classic colors allow us to create a more simple or a more sophisticated look.
Combine this with the SVR Topialyse Palpebral Mascara to offer the essentials for a beautiful eye look.
If, on the other hand, they prefer a more colorful, bold look, this palette is just what you’re looking for!
This vibrant palette features 16 stunning, bold, and pigmented shades that will let you unleash your inner artist.
These ultra-fine powder eyeshadows glide easily onto eyelids and blend effortlessly, providing a long-wearing finish and delivering intense, rich, and even color.
Thanks to the light, medium, and dark tones in this palette, with mattes, shimmers, and metallics, you can create endless looks!
But before applying all these gorgeous eyeshadows, a good eye primer is a must!
This Elizabeth Arden eye primer helps to intensify and maintain eye makeup for longer, creating an invisible barrier that increases eye makeup hold.
It contains an exclusive eye-fix technology that allows a soothing action for an easy application of the eyeshadow.
At the same time, it moisturizes the skin for a healthy glow!
Last but not least on the eye section, this Benefit eyebrow gel! This tinted brow gel is ideal to help define, comb, and fill in brows all day long.
It contains tiny microfibers that adhere to the skin and hairs for natural volume and color pigments that slightly enhance the eyebrow.
The brush allows a super easy application and it is buildable, allowing for multiple levels of color which makes it a perfect gift for makeup lovers.
Makeup gift ideas for the lips
No makeup look is complete without a bold and beautiful lip color. And what’s more iconic than classic red lipstick?
This innovative 2-step formula combines a highly pigmented lip color with a hydrating balm with hyaluronic acid for long-lasting wear and comfort.
First, apply the transfer-proof color and follow with the color booster for beautiful, comfortable, and plump lips all day long.
A reliable and perfect gift for makeup lovers!
If you prefer a matte look, don’t worry, you can’t go wrong with MAC!
With an iconic formula, this is a long-wearing creamy lipstick that provides a rich color in just one swipe and a comfortable matte finish.
It contains an ultra-pigmented long-wearing formula that performs for up to 10 hours, without drying the lips.
This iconic lipstick is available in more than 30 colors!
This nourishing lip balm with a soft nude color provides bright and naturally sublime lips. It works almost like a concealer for the lips, helping to even the tone and texture instantly.
This 3-in-1 balm will plump and brighten the lips, provide a touch of color, and, most importantly, hydrate and protect the lips with SPF20.
High tolerance and fragrance-free, it’s ideal for anyone!
Makeup Gifts for the Nails
A great gift idea for makeup lovers!
Essie nail polish is a classic for a reason – It’s a high-color performance nail polish with luxurious durability and an ultra-shine finish.
Its formula is rich in active ingredients that amplify the color pigment and shine and the large brush perfectly adapts to the nail, providing a consistent application.
This color is an elegant and feminine choice, but of course, you have plenty of color to choose from!
With 85% ingredients of natural origin, Mavala Mini Bio-Color is a nail polish with a long-lasting shiny finish.
A silicon-enriched formula that provides a creamy, vibrant color while increasing nail strength and condition.
This is a vegan and cruelty-free option as well.
Makeup gift accessories
This limited-edition gift set includes not one, but two original beauty blenders, the brand that gave name to the product! It also includes two solid cleansing balms for sponges or make-up brushes.
The beauty blender helps to apply all kinds of makeup for an even and professional finish.
The cleansing balms have a gentle lavender fragrance and clean makeup tools effortlessly. A must-have for makeup lovers.
Every makeup lover knows that good brushes are essential for flawless application. And this set has you covered.
It includes all the essential brushes you need to create a variety of makeup looks, from a natural everyday glow to a glamorous evening glam.
The ultra-soft and cruelty-free bristles feel luxurious against the skin and ensure a seamless application.
The set also comes with a convenient and beautiful storage tray, keeping your brushes organized and ready for action.
Clean brushes equals happy skin. The Electronic Brush Washing Set takes the hassle out of cleaning your makeup brushes and ensures they’re squeaky clean in no time.
Using this will prevent bacterial proliferation on your brushes and, at the same time, preserve their quality and prolong brush life.
This handy gadget uses gentle vibrations to remove dirt, oils, and bacteria from brushes of all sizes, leaving them fresh and ready for your next makeup application.
For an amazing gift, you can offer the brushes with this washing set!
Makeup removing gifts
Because every makeup lover needs makeup-removing solutions, you can’t go wrong with this micellar water.
Formulated to respect the skin’s ecosystem and the fragility of the most sensitive skin, it removes impurities, dirt, and makeup, while alleviating discomfort and irritation.
With 99,2% natural origin ingredients, this micellar water contains hyaluronic acid for a moisturizing action, licorice extract to reduce redness, and prebiotics to preserve the balance of the microbiome.
Hypoallergenic and fragrance-free, it is ideal for sensitive or reactive skin.
But to remove a full face of makeup, you’re going to need more than the traditional micellar water. This Micellar Cleansing Oil is a must.
A gentle micellar oil that removes impurities and stubborn make-up, including waterproof makeup, while moisturizing, nourishing, and soothing the skin.
It contains biomimetic Omega 3-6 and micelles that stimulate the skin’s lipid synthesis to nourish it over time.
Non-comedogenic and fragrance-free, it is ideal for all skin types, including oil skin or sensitive skin.
This is one of the best beauty gifts for Christmas. And the LastRound Reusable Cotton Pads are a perfect gift for makeup lovers who care about the environment.
These reusable pads are made from 100% natural and biodegradable materials, making them an excellent alternative to single-use cotton pads.
The discs contain 70% wood and 30% cotton fibers and the bio box is derived from starch.
Sustainable and long-lasting, they replace up to 1750 single-use cotton pads and can be easily cleaned with water and soap.
You can pair it with a micellar water for the perfect gift!
Sunscreen meets makeup gifts
What if you could protect your skin while looking fabulous? With this multitasking sunscreen, you can! It combines high sun protection with a touch of color, giving you a natural and radiant complexion.
Besides effective UV filters, this contains Lipopeptide and CoEnzyme Q10, a Collagen Booster Peptide, and hyaluronic acid for an anti-aging, firming, and moisturizing action.
With a fluid, non-greasy texture, it evens the skin tone while moisturizing and preventing aging – a true must-have!
Paired with the Filorga Time-Flash Express Smoothing Active Primer, it makes the perfect gift for someone wanting to prevent wrinkles.
Sunscreen is essential all year round and this one is famous for its performance under makeup!
This mousse protects the skin from UV rays while providing a more even skin tone.
It contains an integral secure technology, high organic solar filters, antioxidant complex, niacinamide, and optical masking pigments for a protective, antioxidant, soothing, and correcting action.
It fuses immediately into the skin, correcting imperfections and smoothing the complexion for a velvety feel, ideal to wear under makeup or on its own.
How do I choose the right makeup gift for someone?
Choosing the right makeup gift can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you’re not a beauty enthusiast yourself.
But fear not, we’ve got some tips to help you ace the gifting game:
- Their preferences: Do they prefer natural, everyday makeup or bold looks? If you usually see them in more natural looks, go for a tinted moisturizer, a subtle lipstick, or a light concealer, but if they often wear a full face of makeup you can offer them an eye shadow palette, a bold lipstick, or a combination of various.
- Their skin: If you know someone’s skin, you’ll know what makeup-related products to offer them, since some of these products help to regulate oiliness, while others moisturize the skin, or even prevent signs of aging.
- Ask for help: If you’re still in doubt, don’t worry, there’s always someone who knows that person well or a beauty enthusiast who knows just what to gift them, so don’t be afraid to ask them!
And remember, at the end of the day, Christmas is all about love and family, so any gift that shows you care, is the perfect gift!