The Makeup Christmas Gift Guide For Beginners!
I have curated this makeup edit, based on my favourite and go to products. These are hero products and best sellers, so you cannot go wrong. I also made sure this edit is usable friendly for the beginners to the makeup gurus! ENJOY!
Bareminerals Gen Nude Blusher: My favourite shade is ‘That Peach Tho,’ a lovely peachy and coral colour. The Bareminerals Gen Nude Blusher is also available in shades with suit different skin tones.
Nars Extreme Palette: This is Nars new AW2020 palette, this is perfect for the day look glamour to the night smokey look. Perfect palette for those who like a smokey look and pop of colour.
Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette: This has it all! The blush, the eyeshadow, the highlighter to the bronzer. This is such an amazing palette! perfect for the on the go! I also think it is a lovely palette for newbies to makeup – if your younger siblings or relatives are just getting into makeup this is perfect!
Bareminerals Gen Nude Neutral Eyeshadow Palette: This is the essential eyeshadow palette for the ones who like a touch of eyeshadow and who also like a lovely bronzed smokey eye. This is actually one of my top eyeshadow palettes, its such a gorgeous and elegant palette.
Charlotte Tilbury Film Star Bronze & Glow: If you are unsure on a bronzer, then look no further. This is the most perfect bronzer which suits a lot of skin tones! It is incredible to think only two palettes works wonders! It is a really soft and easy to build bronzer. Accompanied by a highlighter which compliments the shade of the bronzer.
Bareminerals Gen Nude Bronzer Faux Tan: Is another classic bronzer, more suited for fair to medium skin. What I love about Bareminerals is that it is vegan, cruelty free and clean ingredients. So nothing to irritate the skin, if looking for something for someone with sensitive skin. This Bronzer is one of my hero bronzers, as well as the shade ‘Faux Tan’, also includes self tanning ingredients within the bronzer! There are two shades: ‘Warmth’, which has more warm tones and ‘Faux Tan’, which is more cool tones.
Nars Afterglow Lip Balm & Blusher Cracker: These festive present editions are such lovely touches for present ideas. They just look so christmas-sy!!! perfect for an individual present, stocking filler or a fancy table Christmas cracker! I again I repeat hero products. Everything in this gift guide are truly my favourites and products I use all the time. Firstly the Nars Afterglow lip balm in the shade: ‘Orgasm’. I carry this on me 24/7, It is so hydrating and it also has a lovely tint! Also paired with the mini size Nars ‘Orgasm’ blushers, which has a gorgeous shimmer and again a hero product of Nars.
Nars Bronzer & Blusher Duo: Again, another iconic duo! Nars cult classic blusher and bronzer. The blusher is the shade ‘Orgasm’ a gorgeous coral and shimmer blend partnered with the bronzer shade ‘Laguna’, all I can say is that it is a perfect contour. A really lovely compact duo, really good for on the go, for someone new to this product and also this is also part of the Nars Christmas Edition Packaging. Those little touches make it feel so special!
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Palette: The most sweetest and dreamiest eyeshadow palette of them all. For a gorgeous building pink and glow eye, this is for you! Pillow Talk is Charlotte Tilbury’s iconic collections and famous for the perfect tones of pink. What I love, is that it is an easy step by step for the perfect soft and glam smokey eye.
Nars After Glow Lip Balm: Following from previously raving about this product this could be a lovely gift on its own or accompanied by another product and again stocking fillers. A lip product you cannot go wrong with.
Nars Chubby Pencil: A hero lip product of mine, it is so velvety and a bold lipstick which blends away naturally. What I love about this colour, is that its a gorgeous light warm berry red, which with one layer can be someone’s day to day colour and add another layer or two and you have your statement lip! A fab two in one product.
Charlotte Tilbury Stoned Rose Lipstick: For a lover of statement lips or for that someone who you think would look GORGEOUSLY STRIKING and needs that bold lip. This is the one! This is a deep berry colour, which is gorgeous for all year round. I love this colour, as it is so striking but not bold as a red lip, which I think is the perfect bold and complimenting to all skin tones.
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Secrets Set: A perfect lip set, and a perfect Christmas gift idea. Pillow Talk collection is one of Charlotte Tilbury’s best seller and her most famous makeup line, as the colours are perfection of ‘your lips but better.’ This is also really worth its value if new to the products, and want to trial minis. It includes the Pillow Talk shade in the lip defining lip cheat pencil, matte revolution lipstick, collagen lip bath gloss and Charlotte lip jewel liquid lip.
Laura Mercier Caviar À Deux – Mascara & Caviar Stick Duet: The perfect Christmas party eye look duo. Laura Mercier have made that party look even quicker to do, with just two steps. The Caviar Stick is a gorgeous shimmery, rose gold cream eyeshadow stick. To apply you apply it over your eyelids and smoke out with either your fingers or a small fluffy brush. The Caviar Volume Panoramic Mascara is all you need for that buildable fluffy lash intensity.
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara: HERO! My all time favourite and go to mascara! What I love about it, is that it is not clumpy, designed to spread out your lashes and holds the curl! I have been on a little journey with mascara, I have struggle with excess product smudging under my eyes and ruining my make up. This mascara is a miracle.
The Ultimately Iconic – Iconic London: I wanted to include this, as it is a curated bundle of my favourite iconic products, saving you 45% of the normal price of these products and makes a lovely christmas gift. It includes the ‘ready, set, glow’ primer, which is a shimmery setting spray to hold your makeup in place and an extra boost of glow. The brow silk, which is a wax formula to hold your brows in place. The sheer blush, which is a creamy liquid blusher, super blendable and gives such a healthy colour on the skin. The triple threat mascara and the illuminator drops. The illuminator drops are really good at being a versatile product, with being applied under your foundation or on top in focused areas to give the extra highlight effect!
Setting Sprays: I had to have my favourite setting sprays in here as I truly recommend. I also believe they are quite luxury makeup products, people seem to not want to buy but desire. So they are special and maybe something people don’t think about purchasing but I personally think setting sprays make all the difference to your makeup. The final touch, holding your makeup and giving it a boost of freshness!
Charlotte Tilbury Setting Spray
Iconic London Prep Set Glow Setting Spray
Tools & Accessories
The perfect and all you need makeup brush sets. I feel we can be so overwhelmed with how many and what makeup brushes we need, but I always use the same minimum favourites. Zoeva and Morphe are the makeup brush brands I would really reccomned, the quality is amazing.
The essential cosmetic bags! I love these, they are designed to be super compatible, organised and very honestly ideal as you can see everything! These are also qualified to be used through customs at the airport, so you aren’t faffing around with those one use plastic bags. p.s super cute!
Pink Cosmetic Bag (available in other colours)
- The Beautiful Lips Collection contains: Lip Comfort Oil 01 Honey, Joli Rouge 705 Soft Berry, Natural Lip Perfector 01 Rose Shimmer, Water Lip Stain 03 Red Water. Clarin’s Lip Products are the most luxurious products!!! So nourishing and just look amazing!!! I adore the Lip comfort oil and the Lip Perfectors.
- Relax Body Treatment Oil: I discovered this around this time last year, and I am huge fan! This is so pampering and dreamy. A very big treat!
- SOS Primer: These are a key product for your makeup staying on for longer as well as protecting your skin against makeup and impurities clogging your pores. The SOS primer come in a mixture of shades, I would recommend: 00, 02 & 09.
- Lip Perfector: My mum, nan & myself LOVE these lip perfectos, they are so lovely, a light tinted lip gloss but not sticky at all and a lovely tint.
- Velvet Lip Perfector: This is the velvety creamy version of the lip perfector. My favourite shade is 02 Velvet rosewood, such a lovely winter berry red which is so natural lip tint which can be built to be a bold red. it is less daunting as its a soft lipstick in comparison to other bold lipsticks on the market.
So that is my Makeup Christmas Guide, I hope it was useful and thank you for reading!
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