Christmas is slowly approaching. Struggling to decide what make-up products to get your boo? Don’t fret! Shopping for make-up doesn’t have to be so complicated. I have the perfect list of make-up needs that your significant other will be sure to love to add to their collection.
Make-up can be expensive so I’ll include some budget-friendly dupes for all the popular high-end products. First thing’s first – if this is your first time shopping for make-up for your significant other and you are not really sure of what “shade” or “skin color” they are – stay away from foundations, powders, bronzers, and concealers.
Let’s follow the K.I.S.S. method and keep it simple, silly! Although, if you do decide to take the risk, make-up products can be exchanged at the original place of purchase if the shade is not a match for your boyfriend/girlfriend.
All make-up geeks love a good brow pomade! Contrary to the eyebrow lining pencil, an eyebrow pomade gives a smooth gel-like finish that will be sure to last all day and keep those brows on a natural-looking “fleek”.
Eyebrows are usually the first part of the face make-up lovers start with because the way your brows turn out can really “make or break” the final look. The best shades to stick with in brow gels and pomades are soft and/or dark browns because they look more natural than black shades.
Gift Splurge – It Cosmetics – “Build a Brow Gel”, $24.00
Anastasia Beverly Hills – “Dip Brow Pomade”, $18.00
Budget-Friendly Dupe – Salon Perfect – “Perfect Brow Pomade”, $4.88
E.L.F. – “Cosmetic Eyebrow Kit”, $5.54
You can never go wrong with gifting your significant other with an eyeshadow palette. Eyeshadows are essential to any look and the best part is you don’t have to worry about the colors you buy!
Shadows are something that can be played with and manipulated to fit any make-up lover’s look and can also add variety to your boo’s collection.
Gift Splurge – Urban Decay – “Naked Palette”, $54.00
Too Faced – “The Chocolate Bar Eye Palette”, $49.00
Budget-Friendly Dupe – Wet N’ Wild – “Au Naturel Eye Shadow”, $5.62
NYC – “New York Color Lovatics by Demi”, $6.95
Eyeliners are the simplest thing to buy for a holiday gift because they last for a long time and are not that confusing to decide on. Like the brow pomade, liners are best in gel and/or liquid form than pencil because they last longer and help maintain a defined look throughout the day.
Gift Splurge – Lorac – “Front of the Line PRO Liquid Eyeliner”, $23.00
Kat Von D – “Tattoo Liner”, $20.00
Budget-Friendly Dupe – Maybelline – “Line Works Liquid Eyeliner”, $5.97
NYX – “Retractable Eye Liner”, $5.97
Highlighters are all the rave currently in the make-up world! Gifting this to your significant other for the holidays would surely put a smile on their face because this product has become ever so trendy as of late. Highlighters are products that give that illuminating glow to the face and are a perfect way to finish any type of beat.
The best thing about highlighters is that this can be interchangeable for any make-up product you buy. Yes, there are specific items made for highlights – but lighter eyeshadows can also be used for this same technique.
Gift Splurge – Make-Up Forever – “PRO Light Fusion Highlighter”, $39.00
Bobbi Brown – “Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette”, $69.00
Budget-Friendly Dupe – L’Oréal – “Paris True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator”, $9.87
Revlon – “Highlighting Palette”, $6.49
A beat face would not be complete without the perfect lashes! False eyelashes can take any average make-up look and give it that “WOW” factor that your make-up-loving boo strives for – and best you don’t have to worry about the lengths you purchase.
Eyelashes can be cut and altered to your significant other’s preference. When gifting your bae with falsies for the holidays, lash glue is also a plus to go right along with them. One can never have too many eyelashes in their make-up collection. The more, the merrier!
Gift Splurge – Lilly Lashes – “Miami”, $29.99
Duo – “Eyelash Adhesive”, $9.00
Budget-Friendly Dupe – KISS – “Looks So Natural Shy False”, $8.88
Koko Lashes Eyelash Adhesive – “Latex Free”, $4.99
And get this – the KISS, “Looks So Natural Shy False” package, offers 5 pairs of lashes! This means you can get 5 pairs for nearly a third of what you would pay for the higher-end pair.
Though if you’re skeptical of your significant other’s taste in lashes and want to just stick to getting one set, a single pair of KISS’s, “True Volume Natural Plump Eyelashes” run for a cool $2.96.
Lipsticks and glosses are a make-up lover’s best friend. This an essential part of any make-up collection because it can be worn for the everyday glam or a fancy night-on-the-town beat!
When it comes to deciding the perfect lip color to gift your boo you can either do one of two things: pay attention to what colors they normally wear or pick a color you would like to see them wear.
Gift Splurge – Yves Saint Laurent – “Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick”, $37.00
Smashbox – “Be Legendary Lip Gloss”, $21.00
Budget-Friendly Dupe – Ruby Kisses – “Satin Kiss Lipstick”, $3.00
L.A. Colors – “Pout Matte Lipgloss”, $2.00-$3.98