Whether to transform or enhance, makeup has become a tool that people of all backgrounds use to embrace themselves. Newbies, enthusiasts and artists have all built a community through shared appreciation for the products and tools that enhance self-expression. During this holiday season, gifting those beloved items is key to appreciating the makeup lovers in your life. Thankfully, we’re here with recommendations! Here’s a gift guide to finding and giving the best products to get your loved ones in the holiday spirit.
Let’s start with the foundation. No, we’re not applying foundation just yet – we’re prepping the canvas so that everything can lay and build evenly…starting with primer.
NYX Hydratouch Touch D’Hydration Base Primer OR Smashbox Photo Finish Oil & Shine Control Face Primer
Primers create a thin layer of protection that’ll help prevent products from filling their pores.
Live Tinted Huestick OR Black Radiance True Complexion HD Corrector
Whether they have dark circles under their eyes or hyperpigmentation spots along their cheeks, complexion correctors get the job done of covering those areas so that they’re not visible through their foundation.
Glossier Boy Brow Grooming Pomade OR Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade
Brow pomades give them that extra definition whether their brows are sparse or full. They can also help to build a shape that natural brows haven’t grown into yet. Trimmed with concealer, a pomade-filled brow can do wonders for livening up a face and drawing the focus to their eyes.
Milk Kush High-Volumizing Mascara on Ardell Lash Wispies OR Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
The eyes are the window to the soul which makes dressing them up for the holidays all the more fun. Fun liners and designs will allow them to customize their look.
Fenty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte/Hydrating Longwear Foundation, MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation, Il Makiage Woke Up Like This Foundation OR First Aid Beauty Tinted Moisturizer
Probably the most used and familiar product of a full-face look, foundation brings it all together. It evens out skin tones and puts the rest of the face on display.
LA Girl Pro Concealer, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, Too Faced Born This Way Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer OR Anastasia Beverly Hills Powder/Creme Contour Kit
Similar to the complexion corrector, concealer can help with hiding dark marks. It also can sculpt their face as a first step towards contouring.
Fenty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color, Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush OR NYX Butter Lip Gloss
To add an extra pop of color to their face, aside from whatever fun liner they choose, blush and lipstick are usually final touches that make any face look and feel festive.
Urban Decay Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray OR NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Setting Loose Powder
Setting their look will be the difference between a face that lasts through one conversation versus an entire evening. Some people prefer to use these separately whereas others apply powder on the finished look and seal it with a setting spray.
Now that you have an idea of what to get for the makeup lovers in your lives, consider grabbing a few of these products for yourself. Pros and beginners agree that these are the most coveted and easiest to use of what’s out there. Whether you prefer drugstores or department stores, any of these go-to’s that made our list would be the perfect treat to remind a makeup lover anywhere of how much you appreciate them and their artistry.