Gift Guide: Make- up Mavens

16 December 2015

A few suggestions here today re what you might consider picking up this Christmas for any loved ones who enjoy a good pamper/making the effort to look extra glam over the festive period.

First off – the ultimate ‘must have’ in any girl’s make up bag at this time of year – the red lip. And of this season’s new releases, my favourite so far has definitely been Illamasqua’s‘Vega’ – a deep, rich red which unlike most of my favourite bolder shades, is a satin finish. In spite of this though, it wears well and would I think, create the perfect pout for under the mistletoe this year.

Of course, if you’re not after something quite so courageous – there is always the option of rouge talons as opposed to the rouge lips. These gorgeous nail polishes from Smith and Cult would make amazing stocking fillers.

Equally though, you needn’t go make up mad if the person you’re buying for is more into pampering than partying – how about a ‘does it all’ face mask like this retexturising one from Origins? Your standard clay mask but with the added bonus of exfoliating the skin through the inclusion of jojoba beads – claiming to smooth, refine pores and help achieve that glorious glow we’re all after. Or, if you really want to push the boat out, this body cream from Aerin is to die for – packaging aside (because let’s face it, that’s what immediately draws you in) – the consistency is rich but sinks in beautifully and the scent is heavenly. Even if you’re not a rose fan, there is a fabulous range to choose from – lilac and jasmine being another two of my faves.

And finally, the pièce de résistance – Becca’s ‘Ombre Rouge’ palette. Beautiful, buttery shadows – easy to blend and perfect for any eye colour/skin tone, you name it. It’s cute and compact, so perfect for anyone who travels a lot or likes to get that extra 15 minutes in bed of a morning and do their make up on the go. Plus, as a happy coincidence - it also makes it onto the cruelty free make up brand list along with Illamasqua (mentioned above), if you’re looking for something that fits that bracket.

What are you hoping to add to your cosmetics catalogue this year?

Sarah x

1 comment

  1. Any product from Becca would make a beautiful present, personally I'm hoping to find the Hourglass Highlight Palette under my tree, finger crossed!
    Merry Christmas xxx Claire