Shopping for a makeup junkie sounds deceptively simple — they’re obsessed with cosmetics, so as long as you wander into Sephora and grab them something, you’re golden, right?
Not so. Makeup junkies usually already have the basics, and can usually be relied upon to consistently restock. This means that your makeup-centric gift needs to have a little extra oomph in order to really make your gift recipient’s eyes sparkle.
Here are some beauty gifts that’ll go that extra mile to give your cosmetics-lover that dash of novelty and flash that they’re looking for this holiday season.
1. This collapsible cosmetics bag.
This way, they’ll never have to go rummaging blindly for that specific mascara ever again.
Tiny, but perfect for applying concealer and contouring!
3. The original invisibobble traceless hair rings.
This amazing hair ring holds a bun or ponytail, but won’t tug our rip their hair out.
Because a lady needs to have some options when she’s choosing her lip color.
Finally! Something they can use to touch up their makeup in dimly-lit bar bathrooms!
If they’re going out for the evening, they need to feel confident that they have everything they need to look their best.
7. These lip wipes from Bite Beauty.
These wipes might sound mundane, but they’ll ensure that your makeup junkie can always wipe away their old coat of lip color before applying a new one (which will keep their lips looking perpetually flawless).
The best part about this sampler is that it gives the gift recipient a voucher to use on a full-sized bottle of any of the scents included.
Because although their makeup may be perfect, their hair can be as unpredictable as the weather.
You can never have too many golden-hued highlighter.
Everybody needs lip balm — but true beauty aficionados know that the best lip balm comes in cute packaging.
12. This double-sided travel brush set.
A super handy set of brushes for any makeup junkie on-the-go.
This lipstick transformer will turn any lipstick into a matte lip color — so you can immediately reinvent and upgrade your old favorites.
14. One of the LipSense Lip Colors.
These lip colors are totally budge-proof, and perfect for anyone who plans to do a bit of smooching — just make sure you buy them the remover to go along with the lip color, because this stuff is powerful!
15. The “Night Before Christmas” gift from LUSH Cosmetics.
Beauty lovers will know that the lavender Twilight fragrance is limited edition, and typically only shows up in LUSH holiday products — which makes it a rare and special gift, particularly when paired with Sleepy, the Twilight-scented body lotion.
16. This set of miniature nail polishes from Formula X.
This nail polish collection has all of the holiday colors you could possibly want this winter.
17. The travel-sized “Woke Up Like This” makeup kit from SHANY.
A super-pigmented makeup kit that can fit into the palm of your hand? SOLD.