From affordable stocking stuffers to luxe collectible lipsticks, find what you need for that makeup junkie in your life here!
The Covid-19 outbreak has changed our lives radically and after months of MCO and many amongst us going through retrenchment, we are forced to reprioritise our spending habits. It’s important to spend only on things that you really need. But having said that, in these tough times, it’s also important to ensure the well-being of your mental health and if spending within your means makes you happy, then go for it! Plus, there’s nothing like the joy you feel when you see how happy the person is receiving a gift you got them. And with that, here are some great gift-giving ideas from the new holiday 2020 releases!
All for the glow
Fenty Beauty rolls out its #HOLODAZE collection featuring all the essentials you need for a glow up. If we had to pick just one, the Glow Trio: Face, Lip and Body set would be it. Consisting of the mini Diamond Bomb, Gloss Bomb and Cheeks Out Cream Blush in Fenty Glow, achieve subtle radiance or interstellar shine with this kit – it really is that versatile!
If she’s one of those girls who bring a makeup bag everywhere, this set of essentials is just what she needs. Featuring the Precisely, My Brow Pencil, a mini BADGal Mascara, the Porefessional primer and the Hoola bronzer, this set allows you to look ‘alive’ in five minutes flat. Plus, the deluxe sizes won’t take up too much space in your bag.
Luscious-looking lips with a sweet vanilla scent – how irresistable! This mini lip gloss set features four new shades – Sweet (ultra light pink), Clouds (light bubblegum pink with diamond reflects), Bubbly (nude sand with gold reflects) and Tasty (light beige) that delivers super reflective shine and a multidimensional effect.
Create everyday looks or go extra with smokey and shimmery eye makeup with this stunning palette. From intense metallic to soft mattes, the colours are richly pigmented and blend seamlessly on the lids. The casing is hard shell for durability and there’s even a full-sized mirror in it too!
Out of this world
You’ll want to keep this one for yourself. Just look at the packaging and iridescent powders! Curated together with ‘Euphoria’ actress Barbie Ferreira, this multi-faceted face and eye palette comprising highlighter, blusher and bronzer will make a valuable addition to your makeup collection.
Mad about lippies
These mini lipsticks are great for stashing in your purse. They are water-resistant and claim to stay put for up to eight hours. Infused with a primer oil complex, a blend of jojoba, apricot and sunflower oils, they keep lips comfortable and non-drying. Colours in the set are Yes Honey (light chestnut matte), Bang Bang (yellow red matte), Role Model (warm berry) and Miss Conduct (warm plum).
Eyes that sparkle
End the year with some shimmer and shine with this eye duo set featuring Stila’s best-selling Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner In Stingray (full size) and Glitter & Glitter Liquid Eye Shadow – Mini Tip In Kitten Karma (deluxe size). A simple but meaningful gift!
Full face wardrobe
Win the best friend/sister/lover of all time award with this gift! This makeup set of nine cheek shades in 3 stacks features six blushers, two highlighters and one bronzer in three stacked compact, making it easy for you to mix and match and bring only the one you need while on the go. The Amazonian clay formula blends seamlessly onto cheeks, delivering buttery-soft payoff.
Simple and sweet, this metal-glitter eyeshadow duo will have the eyes sparkling like snowflakes. It’s made with unique AIRism mouse texture that softly blends into the eyelids like powder and stays put all day. Use it individually for soft dazzling eyes, or combined for an enhanced gleaming eye makeup look.
She’s classy, sassy and successful – get her this luxe set of Giorgio Armani’s iconic mini Lip Maestros (3.5ml) with signature shade 400 (a true red), along with alluring colours of 401 and 405. They are velvety, long-lasting and fully opaque – one swipe will give you so much. Plus, she’ll get an exclusive red mini pouch too. Tres stylish!
A fashionable touch
Inspired by one of Chanel’s house codes, the golden chain, Lucia Pica, Chanel’s Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer created a sparkling collection consisting of rich deep shades with glistening antique rose or white gold. This blusher in particular is just beautiful; it features interweaving chain-like links that appear endless and its universal pink-bronze shade will give you naturally-looking flushed cheeks and a hint of bronzed skin.
Titled ‘Golden Nights’, Dior’s holiday collection is a fantastic fairy tale mixed with a rock and roll spirit. For this year’s Rouge Dior Couture Collection, its stunning zip-up case is adorned with snowflakes and a gold metal dior logo. Inside is a selection of five Rouge Dior lipsticks, including the iconic Rialto 999 shade in matte and satin finishes, engraved with delicate snowflakes. Other shades include Paris 458, Hypnotic Matte 772 and Classic Matte 988.