Holiday Gift Ideas – Makeup

Makeup Gift Guide

I was not skiing at the Alps, I was not sunbathing at the Caribbean, and I did not go to visit my family in Italy (I wish!). Instead, last week I was fighting a nasty virus that kept me in bed for a few days. Apparently, that and my unusual over-indulging in chocolate was not well handled by my immune system. I am doing a lot better now, and I thought it was about time I put together some ideas for makeup you may want to gift yourself with or give to your friends/family over the upcoming holidays.

Ilia Gold Box – Illuminator and Lip Gloss – Ilia Beauty created this special gift set for the Holidays called the Gold Box. It contains a Limited Edition Golden Illuminator called Cosmic Dancer, (cool name, huh?) which is described as a warm golden highlighter (similar to the Polka Dots & Moonbeans from the permanent collection) and a Lip Gloss in the shade White Rabbit, a sheer golden shade with subtle shimmer.

Jane Iredale Glamour Eye & Lip Palette – I actually have this palette and I plan to buy it as gift too. It contains 15 eye shadows, 10 lipsticks and 5 glosses and Jane Iredale selected a lot of very pretty and usable shades (I am not into the few bright blues, but all the other shades are great and can be used for day and night time looks). It also comes with a cool multi-use brush for eyes (it can be taken apart into three separated parts: one crease brush, one small shading brush, and one angled brush) and with a lip brush as well. It is a very beautiful rose gold palette that reminds me of a jewelry box. I received a makeup palette like this one from my mom every single Christmas for almost twenty years! (and used them up throughout the following year…)

Kjaer Weis Lip Tint – I certainly could not create a makeup list without including Kjaer Weis makeup! The packaging design is so special that even a simple Lip Tint would make a gorgeous gift. It comes in the most chic, glamourous compact and it is beautifully packed in an elegant red box. For extra special gifts, Kjaer Weis also created Essential Duos and Essential Trios. The Kjaer Weis Essential Duo is a stunning box that contains one Lip Tint and one Eye Shadow and it is offered in three choices of shade combinations. The Kjaer Weis Essential Trio additionally includes a Cream Blush (personal favorite!). Aside from the packaging, the products’ quality, pigmentation, and texture are great.

Jin Soon Holiday Toppings Gift Set – This is a super chic, fun and festive option that I want to get my hands on so bad! A shimmery gold, rose (Gala), a glittery multi-color (Fête) and one with geometric, silvery pieces (Soirée). Jin Soon Nail Polishes are 5-free and are used by Jin Soon herself in editorials, celebrity photoshoots, etc. Perfect gift for nail art lovers!

100% Pure Makeup Sets – I have recently started to try 100% Pure makeup and I have been very pleased so far. The Beauty Queen Gift Set includes one eye shadow, one blush, and one cream shadow, while the Doll Face Gift set contains a lip glaze, a cream blush and an eye pencil. It is a very affordable option considering that it contains three full-size products. I think that this would make a lovely gift for younger girls.

I hope you found some good suggestions for your shopping! Please let me know if there are any other great makeup sets that I did not mention. What have you planned to purchase during the Black Friday Sales? Would love to know.

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  • Caitlin

    In regards to the 100% makeup that you’ve tried what are your thoughts on quality and staying power? I’ve been nosing around the brand for a few months but I’ve heard good and bad things about them and haven’t taken the plunge yet to see for myself. I use brands such as RMS, Kjaer and Jane Iredale so wondering how 100% Pure competes as a budget option.

    • Hi Caitlin, I have not tried the entire 100% Pure makeup range, so I can only speak about the products that I have tried. So far I like the tinted moisturizer, mascara and blush. I picked the wrong shade of blush for my skin tone and that is why I have not written a post about it, but it is nicely pigmented and it stays on nicely as well. The mascara is really good too. I have not had any flaking nor smudging problems with it and the brush helps with getting some volume (it is the one that I am wearing in my Fall Makeup Look post). These three items that I have tried are good and I would definitely recommend trying them, especially if you are looking for less expensive options.

  • Liz

    Glad to know you’re feeling better :) Mamma mia, I want everything in this post. The Jane Iredale glamour box looks too good to be true. It’s quite rare to find a complete palette with natural ingredients. Love all the suggestions. Thank you Lilly xx, Liz

    • Hey love, thank you :) These sets are definitely gorgeous!! I wish my favorite makeup brands would make more gift sets *cough, cough*, but this is a great start point ;)

  • Jill

    Wow! I want them all (for me)!

  • Jill

    P.S. I am glad you are feeling better!

  • tianna

    lovely picks!

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