Beauty Gifts for the Women In Your Life

The holidays are a great time to give goodies to the ladies in your life, but sometimes it's hard to know what to get! I have some hints for the beauty lovers. Just about every brand has a holiday gift set. There are special eyeshadow palettes, lipstick sets, nail polish minis and anything else you could think of. But if you want to get more creative and think outside of the pre-packaged box, here are some good gifts: First, of course, is Urban Decay's Naked palette or Naked 2 palette. Both of these $50 palettes are amazing quality with velvety, pigmented eye shadows. They're great gifts because the neutral colors can make a natural look for day time or a dramatic smokey eye. The original Naked palette has a lot more warm colors than the cooler Naked 2.


You could also put together a custom gift basket of upscale makeup items if you want to get creative with your gift-giving. Some fool proof items are Benefit's They're Real mascara ($23), which is the best mascara I've ever tried. People actually ask if I'm wearing false lashes. Nars blush and bronzer duos are also popular and really great. My favorite is the Laguna and Orgasm duo (41). A variety of lip colors or nail polishes would be fun too since if you pick several, there's bound to be a color they like. I would just go to Sephora or Ulta and ask the sales person what their most popular items are, but avoid face products like foundations because you'll never be able to find the right color for someone other than yourself.

Makeup brushes are a must-have, and there are some high quality ones that would make perfect gifts. Sigma makes sets for eyes and face, as well as travel sets. All of them are soft and makeup artist quality. Their Essentials Kit comes in black for $98 and colors for $120. They are pricey, but totally worth it for anyone who is into makeup. Their travel kits have fewer brushes, but are still great and less expensive at $65.


And every girl likes to smell good, even if they aren't into makeup. Sephora comes out with perfume gift sets every year that come with sample sizes of several name brand perfumes and a voucher for a full size bottle. So the receiver gets to test out lots of scents, and when they find one they like, they get a big version that's already paid for! And there are so many perfume sampler sets to choose from ranging from $18 to $75. These are perfect because it can be hard to pick a scent for someone else, and this way you don't have to.

Hair can be an important element in self-esteem, and hair extensions london can be a great way to feel better about yourself or treating someone else to a new look! If you're into the hairdressing scene or know someone who is Hairdressing Scissors & Supplies are essential-get some from Capital Hair and beauty.

Another idea could be a gift certificate for a day at the salon. Most girls love getting their hair and nails done, or a massage, or a facial, but those things get expensive! Wouldn't it be nice to get pampered for a day and not have to pay for it on your way out? This could work for moms, aunts and grandmas too!

Girls can be hard to shop for, but hopefully this helped with some of the ladies on your list!