In case your stuck or need a liitle inspo for what to get those makeup-loving family and friends on your list, these are some of my favorite tried and true products which will make your recipient feel like the pro makeup artist that's budding inside them! Plus, there is no guessing game as these products work for everyone.
Every MUA (that's short for "makeup artist") has a multitude of these work horses in their kits. It blends eyeshadows with perfection, diffuses concealer like buttah, gets those precise areas for contouring and on and on and on.
Enriched with 5 different types of coconut, this primer preps skin for a flawless, long-lasting foundation application. It feels divine and the packaging is super sleek. Bonus.
3. Z Palettes
These magnetic makeup palettes allow artists to customize their products with ease and reduces the bulk inside their kits. Especially great for travel too! They have tutorials on their website for de-potting products and it's simple and easy to do (speaking from personal experience).
Contouring continues to be all the rage with lots of beauty junkies and this palette contains cult products from the originator of the art of contouring himself. With both creams and powders, they will be able to create gorgeous makeup looks- whether soft or strong. I absolutely love this palette and use it on all my clients. If it's sold out, you can purchase the indivdual products and a Z Palette. Just sayin'.
It's the primer for which all other eye primers are measured against. It has no color so it works under all eyeshadows without changing their pigments.
My go-to brand for giving clients, and myself, truly fabulous lashes. Whether dramatic or natural, there is something for everyone and the quality is top notch. Pictured above is "Hollywood Glam" which is great for most eye shapes.
Perfect for creating sharp wings and defining lash lines, this jet black eyeliner comes with a rechargable ink for extended use. It's amazing and is the secret behind singer Adele's iconic look.
The wand is tapered for achieving the ultimate intensity that pairs well with those smoky eye looks. It's waterproof so it stays put but it also comes off easier than it's many counterparts.
Happy shopping! Up next? What to get moms, aunts, and all those ladies in your life who are aging with grace.