Because I work for the most fabulous makeup company ever, as the holidays approach the hints and outright requests for makeup start rolling in thick and fast from my friends and relations. I love to put together fun little "collections" for them, and I thought these might spark some fun gift ideas:
Best gift under $50: Chocoholicks, hands down. The adorable packaging, the yummy scent and taste: it's like giving chocolates and makeup at the same time!
Best gift around $10: Chocoholicks wins again: Buy the set and break them up into individuals. Stuff them in a stocking (or two); or pair them with a chocolate truffle for a great Secret Santa treat!
If that doesn't cover everyone, let's look at the lovelies in our lives that we want to delight:
Is she Dancing With the Stars? How about the Bling PurePressed Eye Shadow Kit and the White/PinkHighlighter Pencil? Try placing them in an inexpensive but fancy clutch.
Is she a Twilight Temptress? Give her the look with Pinot NoirLiquid Eyeliner, Rose Gold24-Karat Gold Dustand RasberryPureGloss Lip Gloss. Pair them with a little moonstone ring, and you've got her ticket!
What about the Princess who has everything? It's the Limited Edition Sweet 15 Kit for her! This hot commodity is sold out in many places and may be hard to find, so check a location near you.
Do you have a friend you're dying to make over? The one who is so caught up in more mindful pursuits, she pays no attention to her gorgeous appearance? She may be no fuss, but just a touch here and there.... A flick of Longest Lash Thickening and Lengthening Mascara, a whisper of In Touch Cream Blush and a kiss of PureGloss Lip Gloss in Just Gloss or In The Pink, and she's done. Present them with a beautiful blank notebook, and she'll know you cherish her inner world too.
What to get the outdoorsy gal? She skis or snowboards, she hikes, she bikes, she plays in the garden. Help her protect her skin so she can focus on the activities she loves! Pair Powder-Me SPF Dry Sunscreen, Dream Tint Tinted Moisturizerand LipDrink Lip Balmtogether with a big, broad-brimmed hat (try a brimmed beanie if she's a snow bunny).
Is the sugarplum fairy in your life still playing dress-up? Give her the gift of shimmer with an assortment of Eye Glosses or the 24-Karat Gold Mine Kit. Put your baking skills to work and pair her pretty gift with this sweet treat.
We all know (and love) a drama queen! The Silver LiningPurePressed Eye Shadow Triple and Midnight BlueEye Pencil along with an elegant black cashmere scarf gives her all the glamour she needs.
These are just a few ideas to get you started. Is there someone on your list that has you stumped? Leave a comment below and we'll do our best to help!
Chelsea began her beauty journey in 2010 as a fashion and beauty freelancer at Ladies’ Home Journal magazine. There she had the chance to test and review hundreds of products while quickly falling for the benefits the clean makeup she tried. After leaving the magazine industry, she worked as a publicist for international fragrance and beauty brands until 2016 when she landed at jane iredale. Here, she has discovered liquid eyeliner doesn’t have to burn her eyes, foundation doesn’t have to feel heavy, and that the jane iredale Global Educators truly have the best beauty hacks. Since then, she’s shared her 10+ years of experience with you on The Good Glow Blog.