Sunday, December 3, 2017

Gift Guide for Makeup Addicts

Are you looking for something to get your makeup addicted friend or family member? Check out this list for some inspiration for perfect makeup gifts.

Benefit POREfessional Primer

The benefit POREfessional primer is a must have in every makeup addicts makeup shelf, and it probably already is there! (Just empty and cut open to get out the last bits). Makeup addicts always need primer, because it’s the least exciting thing to buy. We get to distracted from the shiny highlights and forget about the primer, but regret it when we run out. The POREfessional primer by benefit is amazing at blurring pores and mattifying the skin. It creates a smooth tacky base for foundation to stick to. 

The Maybelline Baby Skin primer is a known dupe for the Benefit Porefessional Primer because it gives the same abilities as it. It blurs pores and creates a tacky base for your foundation, and it’s not greasy which is rare for cheap primers. 

The Huda Beauty Faux Filter foundation is a full coverage foundation that a social influencer by the name Huda Beauty recently released, which means there is a chance your fellow makeup addict has yet to try it. It has a velvet finish, not too matte nor too luminous. It comes in so many shades so you’re bound to find the right one!

The Maybelline Fit Me Foundation is very similar to the Huda Beauty faux filter Foundation. It is a full coverage foundation with a matte finish that erases pores and covers blemishes. It retails for five to seven dollars which is a great dupe compared to thirty three, with similar formulas.

The NARS radiant creamy concealer is the perfect concealer formula, it is non-creasing, non-drying, and full coverage. It is the perfect concealer for the under eyes so make sure to get it and a shade lighter or two so that your fellow makeup addict can highlight with it. 

L'Oreal Pro Glow Concealer
The L'Oreal Pro Glow Concealer has the same non-drying, non-creasing formula as the NARS radiant creamy concealer. It is also great concealer for the under eyes so make sure to get it a shade lighter or two for highlighting purposes. This concealer only retails for $5 to $7. 

The Laura Mercier transluscent setting powder is the perfect must have for every makeup addict. Make up addicts always need a new powder, so you can not fail when buying one as a gift. Laura Mercier recently came out with a couple more shades called deep and deep dark translucent for darker toned girls. 

The Coty AirSpun powder is another must-have for makeup addicts no matter if you have a budget or not. it comes in a large container for only $5 and recently came out with a couple more shades just like Laura Mercier did. It's the perfect powder for baking because it comes with so much, and it's finely milled. The only downside with this product is it smells strongly of flowers, which some might not like. 

If you do makeup and you haven't heard of the Benefit Hoola Bronzer then you must be living under a rock. The Benefit Hoola Bronzer is well known because of its matte formula which is extremely easy to blend, it looks good on most skin tones and comes in other colors also, to ensure you do not get a bronzer helmet.

The Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer is another very well-known bronzer because of its blendable formula and flattering shades. It contains murumuru butter which is extremely good for the skin and must be the reason of why it blends so well onto the face. It is also a matte bronzer which is why a lot of people see it as a dupe for the benefit hoola bronzer. This product retails for $7.

The Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette, Peach palette, bon bons palette, or any other food-related Too Faced eyeshadow palette is always going to make a makeup addict very happy. the Two Faced Chocolate Bar palette but lens amazingly on the eye without even needing a transition shade. It's extremely pigmented and comes with shimmers and mats, which means not needing to grab other pallets in the morning. The pilot even smells and tastes like chocolate.

La girl the nudes eyeshadow palette has similar brown and taupe shades like the chocolate bar palette. I have to admit it is very hard to come anywhere close to as good as a Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette and if I were you I would splurge on this item, but any nude to brown pallet will do to replace this if you cannot afford it.

Lilly Lashes are one of the most well-known eyelash brand out there. They have mink and faux mink eyelashes and so many different styles that it's hard to choose. If you are buying a pair of lashes for your fellow makeup addict always go with Demi wispies because they are flattering on every eye shape.

Once again it is hard to compete with the brand I've said before, but these lashes had to be included. They don't have the same for left me feel and look as a Lilly Lashes, but they look and stay on the eye because of the flexibility of the band. These lashes retail for only $1.

The Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara is another makeup item that is extremely well known. It is possibly the best mascara there is because it gives length, pigment and volume without any clumping, flaking, or smudging.

The Lash Paradise Mascara comes incredibly close with the Too Faced Better than Sex. It has a similar wand, formula, and even packaging. It gives amazing length and volume just like the Better than Sex mascara. It only retails for about 7 dollars!

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush
The Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush is always raved about. It is extremely blendable, pigmented (not so pigmented you’ll look like Pennywise), and comes in beautiful colors. I don’t know about you, but when I hear “Tarte” I immediately think about their blushes. They also have a amazonian clay blush palette that would be the perfect gift.

Milani is also known for having amazing blushes, with great prices. They are buttery and blend like a dream, pigmented, and come in beautiful shades also. Getting it in the rose packaging is perfect for a gift.

The Anastasia glow kit comes with six blinding shades. They blend into the skin beautifully with a major reflect. It has a white shade which is amazing for a highlighter palette so you can make the other shades custom to your skin tone.

The e.l.f. Highlighting Palette has similar shades as the Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Glow, except it is nowhere as blinding and pigmented as the Anastasia one, and it is slightly chalky. This is truly as close you can get to as good as the Anastasia Pro Glow. You cannot beat perfection.

No matter how you feel about Kylie, you can't dispute the fact her lip kits are amazing. The formula isn’t patchy, it goes on smooth with extreme pigment, and dries a non-budging matte. She is always coming out with new shades, and there is definitely one for everyone. The lip liners are extremely creamy and glide right on. You can’t go wrong with lip colors, and anyone would be happy to get one of these.

The Liquid Catsuit Lipstick by Wet n’ Wild is another really good liquid lipstick with a super creamy smooth formula that glides on the lips with extreme pigment. The doe foot applicator is pretty unique, the curve making it easier to line your lips as you apply. This lipstick also lasts for a very long time without bleeding or any patchy-ness.

The Too Faced Hangover Priming and Setting spray retails for around 37 dollars. It is great for people with dry skin to use as a primer to replenish the moisture, and is very versatile. You can lay down your foundation on your face and spray your face to get a better blend, or to help blend contour. You can spray your face before highlighter to make it pop more, and at the end of doing your makeup to insure all the powders melt together and create an airbrushed effect.

e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Primer Mist
e.l.f’s primer water spray is very similar to the Too Faced Hangover Priming and Setting spray. It hydrates the skin and can be used during, and after the makeup. The only problem with this product is it doesn’t spray into as fine of a mist as the Too Faced spray does, and sometimes droplets will be on your face, which can easily be solved with a beauty sponge.

By Aryanna LaMarco

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