10 Gifts To Give To The Beauty Junkie In Your Life!
Every girl squad has at least one friend who is more beauty literate than the rest of the gang put together. You know, the one who knows her contouring from her strobing, and tells you that your eyeliner looks like something you did while travelling in a local train. Gifting them something cool is a task, because you know that nothing pleases them more than make-up. But what make-up do you gift the resident beauty maven when she might, in all probability, already have most of the stuff you can think of? Leave it to yours truly to curate gifts for Valentine’s Day that will make even the most discerning beauty junkie’s heart sing!
While you’re at it, also check out some of our favourite gifts to give all the women in your life.
The Naked palettes by Urban Decay have such a fan following that it’s impossible you haven’t heard your beauty junkie friend raving about it. The Vice4 Eyeshadow Palette includes twenty new and limited edition eye shadows. The colours — like most of the Naked palettes — have micro-glitter and are intensely pigmented.
I’ve said earlier that K-Beauty is going to be even BIGGER in 2016, and we’re just about waking up to the goodness of sheet masks that Korean women have been using for decades. This single use gel mask hydrates your skin and gives it that covetable dewy glow. Beauty junkie or not, any girl would love this pick-me-up for their skin.
When I receive a gift in such delightful packaging, I can’t stop admiring how beautifully they are displayed. Who couldn’t do with a set of 12 amazing hand moisturisers in every colour of the rainbow? I definitely could! There’s no such thing as having too many hand creams.
Sure she has a ton of under eye creams, but there’s nothing like a rejuvenating eye mask, is there? This mask has snail ferment and is quite soothing and moisturising without being greasy, making it perfect for the delicate under-eye region.
Anyone who works in an air-conditioned office will know how dry and parched their skin feels by midday. While most of us have lip balms to treat our chapped lips, the delicate under eye area is often ignored. This anti-aging eye and lip perfector has a silky balm for lips on one side and an eye contour cream gel on the other. The white leatherette zip case it comes in makes it look as luxurious as the products feel.
A mini compact drawer box that holds quads for the eyes, face, and cheeks, the Mini Prismes are classy and cute at the same time, a tall order to pull off. The packaging is snug and secure, meaning they won’t get damaged while travelling plus the colours are very usable and easy to pull off.
Sure your friend is a stickler for cleanliness and takes care of her skin efficiently, but the Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System deep cleanses, exfoliates, and gives a great facial massage in the process. Do you need any more convincing about gifting this handy gadget?
As a make-up lover, the one thing I HATE is having to clean my make-up brushes regularly. Professional or not, cleaning brushes is a chore; one that must be done regularly, religiously, and meticulously. So a solid brush cleanser to help your friend keep her skin healthy and free of bacteria is such a thoughtful gift then, don’t you think?
9. Bobbi Brown Deluxe Cheek & Eye Palette (Rs 6,620)
The carefully curated limited edition holiday collection luxe lip and eye palette is great for any beauty enthusiast. This gorgeous double-decker cheek and eye palette offers two wearable shades of blush (pale pink and desert rose) and eight flattering eye shadows that compliment all skin tones. The perfect thing to carry when you are on the move.
(Available at Bobbi Brown outlets across the country.)
Initially launched as a limited edition product, the Balm Jovi Rockstar Face Palette became a part of TheBalm’s permanent line thanks to its popularity. The palette includes 12 eye shadows that are a mix of textures — matte, frosty, and shimmer, one highlighter, one blush and two cheek/lip creams.