For my first 2017 Holiday Gift Guide, I will be focusing on what to gift the lovely women in your life who love makeup (this is also a great guide to pass along to the men who might need a little help). I am lucky to have so many amazing women in my life to shop for during the holidays- my mom, sisters, sisters-in-law, and mother-in-law. All of them are beautiful inside and out, but still have fun wearing makeup. My list below includes some holiday releases from one of my favorite brands, as well as some intriguing products from others.
Stila is one of my favorite brands, so you can never go wrong with one of their gift sets. This year, they have 9 amazing sets, and I have 5 of them. The Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Patina is one of my favorites, so I had to have the sets that included any variation of that, including some new sheer and shimmer formulations. Each of the 4 sets has a range of colors, so these are also perfect to split up for multiple people- I plan on adding 1-2 into each person’s stocking!
- Stila Star Studded Eight Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set contains 6 of the iconic matte shades plus two new shimmer formulations. Patina Shimmer, the shimmer version of their very popular dusty rose, Beso Shimmer, the shimmer version of their best selling and super flattering true red, Perla, a pale dusty pink, Patina, a dusty rose and my personal go-to for most occasions, Aria, a magenta plum that looks beautiful on most skintones, Chianti, a deep plum perfect for winter, Rubino, a new beet red, and Sogno, a new warm rose. This set is perfect for a lipstick lover who isn’t afraid of bold colors.
- Stila Warm & Fuzzy Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set contains a new shimmer color, Splendore Shimmer which is a warm coral with gold shimmer that will be perfect for the holidays, Beso, a gorgoeus red that works on many complexions, and Carmello, a neutral nude great for looks where you want your eyes to be the focus.
- Stila Sheer Delight Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set contains a new sheer formulation in the color Sheer Morello, a sheer black cherry, perfect for those of you (like me) who are afraid of dark lipsticks, Patina, their best-selling dusty rose and my personal favorite, and Fiery, a deep red.
- Stila Play It Cool Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set contains 3 pinks and berries in universally flattering cool shades; Baci, the lightest of the trio is a beautiful nude pink, Patina, my go-go dusty rose, and Bacca, a gorgeous raspberry that I think I’ll wear all winter long. This set is perfect for someone who loves lipsticks, but doesn’t want any too in-your-face colors.
- Stila Written In the Stars Eye Shadow Set contains three of their long-wearing glitter eyeshadows in the shades Diamond Dust, a sheer silver and multi-color glitter, Kitten Karma, a champagne, silver and copper glitter, and Smoky Storm, a light pewter and silver glitter. This set is sure to get a lot of use at holiday parties, especially on New Years Eve.
Coola is another of my favorite brands because it makes it so easy to wear SPF daily. These products are a great gift for anyone who loves to wear makeup, but still wants to keep themselves protected from the sun.
- Coola Face SPF 20 Daydream Mineral Primer creates a perfect silky smooth base for use under any foundation, or even by itself. This is a great one-step product to even skin tone while also providing SPF, so there is no excuse not to wear sunscreen.
- Coola Face SPF 30 Rōsilliance® BB+ Cream Golden provides a sheer, buildable coverage while leaving skin velvety smooth. It only comes in 3 shades, but it is sheer enough that most skintones should be able to blend it out enough.
- Coola Mineral Liplux SPF 30, Summer Crush in continuing with my lip obsession above, this is a great lip balm that is another perfect stocking stuffer. Lips are one place that are notoriously hard to wear SPF, and this balm solves that while also adding moisture and great color.
The final product in this gift guide comes from LashFood, a brand that makes products to help enhance your brows and lashes.
- Brow Food Holiday Brow Set contains 3 products to create the perfect brow: BrowFood Eyebrow Enhancer is a serum to restore the look of over-plucked eyebrows, BrowFood Velvet 3D Brow Glide is a tinted gel to fill in brows that lasts all day, and BrowFood Chamomile Makeup Eraser Pen can be used to remove any mistakes (including waterproof eyeliner!).
I hope you find this makeup gift guide helpful. Next week I’ll be sharing my skincare tips so stay tuned!