Gift Guide for the Makeup Lover

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!

Top-Bottom: Sheer Morello, Bacca, Aria, Patina, Splendore Shimmer

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.


I hope you find this makeup gift guide helpful. Next week I’ll be sharing my skincare tips so stay tuned!

  • The Coola stuff looks great, I’d love to receive something from that line for Christmas – I’ve been curious to try their sunscreen for ages.

    • beautifulbeakers

      I really love the Coola brand, it makes adding SPF to your routine super easy.