I’ve decided to do a two week Holiday Gift Guide series which will focus on different areas. These areas will include makeup, perfume, nail polish, and fashion to name a few. To start off this two week extravaganza I decided to start with a Holiday Gift Guide that focuses on products for the makeup beginner in your life.
The first product is a base product. Now depending on who you’re buying for not only may you not know their foundation shade but there’s the possibility that THEY may not know their foundation shade. A BB Cream is excellent in these cases as they usually only have four shades Fair, Light, Medium, and Dark. All you have to do is roughly judge about where you think they would fall and you should be able to get a shade that is fairly decent.
A great product for a makeup beginner to start out with is clear mascara. A clear mascara will allow them to not only practice applying mascara on their lashes without getting it all over their face. A clear mascara can also be used to tame down wilder brows for those beginners who either choose not to pluck or don’t know how to shape yet.
Next on the list is an actual holiday item from E.L.F. cosmetics. This item is a cube of nine lip glosses ranging in colors from clear to a deep vampy purple. This is a good product to get because it allows the giver to gift several items at once and gift glosses without having to know the wearers exact shade. Also, it allows the receiver to be able to try out different shades to find their “signature” shade, if they haven’t found it yet.
One important step that a lot of makeup beginners forget about is removing their makeup. This is actually one of the most important steps in the makeup process because not removing the makeup can cause the pores to become clogged. Clogged pores can lead to acne and skin aging more quickly. A good way to remove makeup is with an oil free makeup remover. Oil free makeup removers work best because they are good for ALL skin types.
The last item on the list is a bag to put all of these products in. A good quality makeup bag is good to give to a makeup beginner as it will not only hold their makeup products but it will be something that they can use for years to come. What will start out as a bag for all of their makeup items will later be able to be used for just one type of product, for example lipsticks.