These are the staple makeup bits in my collection that are also fab gifts for anyone that is even slightly into their makeup. I’ll kick it all off with eyes, the Urban Decay Primer Potion is a must, it makes any eyeshadow last so much longer and gives such good colour pay off, this is the perfect stocking filler or a good one if you are on a budget. Looking back I’m not quite sure how I lasted without the Urban Decay Naked Palette in my life for so long. What I love about it is all the different looks I can create, the two matte shades mean I don’t really need anything else. This palette with a staple blending brush (Yep that is MAC’s 217) is all you need to create an amazing eye look. It may seem quite pricey but the quality of the eyeshadows is unbeatable, it’s like touching butter….
Another beauty gift is the Benefit They’re Real Mascara, I wanted to dislike this because everyone hyped it up so much, but it’s an all rounder (lengthens, gives volume, separation, doesn’t smudge, lasts ages, doesn’t leave any annoying black marks below my bottom lashes.. Perfect really). This makes the perfect gift as high end mascaras to me always feel like a luxury. A more affordable mascara I’m obsessed with at the minute is the Maybelline Lash Sensational, it provides volume and length… A combination of these two always gives me goooooooood lashes.
Just after my lipstick obsession is highlighters, they’re my new babies. A classic that my collection wouldn’t be without is MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle. I remember my boyfriend buying me this Christmas 2012 and I was so chuffed with it, this is the perfect safe option as it looks gorgeous on everyone. Anyone that is a makeup wearer needs that one luxurious (stupidly priced) lipstick they wear when they need a pick me up, Charlotte Tilbury is the brand I reach for when I’m feeling rubbish and want to feel human again. The Matte Revolution lipsticks have the best formulation, staying power and most amazing shade range you could ask for. Although it can be hard picking a lipstick shade I think something classic like Bond Girl, Red Carpet Red or Love Liberty are shades pretty much everyone will love.
Lastly a fab stocking filler is nail polish, there are some really nice sets around (TK MAxx is the place for cheap sets) but a couple of single nail polishes are also a winner to receive at Christmas. The Sleek Loves Gel Nails polishes are not highend but I am so impressed by the quality I wanted to include them in this, they are long lasting and opaque with amazing shine like a salon finish, for £4.99 you can’t go wrong.
Have you bought any highend beauty gifts for anyone this year?