Are you stumped about what to give your niece who is just beginning to wear makeup, or your best friend the makeup aficionada? Our makeup artist has assembled some suggestions for those special people in your life.
For the teenager: For a younger teen who is just beginning to wear makeup, a foundation might not be necessary. Consider a Satin Finishing Powder, a shimmery blush, a light sparkly eyeshadow and a softly tinted lipbalm. Keiko Satin Finishing Powder, Freja Luminous Shimmer Blush, Paris Luminous Shimmer Shadow and Rhubarb Nurturing Lip Balm would be excellent choices for fair-to-medium skins; Ami Satin Finishing Powder, Guava Luminous Shimmer Blush, Tigereye Luminous Shimmer Shadow and Fig Nurturing Lip Balm would work for medium-to-dark skin. If you want to really earn her undying affection, add a Buff Brush, Blush Brush and Large Shadow Brush. You might even get rewarded a couple of hours of free babysitting!
Mom is always difficult to buy for, isn't she? She doesn't "need" anything if you ask her. This year don't ask. Surprise her with a set of subtle eyeshadows, and the brushes to apply them. A combination that works for many skin tones and eye colors is Fleur and Raven Satin Matte Eyeshadows with Grace Pearluster eyeshadow and Carnevale Luminous Shimmer Eyeliner. Fleur is the base shade, Raven can be used as a contour color for a toned-down daytime look, or as an outer-corner accent to add depth. Grace is the optional shade, adding a touch of subtle shimmer and color to the lid or crease. Carnevale can be worn damp for a defined line or dry for a softly smudged line. Eye brushes #33, #36, #37 and #39 round out the gift.
For the bona-fide makeup lover in your life, consider our special holiday collections: Silver Screen I and Silver Screen II. But if she's already purchased those for herself, you might have to get a little more creative. Why not give her some things to round out that collection? Nourishing Lipbalm in Cranberry, Luminous Shimmer Powder in Lumina, Satin Matte Eyeliner in Black and a #23 Kitten Brush would delight even the most discriminating makeup diva.