You know what time (of year) it is. If you are still working on your holiday shopping–I know I am–and you have someone in your life who is into skincare and/or makeup, I’ve got some suggestions for you. (Or maybe you want to add these to your own holiday wish list!)
In no particular order, I present the strongest players in the beauty game.
Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil. Oil cleansers are THE best way to remove makeup and cleanse the skin.
Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil. Face oils restore moisture to the skin like nobody’s business, and this one is the OG of face oils.
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5. The best hydrator out there. Apply this to damp skin after cleansing or showering, then follow immediately with moisturizer.
Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture SPF35. Great for normal and combination skin.
Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar Water. If you prefer not to feel like bees are stinging your eyes when you remove your eye makeup, you’ll love this gentle makeup remover.
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm. My favorite face mask. This can also be used as a tightening primer under makeup.
Too Faced Shadow Insurance. What to use if you like your eyeshadow to stay on and not crease.
Dior Diorshow Mascara. The way to go if you want to pump up the volume on your lashes.
Clinique High Impact Mascara. For length and inky blackness on your lashes.
MAC Studio Face & Body Foundation. If you like your skin too look like skin when you wear foundation, try this makeup artist favorite.
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer. Great for both undereye and face coverage.
MAC Oil Control Lotion. An oil minimizing product for the shiny peeps.
MAC Conceal & Correct Duo in Pure Orange/Ochre. Perfect for concealing hyperpigmentation on deep skintones.
MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger. A cult favorite red lipstick.
MAC In The Flesh Eyeshadow Palette. A solid array of neutral eyeshadows.
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. A quality drugstore pressed powder.
Algenist Green Color Correcting Drops. Use this under foundation to cancel out redness.
Algenist Apricot Color Correcting Drops. An awesome dark circle color corrector for light and medium skintones.
Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Gel Eyeliner in Truffle. I use this dark brown eyeliner on most clients.
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer. I use this on anyone whose makeup needs to last alllll day.
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. Everyone should have this.
Stila Convertible Color. I use these primarily as cream blushes, but you can use them a lipcolor too.
Benefit Hoola. This matte bronzer is another cult favorite. Hoola Lite is better for fair to light skintones.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector. These powder highlighters come in several shades to compliment all skintones.
Ben Nye Banana Powder. If you are trying to conceal dark undereye circles, this should be your final step to lock in your undereye color corrector and concealer.
I hope this helps with your shopping. Happy Holidays!
Have a beautiful day 🙂