Makeup, beauty products and tools make great gifts, especially if it’s something that the recipient might not buy herself. If you have a friend, a sister or an aunt who is a makeup maven or a beauty product addict this is the gift guide for you.
Clarisonic Mia ($120). I mentioned on Friday that the my Clarisonic was the best gift that I’ve ever been given, and I meant it. Many other companies have tried to copy the Clarisonic, but all the cheaper models I’ve tried pale in comparison. There is only one, and once you’ve washed your face with the real thing, you’ll never go back.
Tina Tarantino Revolution Brush Set ($70). For the money, this is one of the best sets that I have ever encountered. It’s well-made, contains most of your essentials (you’ll need a blush brush) and comes in a vibrant pink hue. It would be the perfect set for a younger woman building her collection of tools.
Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Lip Color in Gabrielle ($43). ( The cheaper site sold out before this published.) Named after Chanel’s founder, Gabrielle is the perfect shade of red. It looks good on many women, but not all. But even if this isn’t the shade for you, giving a Chanel lip color or nail polish is a great way to give a friend a luxurious, designer gift without spending a fortune.
Butter London 3-Free Nail Lacquer ($15). Butter London has the most amazing colors of any nail polish maker out there. From The Black Knight to HRH, from Pillar Box Red to the Old Bill, the colors and the cute names make this polish the perfect gift for friends and acquaintances.