The holidays are the perfect time to show your nearest and dearest just how much they mean to you. What better way to spoil them than with some of the best makeup products on the market? Choosing the perfect beauty product can be hard, because most of us stay loyal to our favorites. This year we’re making it easy for you to choose with this expertly curated list of holiday gifts for any makeup maven. Each product supports the health of their skin while helping them achieve a look that’s naturally all their own.
Introduce your friends and family to the skin-loving benefits of mineral makeup with this limited edition, 4-piece set that includes everything they need to create a natural, flawless look. Formulated with micronized minerals, antioxidants and sunscreen, this kit helps hide fine lines, discoloration and scars yet is breathable enough to suit complexions prone to eczema or rosacea. This set includes the jane iredale fan favorite PurePressed Mineral Foundation, plus a chic travel brush, rose gold refillable compact and a POMMIST Hydration Spray to set the look.
Why it gets 5 Stars: “I receive compliments on my makeup all the time, and all I wear is this powder foundation. It covers all my redness, stays in place, wears well all day, doesn't irritate my skin, cause breakouts or accentuate my fine lines. I love this powder foundation, and I don’t ever want to be without it. Everyone needs this!” – Madeline A.
Mature skin benefits from makeup that infuses skin with hydration. We consulted with board-certified dermatologist and LovelySkin CEO Dr. Joel Schlessinger to learn more about the best foundation choices for mature skin:
“As we get older, our face loses volume, which leads to changes that can be remedied with fillers, but along with those, there are superficial changes that require some makeup tweaks as well. What works for a 20 year old is probably not the best option for a 60 year old! Each year our skin loses a little more collagen and elastin, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles and increased dryness. Heavy, full coverage foundations settle into wrinkles, which only makes them more apparent. Instead, mature skin benefits from lightweight, moisturizing formulas that contain emollient ingredients that help plump and conceal fine lines.”
This makeup-artist favorite is formulated with 80% moisturizing ingredients including aloe, collagen, jojoba and squalane to help conceal imperfections while plumping and hydrating skin. This luxuriously rich cream foundation leaves skin looking more youthful with a natural finish. Discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles are minimized with optical-smoothing technology, for makeup that looks natural no matter your age.
Why it gets 5 Stars: “This is possibly the most natural-looking, non-cakey foundation I've ever tried, and I've tried a lot! It has a more watery texture, but the coverage is exceptional. The jojoba oil is super nourishing on the skin, and it doesn’t seem to make my skin itch or clog my pores. This company really knows what they're doing!” – Sarah A.
You can never go wrong with high-quality organic makeup, and this lip crayon holiday gift set doesn’t disappoint. Featuring five vibrant shades, your bestie can feel good about their makeup because each shade is formulated with organic, plant-based phyto-pigments that infuse lips with protective and nourishing antioxidants. Each lip crayon nourishes lips with an exclusive moisture blend and features a jumbo crayon design, making application a breeze whether they’re applying at home or making touch-ups on the go.
Why it gets 5 Stars: “This is the most fun lipstick I have! It makes my lips look so plump and feels so good.” – Sherry S.
Considered one of the best foundations for oily skin, this breathable foundation optimally covers blemishes while treating existing breakouts with 2% salicylic acid. This non-comedogenic foundation is perfect for teenagers who may be ready to try their first makeup products while also dealing with their first breakouts and other skin issues. Dr. Schlessinger recommends this foundation to his acne-prone patients but also provides this tip:
“I am a huge fan of Oxygenetix makeup for a host of reasons, but the acne-prone individual is a terrific match, with its salicylic acid formula. In addition, I always recommend that my patients clean their makeup brushes on a regular basis and pay attention to older makeups that can be contaminated. Makeup is a challenge, as most people don't change it out often enough. Usually, my recommendation is to throw away any makeup that has been open for more than a year. That may be difficult, but is usually for the best.”
Why it gets 5 Stars: “This foundation is amazing! Keeps my skin looking fresh and dewy and at the same time covers any blemishes. It doesn’t clog my pores and blends into my skin so well it’s almost hard to tell I’m even wearing it!” – Autumn G.
Wrap up a little gift for yourself, and treat your lashes to some love this holiday season. This high-quality lash enhancing serum promotes healthy lash growth while strengthening your existing lashes. It contains five bioengineered polypeptides, biotin, hyaluronic acid and much more to give you lashes that are lusher and healthier. The best part? Improvements are seen in as little as 3-4 weeks with this professional-strength lash serum that doesn’t require a prescription.
Why it gets 5 Stars: “Vegan, easy to apply and feels lightweight. Doesn't take long to absorb and dry & doesn't hurt if you get it in your eyes by accident. What more could you ask for?? I like this so much that I bought this as a gift for my teenage sister and now it's our new fave!” – SVP, LovelySkin Employee
Find more holiday gift guides all holiday season long at LovelySkin.com. Do you have the perfect beauty gifts picked out for your nearest and dearest this year? Let us know in the comments below!