Julia Petkevich-Sochnova, author of the BeButterfly blog and columnist at BeautyHack, is about gifts that will definitely not leave your sister or girlfriend indifferent.
When I started thinking about this selection, I instantly came up with the option with the Soft Matte Lip Cream Vault II NYX Professional Makeup set, because this is the perfect set for a girlfriend! And if she loves makeup, matte lipsticks and the NYX brand, then I can't even imagine the overwhelming level of delight from getting it! The composition includes as many as 36 shades of their legendary lipstick in a mini-volume - with the set, you can try a new lip color every day for more than a month, never repeat it and, in the end, find your favorite shades.
Christmas advent calendars can bring a festive spirit to any friend - there are really a lot of them in stores this year, so you just have to choose. I would like to draw special attention to the Ciate 12 Days Of Ciate London 2017 calendar, in which you can find 12 decorative products of the brand: 8 miniatures and 4 full sizes. A great option to get acquainted with a brand new to our country or continue to recognize it if you have previously bought brand products abroad. And a great mood is guaranteed, especially if you open one box a day, as the creators intended.
The Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette of the season will definitely be one of the best gifts for a girlfriend for the New Year! In it, the brand perfectly revealed the fashionable theme of wine-burgundy eye makeup: 12 shades from beige to red will allow you to create a huge number of makeup options - from nude to grunge style. Matte, shimmery and metallic - all textures are in one palette!
None of my collection of gifts can do without L`Occitane, because they know a lot about them, and every year in their stores there is a large assortment of sets. For friends, the Holiday Flapper Collection set, consisting of three beautiful boxes in the shape of classic flappers, is perfect: inside travel formats of nine famous products, including the legendary shower oil, almond body milk that bloggers never tire of praising, relaxing gel for a shower from the line "Aromacology" and other means. Each friend - a clapperboard!
It is especially pleasant to give bestsellers, because in such cases the likelihood that you will like the product is very high, so I hasten to tell you about the M.A.C Extra Dimension Skinfinish Soft Frost highlighter, which has managed to conquer thousands of beauty hearts during the year of its existence. Its beauty is that when applied to the skin, it gives a very beautiful cold lavender shimmer, which instantly accentuates the makeup, while it looks quite organic, albeit non-standard. Despite the fact that prismatic and duochromic highlighters represent a large fashionable niche, among them this particular shade has become the most popular and replicated, so whoever tried to create their own “Soft Frost” is such a trend.
Recently, the unicorn brand Lime Crime released three palettes of shadows in the style of the 90s - the cases resemble children's toys, but inside the most modern and high-tech shadows, the quality of which can be envied by a good half of the luxury segment of decorative cosmetics! Therefore, I think this is another cool gift for a friend! Each of the palettes has five shades of eyeshadow, and impressive sizes, although the toy design creates the illusion of tinyness.
Another brand that makes cool gift sets every year is Benefit. Honestly, if you choose a gift for a friend, then you can take any without looking! The best for my taste is GALifornia Love Benefit Cosmetics, which includes Roller Lash curling mascara, Galifornia beautiful coral blush miniature and the famous High Beam pearl pink highlighter in travel format. All of this is packed into a cool ball on a pedestal: it looks like a cosmetic snow globe.
And I will complete the selection with the incredible Smashbox Create & Transform Master Class Palette, which was created for all makeup fans and lovers to come up with something of their own. It consists of lipsticks, eyeshadows, sculptors, blushes and highlighters. And its uniqueness is that the colors are divided into basic and transformers - when mixing them, you can get all new shades and finishes. This is a limitless field for creativity and experimentation!