This was probably the gift guide I was most looking forward to doing. Buying makeup is easily one of my most favourite past times. The swatching of pretty colours, opening funky packaging and the rewarding feeling of carrying a little bag of goodness out of the store. Wow, I just realised how much of an addict I really am.

You may not being buying something for someone quite as addicted as I am, but these 5 gifts are perfect for a special person in your life no matter how big or small your budget.

Clinique – Fall In Love With Colour

I have shown you this set previously but it is such a great gift idea I had to mention it again, just in case you forgot it existed. The limited edition set includes all a woman needs to create a beautiful makeup look … and take it off. In my opinion this is the gift that would suit every woman you know because the colours are beautiful without being too invading on someones own style, so everyone can make a look perfect for them.

Set includes High Impact Mascara in Black 7ml, Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Sunset 6ml, Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips 50ml, Limited Edition Colour Surge Eye Shadow Palette 3.4g, Cream Shaper For Eyes in Chocolate Lustre 0.8g, Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Currant 5ml, How-To Booklet and a Pink Cosmetics Bag.

Stockist Details: AUS $95 from Clinique counters and online / USA $42 from Clinique online and Sephora / UK £65 from Clinique online

Swarovski – Aura Makeup Jewels

Beauty has been wrapped up in its most stunning packaging yet with these Swarovski crystal pendants. The swivel, jewel-encrusted top of the pendant slides out of the way to reveal a lipgloss. Available in two options, one Pink and one Clear, each with matching colours crystals on the exterior. Not only is it a beautiful necklace but also a secret weapon in beautiful makeup.

Stockist Details: AUS $98 from Swarovski / UK £48 from Selfridges

Revlon – All About Eyes Set

This nifty set is perfect for updating handbag essentials. It features Revlon’s new Grow Luscious Mascara in Blackest Black along with ColorStay Eyeliner in Black, CustomEyes Shadow & Liner Palette in Naturally Glamorous and a petite cosmetic bag.

Stockist Details: AUS $39.95 from department stores and selected pharmacies

Michael Kors for Estée Lauder Sets

Last year Estée Lauder teamed with Coach to create a limited edition collection of christmas release sets. This year Michael Kors got the honour and the three sets he created, Gold, Pewter and Silver, are simple stunning. Each set contains a different colour story so you can choose one that work best for you.

The sets include Pure Color Lip Gloss, Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil, Pure Color Lipstick, Eye and Cheek palette, Make-up brushes and a matching Michael Kors clutch.

Stockist Details: AUS $125 from Estée Lauder counters / USA $39.50 with any fragrance purchase at Estée Lauder online and Macy’s / UK £45 from Harrods

Stila – Holiday Lip Glaze Set

A cult beauty product and smash hit with women all over the world are lip glaze pens by Stila. This limited edition holiday set includes 4 of their best-selling shades and 4 limited editions. I have to say the most beautiful christmas lipgloss I have ever seen is Believe (the one on the far right).

Set includes Kitten, Kaleidoscope, Apricot, Grapefruit, Fantasy, Starfruit, Dreamy and Believe.

Stockist Details: AUS $65 from Mecca Cosmetica (international shipping available) / USA $25 from Sephora* and Zappos* / UK £16 from Cult Beauty* (international shipping available) and Beauty Bay (international shipping available)


Looking for more gift ideas? Check out our Holiday Gift Guides for NailsHair LoversVegans and Beauty Bargians


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