The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Beauty Lover
Because the make-up maven in your life deserves nothing but the best in beauty this Christmas!
DublinTown is teaming with beauty meccas, and so we’ve composed a list of the perfect gift ideas for any and all beauty lovers!
Make Up For Ever, Clarendon Street
Make Up For Ever is a make-up brand that believes life is a stage, and we all play our part. The brand allows everyone to create their own character and to reveal their own individuality and personality. Their award-winning products have been professional make-up artists, creative artists, and make up fan’s favourites since the brand’s beginning in 1984.
Their award-winning mascara would be a fan-favourite, and so we think their Lash Show Kit is a must-buy this year for any make-up fanatic.
The Lash Show Kit (€37) contains the iconic Make Up For Ever False Lashes (in Natural Impact), the Smoky Extravagant Mascara plus a full size Graphic Liner; the ultimate intuitive eyeliner! It helps you quickly create a precise line with just the right amount of long lasting product.
Inglot Cosmetics, South Anne Street & Jervis Shopping Centre
Inglot is a family run Irish business owned and run by the Swarbrigg family from Westmeath. Ever since landing in the Irish marketplace in July 2009, the popularity of the Inglot brand in Ireland has just gone from strength the strength. Inglot’s ethos is to enhance their client’s natural beauty using innovative, high quality products at reasonable prices.
Their Exclusive Love Palette (€75) is loaded with their beloved and most beautiful eyeshadows from their Freedom System Collection, in an eye-catching range of colours and textures, suitable for everyday looks and night time glam. Featuring shades that are perfect for a dazzling and defined Brow Highlight, and the ultimate Christmas Gold with festive sparkle and a dazzling pigment packed into one.
Included in the Love Inglot are neutral matte shades, striking burnt oranges, warm browns, rustic burgundy and a glamorous purple to add a pop of colour and extra intensity. There are three sparkle shades, two pearl and five matte shades – perfect for laid back everyday make up looks, or bold party season glam. Head into their store to talk to their talented team about this and their other wonderful gift ideas.
Benefit Cosmetics, South William Street & Fleet Street
Benefit Cosmetics’ mantra is “Laughter is the Best Cosmetic”. They believe in fast and fabulous beauty solutions, and that life is about grabbing life by the giggles. Their unique packaging and ground-breaking products have lead them to now be one of the most successful beauty brands in the world. They’re hailed as the royalty of brow products, and so what better gift for a makeup lover than their Brow Bestseller Box (€65)!
This limited edition brow set contains 5 FULL-SIZE favourites, 1 PRO tool and brow tips & tricks! From brow pencils to powders to gels and more, this set has everything you need to transform your brows…all in an adorable magic brow trunk. So why not visit one of their stores today!
Urban Decay, Grafton Street
As many beauty lovers know, Urban Decay is beauty with an edge. Eyeshadow is their self proclaimed vice, and so it’s only fitting that their Urban Decay Naked Palettes are among the most popular eyeshadow palettes in the world. Taking the eye make up world by storm with a range of their Naked Palettes proves neutral doesn’t have to be boring. They’ve got a neutral palette for every look—from bronze to taupe, rose to smoky, matte to shimmer (and everything in between).
Their newest addition to the Naked Collection is the Naked Cherry Palette (€47), and it’s their wildest yet. With 12 never-before-picked neutrals, this vamped-up cherry-hued palette is sure to bring out your sultriest, most tempting eye looks ever.
These 12 all-new shades include trending soft mattes and sizzling metallics, ranging from creamy ivory and shimmering rose gold to the most intense black cherry. We’re addicted to Bing, a deep mauve matte that is right on trend. And we can’t get enough of Drunk Dial, a shimmery metallic burgundy that takes smoky looks to a smoldering climax. Visit their flagship store on Grafton Street for a look at their other products for some Christmas gift inspiration.
Lush Cosmetics, Grafton Street-College Green
For an all-natural, 100% vegetarian (80% vegan) cosmetics brand, look to Lush Cosmetics. They’re most famous for their bath bombs and soaps but their cosmetics are slowly but surely taking the world by storm. In the beginning, Lush had a plan to radically change the way makeup was viewed, and so they created a range focused on the power of emotion, colour and feeling. Their core values and ethics of cruelty free, ethical buying and naked packaging have become just as important to their valued customers as it is to them, proving their blazing new trails in cruelty free cosmetics, and people are following.
Their Trix Sticks (€13.50) make concealing, contouring and highlighting a piece of cake. Makeup that works for your lifestyle and your skin, as well as the people and places that produce it. These handy concealer sticks are designed with you in mind. The hydrating sweet almond oil and shea butter base makes application a dream, while keeping skin hydrated and happy. The versatile concealers can also be used to highlight, contour or bronze – so no matter the look, Trix Sticks can help you nail it, making it a gift sure to be loved by all! Their deliciously aromatic store is on Grafton St and we guarantee, once you walk in, you won’t want to leave empty handed!
Skinfull Affairs, Exchequer Street
At Skinfull Affairs, they believe beauty is a state of mind – and they care about what goes in & on our bodies. Skinfull Affairs operates with a distinct focus on well being. They’ve journeyed far to find great products that come from all corners of the globe and are filled with natural ingredients, vegetarian (vast majority vegan), cruelty-free and made with high content of organic ingredients.
Their Expert Touch Foundation(€40) is a light-weight moisturizing foundation for maximum comfort. It is a soft and comfortable creamy foundation formulated with natural ingredients. Thanks to its texture and buildable coverage, it gives an even tone and stay-true colour. Extremely light-weight on the skin, it creates a fresh look and natural finish. The perfect addition to any beauty lovers make up bag. Paired with one of their professional flat foundation brushes (with layered bristles that’s made of high-quality synthetic hair, €40), this is a truly environmentally conscious cosmetic gift!