Some people think buying for the beauty lover is hard, as they have everything they already need. Trust me, a true beauty lover
might have products to suit all their needs, but there is always loads to fill their wants!
To help you make your shopping a little bit easier, I have put together a gift guide with loads of ideas, so that all your shopping can be done from the comfort of the couch.
There are a few different options when it comes to makeup brushes. You can buy loads of single brushes, or you can buy a set. I have picked 3 sets to suit different budgets below.
The Beautiful Truth Brush set from Nima brush
Last year I contacted Niamh from Nima brush and asked her if she could do me a favour and put all of my favourite brushes into one set. I am always recommending these brushes, that I thought for gifting it might be easier to have them all in one set.
This set literally contains all the brushes I use to do a full face of makeup.There are 10 brushes in the set including foundation, contour, powder, highlighter and loads of blending brushes for you eyes. It is valued at €145 but retails at €105. However if you use the code thebeautifultruth you can get a further 10% off making it €94.50. You can pick the set up here.
The Essential brush set from Aimee Connolly
This is another lovely little brush set that would make a lovely gift. Containing a foundation brush, blusher/ setting brush, 3 eyeshadow brushes and an eyebrow brush, this set really has got your essentials covered. The quality of these brushes are also lovely and they wash really well. I have my set almost a year and they are still perfect! The essential Brush set is €55 and you can get it here.
Blank Canvas Brush Cracker
If you’re looking for something small for a secret Santa or stocking filler, have a look at the Blank Canvas Red cracker. It contains their famous F20 foundation brush and also the e22 concealer brush. This set is €18 from Cloud10beauty here.
The list of eyeshadow palettes are endless!! Rather than giving a full review on each, I am going to list ones that either I have and love or else ones that I have on my Wishlist!!
Huda Dessert Dusk
Out of all the Huda palettes this is my most used. Colour while they look mad are versatile, they blend beautifully and last an age on the eye! You can buy it on Cult beauty for €63 here .
Huda Rose Gold Remastered
Yes another Huda palette but I just have to be honest and say even at 65€ they are worth every cent and honestly my most used palettes. They come everywhere with me. This one is the remastered Rose Gold as the formula of the was made even better. Again you can get this on Cult Beauty for €63 here.
BPerfect Carnival palette
This is another super palette, with incredible pigment and longevity on the eyes. It looks like it wouldn’t be a palette you can get much wear our of day to day, but I have used this palette an insane amount ! You can buy it from Cloud10 beauty here for 44.95
Too Faced Gingerbread palette
This is high up on my Christmas Wishlist. I have had a little play with this in Debenhams and it feels unreal!!! It is hard to get your hands on but keep an eye on Cult Beauty for when it comes back into stock. It is €44 on Cult Beauty here.
Zoeva Cocoa Blend Kit
Zoeva is a fantastic brand with high pigment and are easy to use. For Christmas they have brought out a number of different eyeshadow kits that contain and eyeshadow palette, highlight and blusher palette, lip pencil and lip product. They cost €43 and can be bought from Cult Beauty here.
Huda Nude Palette
I couldn’t not include this. The amount of people that have this on their Christmas list is insane!! I had a play with it in Arnotts and I have to admit while I wasn’t wowed by the initial brand pictures, the little play I had gave me all the wants. You can get it on Cult Beauty here.
Skincare is very subjective and it’s important that we use what is right for our skin and not what’s right for someone else. However with that being said, if you know what skincare someone uses, you can get serious good value on gift sets at this time of year!
Image have a number of different sets to pick from. My favourite being the set that contains the Hyaluronic acid serum, the ageless cleanser and the vital C mask. That being said there is something for all Image fans in their giftsets. Most Image salons stock the gift sets but Skinshop.ie also have them in stock online here.
Yonka is another brand that I adore! I love the ethos behind this brand. The original family that started Yonka are still very much involved and there is so much love put into each product! my can’t live without product is the phyto Contour for eyes, as it helps the look a more awake then they are!!! There are lots of sets to pick from and you can find them on Renaissance skincare here.
Ella and Jo 3 in 1 Hyaluronic Skin mist
If you’re looking for something small for a secret Santa, the Ella and Jo 3 in 1 Hyaluronic Skin mist is excellent. The mix of ingredients helps hydrate, prep and sooth the skin and it just feels beautiful to spritz on the face in the morning!! You can buy it from Ella and Jo for €20 here.
I couldn’t do skincare gift sets and not include Deremalogica. I firm favourite of so many, they have a range of gift sets to suit every budget. Check our Dermalogica for a full list of gift sets.
This is my most raved about haircare product. If you’ve thick hair this is the best straighter hands down! it isn’t very portable but it is well worth the spend!! Look Fantastic seem to have it cheapest at €179 here.
Hot tools curl bar
I have been trialing the Hot tools curl bar over the past few weeks. If you’re a fan of a looser more union curl you will love this. It is easy to use, heats up fast and it does give a lovely curl. The curl drops to a more wavy undone look rather than a obvious curl. You can buy it from many salons but Amazon have it for €112 here.
Babyliss pro wand
This is my go to wand for curling my hair. This is cheap and cheerful. Gives a tighter curl than the Curl Bar and I find it easy to use! It takes a while to heat up but I would recommend wearing protective gloves once it is hot! Look Fantastic have it in stock for €46.45 here.
I have been using this hairdryer for a little over two years now and I would be lost without it. It dries my thick hair incredibly fast. Has a really long lead and the fact it now comes in Rose Gold just makes it look as good as it perfumes. You can buy it here for €99.99
It wouldn’t be Christmas if you didn’t get a nice shampoo set!! I have picked some of my favourites below.
Pureology Hydrate set
Containing a 250ml shampoo , a 250ml conditioner and a 125ml hydrate shine max. You can pick the set up for €50 on Millies.ie here.
Moroccanoil Travel Essentials Repair
I have used this set and found it super. You get 7oml repair shampoo, 70ml repair conditioner, 60ml texture spray and 25ml original treatment. It is €30.95 on Look Fantastic here.
Alfaparf Semi Di Lino Moisture Gift Set
This shampoo is incredible!! Enough said! The set contains, Semi Di Lino Nutritive Shampoo 250m, Semi Di Lino Nutritive Leave in Conditioner 200m and Semi Di Lino Cristalli Liquidi 15ml. You can buy it from Millies for €28.50 here.
These are the ultimate glam gift! Hollywood mirrors make doing your makeup far easier as you can actually see what you’re doing!!! I have two at home a big huge one which I adore and a smaller one that I use for more close up work. Hollywood mirrors used to be a nightmare to try and get your hands on but now Glam Dolls are distributing them in Ireland so we can have them delivered to our doorsteps with Zero Hassle. The big Hollywood mirror is called the Mailbu at costs €299.99 while the smaller mirror is called the Gigi Mirror and costs €119.99. You can check out the full range of Mirrors on Glamdoll.ie here.
For the beauty lover who needs a way to store their makeup!! The Álainn organiser is a 100% Irish made and Irish designed product. It is manufactured from high quality and durable acrylic. The Álainn Organiser was designed so that you could create an organiser to suit your needs. It comes with 1 tray, 5 long inserts and 6 short inserts. Using the inserts, you can create a layout to suit your organisational needs. The Álainn customisable organiser is compatible with all Ikea Alex drawers and many other vanity units. You can also fit two side by side in the Ikea Malm desk!!! It also looks beautiful on display too.