This year has been seriously rough and, frankly, everybody deserves endless spoils this festive season. If you’re clueless about what to buy your ride-or-die, you can never go wrong with some good quality cosmetics. Here are a few beauty buy suggestions to add to your Christmas gifting list.
1 URBAN DECAY Naked Ultimate Basics (R850)
The only neutral eye shadow palette your homie will ever need: it consists of 12 basic eye shadows in the most amazing matte textures, allowing you to create both daytime and evening eye makeup looks with no stress whatsoever.
2 BENEFIT Girl-A-Rama (R595)
A kit filled with miniature versions of Benefit’s best-selling beauty products to create a basic, day-to-day facebeat.
3 NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette (R395 at Clicks)
The pigments in these highlighting and contouring powders are insane. Splurge on this for your BFF and we promise you she’ll shed tears of joy.
4 REAL TECHNIQUES Miracle Complexion Sponge (R1230 at Foschiniforbeauty.co.za)
Buy mulitple, cause there’s really no such thing as having too many beauty blending sponges.
5 LANCÔME Hypnôse Drama Mascara (R420)
Hands down one of the greatest mascaras on the planet. Definitely get this if your bestie has short lashes and is struggling to find a worthy lengthening mascara.
6 A Gelish mani and pedi (ask your chosen nail salon for a price list)
Maybe book one for yourself too, pop a bottle of champagne and make it a girls’ date!
7 MAC Liptensity Lipstick in (R300) Toast And Butter
This is a warm-brown lippie that looks flattering on everyone. Seriously. We would usually avoid suggesting a lipstick colour as a gift but this particular shade is a must-have.
8 RIMMEL Magnif’Eyes Eye Contouring Palette (R160) Grunge Glamour
Another great eye-shadow palette that’s a little more affordable – and perfect for statement eyes.