The Makeup Gifts Our Editors REALLY Want This YearOctober 28, 2020
Lancôme Hypnôse DramaI probably get asked for my all-time favorite mascara at least three times a week, no joke. With its oversized, curved brush and intensely pigmented formula, Hypnôse Drama always makes my list. I love that it gives me megawatt volume without an eyelash curler and never clumps.
YSL Beauty Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick Balm Holiday EditionGranted, I haven’t been wearing lipstick as often I did before COVID-19 made mask-wearing mandatory, but when I do want to amp things up for a video call or virtual happy hour, I turn to this hydrating, oil-infused lippie in Rosewood In Wild. It feels like a balm but gives my lips a pop of much-needed color. The limited-edition leopard print tube is infinitely giftable, too.
Lancôme L’Absolue Rouge Intimatte LipstickAfter giving one of these velvety lipsticks a try, I’m so hooked, I want every shade. The formula is hydrating and creamy (perfect for winter!) yet offers a soft matte, pigmented finish that’s super pretty. I already own Kind of Sexy, a gorgeous berry shade, and now I have my eye on Not Flirting, a striking orange-red (hint, hint).
IT Cosmetics Celebrate Your Heavenly Luxe Brushes
Makeup brushes are not something I buy for myself; I’ve had the same set on my vanity for so long, I’m embarrassed to admit their age. This chic brush set would be a welcome refresh to my collection, plus I love that it conveniently comes with a travel pouch, so I never have to store my brushes in a plastic bag when I’m on the go again.
YSL Beauty Rouge Pur Couture Slim Glow Matte LipstickThe gift of a luscious lipstick is a must-have for me this year, and the Rouge Pur Couture Slim Glow Mattes certainly fit the bill. These creamy lipsticks offer matte pigmentation with radiant undertones and come in all kinds of warm shades from reds to oranges and browns. My go-to has been Furtive Caramel, so you bet I’m asking for a refill in my stocking.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Hydrating Primer + Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Face and Under-Eye Concealer
Ask any beauty lover and they’ll tell you that switching up their primer and face makeup in the winter is ideal for keeping their skin radiant-looking and supple. This year, I’d like this very gift in the form of the Luminous Silk Hydrating Primer and Concealer. The primer blurs and hydrates, while the concealer has a natural, medium-coverage finish and leaves the skin looking highlighted and oh-so-glowy.