Holiday Shopping 101: Cosmetics for All Ages

Tony Cabrera and I for Fox 11 News

Tony Cabrera and I for Fox 11 News

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Holiday shopping can be overwhelming, especially when searching for “that perfect something” for the fantastic women in your life…I’ve narrowed down a fabulous list to help you navigate the cosmetic terrain if “presence” is simply not enough this holiday season! I hope you enjoy!

Here’s THE LIST!

 

NYX Clear Gloss 

I love this simple, inexpensive gloss!  Perfect for those first lesson heart breaks of “I left my gloss at school/the movies/friends’ house” etc!

NYX Clear Gloss

NYX Clear Gloss

$5.00

AGE 9-11

Pretty Woman Nails

Honestly, I use this line myself, and am in love! The nail polish stays put, looks fantastic, and is super user-friendly.  I love how easy the kits are to apply, and think it is a fun gift for all make up aficionados.

Pretty Woman Nail Kits

Pretty Woman Nail Kits

$7.99

AGE 9-11

Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara from Ulta 

My first mascara was “clear” and I felt so beautiful being allowed a tiny hint of make up!  The clear mascara makes lashes a tinge darker, but is not over-bearing or inappropriate.

Great Lash Clear Mascara

Great Lash Clear Mascara

$5.99

AGE 12-13

Victoria’s Secret Body Splash 

Feel free to support The Body Shop if Victoria’s Secret makes you uncomfortable, but at $14 a pop, these are pretty, fun, and smell better than you would think!!!! Love Spell anyone? *vintage*

Victoria's Secret Body Splash

Victoria’s Secret Body Splash

$14

AGE 12-13

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Power Volume 24H Mascara at Target

Be still my heart. I love this mascara.  It is the perfect starter mascara- only $6.99, and gives boost and volume pretty enough to impress your tween!

24H Power Lash Mascara by L'Oreal

24H Power Lash Mascara by L’Oreal

$6.99

AGE 14-17

 

Sephora Collection Blockbuster Palette

Oh gosh- Every teen’s dream.  A palette that has it all: shadow, gloss, blush, bronzer, etc! WOW!  This is a must have, and super fun for those make up-obsessed at any age!

Sephora Blockbuster Palette

Sephora Blockbuster Palette

$49.50

AGE 14-17

Flower Bomb Body Cream

For the young lady who wants to feel grown up- Flower Bomb by Viktor and Rolf is the top-selling fragrance in the country, so it’s a sure home run- I suggest a body cream, as perfume can be a little personal and not always right on with everyone’s body chemistry. The Body Cream will leave her feeling special and beautiful.

Flower Bomb Creme

Flower Bomb Body Creme

$90

AGE 18-20

 

Voluspa Santiago Huckleberry Three WIck Candle

My personal favorite candle.  Voluspa burns cleanly, and lasts a super long time.  Santiago Huckleberry is so delicious and fresh!

Voluspa Candle

Voluspa Candle

$18

AGE 18-30’s

Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara

Never clumping, volume building, and oh so luxe- for a real go-getter with a mission for incredible lashes!  This mascara uses gun-metal for the case so it is perfectly weighted to distribute just the right amount of mascara.

Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara

Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara

$32

AGE 20’s

 

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Mat Lipstick

Right now, matte lipstick is all the rage.  These golden nuggets of luxury will impress on first sight and application! Mango Butter, vitamin E among other yummy ingredients make these taste as good as they look!

YSL Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Pur Couture Lipstick

$35

AGE 20’s

 

YSL Gloss Volupte

Another complete “yum.” Mango butter, hylueronic acid (plump lips naturally), and vitamin E keep lips super hydrated while little bits of REAL gold flit through the formula!

YSL Gloss Volupte

YSL Gloss Volupte

$35

AGE 20’s

Sephora Honey Mask

The best $6 ever spent.  This keeps skin supple, hydrated, and refreshed!  30’s become a time of career boosts, children, and family shifts which means a little pampering is in order! A mask is the most simple way to say, “take a moment for ‘you’ time!”

Sephora Honey Mask

Sephora Honey Mask

$6

AGE 30’s

SKII Mask

My Luxe choice- SKII is super fantastic, reputable, and effective.  Keep it classy when delivering any present of skin care as a way to “treat herself” and never bring up the words, “fine lines,” “wrinkles,” “stress lines,” or the “you’ve been sooo tired.”  Remember, you want her to feel fantastic, and not ancient, so please proceed with this heed for the rest of the mentioned products!

SKII Mask

SKII Mask

$135

AGE 30’s

 

Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil

A woman’s body is super miraculous, and goes through many changes during her lifetime.  Around the 40’s, women start to produce oil in certain areas and lose it in others.  An Advanced oil is amazing at helping keep at bay over productive oils (seems counterintuitive but is scientifically proven!) and help cushion areas that are lacking.  “Anti-Aging” is in the title (gasp) so make sure when gifting to her, you stress the importance of wanting to treat her to a relaxing spa oil that she can luxuriate with at home.

Algenist Oil

Algenist Oil

$79

AGE 40’s

L’Occitane Delicious Almond Set

The scent, the fun packaging, the efficacy of the products.  L’Occitane is my total “go-to” for bath sets!  I have heard from my beautiful mother that around 50, the body needs more hydration, and I LOVE the almond line as it is so hydrating!

L'Occitane Bath Set

L’Occitane Bath Set

$59

AGE 50’s

Spa Finder

Every woman at every age loves to be pampered.  I find that at 60, a woman might not necessarily purchase herself a spa package (message, facial, pedicure, manicure, etc) but she will certainly enjoy one if given to her!!!  I love Spa Finder as they have location affiliates in most cities, and you can determine how much you spend!  Have fun with it!

Spa Finder Wellness

Spa Finder Wellness

Any Amount!!!!

AGE 60’s

Chanel N5 Fragrance

In case you know her favorite fragrance, this is the perfect gift!

Chanel N5 Perfume

Chanel N5 Perfume

$78

AGE 60’s

Giorgio Armani Si Fragrance Gift Set

In case you do want to be a bit risky (as fragrance is quite personal) and surprise her with something new, Giorgio Armani’s “Si” fragrance is a luxurious blend of Black Current Nectar, Vanilla, Patchouli, Chypre, and Blond Wood Musk.  Its complexity is intoxicating, and definitely one to explore.

Giorgio Armani Si Fragrance

Giorgio Armani Si Fragrance

$75

AGE 60’s

Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream and Bliss Foot Patrol

For her 70’s get her something she can do at-home!  I LOVE the Bliss Hand Cream and Foot Patrol foot treatment.  She will feel cared for from head to toe!

Bliss Hand Cream

Bliss Hand Cream

Bliss Hand Cream and Foot Patrol

Bliss Foot Patrol

Both $18 Each

AGE 70’s

Sephora Collection Spa Gloves

A must to go with the above mentioned.  There are many other expensive options for spa gloves to be worn in conjunction with the hand cream, but these ones are fantastic and so cute!

Sephora Spa Gloves

Sephora Spa Gloves

$36

AGE 70’s

Sephora Collection Spa Socks

Nestle those toes into something cozy while treating her feet.  Use with the above mentioned Foot Patrol.

Sephora Spa Socks

Sephora Spa Socks

$36

Age 70’s

“Fresh” Soap

Soap is a beautiful gift to give as most women won’t purchase a “pretty” soap for themselves, but LOVE to receive one as a gift! For our more tenured gift receiver, a pretty soap is a nice gesture from your heart to theirs!

"Fresh" Soap

“Fresh” Soap

$15

80’s-100’s

Aquiesse Candle in Luxe Linen

This is the GO TO fragrance if you are unsure of a fragrance scent to give, the Luxe Linen is pretty, easy, and clean.  Aquiesse also burns cleanly, and when I light it in my living room, it gently wafts through my house making me so happy.  I say when in doubt, give a candle out!!!!

Aquiesse Luxe Linen Candle

Aquiesse Luxe Linen Candle

$21.42

80’s-100’s

 Please note that many of these items are a “lust” version of my favorites and there are plenty of “musts” you can find at a lower price without the brand name!  Please take the ideas of ages and product as your example for shopping in case this list is a little lofty! 

Most of these products can be found at your local Sephora.  I love Sephora because they do not work off of commission, and will connect you to the best products for YOU!  If you STILL aren’t sure what to get, grab a gift card.

I wish you all the best of luck, and please remember the people you are shopping for and the love you have for them when embarking on the retail adventure.  Please spread joy and kindness to your associates, and remember the meaning behind all the goodies we get to enjoy this Holiday Season.

Happy Holiday Shopping, and please comment below your favorite gift you have received from the cosmetic world!!!

Love and Beauty,

E

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About emilyinbeautyland

Emily Oliver is a celebrity make up artist from Spokane, Washington living, breathing, and working in beauty all over the world!
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