Written By Letizia TheBoldLipstick - December 09 2018
Trying to find a gift for someone who loves makeup can be very difficult when you don't know much about it. Worry not, this handy guide will help you make the process easy. There are a few things you can do to make sure you arrive at a gift that the receiver will really appreciate.
Colour Is the Key
First things first, the most important part is good colour. Make sure it is something that the person you want to surprise is okay with wearing. Some people wear a full spectrum of makeup, while some like to stick to certain shades only. You can get a better idea about their preferences by looking at their pictures on social media. The more different shades you see, the more adventurous you can be. Make sure you pick something that you think they will look well in, since it is your gift to them.
Scouting for Styles
A real makeup lover is bound to have put up some photos right after doing their makeup. These photos will give you a great idea of what they like to use. Make sure you don't pick an item that they are not used to using, because they might not like it or know how to use it. The perfect gift will be something that they will be able to use right away. Based on these photos you can decide where the makeup should focus.
Picking the Right Item
For the inexperienced makeup user, it can be scary how many different items there are in the market, whether it is eyeliner, lipstick, eye shadow, foundations, nail polish etc. The trick is to keep it simple. You want to avoid things that are used in the background like foundations, so that you can give them something to highlight their key features. Lipstick and eyeliner is usually a great idea, since both are visible and bring out prominent features on their face. You can never go wrong with nail polish, as it is prominent but not constantly visible, giving you the perfect way to start off with a makeup surprise.
There are lots of different brands used by most makeup lovers, depending on the occasion. Consider where you would like this person to use the makeup and buy something accordingly. Since you are buying makeup for the first time, it may not be a good idea to buy something really expensive. It would be better to buy a simple makeup kit, or just one lipstick, nail polish or eyeliner that you feel really enhances their features. It might help to pay attention to the persons brand preferences.
The key is to keep things simple, and not try to overdo things since you are not fully aware of how makeup works. As gifts, the best options are usually lipstick,nail polish and eyeliner, which is mostly colour dependent, giving you a safe but expressive option to impress the makeup lover.