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Butterfr33 Fri 01-Dec-17 09:14:17

Sorry posting for traffic!

What would you recommend as a good make up present for a 17yo aspiring make up artist on a beauty course?

I have no idea 😩

MatildaTheCat Fri 01-Dec-17 09:23:12

A voucher unless it’s your dd and you know precisely what she owns and what she likes.

Pickleypickles Fri 01-Dec-17 09:24:54

A set of really nice brushes and some brish cleaner?

kaytee87 Fri 01-Dec-17 09:29:41

How much do you want to spend?

Rebeccaslicker Fri 01-Dec-17 09:30:12

If she's that into it, I would ask her, I think - she will probably have very clear ideas on what she likes.

There's also this place - used to be the famous Charles Fox in Covent Garden - does film and theatre makeup. You can get really cool stuff or day courses here that she might like!

LakieLady Fri 01-Dec-17 09:32:58

A set of make-up brushes would almost certainly be appreciated. Anyone seriously into make-up can never have too many brushes.

There are some great ones online. I got a set from Elf Cosmetics for £14.50 for my make-up mad niece.

BlondeB83 Fri 01-Dec-17 09:38:03

MAC brushes/belt pouch

BlondeB83 Fri 01-Dec-17 09:38:29

Or a MAC voucher

Butterfr33 Fri 01-Dec-17 09:46:25

Fab will take a look! She's my DS and getting cash off other people but I know she likes gifts so I want to get her something to open!

Moanyoldcow Fri 01-Dec-17 09:49:24

The Iconic oval makeup brushes are gorgeous but about £75. Not sure what your budget is but they'd make a lovely gift I think.

Rebeccaslicker Fri 01-Dec-17 09:50:53

If she were just into makeup (I was obsessed at that age!) I would say any nice brand like benefit or nars or stila. But if she wants to be an artist, she possibly has very set ideas on what brands she likes for what bit. Or she might want something specific like a gel nail kit (she could make some money with that!).

Hope she loves whatever you get smile

AutumnalTed Fri 01-Dec-17 09:58:16

The Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit, in whatever shade skin she is (light,medium,dark) it's a staple and a must have in most teenage girls makeup bags, and a definite must have for a makeup artist. Also, it's hyped up online and is considered a luxurious item, I'm 20 and it's something nearly all the girls my age post photos of once they've bought it so I think get that

Killerfiller Fri 01-Dec-17 15:31:05

Get her a p louise DVD

Every make up person wants to be p louise.

It's not cheap though I think 50 quid what's your budget.

Killerfiller Fri 01-Dec-17 15:32:48

Ok well the DVD is 80 quid. You can build a Taylor made USB for 50 quid tho.

IslingtonLou Fri 01-Dec-17 15:45:13

Don’t think it’s worth getting a plouise dvd, her techniques are already public knowledge and so are the products that she recommends

What’s your budget?

I think you’re better off getting a gift card as she probably already has specific products that she wants for her kit. If she wants a certain brush, there’s no point buying a random cheap set as it might not perform as well - brushes aren’t all equal I’m afraid

I think safe gifts options are:
Naked Heat palette
Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palette
ABH Modern Renaissance
Zoeva brushes - eye set ONLY as the face brushes are average. Their eye brushes are professionally renowned
MAC pigments in Tan/Rose/Melon/Vanilla
MAC 217/224/239/236 brushes
MAC select concealer, dip down eyebrow/eyeliner, nylon eyeshadow - p Louise recommendations

IslingtonLou Fri 01-Dec-17 15:45:59

Also 242/252 Mac brushes

IslingtonLou Fri 01-Dec-17 15:47:04

Also a Morphe 35o/35b palettes

AlansLeftMoob Fri 01-Dec-17 15:50:48

Get her the book "How to Succeed in the Beauty Business" by Ciara Allen (it's on Amazon & Book Depository) - it's a book written by an Irish MUA who has worked on loads of high-profile shoots and London Fashion Week, full of info about how to build a pro kit, how to build contacts, and how to succeed in business. I did a few courses and it's one of the best books I've read related to beauty, it will really help her if she's considering a career as an MUA.

LoudBatPerson Fri 01-Dec-17 16:05:46

Has she got a good portable makeup case?

Good makeup and brushes cost a lot, so needs to be protected when travelling around. A good quality case, on wheels, looks after the makeup, brushes and other accessories when she transports it back and forth from her course.

slug Fri 01-Dec-17 16:14:46

Was just coming on to suggest a portable case. Friend of mine uses a fishing tackle box.

TracyBeakerSoYeah Fri 01-Dec-17 16:18:58

PAM is a brilliant website for make up artists & everyone who generally loves make up.

TracyBeakerSoYeah Fri 01-Dec-17 16:21:34

Oops posted too soon

They have everything!
Perhaps get your DS to write a wish list?

StatelessPrincess Fri 01-Dec-17 16:35:21

Spectrum brushes, Anastasia Beverly Hills or Fenty Beauty highlighter, agree with AlansLeftMoob about the Ciara Allen book too.

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