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Gift for make-up obsessed friend

(22 Posts)
olaflikeswarmhugs Wed 19-Nov-14 23:08:43

She loves make up Including watching make up tutorials on you tube and trying out new techniques .

Budget is about £20 . smile

Carpaccio Wed 19-Nov-14 23:33:56

I'd order some eyeshadows from Makeupgeek - the brand is created by a youtuber and the shadows are cheap but getting amazing reviews - they are apparently as good as Mac if not better.

ZacharyQuack Wed 19-Nov-14 23:52:38

How about a makeup book? Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual is a classic, Everything Eyes is newer (and cheaper), Sali Hughes new book is excellent, or classics from Kevyn Aucoin or Nars.

yellowpuddingpot Thu 20-Nov-14 00:50:38

It you can afford a few more quid a lovely Chanel lipstick. Or for about £22 I think you can get a mini lesson in Bobbi Brown...?

I disagree about Sali Hughes' book - if she's obsessed she'll skim right through it and learn nothing! It's not great.

coffeenut Thu 20-Nov-14 07:24:58

MAC eyeshadow in naked lunch or if u can manage a little more, go for clinique blushing blush powder blush in precious posy .. .

peasandlove Thu 20-Nov-14 07:44:07

Dior lip glow balm

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Thu 20-Nov-14 07:47:14

Makeup geek is American though. How about either ELF or a couple of mua palettes?

ClaraDeLaNoche Thu 20-Nov-14 07:56:23

Glossybox emailed me yesterday with a one off edition, think it was £19 plus p and p. Plus it will be nicely wrapped.

olaflikeswarmhugs Thu 20-Nov-14 08:02:52

All great suggestions that I will look into thank you very much !! smile

CFSKate Thu 20-Nov-14 13:07:55

Real Techniques brushes are very cheap on amazon today. They get used a lot on the youtube tutorials.

ExpectTheVeryUnexpected Thu 20-Nov-14 13:47:19

If she's into YouTube tutorials etc. I'd look at getting her one of the Lauren Luke palettes - she started as a tutorial blogger and now has her own line. Yheir around £18 each and whilst not overly portable sized they are good value. I've had mine over a year and still use it.

SuperFlyHigh Thu 20-Nov-14 14:34:08

Kiko are a great Italian brand - quite cult following they have a few shops in UK and do mail order too.

fridgepants Thu 20-Nov-14 14:56:08

I like Kiko as well. Their eyeshadows and polishes stand up to high-end brands in my opinion. The Stylo lipsticks are good too.

Inglot are also very good but only have 1 UK shop as far as I know.

mysteryfairy Thu 20-Nov-14 19:23:41

Charlotte Tilbury Feline flick eye pencil £22 from net a porter or Selfridges is what I would get for myself.

I quite the Clinique Xmas sets of 4 (small) chubby sticks, but they might be old news to your friend. They are right on budget. Just sent one to my sister with free gift wrap, free p and p and a couple of free samples.

Mrsgrumble Thu 20-Nov-14 19:25:40

I absolutely love the HD brow kit - it's about 20 pound

chipsandpeas Thu 20-Nov-14 19:34:44

how old is your friend, what type of brands does she like?
ie if she likes higher end brands then getting her a couple of cheap palletes might not be the best approach

i love make up and honestly would hate someone to buy me something i wouldnt use or didnt like

make up brushes would be a good bet or a voucher for one of the counters imo
books i wouldnt bother with as you get much more from youtube tutorials

suzib Fri 21-Nov-14 00:05:06

Nars orgasm blusher - suits everyone. Bare minerals lash domination mascara - best ever. HD brows brow or shadow palette - wearable, long lasting.

NoNoNoooooo Fri 21-Nov-14 00:29:59

I second a glossy box subscription

SuperFlyHigh Fri 21-Nov-14 10:13:05

suzib - Nars orgasm doesn't suit everyone, not me anyway!

OP - try and find out from your friend if there's anything she likes, uses (nail polish etc) maybe MAC Holiday Palette would be up her street or maybe something not in that line.

Shu Uemura are often loved by makeup addicts and Illamasqua (but I think you can only order to UK).

FreeButtonBee Fri 21-Nov-14 16:02:46

Bobbi Brown Brightening Illuminating Powder - better if she is on the fair side but it is a beautiful compact and very versatile.

BeCool Fri 21-Nov-14 16:12:20

Muji acrylic storage is brilliant for makeup & looks fab:

Mereguemeringue Fri 21-Nov-14 21:03:01

Glossy box or Charlotte Tilbury!

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