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25 Gifts That Will Make All Makeup Lovers Swoon

Lipstick is red / Lipstick is also blue / Makeup is sweet / And so is more makeup. The products in this post were updated in March 2018.

Hey! While we try to keep our posts updated as much as we can, this post is actually from 2017, so we can't guarantee that the pricing and/or availability of the products featured are accurate. For our most up-to-date recommendations, check out the 2018 version of this post!

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1. A couple of sunset-inspired liquid blushes for the most darling pinch of color/glow and best "Yes, I've been awake and bustling around for hours, and you?" impression.

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Wear 'em on their own or blend together to create a customized, perfect flush.

Promising review: "The perfect sun-kissed or après-ski skin tone! I don't wear foundation or any other makeup but I wear blush because I have yellow undertones and sometimes that makes me look tired. I use Haze, Dusk, and Puff in different sections of my cheeks and nose. It sounds like a lot but the end result is a natural and fantastic look I usually only get when I come back from skiing! Another thing I LOVE is that Cloud Paint doesn't have any glitter. I used to wear Orgasm by Nars but the glitter put me off because you can tell it's makeup!" —Lalithemadone

Get the duo from Glossier for $30 (choose two out of four shades) or individually for $18 each.

2. A not-totally-plain-white tee that goes with everything and, more importantly, speaks your truth.

Get it from doodle189 on Redbubble for $23.95 (sizes XS-2XL).
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Get it from doodle189 on Redbubble for $23.95 (sizes XS-2XL).

3. A travel-friendly makeup bag that makes "Where did I put that one lipstick?" an issue of the past — everything lays flat for you to see and then neatly closes up via drawstring after you're done!

Promising review: "I have always disliked putting my cosmetics directly on a hotel vanity when traveling. With this great cosmetic 'bag,' case solved! The bag opens up completely as shown; you can lay it out and organize your cosmetics right in it. Then, simply pull the draw cord and it's a bag again. I'm a fan!" —LKGet it from Amazon for $26.95+ (11 colors).
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Promising review: "I have always disliked putting my cosmetics directly on a hotel vanity when traveling. With this great cosmetic 'bag,' case solved! The bag opens up completely as shown; you can lay it out and organize your cosmetics right in it. Then, simply pull the draw cord and it's a bag again. I'm a fan!" —LK

Get it from Amazon for $26.95+ (11 colors).

4. An engaging, eye-opening book brimming with details, facts, and interesting tidbits about the history of makeup and how different trends, cultures, and technological innovations have influenced makeup lovers throughout different eras.

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Promising review: "I've been following Lisa Eldridge for years so I pre-ordered this book the moment I saw it on Amazon. It's a wonderful tool for those curious about different beauty products used and trends throughout history, and it's clearly a product of someone who loves the topic — you can tell the amount of research that went into it by all the amazing details. Furthermore, it makes a beautiful coffee table book. When people visit me, it's the first book they pick up and most people can't seem to put it down." —Paulie

Get it from Amazon for $14.55+, Barnes & Noble for $15.49+, or from a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

5. A larger-than-life phone case for devoted lipstick lovers who don't settle for only ~wearing~ their favorite reds.

Get it from Valfré for $38 (iPhone 5 to iPhone X) or Tobi for $19 (iPhone 6 only).
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Get it from Valfré for $38 (iPhone 5 to iPhone X) or Tobi for $19 (iPhone 6 only).

6. A curved mini spatula to scrape every last drop of foundation or serum out of the bottle — because this shit is expensive and you're resourceful.

Promising review: "This definitely goes in the category of 'WHY didn't I think of this??' It's so helpful, and I'm going to buy the smaller one as well. It feels very satisfying getting that last little bit of lotion out of my bottle! Thank you, Shark Tank!" —VanessaGet a 6" Spatty from Walmart for $4.94 or a 12" Spatty from Amazon for $9.99.
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Promising review: "This definitely goes in the category of 'WHY didn't I think of this??' It's so helpful, and I'm going to buy the smaller one as well. It feels very satisfying getting that last little bit of lotion out of my bottle! Thank you, Shark Tank!" —Vanessa

Get a 6" Spatty from Walmart for $4.94 or a 12" Spatty from Amazon for $9.99.

7. A lighted tri-fold makeup mirror because not having natural light (hello dark winter mornings, my old friend) should never stop you from putting together a flawless lewk.

Key features include glare-free fluorescent lighting, four adjustable/color-correcting settings for daytime, evening, home and office environments, 1x and 5x magnification options, and a built-in 120-volt electrical outlet for hair dryers/appliances!!Promising review: "The two main things I was worried about this were: one, is it bright enough? and two, is the magnification big enough? Well, the lights are VERY bright and you can flip the main center mirror around and get a very large magnification. I can't imagine anyone needing anything brighter or bigger than this. Probably the best thing you're gonna find, unless you buy one of the really expensive $200+ models." —Amazon CustomerCheck out a BuzzFeeder's full review (#6) to find out why investing in good lighting for your beauty routine is key! Get it from Amazon for $39.99.
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Key features include glare-free fluorescent lighting, four adjustable/color-correcting settings for daytime, evening, home and office environments, 1x and 5x magnification options, and a built-in 120-volt electrical outlet for hair dryers/appliances!!

Promising review: "The two main things I was worried about this were: one, is it bright enough? and two, is the magnification big enough? Well, the lights are VERY bright and you can flip the main center mirror around and get a very large magnification. I can't imagine anyone needing anything brighter or bigger than this. Probably the best thing you're gonna find, unless you buy one of the really expensive $200+ models." —Amazon Customer

Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review (#6) to find out why investing in good lighting for your beauty routine is key!

Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

8. Colorful contoured sponge brushes that marry two of your favorite makeup applicators into one convenient and kinda quirky utensil.

Get one from Amazon for $0.99 ($5.98 with shipping; one color chosen at random).
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Get one from Amazon for $0.99 ($5.98 with shipping; one color chosen at random).

9. Or a set of rare mermaid brushes to make every makeup session feel like a musical scene from a Disney movie.

Get a set of 11 from Amazon for $9.99.
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Get a set of 11 from Amazon for $9.99.

10. A chic makeup organizer with layers, drawers, and slots — oh my makeup-loving heart, be still!

Everyone with messy, overflowing makeup collections right now: 🙌 🙌 🙌Promising review: "Love this! It came perfectly packaged to avoid any breaks and I really like how you don't necessarily have to place them all on top of each other and can use sections separately. Thinking of buying a second one for my vanity soon." —BJGet it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in three colors).
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Everyone with messy, overflowing makeup collections right now: 🙌 🙌 🙌

Promising review: "Love this! It came perfectly packaged to avoid any breaks and I really like how you don't necessarily have to place them all on top of each other and can use sections separately. Thinking of buying a second one for my vanity soon." —BJ

Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in three colors).

11. And a rotating organizer just for their lipsticks, all 64 of them! No judgment if they buy more for themselves later on.

Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (also available in a version with 40 slots and two larger drawers at the bottom).
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Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (also available in a version with 40 slots and two larger drawers at the bottom).

12. A treasure trove of matte lip creams you'll affectionally pat every morning when you inevitably have to pick just one to wear.

"I promise, you're really ALL my favorites!" —you trying not to upset your 36 bbs
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"I promise, you're really ALL my favorites!" —you trying not to upset your 36 bbs

13. A cute mini tattoo stamp when your cat eye needs a little extra something — or anywhere else on your face, collarbone, arms, whatever!

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Promising review: "These stamps are SO FUN; they give you a perfect star or heart every time. This is perfect for days I don't feel like wearing a lot of makeup but still want to look really cute. The packaging is very sleek and fits into my makeup organizer perfectly. I would definitely store this with the stamp side down so it lasts longer!" —groveyardd

Get it from Sephora for $12 (five designs).

14. Or a personalized pouch that perfectly captures the woe of every eyeliner fiend without the ~steadiest~ of hands.

(This pouch reeeeaalllly hits home, huh. ::puts on waterproof mascara and sheds a single tear::)Get it from Kelly Connor Designs on Etsy for $18.46.
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(This pouch reeeeaalllly hits home, huh. ::puts on waterproof mascara and sheds a single tear::)

Get it from Kelly Connor Designs on Etsy for $18.46.

15. An ingenious brush spa — aka, a cleaning mat wrapped around a brush cup and a drying/shaping stand — because washing your brushes is as common of a task as doing laundry (no matter how much you openly hate it).

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@Disney: where is my magical brush cleaning fairy?

Promising review: "This item has changed my whole makeup brush washing game. Like every red-blooded American out there, I loathe washing my makeup brushes, so I try to stretch the time between washes as far as I can. I still do that, but this does cut my wash time down and is surprisingly effective in getting the makeup out of each brush (even foundation brushes!) super quick." —Olldashi

Get it from Dermstore or Sigma Beauty for $39.

16. A Prime subscription for gentle yet effective Yes To makeup removing wipes for the nights when a full skincare routine 🙅 just 🙅 isn't 🙅 happening 🙅.

Promising review: "I usually do a full facial cleansing regime at night and decided to get these for when I'm too tired to deal with it. There's no smell and they don't dry out the skin. The makeup came off without a problem too." —E. BaileyGet a two-pack from Amazon for $6.54+ (with Subscribe and Save) or $6.88+ (as aone-time purchase) — available in eight varieties.Check out a ton of other beauty products you can subscribe to on Amazon here!
@simpleskincare / Via instagram.com

Promising review: "I usually do a full facial cleansing regime at night and decided to get these for when I'm too tired to deal with it. There's no smell and they don't dry out the skin. The makeup came off without a problem too." —E. Bailey

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $6.54+ (with Subscribe and Save) or $6.88+ (as aone-time purchase) — available in eight varieties.

Check out a ton of other beauty products you can subscribe to on Amazon here!

17. A fond-of-rhyming mug that displays your morning mantra — don't even think about sleeping in!

Get it from M Hug Life on Etsy for $13.49.
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Get it from M Hug Life on Etsy for $13.49.

18. A gorgeous rose gold mirror that's not afraid to give you lip — or at least, let you know when your lipstick is creeping outside the lines.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $89.
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Get it from Urban Outfitters for $89.

19. A cozy and perfectly slouchy beanie with the most enviable (and rhinestone-encrusted!!!) lashes in all the land.

Get it from Color Chaos on Etsy for $14 (ten primary colors and 28 thread colors to choose from).
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Get it from Color Chaos on Etsy for $14 (ten primary colors and 28 thread colors to choose from).

20. A hefty 42-pan BH Cosmetics eyeshadow palette because you need options on options — and blending is basically a cardio workout anyways, so it's simply what's best for your health.

Get it from BH Cosmetics for $24.
BH Cosmetics

Get it from BH Cosmetics for $24.

21. An adjustable nail polish holder so you have the perfect tilt to keep the supply of colors and sparkles flowing — or for the most enticing bait to date.

Promising review: "I am a 58-year-old man. I'm learning to tie flies for fishing and I use fingernail polish to add color and harden them. I was having trouble keeping track of the bottle and worried about knocking it over. This holder solves the problem. It's adjustable and has rubber pads that keep it from sliding around on a table. It also has a rubber pad in the clamping mechanism that ensures a good grip on the bottle." —Barney MeighenGet it from Amazon for $7.85.
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Promising review: "I am a 58-year-old man. I'm learning to tie flies for fishing and I use fingernail polish to add color and harden them. I was having trouble keeping track of the bottle and worried about knocking it over. This holder solves the problem. It's adjustable and has rubber pads that keep it from sliding around on a table. It also has a rubber pad in the clamping mechanism that ensures a good grip on the bottle." —Barney Meighen

Get it from Amazon for $7.85.

22. A box of no-dent hair ties, because washing off makeup is the best way to unwind after a long day and hair certainly isn't gonna get in the way of that.

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No snags or pulling? Sign me up!

Get a set of three original-size Invisibobbles from Amazon for $7.44+ (available in two colors) or a set of three slim Invisibobbles from Sephora for $8 (available in six colors).

23. A custom engraved lippie that is anything but a ~vice~ — if you liked it, you should've been your name on it, amirite?

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Get it from Urban Decay for $18 (lots of shades and finishes to choose from and engraving is ~free~!).

You can also buy them sans engraving from Sephora!

24. A gorgeous gold wire vanity because makeup is an art form and deserves the very best and most elegant setup possible.

Promising review: "I never thought I'd buy a vanity, but then I bought this one. Lawdddd, do I feel like a lady every time I use it. I even started wearing blush and Boy Brow just so I can use it. So, so pretty in person and super easy to put together." —twomacksGet it from Urban Outfitters for $159 (two colors). You can buy the chair separately for $79 (two colors).
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Promising review: "I never thought I'd buy a vanity, but then I bought this one. Lawdddd, do I feel like a lady every time I use it. I even started wearing blush and Boy Brow just so I can use it. So, so pretty in person and super easy to put together." —twomacks

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $159 (two colors). You can buy the chair separately for $79 (two colors).

25. And finally, a Sephora gift card if you just don't know what their makeup preferences are because ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, you're not a mind reader.

Get one from Amazon for $25, $50, $75, $100, or $250 (depending on the amount of love you feel towards said person).
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Get one from Amazon for $25, $50, $75, $100, or $250 (depending on the amount of love you feel towards said person).

All of your friends and fam showing off their gifts from you like:

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The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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