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30 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.

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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.,

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.

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!" —LK

Get it from Amazon for $26.95+ (15 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.

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.

6. An extravagant 45-piece nail set with 30 stunning polishes, base coat, top coat, prep/remover wipes, nail file, and one royally-cool keepsake tin.

7. 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.


8. 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.

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

10. Or a set of rare unicorn brushes packaged inside a giant, holographic diamond, since this is probably the closest you'll get to buying your loved ones a real diamond.

But don't fret! That day will come eventually.

Get it from Beauty Bay for $65.20 (10 brushes).

(Psst, mermaids more up your alley? Try these from Amazon).

11. 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." —BJ

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


12. And a rotating organizer juuust for your lipsticks, all 81 of them! No judgment if anyone need more than one (ahem, me).

Promising review: "It's a great way to display your lipsticks and to be able to see them quickly and easily. There are a ton of spaces while still being relatively compact. The spaces are also a little bigger and deeper than typical lipsticks so you can store odder-shaped lipsticks, as well as some lip creams and other things. The spots on top are great for really long products like lip pencils. All in all, a wonderful storage item for lipstick lovers." —chandriacarol

Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

13. 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

Get it from Kohl's for $32.50 or Target for $41.49.

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

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 Urban Outfitters for $12 (four designs).

15. A makeup and agenda set equipped to keep up with all the boss ladies of the world — because bossy ain't a thing, just girls who get their shit done and look confident and killer while doing it.

The set includes:

-24 Eyeshadows

-Luminizer in #Blessed

-Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer

-Blush in Will You Merry Me?

-Melted Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Sell Out

-Better Than Sex Mascara

-Leatherette mini zip-around agenda cover with built-in mirror

-Sticker sheets

-Paper-bound agenda

Promising review: "This was actually really pigmented and way better than last year's holiday palette; I am obsessed with how the colors swatch so well and the lipstick color is beautiful. The planner is so cute too!" —steffypoox3

Get it from Too Faced for $52.20.


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

(This pouch reeeeaalllly hits home, huh. *sheds a tear* **only if wearing waterproof mascara**)

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

18. 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).

@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 Amazon for $26.49 or Sigma Beauty for $29.

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

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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 $6.55 (Subscribe and Save) or $6.89 (one-time purchase).

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


21. An adorable advent calendar stuffed with 12 mini face, nail, and hair treats — it's the gift that truly keeps on giving.

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


24. An enormous eyeshadow palette because you need options on options on options (99, to be precise) — blending is basically a cardio workout anyways, so it's simply what's best for your health.

I got 99 problems, but eyeshadow ain't one of them. You knew that was coming.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18. And check out all their other palettes on BH Cosmetics here!

25. A trendy and sweet-smelling GlamSpin for fidgety makeup lovers whose worst fears include chapped lips at the very top!

How dare mother nature not allow me to perfectly smooth lips all year round?

Get it from BuzzFeed's Glamspin shop for $9.99.

PSST...BuzzFeed makes money when you buy this!

26. 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 Meighen

Get it from Amazon for $5.99+.

27. 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.


28. 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.

29. 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." —twomacks

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

30. 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.

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

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