Unique Valentine’s (Or ANYTIME) Beauty Gift Ideas
Sure, anyone can grab some roses and a Whitman’s sampler (Are those still a THING? No offense to the Whitmans), but here’s some tips for the clever gift-giver to play on the old holiday standards.
Bling your bathroom with the beautyblender jeweled stand. You’ve probably heard of the beautyblender makeup applicator which features a unique shape and exclusive material, ensuring streak-free application with minimum product waste. It’s cult-like following is as a result of how it perfects applications of primers, foundations, powders, cream blushes, and any other complexion product. Now you can dress up your BB with it’s own jeweled stand. Sephora.com
Embrace the heart! Grab this pretty kit from Too Faced with colors that will look good on anyone. (Yes, that CAN actually happen). Let this oh-so-cool cosmetic collection add a spring-y flush to your face. Perfect berry shades are on trend and this kit screams “Love!” Perhaps that’s part of what makes this selection so berry beautiful for your lips and cheeks. HSN.com
Aerin Lauder exudes East Coast modern and polish and with a last name like Lauder, we could assume she might know a thing or two about beauty and style. I’ve been a fan of her beauty collection, launched in 2012, because of it’s simplicity and wearable colors, combined with gorgeous packing. Now AERIN introduces Rose de Grasse, the first perfum of the Premier Collection—a celebration of the most rare, expensive and artisanal perfumery ingredients including the hundred petal Rose Centifolia from Grasse, France. (We can’t pick up a dozen of these from ProFlowers, I’m guessing…?) Bottle them and give this instead. Aerin.com
Yes, a face makeup made of chocolate! Again, Too Faced has given us high quality products in adorable packaging that delivers… and with an aroma kicker. Cocoa Powder Foundation formula features crystalline powder which works to conceal imperfections, leaving skin with a soft-focus appearance. Creative Director of the brand Jerrod Blandino has added an exclusive Cocoa Complex that defends against free radicals while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and provides skin with a subtle, chocolate scent. This foundation can be reapplied throughout the day for medium-to-full coverage that doesn’t look heavy. Tip: Use Too Faced Hangover RX primer which is infused with coconut water before adding the Chocolate Foundation and you almost have an Almond Joy on your face! Ulta.com
Spread beauty by spreading smiles! – Jill