Looking for unique holiday gifts for your favorite makeup artist or beauty aficionado? And what about that budding special effects whiz? Whether you’re searching for products to inspire creativity or help them organize like a pro, we’ve put together some holiday gift ideas to make shopping easier no matter what your budget.
GIFTS UNDER $50
ESUM Pro Palettes and Spatula Set includes a double-sided metal spatula and two metal mixing palettes. These essential tools are something every makeup artist needs for mixing colors and textures and, more importantly, avoiding cross-contamination. They’re also handy for working with special effects materials like 3rd Degree, and the 2-ounce Kit is an excellent gift for students and artists to practice making three-dimensional effects.
For vegan beauty enthusiasts, Alcone Company Professional Makeup Brushes come in a 6-piece Set that includes the most popular brushes for the face and eyes. Speaking of eyes, Cozzette Padded Eyeshadow Palette in Matte contains twelve beautiful neutral shades from the brand’s Infinite Eyeshadows collection. It’s also an incredible deal (individual shadows are $13). However, if painting is more their passion, Mehron Paradise Makeup AQ Palette has eight water-activated colors for designing euphoric looks for parties and special events.
Keeping everything organized is lots more fun when it’s cute too! For example, the Alcone x Breakups to Makeup Sparkling Bag Set includes two dazzling silver glitter bags for holding their favorite things (and proclaim their love of lipstick to boot!). Another great gift idea for the makeup lover is the Dollup Beauty Case, a brush holder and magnetic palette disguised as a chic clutch. And for the professional artist, The Small Spotty Bag from Get-Set-Go-Bags is not only adorable, it’s the perfect size for keeping things handy and tidy while working on set.
GIFTS UNDER $100
Makeup Artistry for Film and Television is an excellent gift for students and artists who aspire to work in the production industry. It has tons of important information and step-by-step tutorials from author and professional makeup artist Christine Sciortino. They’ll also love the Brush Work Artist Easel Pro. It keeps brushes organized and easily accessible while working and neatly stores them away when not (brushes not included).
For color lovers, Alcone x Viseart, The Downtown Palette features a collection of twelve shades in matte, satin, and shimmer finishes providing endless looks with one palette. On the other hand, if you’re shopping for a pro who prefers to make their own, consider the Z Potter from the Z Palette brand. This device makes customizing palettes not only easier but, dare we say, foolproof!
The frequent traveler will love the Leopara Makeup Lighting System. It’s compact, cordless and easily attaches to any mirror using nano suction technology for pro-quality lighting at home or wherever they go. Then there’s the GLAMCOR Riki Cutie, a handheld lighted mirror that looks a lot like a smartphone–perfect for teens and tweens who like to touch up before taking selfies.
GIFTS OVER $100
For the self-love guru, the B3 Beauty Wand delivers deep cleansing, facial massage, and light therapy all in one device–no spa appointments necessary! For the brush connoisseur, MYKITCO.™ My Pro Selects Makeup Brush Set has sixteen expert styles selected by the brand’s artistic director, renowned makeup artist James Molloy–a divine collection coveted by pros and makeup lovers alike.
The TEMPTU Air Best Selling Basics Kit is a fantastic gift for makeup artists looking to enhance their skills and service offerings. It has everything they need to start right away, including the compact TEMPTU Air compressor, Airpod Pro attachment, and a starter set of Perfect Canvas makeup products. The ESUM Pro Makeup Kit Bag is a stylish, lightweight case with four removable pouch compartments to carry their products and tools.
Mehron Special FX All-Pro Kit is a great gift for students or that budding special effects whiz. It has all the products and instructions needed to learn the basics of aging effects, wounds, and zombie makeup. Another option for the effects-inclined is Bdellium Tools SFX 12 pc Brush Set (1st Collection). It includes brushes for lining, stippling, and splattering along with an SFX Double Pouch for storing them.
Last but not least, if they’re ready to take the internet by storm, help them along with the GLAMCOR Multimedia X Content Creation Kit. This portable, adjustable light is also a stand for recording devices (not included). Their original content will look nothing less than professional, and you’ll look like the brightest star of the holiday season!
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If your giftee is a special effects beginner, check out SFX makeup 101: The Basic Kit.