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Here's What To Get The Beauty Rookie In Your Life

A Beauty Starter Pack

The beauty world has a lot of wonderful things in store for everyone, especially nowadays when we have a product for every beauty need. If you know someone who has yet to discover the wonders of makeup and skincare, then introduce them to the club by gifting a beauty starter kit. 

They may have a basic beauty routine already that includes a basic wash, moisturiser, their favourite BB cream and some loose powder. So the best gifts are those that will upgrade their skincare and makeup game. Here are some of our suggestions on what to buy for the beauty rookie in your life. You can opt to buy one product or buy them all and give them as a gift set. 

Shu Uemura Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil

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Chances are, your rookie friend has not yet tried the double-cleansing method. And what better way to introduce her to double-cleansing than to give her the well-loved Shu Uemura Ultime8 cleansing oil? It's also nominated at this year's Clozette Beauty Awards. If this product is one of your holy grails then click here and vote for it.

Laneige Holiday Sleeping Mask Set


Masks are like the gateway drug to a whole new level of skincare dedication. They work hard to give skin that extra bounce and glow, while we sit back and relax. Out of all the masks out there, Laneige's sleeping masks are easily the most recommendable. This holiday set is a great gift choice so your friend can sample the different masks and decide which one is best.

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate

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It's a given that using occlusive moisturisers alone is not enough to keep skin in great condition. A concentrated serum is needed to target problem areas and repair damage. Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate is suitable for all skin types and works great for revitalising skin. Your rookie friend will surely appreciate this addition to her beauty routine. 

This product is also nominated for this year's Clozette Beauty Awards, so vote for this product if it's one of your faves.

Jurlique Signature Rose Duo


Face mists are great for a quick hydration for that all-day fresh and glowing complexion. Jurlique's Rosewater Balancing Mist is a great starter choice. Luckily, Jurlique has a holiday set that includes the popular rosewater balancing mist and a rose hand cream. What a steal!

Kat Von D Lolita Obsession


Makeup can be tricky even for those who have been doing it for a long time. So when giving a makeup set to your rookie friend, start with something simple like lipsticks. Kat Von D's Lolita Obsession holiday gift set is perfect for this. It includes three lip liners, two liquid lipsticks, one stick lipstick and a universally flattering, neutral-hue in Kat’s signature chestnut rose shade. 

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