Holiday Gift Guide: For The Makeup Lover | Clozette

One of the best things about Christmas is getting hold of that perfect gift for your loved ones and seeing their face light up with joy as they unwrap the gift. Sometimes though picking the perfect gift can be quite a challenge, especially when it comes to choosing a makeup set that will appeal to the taste of your makeup-obsessed friend or family member. 


So in this instalment of our Holiday Gift Guide, we've put together a list of our Top 5 makeup sets that any makeup-lover would love to receive this Christmas.


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Urban Decay: Naked On The Run


Urban Decay's range of Naked palettes are amazing and lauded all-over the Beauty Community. Their latest limited-edition 'Naked on the Run' palette is a must-have item that anyone obsessed with makeup will surely love. This travel-ready kit comes loaded with everything you need for that signature Urban Decay Naked look, featuring 6 all-new Eyeshadow shades, Bronzer. Blush, a full-size Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss, a travel-size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (both new shades), and a travel-size Perversion Mascara.


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Charlotte Tilbury 'The Vintage Vamp' Set


If you know someone who's fan of the vintage makeup look, then this Charlotte Tilbury Vintage Vamp set is perfect. It features dark crimson colours alongside a touch of rose gold---a selection of alluring colours to recreate that vampy vintage look. The set includes: Luxury Eyeshadow Palette in The Vintage Vamp, Rock 'n' Kohl Eyeliner in Barbarella Brown, Full Fat Lashes Mascara in Glossy Black, Cheek to Chic Blush in Love is the Drug, Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Savage Rose, K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Night Crimson, and a Lip Lustre Lip Gloss in Unleash Me---all packed in a complimentary makeup bag.


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Bobbi Brown Travel Brush Set



This is a wonderful gift for your travel-loving best friend. Bobbi Brown has some of the best brushes around and this Travel Brush Set is the perfect kit for flawless makeup application on-the-go. These high-quality brushes come packed in a sleek, faux-croc case that easily fits in your handbag, carry-on, or luggage. The set includes: a Face Blender Brush, Sheer Powder Brush, Dual-Ended Concealer Blending/Eye Blender Brush, Eyeshadow Brush, Eye Liner Brush, Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush, and an Eye Brow Brush.


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tarte After Hours Statement Essentials Set



This is a definite fool-proof makeup gift set featuring a selection of tarte's top-selling items for the eyes, cheeks, and lips. It's incredibly sophisticated with its lush gold packaging and bold, pigments, perfect for that glamour girl in your life. The set comes with: a Lights, Camera, Lashes™ Precision Longwear Liquid Liner in Black, Lights, Camera, Flashes™ Statement Mascara in Black, Amazonian Colored Clay Bronzer Blush in Park Ave Princess™, Best in Faux Lash Extending Fibers, Lipsurgence™ Lip Tint in Moody, Limited-edition Picture Perfect™ Eyelash Curler, and a Limited-edition travel makeup bag.


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Benefit Sugarglam Fairies




We don't know about you but we just can't get enough of Benefit's adorably, quirky packaging with equally-adorable names; and this Sugarglam Fairies set is no exception. This makeup set is housed in a collectible sweet shoppe tin that will surely delight your giftee. Best thing about it: it features some of Benefit's best-sellers. The set includes: a full size they’re real! mascara, full size the POREfessional, full size hoola, and a medium sized benetint.


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What better way to make the most of the season of giving than by showering dear ones with gifts and helping girls in Africa secure an education. How you ask? 

Buy any of your favourite Etude House products – Moistful Collagen Cream Jumbo, Moistful Super Collagen Cream Jumbo, Petit Bijou Cotton Snow Body Set, Precious Mineral Any Cushion, Hand Bouquet Hand Cream or the Kissful Lip Care set – from the Pink Wish Tree collection, and the K-Beauty makeup brand will donate 100 Won for every item purchased to the School Me Campaign by Save the Children. 

This campaign aims to provide educational opportunities for girls in Sierra Leone, Liberia, the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire and Uganda. In addition, Etude House will also contribute an additional 100 Won if you endorse the Pink Wish Card that comes along with every Pink Wish Tree product. Now that’s a truly special gift.
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Every girl wants to look perfect on date night. You’ve planned the dress, your hair, shoes, and most importantly: your makeup look. But even the most careful makeup application won’t guarantee it from fading or smudging at the end of the evening. The good news? There are some clever touch-up tips that can easily revive your makeup, as if it were freshly applied – without having to bring your whole vanity table with you. 

Here’s how you can go from faded to flawless in minutes:

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Pack some blotting paper


When it starts getting hot on the dance floor, you will need to keep the shine at bay. Not everyone likes lugging a bulky powder case and kabuki brush, so it’s better to pack oil-control film or blotting paper to keep your makeup matte. Pro-tip: before you leave the house, you can brush powder onto a couple of sheets to keep in your purse, or buy ones that already have powder pressed into them.
Go for high-shine lip gloss


Always have your most versatile lip gloss handy. You may not have the luxury of repeating those layers of balm, liner and lipstick in a jiffy, but lip gloss adds instant shine and glam. If you don’t want a full, shiny pout, then just dab the lip gloss at the centre of your lips for a more natural look.


Pick a long-lasting breath freshener


Your lipstick application may be kiss-proof but it won’t hold against constant washing. And let’s face it: your pretty little purse won’t hold a toothbrush and toothpaste. Before stepping out, brush your teeth with Closeup’s Deep Action toothpaste. The Active Zinc Mouthwash in it provides deep cleansing and fights 99% of odour-causing germs, giving you up to 12 hours of fresh breath – so you don’t have to keep reapplying your lipstick more than necessary.


Use highlighter instead of foundation


Redoing your foundation is close to impossible when you’re already out (and the lighting is not always favourable). Keep a compact highlighter in your purse to touch up worn off areas and brighten your face, especially on your cheeks, brow bones, and under eyes.


Clean up quickly with Q-tips


Always have Q-tips in your bag, as they can clean up any makeup smudges or even change up your smoky eye look. Pro-tip: along with these Q-tips, pack a sachet or small tube of moisturiser, the kind you get off makeup counters as samples. Dampening the Q-tips on moisturiser can clean up a smudge or run without breaking down the makeup underneath it.


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