In this day and age of makeup tutorial videos, beauty gurus, out-of-this world Instagram trends, and the proliferation of ‘influencers’ everywhere, it’s easy to find inspiration for everyday looks with just one click. But the whole thing can seem daunting, to say the least. Sometimes, all you need is a multi-functioning and fool-proof makeup product that can make your life easier.
For those who have no time or are simply clueless about makeup, here are some of the most basic makeup gifts that you can give yourself or your friend. You can apply all of these in under five minutes, so it’s perfect for those who are always on the go!
Hydrating powder foundation
Don’t know the difference among BB, CC, and DD Cream? Simplify your base foundation by using a dual foundation that hydrates your skin while providing ample coverage at the same time. Happy Skin’s “Don’t get mad, get even” foundation minimizes the appearance of pores, fine lines, and dullness. Available at Happy Skin outlets in major malls or at www.happyskincosmetics.com.
Gigi Hadid x Maybelline Jetsetter Palette
Gigi Jetsetter Kit has all the beauty essentials you need in one package. The palette includes two concealers, two lip balms, four eyeshadows, one blush, one matte bronzer, one highlighter, and a mini mascara. It’s a complete beauty essential that is a must-have for your handbag or carry on. There are no complicated colors or unnecessary items, just everything you need to make you look fresh and photo-ready. Available in leading department stores.
Bene tint lip and cheek stain
A simple lip and cheek stain can make a whole lot of difference. It can add color to your face instantly and it won’t even take a minute of your time. Brush three strokes on the apples of your cheeks and quickly blend with fingertip for the perfect rosy tint. Apply on lips, blend and voila! You’ll get rosy cheeks and naturally pink lips in under a minute! Available at Benefit stores.
Novo eyebrow stamp kit
They say kilay (eyebrow) is life, but what happens if you have no idea how to fix it? Easily create a natural eyebrow shape in just seconds with the Novo eyebrow kit, which is ideal for those who are always rushing. It’s 100% waterproof, consists of an eyebrow powder in a small compact, alongside an eyebrow shaped stamp. Available in E-bay.
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