Christmas Gift Guide for Her Makeup Edition -2016

Hey loves,
How are you all today?
I know it's been forever since I've done a blog post, I've been really busy with work and university.... yes I know that's not an excuse, I promise I will try to post more. I think I will, I have quite a few ideas at the moment. My creative drive is going crazy fulfilled with ideas and inspiration. This is one of them.

If you follow me on Instagram you know I post updates of upcoming products and release dates more towards the UK as I'm based here however I do try with other countries. Currently, I've been posting gift sets etc so I thought to myself why don't I do a gift guide for her makeup edition? That would be awesome right?  I know Christmas is a crazy and stressful time when you're buying gifts. If you know someone who loves beauty then this is perfect for you. Okay, I'm going to stop blabbing on now and start.

This is going to be VERY long so grab a cup of tea / hot chocolate and some food.

theBalm - Meet Matte Hughes Mini liquid lipstick set | £21.50-£25 |

If you want to buy a lip product for the person, why not try to get a liquid lipstick for them?
This set has theBalms best selling liquid lipsticks which include:
> Charming
> Sincere
> Committed
> Doting
> Dedicated
> Loyal

Below are some swatches of the colours from one of my friends Safiyah Tasneem. Be sure to check her out and follow her and subscribe to her youtube channel.


I myself have charming and I am in love with it, it's long lasting and beautiful.

Where you can buy it from

Debenhams - £25
LookFanstastic - £21.50
ASOS -£25
Feel Unique -£25

Yves Saint Laurent 'Luxurious Mascara and Rouge Pur Couture' Christmas gift set | £25

This is a luxury gift set. It's the YSL mascara and miniature lipstick. The lipstick is one of their best-selling lipsticks and the same for the mascara. I myself have no tried these products, however, I do have a YSL lipstick that I used to love.
YSL have different versions of Gift sets. I will link them below.
This is available at:

John Lewis

YSL Eye and Mascara Gift Set | £25

This would be an amazing gift for someone who's never tried YSL. This will allow them to try their eyeliner and mascara and their instant moisture glow. You can also get it for someone who already loves YSL, allows them to try more products.

This available at
Feel Unique
John Lewis

Too Faced Grand Hotel Cafe Christmas Gift Set | £46

I love this gift because it has 3 palettes and a better than sex mascara. I love how cute this is! I really wanted last years one, unfortunately, I wasn't able to get it because I left it too late however, I want this one.  This is a perfect gift for a makeup collector because the presentation of this is gorgeous.

This is ONLY available at Debenhams, Too Faced have other Christmas products released on Debenhams (click here). Make sure you check them out. They have Blush and lipstick gift sets, liquid lipsticks gift sets and more.

Stila Backstage beauty set | £30

I love sets like this because it includes full-size products. This set includes
  • Stila backstage beauty icons set
  • Full-size Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Damsel
  • Full-size Huge Extreme Lash Mascara
  • Deluxe size Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Dolce
  • Deluxe size Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Cream in Camellia 

This would be good for someone who's into like the peachy orangy pink tones (I'm really bad at describing colours).

ONLY available at Selfridges.

Too Faced - The Sweeter Side of Sexy Makeup Collection | £80

This is a phenomenal gift to give someone. It's worth £100 if you buy it individually. You can buy this gift set and split it up and give it to a couple of people instead of just on person. I've never tried this palette, however, I've tried the Chocolate palette and I love it.
This is ONLY available at Selfridges

Charlot Tilbury Sets | £165

Charlot Tilbury has made a box with everything you need for a day or night out.  They all retail for £165 each. It seems expensive but if you add them all together it's more than that. In addition, you can split the present up and give to different people. Also on the CT site there is way more look gift boxes.

Available at:
Charlot Tilbury
John Lewis
Cult Beauty

Certifeye Bundles | £50

Everyone needs a bit of glitter in their life what better way to give glitter than a glitter bundle set.
Cerifeye has different bundles of colour.
All makeup lovers love to do a glittery makeup look. This is amazing gift for MUA's or makeup lovers in general.

This pack of 11 mini glitters includes
- Iridescent Baby Pink
- Supernova
- Peach
- Holographic Lilac
- Fairyland Sparkle
- Fuchsia
- Dark Plum
- Cerise
- Dusky Pink
- Crush
- Twinkle Tiara

ONLY available at Cerifeye


Sephora Favourites 

Sephora has amazing gift sets available. I defiantly recommend their 'Sephora favorites'. They have different versions. It varies from makeup and skin care to perfumes and hair. If I were to receive a Christmas gift or even a birthday gift, I would personally perfect a Sephora Favourites rather than one product.

Huda Beauty Lip Contour Kits | $24

As you can tell I'm into lipsticks and liquid lipsticks! Most of my previous ones are lip sets. Honestly, this set is worth it because you get a full-size lip contour and two mini liquid lipsticks! Liquid lipsticks take forever to finish and this way you'll be able to finish it quicker to try new colours or liquid lipsticks,

Available exclusively at Sephora 

Beauty Blender ft Benefit | $40

The beauty blender is the BEST blending sponge and no one has been able to create a better one for cheaper (my opinion). I do love the RT one but the BB is the best.
This is a  lovely set for someone who needs a new beauty blender and a primer.

This set contains:
- Original beautyblender
- Blotterazzi
- 0.25 oz/ 7.39 mL Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer (deluxe size)

Available at Sephora

Beauty Blender ft Too Faced | $40

This is the other option if you didn't want to get the BB with a primer, you can get it with a highlighter. I like this highlighter however, I bought the gold one. The highlighter is very pigmented.

This set contains:
- Beautyblender in (light pink)
- Blotterazzi blotting cushion (light pink)
- 0.08 oz/ 2.26 mL Too Faced Candlelight Glow in Rosy Glow (deluxe size)

Available at Sephora

Smashbox Try It Kit- Bestsellers $22
This is a good gift for someone who's starting out in makeup it's got everything they need for the face except brushes (that's an upcoming post). It's also good for someone who would like to try out the brand because it allows them to try all the best sellers instead of purchasing full sizes and wasting money. 

This set contains:
- 0.25 oz Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer (deluxe sample size)
- 0.04 oz Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Filter (travel size)
- 0.14 oz Full Exposure Mascara (travel size)
- 0.01 oz Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in Raven (full size)
- 0.13 oz Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Disco Rose (deluxe sample)

Available at Sephora

If you've come up to this point of  the blog you're a trooper!! Thank you for ACTUALLY taking your time out reading this post. 

I hope you enjoyed it!
I have a Skin Care, Perfume and a for him gift guide coming soon.

Please let me know what else you would like to read. 

Thank you for taking time out to read my blog post.  
I hope you're having a lovely day or evening. 
If you're having a crap day, then don't worry it can't rain forever and it will be over!
Don't ever give up on your dreams.

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Sending ~hugs from my house to yours~ 

iBreathemakeup :) 143.


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