After being a makeup artist for 18 years, one of my favourite parts of my career has been educating teens on makeup and skin care. I always say “less is more” and encourage teens to have fun with makeup but to know they are beautiful without it as well.
I thought I would create a fun holiday beauty gift guide to give you some ideas for your teen this year!
One thing that every teen loves is glitter – One thing that gets everywhere is glitter! I love the Bodyography Glitter Pigments for so many reasons. They come in a beautiful range of colours and are also a smooth gel formula – so they stay in place. Amazing results of sparkly, metallic veil of colour in just one quick sweep, this product works beautifully on the eyelids.
The other bonus is these glitter pigments are – cruelty free, vegan, paraben free, fragrance free, gluten free and talc free. A perfect gift for your teen and no glitter mess!
I also know teens love makeup brushes and getting a nice set for your teen makes a really awesome gift. These makeup brushes are not only beautifully designed and quality made but they have the best message.
The I AM FIRST 10pc. brush set empowers with positive and motivating affirmations to remind your teen to “love yourself FIRST and foremost” Each brush is a makeup tool, but it also serves as a reminder of your best strengths.
I love these uplifting beauty tools.
Another trend for teens is hair accessories and there are so many cute ones to choose from. Philocaly Hair has the sweetest selection and it’s hard not to buy them all!
Hair scrunchies came back on trend and are definitely here to stay. I love the super soft Philocaly Teddy Scrunchie in dusty rose. Another hair accessory that’s perfect for putting your hair up is the Philocaly Acrylic Hair Claw in Terracotta. You also can’t go wrong with the Philocaly Corduroy Headband trio– I love the colours in the floral collection.
And a perfect gift for your teen to wear on Christmas morning is the Teddy headband in blush, super comfy and a best seller!
As I’m always preaching skin care to teens, making it fun with some cute items can make the process a little easier.I love sheet masks and the Maskeraide ones, not only have trendy packaging they also work so well! A perfect stocking stuffer.
If your teen has a skin care regime a great addition that is gentle, smells amazing and works so well, is the Monat Berry Refined Scrub.It’s a perfecting exfoliator mask and super gentle for your teen’s skin.
If your teen is wearing makeup, it’s so important to have them wash their face before bed. The Makeup Eraser has the most adorable patterns on their makeup remover cloths.
One of my faves is the Makeup eraser – charity : water.
Makeup Eraser partnered with charity: water as 1 in 10 people lack access to clean & safe water.
The original MakeUp Eraser will donate 10% of every sale to help charity: water bring clean water to people in need.
I love this as you are getting a great gift but also donating to charity as well.
Hand cream has also become a must with all the use of hand sanitizer and I love the Dr. Paw Paw hand cream gift set. Adorable packaging and I love the scents. Makes a great gift for your teen to add in their beauty regime.
Lip care is another important part of our teen’s beauty routine and I love the Sara Happ lux lip trio. This luxurious lip set will make a great gift. It includes :
The Lip Scrub – Confetti Cake
Scrub away dry lips with the Confetti Cake Lip Scrub, a celebration in a tube! Eliminates dry, flaky skin, leaving lips soft and supple.
The Lip Slip One Luxe Gloss
Easy to apply and travel-friendly, this luxurious lip gloss has all of the nourishing results and will leave your lips with a subtle shimmer and a high-shine finish.
The Lip Slip Whipped Vanilla Gloss
Delicious flavor of warm vanilla, and will leave your lips feeling nourished and glossy!
Given our new wave of living with masks, teens can always use a new one and something a little trendy is always fun too!
I love the Philocaly Luna face mask with adjustable loops, this pattern is so lovely.
And last but not least – I think we all love a place to store our beauty products and I think the perfect bag for teens to store their beauty items is in the mini version of Kanken Classic.
I know this would be a hit to unwrap this year – maybe this bag with some of these items inside. Sure to be a hit with your teen this holiday season.