Are you shopping for a makeup or beauty guru this holiday season? Whether you’re shopping for a mother, daughter, sister, wife, girlfriend, partner, or beauty-loving friend, it can be challenging to keep up with the ever-shifting trends. Makeup and beauty trends change faster than the seasons. If you want to give a truly memorable gift, especially to a younger family member who keeps up with the Kardashians and other celebrities, you should do your research to make sure you’re not gifting last season’s most popular fragrance.
Even if you aren’t sure what to purchase for the beauty guru in your life, or it seems that they already have the best products, you can find something new to align with up-and-coming trends for the winter 2022 season. If you aren’t sure where to find beauty inspiration, research your gift recipient’s favorite celebrities and influencers to find out what they’re using in their skincare and makeup routines. You may want to purchase the newest Kyle Cosmetics lip kit or Paris Hilton perfume. No matter which brand you choose, it’s important to consider the colors, styles, and scents that are in this season. If beauty isn’t your area of expertise, your gift recipient will be even more pleasantly surprised when you choose a product or fragrance that perfectly matches their personal style—and makes all their friends jealous.
Not sure where to start? Feel free to use this guide as a cheat sheet. Don’t worry—we won’t kiss and tell.
Winter Makeup Trends
Retro looks are back in this season, and that includes bold eyeshadow and other daring makeup looks. According to Cosmopolitan Magazine, bold, heavy blush is in style. If you want to gift your recipient a new blush in keeping with the trends, opt for a liquid blush in a cooler shade of pink, red, or purple. As long as they suit your loved one’s skin undertones and other makeup products, cool tones are a safe choice for the winter season.
Blue and purple eyeshadow will also be back in season this year. It’s a continuation of those cool tones as well as a throwback to the retro blue eyeshadow of the eighties and nineties. The blue eyeshadows of this season will be likely to have a little extra shimmer and glam, as is always appropriate for the holiday season. In fact, any iridescent eyeshadow or glowy concealer could make a great gift. Hold back on that shimmery lip gloss, though; experts say that matte lipstick might be coming back in style.
Winter is the driest time of year, and it will probably leave your friends and family members with their hands and lips chapped. That means that moisturizing creams and lip and face masks are a must for this holiday season. If you want to buy your loved one a variety of different skincare products, they can make great stocking stuffers. Because your skin will be extra sensitive in the winter, be sure to look for gentle cleansers and moisturizers that are easy on the skin. Serums can also go a long way towards replenishing lost moisture for dry skin. And of course, moisturizer is a must—hand moisturizer, face moisturizer, you name it, your loved one will appreciate it during the cold months.
Perfume is the perfect go-to holiday gift, especially for a girlfriend or spouse. If you’re hoping to gift your loved one a perfume that they can wear right away, though, you might want to opt for a warm, spicy scent for wintertime. Perfumes with woody, spicy, gourmand, and sensual notes are best for wintertime. Woodsy notes like sandalwood, patchouli, and leather can smell warm and familiar in the wintertime. Sweet scents like vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, and honey are perfect for anyone who wants to smell reminiscent of freshly baked cookies and warm spiced tea.
If you’re looking to purchase something more substantial to compliment your girlfriend, spouse, or family member’s wardrobe this holiday season, a new item of clothing could be a great choice. Warm winter trenchcoats, fuzzy turtlenecks, cozy neutral pants, puffer jackets, boots, and mini skirts with layers are all in style this season. If your loved one prefers bolder items of clothing to the black, beige, and gray outfits typical of winter, green is said to be an extremely popular color in almost every shade or hue this season. Everything from bright green to olive will help your loved one’s natural beauty shine this winter season.
There are so many options to choose from when searching for the perfect gift of beauty this holiday season. Whether you’re shopping for your spouse or girlfriend, a family member like your sister or mother, or a younger daughter or granddaughter, hopefully this guide for winter 2022 will help you find a gift for everyone on your list.