Are you ready for the second part of our holiday gift guide 2010? This time, it is dedicated to teens. So, I looked for basic products every teen needs to get started like good brushes and primers, pretty palettes with lots of colors to experiment and nice skincare sets. In addition, most of these products have really cute and fun packaging and are not too expensive. Let’s get started:
If only I had known about eye primers when I was a teen! I used to get so frustrated about my makeup fading and creasing after a few hours and I didn’t know what to do about it! Thank goodness things are now different and teens (and anyone else) can avoid all that with this cute little set from Urban Decay. Little Sins Eyeshadow Primer Potion Set ($29.00) contains mini sizes Eyeshadow Primer Potions in Greed (pearly gold), Sin (shimmering champagne), Eden (matte nude), and Original (invisible) to improve the color payoff of eyeshadows and make them last longer. Available at Sephora.com
Barry M Nail Paint Set (£9.95) features a selection of four bright and fun shades (two of which are exclusive to this set) in Pink Flamingo, Bright Purple, Cobalt Blue and Fuchsia. It’s the perfect gift for nail polish fanatics and young girls that have just started experimenting with nail polish. Available at asos.com
Stila Artist’s Inspiration Palette ($15.00) would make a perfect gift for a teen as it contains both natural shades for everyday looks and a couple of brighter ones to experiment with color. The six shades featured are Fluorescent Green, Ebony, Electric Pink, Golightly, Dapple and Kitten. Available at Sephora.com
Soap & Glory Soaper Heroes Travel Gift Box (£12.00) contains mini sizes of some of the brand’s best selling products: Girligo™ Scented Moisturising Mist, The Righteous Butter™ Body Butter, Flake Away™ Body Scrub, Clean On Me™ Skin Softening Shower Gel, and Hair Supply™ Hair Repair Mask. Available at asos.com
To create beautiful looks, a girl doesn’t only need good makeup products but also the right tools. Eco Tools Bamboo 5 Piece Brush Set ($16.99) contains 5 earth friendly brushes: Blush Brush, Eye Shading Brush, Eyeliner Brush, Lash and Brow Groomer, Concealer Brush and Brush case made from recycled materials! Available at Ulta.com
Philosophy Have A Cherry Christmas ($18.00) is a cute and yummy set that includes cherry shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath that moisturizes while leaving skin soft and cherry high-gloss, high-flavor lip shine for glossy and beautiful lips. Available at Philosophy.com
Benefit All You Need Is Gloss ($26.00) is a glitzy set that contains 3 double-ended wands in 6 shimmering and sheer shades shades: I’m with the band (golden pink shimmer), almost famous (copper penny), life on the A list (bubble gum pink),who are you wearing (passion fruit pink) and back to the fuchsia (sparkling fuchsia). Available at Benefitcosmetics.com
Do you know any teens dealing with acne? Bliss no zit sherlock complete acne system ($32.00) would be a very welcome gift then! It contains no ‘zit’ sherlock purifying cleanser+toner, correcting serum and oil control moisturizer with Salicylic Acid to exfoliate skin, control oil production and reduce acne. Available at Blissworld.com
With 47 eyeshadows, a black mascara, a black liquid liner, a black pencil liner, 5 face colors, 2 eyeshadow bases, 2 face powders, 6 blushes, 4 concealers, 2 lip pencils, 6 lip glosses and 6 lacquer pots, Nyx Beauty To Go ($45.00) contains everything you could possibly need to create endless looks. Available at nyxcosmetics.com
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Pupa Angel Globe Small (€22,00) contains a compact blush, 3 eyeshadows, 4 shiny and 7 creamy lip colors and 2 glosses with glitter. The pretty packaging is available in 3 colors combinations: a tender pink, immaculate white and traditional red. Available at Pupa counters.