Makeup Artist Holiday Gift Picks

Nam Vo, New York

Nam Vo, New York

“I’m giving Smashbox’s Lip Enhancing Gloss in Tease because it’s a knockout bright pink and extremely moisturizing, plus Dr. Dennis Gross Hydra-Pure Firming Eye Cream because it hydrates but is still light. I also love Natura Bisse’s Stabilizing Cleansing Mask, which is the perfect thing to purify you after all that late-night holiday partying.”

Victoria Stiles, New York and Washington DC

Victoria Stiles, New York and Washington DC

“Makeup is a personal thing but the holidays are an opportunity to try different products through gift sets! I especially love NARS’s Lip Gloss collection, which includes five popular shades - Striptease, Orgasm, Bloodwork, Harlow and Triple X. For just $40, you get five different shades! When giving the gift of makeup, holiday sets are the way to go!”

Ellis Faas, Amsterdam

Ellis Faas, Amsterdam

“I am intrigued by Escentric Molecules’s Molecule 01 scent. I think it’s the perfect gift — lovely and subtle, and it supposedly contains a pheromone that makes everyone attractive. And of course, I’d gift an Ellis Faas Red Velvet Holder. If it weren’t mine I’d love to receive an Ellis Faas Red Velvet Holder as a gift. I create my products for cosmetics-using women and a beautiful carryall like this is what’s missing on the market.”

Tina Turnbow, New York

Tina Turnbow, New York

“I get all my gifts from my friend Tamara, who has a line of handmade felt items called Blackbird Design House. I love her Farmer’s Market bag because it’s eco-friendly, sturdy, and holds all my little bags of makeup and brushes in a cool, non-makeup bag way!”

Lori Taylor, Los Angeles

Lori Taylor, Los Angeles

“Most of my family and friends never spend money on makeup brushes so I love giving a really great collection like Smashbox’s Holiday Brush Set. They will help you reinvent your own makeup wardrobe – it’s like getting a new pair of boots or ballet flats.

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