The holidays are getting closer and closer, and if you’re anything like me, you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet. This year has been rough for most people, but it has affected small businesses harder than any other. Whether your shopping for your mom, sister, friend, or secret santa, here is a guide on what to get the makeup lover in your life – focusing on buying from woman owned businesses.


The Velvet Sponge ($18) from Elcie Cosmetics is one of the most unique shapes I’ve ever used. I love the pointed tip that allows you to blend the harder to reach places most other sponges don’t get – and anyone who loves makeup will also appreciate it!


One of these lip bundles from Haus of Shades Cosmetics. They are one of my favorite lipstick brands, and there is an option for someone who loves a glossy lip ($40), or someone who loves a matte lip ($42).

UNDER $100

The brush set ($95) from the Fangirl Cosmetics petal collection are unlike any brushes I’ve used before. Their innovative shape fits every curve of your face which allows you to highlight and contour with precision. The set also comes with a cute case for the glam girl on the go.

Lastly, think about purchasing gift cards from your favorite local beauty businesses. Local places will offer amazing pampering services such as facials or makeup applications, or sell their own products that the gift card may be applicable to.