Today I wanted to share some picks from my local Macy’s that mom’s would absolutely love! Beauty products are usually a hit but what kind? What is something she might appreciate? What is something you can customize & make your own? Keep reading to see my recommendations for the perfect gifts for you or a special lady in your life!
First I think it is always a good idea to invest in beautiful pamper products! A nice robe, a relaxing mask, & one of my favorite bubble baths are some of my absolute favorites! I walked through the sleepwear section & touched…basically everything. I’m pretty darn tactile with my clothing choices. This robe is from Alfani & is their Essentials Knit Robe created for Macy’s! I go strictly off touch- how does the dressing gown feel? I like something lightweight to get ready in as well, the last thing I want is to be sweating! This particular lounging robe is lightweight, super soft, stretchy, & has a nice satin trim. I freely admit…I love my robes in black but this robe also comes in a neutral right here! I added more options to the shop bar below as well!
What goes better with lounge wear- a bubble bath or a facial mask? Why choose! For me, there’s nothing that soothes my soul more than a bath. I lay in there playing Candy Crush, watching YouTube videos, & soaking in bubbles basically for as long as possible! One of my absolute favorites is from Philosophy. Everything they make smells incredible ( I’m partial to Pink Frosted Animal Cracker, Senorita Margarita, & Raspberry Sorbet which is pictured) because they smell amazing, leave my skin beautiful, & they don’t mess up my skin or hair. Their product is actually a 3-in-1 for hair, body, & bubble bath! Plus the recipes on the front are adorable.
Face masks (especially on #maskmonday) are absolutely one of my top recommendations for me-time. If you know her skin type, go with something targeted. If you’re unsure, try for something more well-rounded like the TonyMoly I’m Lavender Mask which screams spa day relaxation. I’ve also included some of my other favorites below like the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair PowerFoil Mask & the Lancôme Advanced Genifique Hydrogel Melting Sheet Mask – both of which completely transformed my skin after use!
Now if you have a makeup lover- get ready because I have lots of ideas! I think the best way to put together a beauty or makeup gift is to really focus on the intended party. It isn’t always about certain brands either, sometimes it is just thinking about things they wouldn’t splurge on themselves or products that will make them feel special!
I feel like eyeshadow is something that makes all of my friends excited! I picked out this quad specifically for my mom- & you should’ve seen her light up getting it! I chose this DIY quad because picking shades out personally ensures you really have the recipient in mind. Plus the Anastasia Beverly Hill Eyeshadow Singles are absolutely fantastic quality!
I chose the shades Tiger’s Eye, Gemstone, Sangria, & Iridescent Purple. If you buy these four, you actually get the quad packaging & the eyeshadows at a discount…the quad packaging itself is free! You might be wondering why I didn’t choose any mattes? From what I’ve learned, most people have lots of matte shades they love for highlight, blending, etc. So I put together a metallic, fun quad highlighting one of her favorite colors: purple! Purple eyeshadows can be tricky & all of these perform beautifully!
Swatches left to right with bare finger on clean skin Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow shades in Tiger’s Eye, Gemstone, Sangria, & Iridescent Purple.
Something not everyone has tried but I think they should? Facial sprays! Whether for prep, makeup setting, or refreshing throughout the day I think they can really amp up your routine! Going into warmer months, I think they are especially important! One that applies to all skin types (especially in the heat) is the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber, & Green Tea. I also have the rose version! Basically this refreshes & soothes my skin throughout the day, even my chest, shoulders, & arms. It is bliss in a bottle! In case you think another type of spray would be a better fit, I’ve linked a bunch of options I personally love below as well!
Something I’ve discovered is that people often forget or don’t realize how important it is to invest in fantastic brushes. Seriously- quality brushes will change your entire application. They will also last a really long time when cared for appropriately! I chose to highlight It Cosmetics brushes because I’ve never tried one I didn’t love. & their variety is out of this world! If you’re looking to buy for someone else & you’re not familiar with their routine- It Cosmetics is the perfect way to go! I’ve linked some of my favorite brushes below!
Lip products are something you guys always vote to see, so why not make them an option! For me, there’s two main ways to go about this- go with one lip product you know they’ll wear frequently or pick a few to open them up to variety. I went with variety! These are all three MAC Lipstick iconic shades. MAC Ruby Woo is a fantastic, classic red. MAC Sin is a vampy option. & MAC Snob is a great everyday color. Choose according to their skintone & preferences! These 3 should suit anyone!
Swatches left to right on clean skin straight from the bullet we have MAC Lipsticks in Ruby Woo, Sin, & Snob.
Last but certainly not least: fragrance. Fragrance is one of the most exciting, personal gifts to select for someone else. I walked through Macy’s & smells more fragrances than I can count. My favorite choice for gifting ended up being Marc Jacobs Daisy Twinkle. It’ll suit a lot of different women with it’s happy notes & springy bottle! I actually added a BUNCH of options below that I also think would be great as well!
What are your favorite beauty gifts to give the women in your life? What kind do you love to receive? Any of these catch your eye?