The holiday season is now upon us, and you likely have about a zillion makeup questions in mind. What do you gift your YouTube beauty tutorial-obsessed loved one who knows about all the hottest product launches? What do you yourself wear when it’s time to mingle at your next festive party?
We here at Richard Magazine have tested out hundreds of lipsticks, mascaras, nail polishes, and more in 2017. The team wanted to highlight the larger-than-life beauty gift ideas that stand out as true winners we’d recommend for your own year-end gifting. So much so that we placed them in the biggest cityscapes of the world to show them off in their full glory.
Some of our favorite newly-launched products of the season include Gigi Hadid’s Maybelline collaboration, Tarte Cosmetics‘ holiday launches, and the Dolce & Gabbana Royal Parade makeup collection. Gigi’s Jetsetter Palette is sure to delight anyone on your gift list, but her West Coast Glow Lash Sensational Mascara is a great stocking stuffer to consider.
It shouldn’t surprise you that we are also loving some of Huda Kattan‘s new launches this season. While you really can’t go wrong gifting any Huda Beauty products, we are specifically loving the Rose Gold Edition Eyeshadow Palette. This 18-pan set features the perfect combo of mattes, chrome pressed pearls, and 3D metal shades that come together for striking, photo-ready looks. Plus, we love the Tarte Limited-Edition Artful Accessories Brush Set for applying these shadows – and all of our face products too.
Without a doubt, one of the hottest makeup launches of the season is the Galaxy Collection from Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty line. While all of her crave-worthy products deserve the hype, we’ve got to recommend her Starlit Hyper Glitz Lipsticks (pictured here in Gravity.) This creamy formula builds up to a shimmering chrome metallic finish that looks luxurious and futuristic. Think balmy wet look rather than shiny glitter.
2017 had us asking for a whole lot more from our lipsticks all around. Luckily, the Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayons (pictured here in a throwback tin) pull double and triple duty on a regular basis. These moisturizing, water-resistant crayons give great color payoff. Plus, you can use the finer tip to outline your lips without needing an additional pencil.
For a glam lip look that will have everyone doing a double take, we highly suggest trying out L’Oreal Infallible Paints Metallics (pictured here in Liquid Venom.) A light layer of this lip color gives you a subtle shimmer, but you can also build it up to a more impactful chrome finish. We love this formula as a versatile product for crafting eye-catching holiday party looks. If you’re gifting this, consider picking up a few shades of the affordable product. That way, your loved one can have fun swatching them out!
Clearly you can see that chrome colors are one of the hottest makeup trends around. This extends into manicures! A great set to pick up is the Revlon Holochrome Nail Enamel Collection (pictured here in Blushing). You’ll get similar futuristic vibes like Rihanna’s new drop gives off, which is perfect as we move into 2018. D&G’s Dazzling Gold Top Coat is another giftable little piece to elevate all other nail looks of the season to dazzling perfection too.
Need more product recommendations? Make sure to keep an eye out on Richard Magazine for more editor’s picks, this holiday season and beyond!
Up next: the hottest skincare products of 2017.
Story Imagery by Alvaro L. Vasquez and Oscar G. Torres