Every makeup-savvy girl probably has a lot of different mascaras lying around, as we’ll often try on a few before landing on a favourite. However, it can be a good move to go with one that comes highly recommended. Better Than Sex Mascara from Too Faced has been a mainstay in the Australian beauty industry for years now, and any gift-receiver would be thrilled to have it! Or, if you prefer something a little less pricey, there are great brands that can be picked up at your local chemist.
COVERGIRL Lash Blast Clean Volume Waterproof Mascara, $12.57, from Priceline
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, $38, from MECCA
If you want something a little longer lasting than mascara, why not try a serum? These are also a great gift for a friend who is on the lazier side with makeup – give them that enhanced look without the need for mascara with a little something to help those lashes pop.
LASHFOOD Eyelash Enhancer Serum, $150, from Adore Beauty
If you really want to transform your look, Opulent Lenses will give you the chance to change your eye colour. If you wanted to try a honey-hued iris, or an icy grey, they have the colour for you. Spanning from dark brown, through greens, hazels and blues, Opulent Lenses have created their products to give customers a chance to express themselves however they want.
If you want to make your natural colour pop a bit more rather than changing it entirely, coloured liner is the answer. Purple eyeliner – depending on the shade – will make both brown and green eyes come alive, whereas warm browns will work for hazel and blue eyes.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil in Night Violet, $49, from Estee Lauder
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil in Coffee, $49, from Estee Lauder
False eyelashes have become so popular of late that there’s a million ways to apply them! You can buy various adhesive ones, or use a magnetic pair, and can tailor them as a gift to the preferences of your friends. While they’re usually fiddly to some degree, practice makes perfect, so why not try out both methods and see what works best!
MODELROCK MAGNA LUXE Magnetic Lashes – Divine Feline, $25, from Adore Beauty
Ardell Naked Lash, $12.99, from Adore Beauty