Never shopped at Sephora[ Edited ]
Le gasp. Yes I'm a Sephora virgin. And I'm in need of help.
My boyfriend's mom asked me to tell her what stocking stuffers I want from Sephora.
I'm a 21 year old college girl who has no idea what type of make-up she wants or needs. I know, I'm as rare as a Unicorn. Help me?
I have clear and pale skin, naturally blonde hair, blue eyes, and I don't know, a normal body? I'm so lost. What do I tell her I want? I'm happy with my little roll on perfumes I have, I use regular old moisturizer before bed, and I leave my hair wavy or blow-dry it everyday. I wear the typically mascara, eye shadow, liner, blemish coverage, cheekbone enhancing (I have scary sharp cheekbones) stuff normal girls wear I guess?
My mother (bless her) is a hippie who doesn't use hair products and very little make-up. My roommates (bless them) wear...a lot of make-up.
So I'm without help. Any friendly ideas?
Holy moly you ladies are awesome!
Thank you so much for the amazing responses.
Kalex: I was looking at Nest body wash. Is that any good? It kind of sounds cool, but in reality I'm not sure how appealing moss and mint will smell. haha
Shapeshifter: That's perfect!! I'm putting the Smashbox on the list! I'm so worried I'll buy the wrong color, but hey problem solved.
Veronika23: I was looking at box sets and I was worried. What if I get the wrong color for my complexion? I will probably go with the Sephora Try It! kit. That looks safe enough for a good test run. Now I'm kind of excited.
Ahhh! I'm so happy I gave this forum a shot! You ladies are so helpful
Answered[ Edited ]
You've come to the right place! So many wonderful sets this season. Here's a few... Trying not to post anything too expensive.
Tarte Thoughtful Treasures Best-Sellers Set
Bite Beauty best of bite set
Fresh Sugar Bare
Smashbox try it kit
Sephora Favorite Lash Stash
Sephora Favorites Draw the line
Try the original Urban Decay Naked palette. Beautiful, high quality shadows in easy to use neutrals. Plus it comes with a real brush and a lid primer.
Lol, it's ok, we like unicorns here (okay, that came out a little weird). My top choice would be a sephora favorite set, you can choose a set with variety of eye, lip, face or combination of makeup: http://www.sephora.com/sephora-favorites?ref=900
The perfume sets are worth it since you can redeem the voucher inside for a full size of the scent you liked the most from the set. Since you want a little bit of eyes, lips and face makeup, here are some of my favorites:
The Stila Rockin' in Rio Travel Palette is only $10 and the shades would be nice on your coloring. It sounds like a smaller palette and that would be perfect for a stocking!
Color Adapt Gloss and their Color Reveal Lip Balm. ($12 each)
The best gift she could give you is a consult with a pbi at your local store (if you have one) you will get an hour plus of time with a professional who could guide you in the right direction.
Personally I think for a makeup beginner you should get the Sephora give me lip set which has a few mini lip products to test and you could pick your favorite. Eye shadow wise I have heard great things about the Urban Decay pallets . Blush Breathless from Bare Minerals, Dandelion from Benefit and Coralista from Benefit are good picks. Mascara - I think the Sephora favorites lash stash kit is a good start. foundation wise your best bet is to go in store and get color matched or get the Sephora try it kit. Fragrance wise you can get the fragrance sampler and pick your favorite one.
Hope that helps. Feel free to message me if you ever need makeup help or have a question on a specific products . I have tried almost everything at Sephora
And welcome to the wonderful world of makeup .
Oh wow. There is so much great stuff. I recently bought the Tarte Lip Surgence set and it is really great. You can keep the colors sheerer or make them stronger with layering. Great set.
Philosophy has some really great 3in1 bath body products. I love the papaya:
And this jolly jelly set sounds great:
You can't go wrong with fragrance. There are a ton of rollerballs that would be perfect for stocking stuffers.
Go into a store if you can and sample things. Most of all have fun and try some new things you might not have considered.