As the Christmas period rolls in again, we can relate to the never-ending list of presents you still need to purchase for the big day.
The Edinburgh German Markets are in full-swing and Princes Street is jam-packed with starry-eyed shoppers hopeful to bag the festive gift of the year.
Here at GlamCandy, our Pro Artists and retail team have hand-picked 12 items for the countdown to Christmas from our studio’s that they cannot live without! From our brand-new stockist, Kryolan to Illamasqua’s brand new palette’s. GlamCandy’s Christmas Gift Guide 2019 is fit for any Instagram makeup guru and also the makeup curious mum or friend always asking how you created the colourful smokey eye.
1. Shimmering Event Foundation – £28.70 – Available in all GlamCandy stores!
Shimmering Event Foundation is a very light and gentle fluid foundation for appealing light effects. It’s shimmering and luminescent pearlescent pigments reflect light in a truly magical way and make this foundation especially ideal for application as transparent evening make-up. Shimmering Event Foundation was formulated with advanced emulsifiers – constituents effective for use with sensitive skin and for assurance of great comfort.
2. Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation – £33 – Available in all GlamCandy stores!
The award-winning Skin Base Foundation is the go-to choice to create a flawless complexion every day. This lightweight, easily blendable foundation smooths, softens and conditions your skin and is suitable for most skin types. Tested in HD environments, this foundation also provides the ultimate skin realism effect and with 26 shades to choose from, finding your perfect match has never been so easy!
3. HD Brows – Brow Colour Fix – £22 – Available in all GlamCandy stores!
HD Brows, brow colour fix is the quickest and easiest way to achieve your brow goals. The paraben-free formula sets hairs in place all day, whether you want to tame unruly eyebrows or get that textured, brushed up look. The tinted gel also gives brows an instantly fuller appearance. Brunette babes, your brow shade match is ‘Smoke’.
4. Caudalie Beauty Elixir – £32 – Available in all GlamCandy stores!
This multi-tasking mist sets make-up, tones and tightens pores and gives the skin an instant boost of radiance. Made of 100% natural-origin ingredients and bursting with powerful plant extracts, this cult favourite reveals an instant radiance boost for the complexion, whilst tightening the pores and smoothing fine lines and make-up creases. Famously used as a make-up setting spray backstage at fashion shows, this priming mist can be used under or over your complete make-up look, enhancing its longevity and reviving tired and dull-looking skin. This revitalising mist gives you an immediate radiance boost.
The aromatic fragrance is both uplifting and calming for the mind and the senses.
5. Illamasqua – Experimental Eyeshadow Palette – £38 – Available in all GlamCandy stores!
The Experimental Palette features a full-colour wheel of primary, secondary and tertiary tones, making it the ultimate tool for mastering colour theory. It’s ideal for anyone wanting to experiment with complementary and contrasting shades and to challenge the ideas of beauty with effortlessly buildable, eye-popping hues.
6. Eldora Lashes – £5 to £10 – Available in all GlamCandy stores!
Eldora Lashes are perfect for any occasion, gearing to all eye shapes and lash lengths. Not only are the Eldora lashes popular with our students but they are completely vegan-friendly, what more could you want. All lashes include an Eldora lash glue as well.
7. Makeup Masterclass – £80 – Available in all GlamCandy stores!
A 2-hour session in which you will be shown a live demonstration by one of our of professional make-up artists on how to produce a flawless make-up look. You will then be given the opportunity to recreate the look on yourself with the help and guidance of our pro artists. The masterclass is the perfect activity to book as a gift, as a treat for yourself or as a group outing!
8. Makeup Appointment Gift Voucher – £30 – Available in all GlamCandy stores!
We will provide a flawless full face make-up application whereby you will leave ready for any occasion. (Lashes not included but can be added at additional cost).
9. Kryolan Glitters – £7 – Available in all GlamCandy stores!
Kryolan Glamour Sparks is a super fine, high-lustre non-metallic powder that gives an iridescent sheen and sparkling effects on the skin. Kryolan Glitter Lites are cosmetic grade, fine glitter that let you add sparkle and glitz to any face paint design. High-quality polyester Glimmer from Kryolan is light and comfortable to wear anywhere in your face or body. Great for application on face, eyes, hair, nails or lips to create stunning effects.
10. Caudalie Gentle Cleansing Milk – £15 – Available in all GlamCandy stores!
This luxuriously creamy milk gently removes make-up and cleanses the face and eye area in one step. Enriched with nourishing and soothing agents, it protects the skin from drying out, whilst leaving the skin clean, soft and comfortable.
The milky texture glides onto the skin, making it very easy to use.
The aromatic fragrance combines notes of lemon leaf, bergamot, lavender and sandalwood. Benefits include simultaneously cleanses the skin and removes make-up, nourishes and soothes, softens and restores comfort to dry skin
11. GlamCandy Foundation and Small Stippling Brushes– 2 for £20 – Available in all GlamCandy stores!
Build a flawless base for any look with our professional Foundation Brush. Its flexible, synthetic fibres are perfectly designed for creams and liquids, making it the must-have tool for any kit. Rachael Melrose – Artist’s tip: This is the ultimate brush for buffing product into the skin, without leaving streaks.
Small Stippling Brush:
Create a naturally airbrushed finish with our extraordinary Small Stippling Brush. Its stiff, synthetic bristles are ideal for applying light or heavy coverage, with any cream or liquid. Katie McKinley – Artist’s tip: For spectacular results, use this brush to buff product around the eyes, chin and forehead.
12. Illamasqua Antimatter Lipstick – £20 – Available in all GlamCandy stores!
Long-lasting, colour intense lipsticks with a semi-matte cushioned finish. Half-way between matte and satin, Antimatter lipsticks glide onto lips smoothly and provide comfortable continuous wear. They are also completely vegan!
Are our Pro Artists festive must-haves still leaving you guessing?
Pop into one of our studio’s in Edinburgh, Dunfermline or Aberdeen and they can be your personal inhouse shopper to master the gifts for the person who has everything.
Who knows, you might even find some hidden makeup treasures for yourself!
Written by: Paige Gilbride