Makeup Items For Getting “Beat” This Holiday!

List of makeup items to get glam for the holiday season.


Sam Greaves, Reporter

It is Christmas time, and everyone knows what that means. Time to cover your face in so much makeup that your family members do not even recognize you. 

In this list, you’ll find all the makeup you need to purchase for this holiday season. Each has a drug store/price sensitive and high end/expensive makeup option. A list was created that included drug store / price sensitive and high end / expensive makeup. The list features one item for each part of a standard makeup routine.

These items would be great stocking stuffers or the perfect present for any makeup lover/ enthusiast. 

The items on the list include: Face Primer, Foundation, Concealer, Contour, Blush, Eyebrow Pencil, Eyeshadow, Eyeliner, Highlight, and Mascara, because who doesn’t love those? 

The first item on the list is primer, because it’s the first thing you need to do! The selected product for this category is the ILLAMASQUA Hydra Veil Primer (High End). This primer costs $45 and is an exceptional product that performs as an outstanding primer but also heavily hydrates the skin. 

On the other side of the spectrum is the E.L.F. Poreless Face Primer (Drug Store). This primer comes in two sizes: Large, which costs $10, and small, which cost $6. This product fills pores and fine lines of the skin, making it a perfect and affordable gift. 

Moving onto product number two, foundation—the ARMANI BEAUTY Luminous Silk Foundation (High End). This foundation comes in 30 shades for the standard size and costs $64. Armani Beauty also offers this foundation in a mini size, which comes in 14 shades and costs $42. 

For the cheaper side of the foundation option, the MAYBELLINE Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation (Drug Store) is the best choice. This foundation only cost $7.99 and is a matte formula that comes in 40 different shades.

Concealer is next on the list. The TARTE shape tape contour concealer (High End) cost $27 for 0.33 ounces, plus it comes in 30 shades.

 The other option is the E.L.F. 16HR Camo Concealer (Drug Store). This concealer is $6 and comes in a total of 18 different shades.

Following concealer is contour, and the perfect contour to use is the SMASHBOX Step-By-Step Contour Kit (High End). This kit comes with three different shades to contour and bronze the skin and costs only $35. 

Another choice for contour is the E.L.F. Contour Palette (Drug Store). This palette comes with four shades to contour, bronze, highlight, and set the makeup in place. The total cost of this palette is $8.

The next two items on the list are blush and eyebrow products. The first option for blush is NARS blush (High End), costing $30 and coming in 28 shades. In addition to the blush, ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Brow Wiz (High End) is on the list and comes in ten different shades and only costs $23. 

With the other side of the price spectrum the first option of blush is the MAYBELLINE New York Fit Me Blush (Drug Store). This blush only costs $5.99 and comes in a total of ten different shades. The eyebrow pencil from the list is the L’ORÉAL PARIS Definer Waterproof Eyebrow Mechanical Pencil. The product comes in seven different shades and is $8.99. 

The large item on this makeup list is the two eyeshadow palettes that have been selected. First option is the JACLYN HILL X MORPHE palette (High End). This palette only cost $38 and comes with a stunning selection of 35 shades. 

The other option is the MAYBELLINE New York The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette; it has 12 different shades and only cost $11.99. 

The final few parts of the eye makeup on the list are eyeliner and mascara.

The eyeliner and mascara from the expensive list are the HAUS LABORATORIES Liquid Eye-Lie-Ner (High End) for eyeliner and the MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara (High End) . The eyeliner from Haus Labs costs $20 and is in pencil form. The Marc Jacobs mascara is $26 and has an oval shaped applicator. 

The opposite side of price points for eyeliner and mascara are the NYX Professional Makeup Epic Ink Liner (Drug Store). This pencil shaped liner with a fine point only costs a total of $9. The mascara that is a next is the MAYBELLINE New York Lash Sensational Washable Mascara. This easy to remove yet intense mascara creates the perfect lashes, so you don’t even have to add false lashes! The total price for this mascara in only $9.99. 

Now the moment the readers have all been waiting for, the blinding finale. The next and final item on the makeup list is everyone’s favorite makeup item, highlight. 

For this crucial selection the list has two very impressive formulas with great pigmentation and a high shine factor.

The first option—for those who want to pay for the maximum shine factor—is the OFRA Cosmetics Nikkietutorials Glazed Donut Highlighter (High End). This blinding formula only cost $29 for 0.35 ounces. 

The second affordable option—for those who want the maximum shine factor but aren’t able to pay for it—that provides just as blinding results as the high end product, is the WET N WILD MegaGlo Highlighting Powder (Drug Store). This product goes for $5.49 for 0.19 ounces. 

With those high quality items on the list you will easily be able to cake on makeup this holiday season and catch all of your family’s attention with your makeup look!