Regardless of how long you’ve known your bestie, whether it’s 10 years or 10 months, the simple act of finding the perfect birthday gift has somehow always been the most complex task. Fret not, this doesn’t make you a bad friend! We’ve all been in this situation, so it’s safe to say that the struggle is definitely real. Every year, it’s the same dilemma -- clothes, shoes, gadgets, the options are endless yet it’s so challenging to choose one and this year is no piece of cake either. Given the situation we’re in, it has probably made the gift-giving process even more difficult. Since we still can’t go back completely to our pre-corona days, you can kiss your surprise party plans or a fun night out, goodbye.
But don’t panic just yet! We understand the predicament you're in, so to help you out, we’ve listed down a few birthday gift ideas of our own that are apt for 2020. If your BFF is a beauty enthusiast or is even just beginning her beauty journey, you can never go wrong with all things related to makeup and skincare. After all, who doesn’t love a bag full of makeup?
Whether she’s a pro or beginner, when it comes to makeup and skincare, these beauty centric products are a must-have in the corona-era. These gifts will definitely put a smile on her face and she is sure to love her quarantine birthday.
Ever since face masks became a necessity, it’s been all about eye makeup, mainly ‘coz it’s the most or rather, the only visible feature on your face. Chances are your friend doesn’t have a good shimmery palette that will make her eyes sparkle or she’s all out, either way, the Manish Malhotra 9 in 1 Eyeshadow Palette will be a great addition to her beauty arsenal. With a mixture of mattes, metallics and foils, she can try out all the trendy eye makeup looks and leave everyone mesmerized the next time she ventures out or even if she's just getting ready to create content for the ‘gram.
In these past few months, we've learnt a lot about our skin and the nutrients it needs to stay soft, hydrated and supple but the palms remain forgotten. Since we have to deal with this ongoing pandemic for a few more months, help your bestie stay protected by gifting her a germ-killing hand cream. All that hand washing and hand sanitizers have probably stripped away the oils and moisture from her skin, making it dry and flaky. If this is the case, a hand cream like the WIPEOUT Germ-Killing Hand Cream will not only help keep her skin moisturised but also create a protective barrier that will keep any disease-causing germs at bay.
Whoever said lipsticks were cancelled in 2020 were clearly wrong. Lipsticks are more than just a product that adds a hint colour to your lips- they are a reliable source of boosting confidence and it gives the wearer courage and boldness-- irrespective if anyone can see it or not. That is why, face mask or no, lipsticks will never go out of style. Empower your bestie by gifting her some confidence-boosting matte shades like pinks, reds and nudes that will make her feel invincible and will stay put under her face mask. Remember, a girl can never have too many lipsticks.
Even though face masks have become a necessity in 2020, no one said you can’t style it up a bit. If your BFF is someone who loves all things beauty and fashion, gift her a set of designer face masks. Matching your face mask with your clothes or makeup is on every ‘IT’ girl’s list and if your bestie is someone who keeps up with the trends, she’s sure to love this. It is 2020 after all!
This item is so essential yet so forgotten! A travel makeup bag is a must-have for every woman who owns at least 3 beauty products. If you spend so much money on certain products, trust us, they need a bag of their own. If your bestie doesn’t have one or it’s old and outdated, lucky for you, there are plenty of options out there, making it easier to find one that will suit your BFF’s style. Whether you go for quirky prints or solid colours, opt for bags that have a waterproof lining, ‘coz let’s face it, sometimes products leak while travelling and the best way to save all the contents within a suitcase from oil spills and serums are with a leakproof makeup bag.
If your BFF loves showing off her work of art (a.k.a. makeup looks) on social media or in person, then a ring light is what she needs to complete her vanity. These LED lights are perfect for anyone who loves applying a product or two and not just for MUAs or makeup influencers. The main purpose of ring lights is to distribute light evenly while eliminating shadows. Aside from improving the makeup application process, they are also useful for getting those hella-cute selfies.
We’re living in corona times, so a simple brush holder just won’t do anymore. Aside from keeping our skin germ free, we also need to protect our makeup brushes as germ, bacteria and dust can settle on anything. Even after washing your brushes, there is still a chance of impurities settling on the bristles if they are kept out in the open. Giving your bestie a makeup brush holder with a lid will help keep her brushes clean and free of any nasties that could cause skin issues.
It’s safe to say that 2020 is the year that made us understand the importance of washing our makeup brushes regularly. But if your bestie is like most of us and finds the washing process a bit too tedious, then an automated Brush Cleaning Machine is just what she needs. These machines provide a quick, easy and efficient way to clean makeup brushes and best of all, they are also portable. If your BFF is also a travel junkie, she is sure to love it.
Since we’re amid an ongoing pandemic, you can go the extra mile and show your bestie you care by adding a hand sanitizer, sanitizing spray and wipes to the mix as well. Hand sanitizers aren’t going anywhere, even once this pandemic is over, so get a portable bottle which she can easily slip into her purse.
The WIPEOUT Sanitizing Spray and Sanitizing Wipes are a perfect addition to your BFF's gift bag as they will help keep herself, her beauty arsenal and surroundings germ-free.
Well, now that you have a whole list of products to choose from, go on and make this the best quarantine birthday for your bestie by adding these products to your cart.
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