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10 Gifts for women of color who absolutely love makeup

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How to buy makeup for the women of color beauty gurus

My family knows I love makeup, but they rarely gift me any for the holidays. I would love to get a makeup brush set or lipstick trio, and I know I am not alone in wishing this. There are many black women who love makeup, and our obsession is overlooked by our loved ones during the holidays. Now it is time for our families to pay attention. If you have a black woman in your life whose makeup is always on-point and posts a "Makeup of The Day" (MOTD) picture on social media, then this guide is for you.

6. Morphe Brushes eyeshadow palettes

How to buy makeup for the women of color beauty gurus
Image: Morphe Brushes

Personally, I had never even heard of this brand until I joined a makeup group for black women. The women rave about Morphe palettes. Right now, the 350-35 Color Nature Glow Eyeshadow Palette is the hot palette to own (Morphe Brushes, $23).

7. Any MAC lipstick

How to buy makeup for the women of color beauty gurus
Image: MAC

Black women are still obsessed with MAC lipstick. The brand's matte and satin lipsticks are a favorite and are your best choice for the holidays. There are 189 shades to choose from but stick to brown hues to be safe. However, if you know she likes bold or dark color, try MAC Lipstick in Cyber (MAC Cosmetics, $17).

8. Real Techniques makeup brushes

How to buy makeup for the women of color beauty gurus
Image: Real Techniques

She might not be a makeup artist (MUA) but she does use an artist's tools when it comes to applying her makeup. She will appreciate some new makeup brushes from MUA favorite, Real Techniques. I suggest buying her the Deluxe Gift Set, which has the essentials she needs (Real Techniques, $30).

9. Makeup Artist Traincase

How to buy makeup for the women of color beauty gurus
Image: Sephora

What better gift to give her than an attractive traincase to store all of her precious makeup? A sturdy traincase will cost you $100 on up. The Sephora Collection Embossed Traincase-Black Faux Croc can store a lot of makeup (Sephora, $110).

10. Sephora or Ulta gift card

How to buy makeup for the women of color beauty gurus
Image: Sephora

Sephora and Ulta are stores devoted to beauty. A gift card will save you from trying to figure out what shade of makeup will look best on her. You can purchase various denominations, though I suggest no less than $30. Purchase the card directly from the stores or, in the case of Sephora. (Amazon.com, Stores and prices vary).

These 10 holiday gift ideas will delight the black woman who loves makeup this season. These brands are so popular because they carry makeup that complements our various skin tones. In reality, these brands are favorites of any makeup lover.

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