11 Best Presents to Give Your Make-Up Crazed Friend for Galentine's Day

Ah. February 14th is upon us. We know all too well that it ain't always easy being single here in New York City.

Valentine’s Day doesn’t only have to be a day for the happy couples out there; this is a day meant for love, for friends, for family, and, of course, for presents.

Let's all take a moment to thank Saint Leslie Knope for blessing us with Galentine's Day, the pro-anti-Valentine's Day celebration of ladies and their gal pals.

Presents are not exclusive for this particular love-themed holiday, but for any day that you simply want to show your make-up obsessed or yourself a little love.

If you’re trying to find a gift to give your make-up junkie of a friend, or if you’re simply looking to treat yourself, for this heart-filled holiday, here are some sweet (some of them literally) suggestions to check out.

1. Too Faced: Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection


All of the sweetness without any of the calories; not only is this palette adorable, both in packaging and with shadow choices, but it’s also extremely clever Valentine’s Day gift. 


Usually on this day you either give or receive chocolate in a heart-shaped box, but this palette actually contains cocoa powder in the shadows, creating a beautiful and very delicious-smelling effect.

2. NARS Orgasm Products


Before anyone gets any misconceptions about this list, NARS is a cosmetics company with a specific line of beauty products, ranging from blushes to lip-glosses, dubbed “Orgasm”. Who says that your make-up can’t be as sexy as you are?

3. Too Faced: Better Than Sex Mascara


Sexy name aside, this mascara is highly rated by the make-up junkie community for giving long, thick lashes. And this product also has a waterproof version available as well, perfect from when you’re crying with laughter after a night out on the town.

4. Colourpop: The Love Collection


Cute, affordable, and filled with some of the cutest shades of pinks, red, and soft nudes to hit the winter make-up market. Who needs love when you can have an entire Love Collection.

5. Kylie Cosmetics: Valentine’s Collection

Whatever opinions you have about the Kardashian family, positive or not, you have to admit that this Valentine’s Day themed make-up collection is pretty adorable. 

While this collection is Valentine’s Day themed, the colors featured in this make-up collection can easily carry on beyond a pink and red toned holiday.

6. Wet n Wild: Megalast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick


Before you blink at this gift suggestion, yes, Wet n Wild is a drugstore brand cosmetic; but this particular product of this affordable company is the perfect gift (especially if you grab more than one at a time) for a make-up obsessed friend or lover. 

Not only are the lipsticks in this collection opaque and come in a wide range of colors, but they are virtually food and kiss-proof; perfect for eating out or for a quick make-out session.

7. Santee Wine Bottle Matte Lip Gloss


If there's one thing we love more than wine, it's a wine colored lip. And even more than a wine colored lip is a cheap AF wine colored lip. Matte, of course. Are you on board yet?

These adorable wine bottle shaped lippies from Miss A (which you should already be hitting up for some SERIOUS beauty deals) go for just $1. Yeah. $1. So you can treat all your gals even on a budget.   

8. Colourpop: Meet Cute Combo Package


The packaging is just as adorable as the name of the combo deal from Colourpop; and what’s more convenient (besides the affordable price) is that you don’t need to have a romantic partner to have (or give) a “Meet Cute” moment. 

The colors in this collection are perfect for both romantic Valentine’s Day celebrations and simply spending a night out on the town with friends.

9. Storybook Cosmetics Brushes


Let’s take a quick break from make-up products and check out the fun ways we can apply them: with awesome make-up brushes like the ones from Storybook Cosmetics. This independently owned make-up brand appeals to the heart of both make-up lovers and geeks alike with their innovative products, like their Harry Potter themes make-up brush set.

10. Kat Von D: Alchemist Holographic Palette

If you or you’re friend is a holosexual (nothing dirty, I assure you), then they will love this particular Kat Von D palette, which you can use as regular highlighter or layer it over your lipstick or regular eyeshadows. 


Not only is this gift holo-rific, the packaging (which is also holographic) alone with look awesome on anyone’s vanity table.

11. Kat Von D & Too Faced: Better Together Ultimate Eye Collection


Sugar, spice, and everything oh so wicked nice literally describes this collaboration between these two verrry different companies. This palette has an adorable packaging (imagine Elle Woods being friends with the coolest punk-rock chick around, and that basically sums up this collection) and a nice range of colors. 

Between the adorable nature of the Too Faced side and the punk-chic style of the Kat Von D side, this product is a fairly versatile gift for Valentine’s Day and other gift-giving occasions as well.

[Feature Image Courtesy lancpump.com] 

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