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I’d love it! But no one I know is as into makeup as I am, so they’d be kinda clueless when it came to getting me something. People usually just opt for a Sephora gift card, which is more than adequate πŸ™‚

As a 14 year old who collects, I don’t have THAT much to spend so it’s ALL that I ask for! πŸ™‚ So yes, I love it!! However, I am specific to which items I ask for.

Well getting a backup of a beauty item that I already love is okay. But since I have to tell them what to get me, it takes the mystery out of opening a gift. So while it has happened before in the past, I’d rather give them a non-beauty category to choose from and wait in suspense. πŸ™‚

Clothes are difficult too since they don’t know what size, material, or style that I prefer.

Now that I think of it, most people just give my gift cards because I am rather picky. Haha! It’s boring, but very useful.

I don’t mind receiving gift cards as long as those are for my favorite stores like Sephora or Mac. I think it’s better that way than someone buys actual products which don’t work for my skin color.

Yes and no. I’m extremely picky and has a pretty extensive collection already, so it’s hard for people to give me beauty products as gift without asking me up front which one I’d like to receive.

I prefer to purchase my gift and let my husband know what he got me. LOL I know what I like, and I’ve always got my finger on the pulse of new releases that must be pounced on before they sell out. So I’d say the answer is no. πŸ™‚

Yes and no. I don’t receive a lot of gifts in the year (including Christmas) so I love getting makeup products. But I’d rather they know my taste and preferences, as well as, ask what brands I’m in to.

I don’t like receiving drugstore products as gifts like I did one year because they are never on my wishlist and I don’t gravitate towards using them (they’ve never blown me away except mascaras). Then I feel guilty that I’m not using them but I HATE clutter, yet I can’t throw them away…

Yes i do lol! My best friend’s sister is a MUA and has a pro card so i loveee recieving goodies off her. But shes the only one who buys me makeup. My boyfriend tells me he will buy me anything in the world, but not makeup lol he says i spend enough on it and have enough of it….bummer.

I’m pretty hard to shop for, because if I want something bad enough I will just buy it for myself, and I hate waiting after something releases to buy it, I tend to buy it right away. But there are a few select friends who I think could manage to find something for me I would like and they would know I don’t have.

I second your point about being picky. Unless it’s something that I’ve already hinted about wanting but that I can’t find or can’t afford, then I’m all for someone buying it for me hahah. But people buying random beauty-related gifts is risky. It might be a brand that I don’t like, something that irritates my skin, the wrong shade, or a product I don’t like. So I guess what I’m saying is that the thought is sweet, but a nice Sephora gift card would be the best bet ;P

I prefer gift cards, because my tastes skew a bit more towards green lipgloss than pink eyeshadow, and people don’t usually buy green lipgloss or even know where to get it….

I love getting new beauty products but unless it’s something I specifically asked for, I don’t like receiving them as gifts because they’re almost always something I don’t like/won’t use and then it’s wasted money AND product.

Yes. Even though I have a lot of makeup and I buy it when I can, I don’t have a lot of money, so a Sephora gift card or something is awesome.

Yes! Yes! And yes! But I’m also very picky so friends and family avoid buying me cosmetics πŸ™‚ Gift vouchers on the other hand are win-win!

I do like getting beauty items as gifts, as long as it’s something that 1) I really want and 2) can’t normally or easily acquire for myself due to price or accessibility here in Canada. (For example, Edward Bess or Tom Ford goodies.)

Now beauty gift cards – that’s the best of all worlds. That shows the person really understands and respects my interest, even if they might not understand it, and it gives me the freedom to choose what pleases me.

Yes and no really… I’m the same with music and games, if there’s something I really want, I will buy it for myself instead of wait weeks/months for it. With regards to beauty I’d love to receive a gift set from a favourite brand of mine (anything Soap & Glory, Urban Decay, Lush are good bets for people who know me) but it’d be a bit hit and miss to buy me a random lipstick or something.

A voucher for a place that sells ONLY makeup so I wasn’t tempted to spend it on something else would be awesome, I think I enjoy the thrill of the research, browsing, chasing and shopping as much as actually getting a new beauty product so a voucher would bring me loads of joy!

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