Need advice - make up kit for college student

  1. I went to Sephora.com and was confused and figured the gals on tPF could help me!!

    I'm looking for a birthday gift for my 20-year-old niece who is a theatre major at Boston U. I was thinking of getting a "kit" of some sort that includes a couple choices of everything she needs and that comes in a small package so she can easily travel with it. I thought perhaps she could use it when applying make up for some performances, too.

    She has very pale skin, blue eyes and recently red-tinted hair. I want to find something that has colors that will work well for her coloring, etc.

    I want to spend about $40-$100.

    Your suggestions will be appreciated!
     
  2. Unfortunately, stage make-up is completely different from "normal" make-up so I doubt you will be able to find somehting that works for both.

    That being said, Benefit make great make-up kits. It's not the best make-up out there but the boxes are pretty!

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    We picked three of our most coveted products that are on the pages of every beauty mag and collected them just for you. The best of benefit: cult faves includes our best perk-me-up powder, our best foundation faker, and our best lip & cheek color that works on every complexion, plus gloss. Plus, it's a value! What more could a gal want? Limited edition.
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