Skip to main content

Style How to create a custom cosmetics experience for the beauty product lover on your Christmas list

Fixy Makeup Creation & Repair Kit, US$48 through fixymakeup.com.

James Prechel

The customization trend has taken the beauty world by storm, with everything from shampoo to foundation now available in made-to-measure formulas and packaging that literally has your name on it. These one-of-a-kind items make for a thoughtful gift, and one that’s sure to be a hit come unboxing time.

Lipstick is the category that’s having the most fun with personal product experimentation. For the full customization experience, nothing tops a visit to Bite Beauty’s Lip Lab in Toronto, a lounge-like space where customers can select the shade, finish and flavour of their dream bullet. Yves Saint Laurent Beauty offers personalized engraving on fragrances and lipsticks, as well as custom lipstick caps with special designs including lips, stars and hearts, which can be ordered online. Meanwhile, Guerlain’s Rouge G de Guerlain lipstick comes in a selection of reusable cases in various colours and prints, each of which boasts a double mirror for application on the go.

Taking that personalization to the next level are DIY makeup brands that give customers the tools to create their own colour cosmetics at home. Sets such as Fixy’s Makeup Creation & Repair Kit include simple tools to blend new shades using existing makeup powders – or put a powder that has cracked apart back together with the help of its binding spray.

Story continues below advertisement

Fixy Makeup Creation & Repair Kit, US$48 through fixymakeup.com.

Live with style. We have a weekly Style newsletter on fashion and design trends, plus shopping tips and inspiration. Sign up today.

Visit tgam.ca/newsletters to sign up for the weekly Style newsletter, your guide to fashion, design, entertaining, shopping and living well. And follow us on Instagram @globestyle.

Report an error Editorial code of conduct
Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Discussion loading ...

Cannabis pro newsletter