Think back to when you were in college, at camp, or miles away from home. What did you not so patiently wait for at the end of every week? A care package, of course! As much as we love candy, school supplies, new clothes, books, and everything in between, as the beauty aficionados that we are, nothing quite compares to receiving products for a gorgeous complexion and elevated beauty look all packed nicely into a box and sent off in the mail. Hoping to make someone’s day? We’re here to teach you how to combine makeup, skin care products, and hair care products into the perfect college or birthday care package that your recipient is sure to swoon over in the days, weeks, and months ahead. Read on for 12 beauty care package ideas.
BEAUTY CARE PACKAGE ESSENTIAL #1: MICELLAR WATER
Micellar water is the easiest facial cleanser to use, and it just so happens to work wonders for your complexion. It’s powered by micelles, tiny oil molecules, to gently lift makeup, dirt, and impurities out of pores for a crystal-clear complexion sans the traditional lather and rinse technique. When packing your beauty care package, be sure to consider your loved one’s skin type—or just grab the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleansers Waterproof – All Skin Types, which works for all skin types.
BEAUTY CARE PACKAGE ESSENTIAL #2: FACE SCRUBS
So often people forget just how necessary regular exfoliation is. By packing a face scrub into your beauty care package, you’ll be able to give the gift of softer, smoother skin thanks to gentle exfoliation. Choose from the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Resurface & Energize Kona Coffee Scrub, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Cocoa Scrub, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Smooth & Glow Grapeseed Scrub, or L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Purify & Unclog Kiwi Scrub.
BEAUTY CARE PACKAGE ESSENTIAL #3: FACE MASKS
There’s nothing like taking a moment to sit back, relax, and let a face mask work its magic. So, of course, you want to give that same feel-good moment to your loved one. Be sure to stock your beauty care package with the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clarify & Smooth Face Mask, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort Face Mask, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask, or L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refining Face Mask, or you can pack up a few since multi-masking can be a miracle-worker.
BEAUTY CARE PACKAGE ESSENTIAL #4: MOISTURIZER
Next up, moisturizer! Keep it light with the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care - Normal/Dry Skin, L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care - Extra Dry Skin, or L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care - Normal/Oily Skin. Each of these moisturizers is formulated to provide long-lasting hydration.
BEAUTY CARE PACKAGE ESSENTIAL #5: BROAD-SPECTRUM SUNSCREEN
There is literally no beauty product more essential than broad-spectrum sunscreen. Yet so many people skip regular application on the daily. To help set the record straight, be sure to include a tube of broad-spectrum sunscreen—or a moisturizer with SPF, like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Day Lotion SPF 30, in your beauty care package. It can help protect against the sun’s damaging UV rays, ultimately fighting the effects of early aging. Throw in a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses to your care package as well.
BEAUTY CARE PACKAGE ESSENTIAL #6: FACE PRIMER
This may seem non-essential, but hear us out. You can wear primer under makeup or on its own for a seriously smooth facial finish that looks almost airbrushed. Take your pick from the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer or L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Lock Makeup Primer and throw in a tube of the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer for good measure. Together these products can help complete the ultimate no makeup, makeup look.
BEAUTY CARE PACKAGE ESSENTIAL #8: SHINE LIPSTICK
Glossy lips are in. Instead of reaching for an old-school tube of lip gloss for a birthday care package, reach for a tube of the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick. The high-shine colors are nourishing and never sticky.
BEAUTY CARE PACKAGE ESSENTIAL #9: BOLD RED LIPSTICK
There’s nothing like a classic red lip. Unfortunately, there are so many red lipsticks that it can be tough to find the perfect shade. One shade that never disappoints, no matter your skin tone? The L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Lip Stain in Adored. So, what are you waiting for? Toss it in your beauty care package!
BEAUTY CARE PACKAGE ESSENTIAL #10: DRY SHAMPOO
Let’s be real; there’s not always time to wash and dry hair. On those days, your loved one will be glad to have a can of dry shampoo to help stretch her style. Be sure to stock your care package with a formula that will absorb excess oils while gifting strands with a seriously refreshing scent. We especially love this idea for college care packages since a busy class schedule may impact your wash routine.
BEAUTY CARE PACKAGE ESSENTIAL #11: SERUM
Want to help your BFF pamper her skin? Who wouldn’t! When it comes to skin care, serums are the perfect way to show your complexion a little extra love. One serum everyone can benefit from? Vitamin C serum. Add the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum to your gift box, which effortlessly glides onto skin to restore skin’s radiance week and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
BEAUTY CARE PACKAGE ESSENTIAL #12: HAIR TREATMENT
Speaking of pampering, you should include a little hair pampering action in there, too! Pop the L’Oréal Paris Elvive 8 Second Wonder Water Lamellar Hair Treatment into your beauty care package, which will leave your recipient’s strands silkier, shinier, and healthier-looking in just eight seconds.
Think you’d like to incorporate these beauty products into your own special routine? Check out our article, How to Do a DIY Facial at Home, to show you how.
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