The Ultimate Guide To Giving Amazing Beauty Gifts
Cross your makeup-obsessed BFF off your shopping list, we have 25 beauty products that they are sure to love. Everything from the newest holiday lipsticks to the latest highlighter palettes, we have all the up-and-coming trends you need to find the perfect gift (and maybe a new makeup obsession of your own).
Too Faced Grand Hotel Café – $49
We definitely want to stay at The Grand Hotel Café! With three holiday scented palettes and a tube of their bestselling Better Than Sex Mascara, these sets make the ideal gifts for any beauty lover on your list. Each palette has six holiday shades and a blush, totaling 18 matte and shimmer shadows and three blush/bronzers. Names like Frosty Eggnog, Peppermint Cream, Coffee Chip, Maple Syrup, and Gingersnap will put you in the holiday spirit in no time.
Urban Decay Junkie Vice Lipstick Palette – $35
If you have a lipstick junkie on your list, this Urban Decay Palette is a must. The 12 creamy shades, ranging from neutral nude to hunter green, will allow plenty of experimentation. The palette comes with a lip brush for easy application, and it’s all wrapped up in a sleek gunmetal case with gold accents. UD’s Pigment Infusion System™ delivers a hydrating, pigmented feel in just one swipe. We’re dying to try “Vanity Kills,” the vibrant lavender shade.
Benefit Cosmetics Bigger and Bolder Brows Kit – $34
We all know somebody who obsesses over eyebrows (or somebody whose brows have major Cara Delevingne potential), so consider gifting them this bigger and bolder brows kit. The smudge-proof ka-BROW! cream color and setting gel lasts for up to 24 hours. This kit also includes shaping stencils for the perfect arch every time.
Mally Beauty Shadow Sticks – $39
Anyone who has tried Mally’s eyeshadow sticks knows: these things are actual magic. They’re super pigmented and when they say “smudge-proof,” they aren’t kidding. The sticks are easy to glide on, and you have about 45 seconds to blend and manipulate the color before it sets completely. This set includes five colors: Moonlight, Timeless Taupe, Mahogany, Brownstone, and Bliss.
Merry Kissmas by Too Faced – $25
Calling all BFs and SOs: Each “Melted” lipstick is infused with cocoa powder for rich antioxidants and a sweet chocolate scent, making your girl’s lips totally kissable. This holiday edition set by Too Faced comes with three deluxe size Melted lipsticks: “Chihuahua” (spiced nude), “Fig” (dusty plum), “Honey” (warm caramel), and one mini matte in the shade “Lady Balls” (matte red).
bareMinerals Glow Together Dimensional Powder Trio – $34
This trio of mattifying highlight will give any girl an effortless rosy glow. The dimensional powder comes in three different colors: Gilded Glow, Rose Matte, and Amber Glow. Highlight is one of the latest trends in the world of beauty, so any makeup-obsessed girl will appreciate a new set of radiant highlighters.
Tarte Wing Workers Deluxe Tarteist Eyeliner Set – $35
Consider getting this gift for your favorite wing woman. Eyeliner is a breeze with this Tarteist Clay Paint Liner in four deluxe shades: aubergine, black, bronze, and navy. The squeezable cream liner comes with two precision paint brushes, making it easy for anyone to create a sharp, clean cat-eye.
Stila Bright & Bold Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set – $20
Any matte lipstick connoisseur will fall in love with these Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks by Stila. Plus, the weightless, pigmented berry shades will last all day. This kit comes with bright and bold shades in Beso (true red), Viola (cool lavender), and Lume (deep fuchsia).
Milk Makeup Desk to Dawn Set – $68
This set is perfect for the on-the-go woman, featuring an array of products for “desk to dawn” makeup looks. It includes a nourishing dry shampoo, a tube of Ubame mascara, makeup remover wipes, a mini cream lip color in O.G. red, a mini brown matte gel pencil for fleeky brows, a mini eye pigment that provides long-wear shadow, blotting sheets to reduce oil and shine, and a lifting lash curler. Basically, it has everything you’d need to take a look from day to night, all in one convenient little package.
Burberry Festive Gold Touch – $37
We are obsessed with this cream highlighter from Burberry. The super-blendable formula can be applied on the eyes, cheeks, lips, and body for a shimmery glow all day long. These magical containers of golden glow would make the perfect gifts.
Kat Von D MetalMatte Eyeshadow Palette – $60
The reviews of this palette have convinced us to go out and buy one ASAP. It features 13 buttery mattes and nine shimmery metallic shades. Fun fact: Kat adds a signature touch of artwork to each of her products, and this palette is no different. If you look at the artwork on the outside, it reads “metal” one way and “matte” if you turn it upside down.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit Moonchild – $40
We’ve already obsessed over a few different highlighter palettes, but this one by Anastasia Beverly Hills is actually incredible. The palette features six out-of-this-world colors: blue ice, star, purple horseshoe, pink heart, lucky clover, and blue moon. Most beauty lovers will stick to champagnes and golds as highlight, so this palette makes a great gift because it isn’t something they’d normally buy for themselves.
Deluxe Better Than Sex Ornament by Too Faced – $12
By far, this will be the best ornament hanging on your tree this year. “Better Than Sex” is Too Faced’s bestselling mascara. “One coat and lashes are full, defined, and stretched to unbelievable lengths. Two coats and they’re reaching unbelievable heights of drama. Three coats and you’ll believe in magic.” We believe.
Benefit’s Girl-A-Rama Limited-Edition Full-Face Makeup Kit – $36
This all-in-one makeup kit comes with everything a girl needs for a flawless face of makeup. The POREfessional face primer minimizes pores for smooth skin while the cheek and lip stain gives the face a rosy hue. Don’t forget the curling mascara and coral blush for a put-together finish. This set also includes a sneak peek of Benefit’s new “They’re Real!” Duo Shadow Blender in Brazen Bronze.
NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Lip Cream Vault Set – $50
Um, OMG. This vault of NYX lipsticks is something out of our wildest dreams. The set comes with all 24 shades of NYX Cosmetics’ Liquid Suede Lip Creams, everything from “Little Denim Dress” to “Cherry Skies.” It’s a lipstick lover’s paradise.
Tarte Sculpted Cheeks Deluxe Amazonian Clay Blush Set and Brush – $35
These four limited edition Tarte blushes give the ultimate gift of shine. Each hue comes in its own adorable compact in case you need to glow on the go, and includes a holiday brush for easy application. They come in a nude mauve, coral, rose, and hot pink. You won’t find many blushes as amazing as Tarte’s clay pigment; trust us.
Merry Macarons by Too Faced – $39
Doesn’t the name “Merry Macarons” make you automatically want to buy it? No? Just us? Well, if the name doesn’t convince you, then maybe the 12 shadows infused with a delicious sugary vanilla scent will. It comes with a tube of the “Better Than Sex” mascara and a step-by-step glamour guide that’ll have you taking festive selfies in no time.
Philosophy Snow Angel Duo – $27
We swear by the healing powers of Philosophy’s fragrances, and Snow Angel sounds absolutely decadent. The fresh smells of fallen snow and winter will make you feel like an actual snow angel! And if that doesn’t sound appealing, try one of their other holiday scents like Hot Cocoa, Peppermint Stick, or Sugar Plum Fairy.
Ciaté London Chloe Morello Beauty Haul Makeup Set – $49
YouTube star Chloe Morello teamed up with Ciaté London to bless us with her ultimate beauty essentials: a mix of Ciaté London products and items curated by Morello herself. The set, which comes in gorgeous rose and navy packaging, includes 15 shades of eyeshadow, Ciaté London’s bestselling Liquid Velvet™ Moisturizing Matte Liquid Lipstick in the shade “Pin Up,” and a mini Wonderwand Mascara.
Pür Cosmetics The Perfect Matte 5 Pc Velvet Matte Liquid Lipsticks – $34
We love matte lipsticks but hate when they dry out our lips, which is why Pür Cosmetics’ liquid lipsticks make a unique lippie gift. The collection comes with a nourishing lip oil to prevent flaky, dry lips and end with a velvety finish.
Nails Inc. Nail Polish Candy Cane – $19
Stocking stuffer alert! Grab a few of these adorable nail polish candy cane sets to use as stocking stuffers, small presents, or (no shame) for your own use. The Nails Inc. set includes Polishes in London’s Calling (nude), Kensington High Street (red wine), and Knightsbridge Nights (gold glitter).
Bareminerals Countdown to Gorgeous – $79
This beauty set is sure to fulfill your makeup lover’s wish list. It includes six shiny lip glosses, five creamy eyeshadows, four “Pop of Passion” lipsticks, two shades of blush, two pots of their flawless mineral veil, one iridescent highlighter, Domination mascara with two brushes, an anti-aging skin cream, a keepsake keychain, and a partridge in a pear tree. (Okay. Not that last one.)
Tarte Ready, Set, Glow! Skincare Kit – $16
This travel-friendly set features four of Tarte’s skincare faves in island blue and sunset purple packaging. The kit features the “Rainforest of the Sea” Drink of H2O Hydrating Boost to quench and refresh skin, the Marine Boosting Mist to brighten, the FRXXXTION Stick Exfoliating Cleanser to gently rub away dead skin cells, and the Lip Facial Lip Scrub to condition and protect the skin.
Bareminerals The Wish List Ready Eyeshadow – $45
If she’s a fan of neutral shades, this soft, sophisticated eyeshadow palette is everything she’ll ever need. It has all the basics (nudes and chocolates) mixed with more daring neutrals (metallic pink and plum) for endless blending opportunities. These 12 must-have shadows will find a place near the top of any beauty guru’s wish list.
Velour Silk Lashes Holiday Edition Lash Book – $300
…Can we just have a second? This lash collection took our breath away. Each of the 15 falsies included in this set have their own gorgeous personality—everything from “Flarey Godmom” to “Another Shot of Whispie”—and they can be re-worn up to 20 times. The full, natural silk lashes even come with rose-scented application glue. These stunning lashes are sure to land her a kiss under the mistletoe.