The 20 Best Beauty Gifts for Under $50

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On the hunt for a perfect gift for the beauty-obsessed person in your life? You’re not alone. These luxe, yet extremely practical, options get it done without breaking the bank—but they’ll never know it.

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Urban Decay Stay Naked Threesome ($36)

Available in three shades to better match a variety of skin tones, this one-and-done palette houses a bronzer, blush and highlighter to make mornings a whole lot simpler.


Photo Credits: Urban Decay
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Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask in Sweet Candy and Mint Choco ($20 each)

Rich, intensely moisturizing and, for a limited time, deliciously sweet, these small but mighty pots pack a heavy punch when it comes to repairing dry, winter lips.


Photo Credits: Laneige
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Christophe Robin Perfect Hair Duo ($23)

What’s better than a totally reset scalp? The cult-classic Purifying Scrub detoxifies a stressed scalp before the must-try Prickly Pear Seed Oil Mask deeply nurtures strands.


Photo Credits: Christophe Robin
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Marvis Travel Toothpaste Trio ($15)

For the one who has everything, gift this chic toothpaste trio that travels easy and offers a new spin on the classics with its three best-selling flavors: Whitening Mint, Classic Mint and Cinnamon Mint.


Photo Credits: Marvis
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LAWLESS The Little One Eyeshadow Palette ($25)

Eight shades of clean, wearable color—all in a travel-friendly palette that won’t take up any extra room in your carry-on.


Photo Credits: LAWLESS
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OROSA Pure Cover Nail Paint Pre-Fall Set ($31)

The ultimate lacquer lineup, each complete with a vegan, cruelty-free and 14-free formula. After brighter tips? Choose from six other flattering, rainbow-bright hues.


Photo Credits: OROSA
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Starface Hydro-Stars ($22)

Created by a former beauty editor, these science-first patches not only work, but remind us to find happiness in our “flaws.” Each star-shaped patch (housed in a pocket-sized case) flattens the blemish underneath, then protects it from outside bacteria—and our sticky fingers that can’t resist the urge to pick.


Photo Credits: Starface
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TULA Rose Glow & Get It Cooling & Brightening Eye Balm ($30)

One swipe of this rosewater- and caffeine-infused balm instantly perks up tired-looking eyes, depuffs last night’s decisions, adds a non-shiny glow and douses the area with moisture—all for $30.


Photo Credits: TULA
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re:p Organic Cotton Treatment Toning Pad ($37)

Free of any potentially irritating ingredients like mineral oil, sorbic acid, animal ingredients or parabens, these double-sided pads are soaked with herbal water to allow for a light yet thorough exfoliation.


Photo Credits: Ulta Cosmetics
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Tatcha The Satin Skin Mist ($48)

Ideal for those always on the go, Okinawa clay is evenly dispersed over makeup or on bare skin in this ultra-fine mist for fresh, de-greased skin even in the height of summer.


Photo Credits: Tatcha
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Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Diamonds ($32)

The same your-lips-but-better shade we’ve come to love, now in a shimmery, balmy finish for a multidimensional, amplified look. 

Photo Credits: Charlotte Tilbury
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Fresh Vitamin Nectar Antioxidant Face Serum ($28)

This juice-inspired serum infuses skin with vital nutrients and vitamins—think vitamins C, E and B5, lemon and orange fruit extracts and ginger—to keep it looking fresh, dewy and hydrated without any iffy ingredients.


Photo Credits: Fresh
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Sephora Collection Instant Masks ($7 each)

A colorful lineup of fast-acting masks that target everything under the sun: uneven tone, overall health, soothing, blemishes, pollution-protection and nourishment.


Photo Credits: Sephora
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NARS Private Paradise Face Palette ($49)

A NARS highlighter (Laguna or Moana), blush (Makatea or Bounty) and bronzer (Manava or Casino) all in one place, in two tones, for less than $50? We’re buying in bulk.


Photo Credits: NARS Cosmetics
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Care/of Gift Card (starting at $30)

Aside from giving your loved one the gift of powders and supplements selected for their very needs (they’ll take a simple assessment quiz themselves!), each vitamin pack will be printed with a fun message or quote from you.


Photo Credits: Care/of
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Corpus Natural Deodorant ($22)

Deodorant? For the holidays? When it’s this chic, yes. This natural brand is reinventing the world of deodorant, and we’re here for it. Our favorite scent: Third Rose, a blend of rose, Italian mandarin, violet and cedar root.


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& Other Stories Rose Pitaya Lipstick ($19)

Cold-pressed plum seed oil keeps this nourishing lipstick creamy, not drying; the long-lasting formula—available in the prettiest pink, nude and red color stories—won’t budge before you want it to.


Photo Credits: & Other Stories
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Drunk Elephant NightBright Duo ($28)

They may be mini, but this glow-inducing duo packs a serious punch by taking skin from dull to radiant in just one sleep.


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Cooluli 4L Thermoelectic Mini Fridge & Warmer

What to get the beauty buff who has everything Sephora offers? This tabletop fridge perfect for keeping masks, rollers and creams cool. Who wouldn’t want a little extra oomph when trying to de-puff after the holidays?


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Skin Gym Rose Quartz Workout Kit ($49)

Keep their facial-sculpting toolbox up to date with this must-have Gua Sha and roller set, both made of skin-loving rose quartz. 

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