There’s a big world of beauty out there, and it can be daunting to shop for someone who’s well versed in what’s hot right now. We’ve rounded up 17 of the best makeup gifts to grab so that you can check the beauty guru off your list with confidence.
This limited-edition set of lip glosses from Anastasia is what everyone needs on their lips this holiday season. The glosses come in a range of festive nudes, including Sweet (light pink), Clouds (shimmering light pink with diamond reflects), Bubbly (shimmering nude with gold reflects) and Tasty (light beige).
Manna Kadar Brush Basics ($24)
Every beauty lover needs a set of high-quality makeup brushes for every kind of application. For a practical yet prized gift, wrap up this brush set from Manna Kadar so your gift recipient will have the right tools to apply all their new makeup.
Everyone wants longer, fuller lashes, so this set is gold. It features both lash and brow enhancing serum as well as a conditioning mascara. Buying these items in a gift set is a great value and saves you over $60. You’ll also be contributing to a good cause if you purchase a product from Grande Cosmetics, with 4% of proceeds going to Working For Women, a non-profit that focuses on elevating women in the workplace.
If you’re looking to gift a unique beauty product this season, check out O-Bloos Rosi Drops. This liquid looks like a mix between a blush and a highlighter so that when swiped across your cheeks, you have a gorgeous rosy glow. As an added bonus, since Drunk elephant is a skin-care brand, after all, it also supports the skin barrier with omega fatty acids.
For those that enjoy a bold, highly-pigmented look, the Holiday Blues Kit is a must-have. Halsey’s makeup line, About-face, is all about daring colors and sparkling glitter. This kit features everything one would need for an iconic eye look, including teal holiday mascara, fractal glitter dust, and a creamy eyeshadow stick, all in a holographic cosmetic bag.
Kosas The Brow Team Set ($38)
If you have someone on your list whose brows are a big deal to them, they need this set. The brow pencil and volumizing tinted gel work together to create natural-looking, full, fluffy brows.
While this may look a bit too gold in the tube when spread across your lips, it leaves an unparalleled sheen that pairs perfectly with any lipstick for a little extra shine and plump on a night out. It also smells surprisingly delicious.
If you’re looking to splurge on someone on your list, you’ll get your money’s worth with this beauty advent calendar chock-full of well-renowned products. Included inside: 12 makeup and skin-care items from Charlotte Tilbury, including the brand new and exclusive Colour Chameleon in Pillow Talk along with beloved products like the Hollywood Beauty Light Wand, Matte Revolution Lipstick, and more.
If you don’t know which brands the beauty lover on your list lusts over, you can’t go wrong with this set from Sephora, featuring some of the most popular brands of the moment. The set includes products from Tower 28, Merit, Milk, ILIA, Tatcha, and Saie so the recipient can get a taste of everything.
Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty debuted to rave reviews last year. Gomez curated this set of minis with her favorite items from the brand, including a mini liquid blush, liquid luminizer, lip cream, and mascara.
This lip jelly duo will satisfy coffee-lovers and gloss-lovers alike. The set features two full-sized ShineOn Jelly Lip Glosses, including a new exclusive shade, Milky Lip Jelly in Chestnut, and a classic best-selling shade, Chill.
This set from Milk Makeup features some of the most beloved products from the brand. With a glossy lip plumper, hydrating primer, matte bronzer and mascara, your gift recipient will have everything they need to head out the door with a minimal makeup routine.
If you have someone on your list that’s passionate about a bold eye look, this Smoky Eye Bundle is for them. The bundle has everything one needs for a statement smoky eye, including eyeshadow, mascara and eyeliner. What’s unique about this set is that you can choose from two different eye shadows, mascaras and eyeliners to tailor the set to your loved one’s preference.
Gucci L’Obscur Macara ($35)
For a luxurious gift that has everyday use, give this Gucci L’Obscur Mascara. A trustworthy mascara is hard to find, but you can rely on this formula that lifts and curls lashes. Its chic pale pink and gold packaging is an added bonus.
The beauty of this mini set is that you can choose from four different color palettes—Teddy Bare, Best Seller, Pink or Red. Each set comes with six mini lip mousses that glide on smooth but leave the lips with a powdery matte finish.
To give the gift of a gorgeous complexion, get this trio from Fenty Beauty. The set features lightweight contour, concealer and highlighter with innovative magnetic packaging that helps them stick together.
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