The 15 Best Beauty Gifts for Under $50
By Danielle Fontana, Digital Editor |
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The same your-lips-but-better shade we've come to love, now in a shimmery, balmy finish for a multidimensional, amplified look.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
They may be mini, but this glow-inducing duo packs a serious punch by taking skin from dull to radiant in just one sleep.
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?