Gender-neutral beauty products to gift everyone this holiday season
The holidays are quickly approaching, and we’re scrambling to find gifts for the people in our lives, from white elephant gifts to TSA-approved gifts you can travel with, stocking stuffers, and treat-yo-self fashion finds, we’re all shopping like mad. If you’re looking for gender-neutral beauty products to gift anyone and everyone, we’ve got you covered! Let’s start by clarifying that all beauty products can be used by all genders—lipstick doesn’t have a gender—but some brands are taking extra steps to market their makeup and skincare as unisex and to communicate that they cater to everyone, including cis women, cis men, and gender non-conforming, non-binary, gender-fluid, and transgender individuals.
1Paco Rabanne Crazy Me Eau De Parfum
This fragrance has notes of wasabi, sandalwood, and mimosa—a combination that creates an electrifying floral essence that strikes the perfect note between traditional masculine and feminine scents. Plus, the fragrance bottle is squishy—we love squishy.
2Fluide Universal Gloss
Use this gloss as a highlighter or eyeshadow, and add it wherever you want to see a pop of glow, like on your cheekbones and collarbone. Fluide describes itself as a makeup brand made “for all gender expressions, gender identities, and skin tones, and explains that it names all its lip and nail shades after queer spaces around the globe as a way pay tribute to the importance of safe spaces for the LGBTQ community. Just a quick look at its Instagram page will show how inclusive and awesome it is, and it will inspire everyone to have fun with their makeup looks.
3Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color
We stan Rihanna and all the ways she’s included all people in everything she does—from being body-inclusive during the Savage X Fenty fashion show to being gender-inclusive in the way she creates and presents her Fenty Beauty brand—we stan x a million. This liquid lipstick goes on matte and comes in eight bold shades, so there’s a color option for every aesthetic.
4Non Gender Specific Everything Cleanser
Packed with skin-friendly ingredients like aloe, tea tree oil, and turmeric, this cleanser helps to combat acne, control excessive oil production, and brighten the skin. The brand markets itself as the brand for all humans, and each product caters to at least seven different skin concerns with a goal to simplify everybody’s beauty routines. Its Everything Serum has a cult following, and this cleanser is so popular that it’s even completely sold out at Nordstrom!
5Morphe x James Charles The Mini Palette
Morphe has been gender-inclusive for many years now and constantly works with influencers of all genders to collaborate and create beauty products together—like the James Charles palette featured here. From basic neutrals to bold shades in both matte and shimmery finishes, this colorful palette can help create a plethora of makeup looks for both day and night.
6Jecca Makeup U.R.U – Transgender Awareness Lipstick
This British cosmetics brand started as a way to create a safe space for transgender women to learn about makeup and has evolved into a brand that caters specifically to them—is Correct & Conceal palette was designed to cover stubborn beard shadows that transgender and non-binary people often struggle with. This lipstick has a matte finish and longwear formula, and for every one sold the brand will donate $2 to Mermaids, a U.K.-based charity devoted to the transgender community.
7CoverGirl Full Spectrum Matte Ambition All Day Foundation
CoverGirl started featuring cis men in its beauty campaigns back in 2016 and has since taken more steps to become more gender-inclusive. This matte foundation is full-coverage, transfer-resistant, and both oil-absorbing and shine-free—we love!