When it comes to shopping for a loved one who is a complete and total lover of all things beauty, you’re in luck. It might be the easiest part of your holiday to-do list because there are endless amounts of options. A beauty-themed gift, whether it’s makeup, skincare or fragrance related, is almost guaranteed to put a smile on your lipstick-loving sister or nail art-crazed BFF’s face. Alleviate the pressure of some of that stressful holiday shopping by taking a gander at our beauty-themed gift guide.
We’ve got all your bases covered — from adorably unique Korean skincare to the must-have shade from one of today’s hottest indie nail polish brands. There’s a fierce limited edition eyeshadow set from tattoo goddess-turned-makeup mogul Kat Von D, makeup brushes that would make Picasso cry at the sight of their gorgeousness and even perfume that smells like gingerbread cookies. Just be careful, you might want all of these products for yourself!
Then again, it IS the season of giving, so why not treat yourself as well! Remember, pampering oneself with beauty and skincare products is actually a form of self care. Plus, you never know — your personal makeup collection might want a new friend, ahem, in the form of a cute blush set or some glittery nail polish.
If you’ve got a BFF with a penchant for always having the best looking nails, “The Pink Nugget” from Floss Gloss is the perfect shade for her to add to her arsenal. A bottle of magic made with soft pink glitter specks, this polish will have well-manicured hands looking fly for all those holiday get-togethers. Pick up an extra one to give out for a White Elephant shindig and watch everyone go nuts for it.
What’s better than getting one gift? TWELVE. Benefit Cosmetics came up with this limited edition Party Poppers set, which celebrates the 12 days of Christmas with twelve separate products. Can it get any better than this? Included in this whimsical packaging are Benefit faves, such as They’re Real Mascara, the POREfessional pore minimizing face primer, mini lollitint candy-orchid tinted lip & cheek stain and a mini ooh la lift instant under-eye brightening boost, plus much more! The lucky recipient of this gift will be all set for holiday glam.
For the lipstick lover in your life, what better way to ensure they have the proper tools to achieve an envied pucker than with a set of fabulous liquid lipstick? This set of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar is exclusive for Nordstrom and comes in three shades, the exclusive “Nordstrom Neutral,” which is a rosy beige; “Trollop,” a pinkish coral; and “Role Play,” described as maroon with red pearl. It also includes their special Lip Tar Primer for a smooth finish.
If you know someone who is all about the Korean beauty trend, they’re going to flip when they see you’ve spoiled them with fruit-themed Tony Moly hand cream! Choose from peach, apple and tangerine moisturizing cream that will make the ROUGHEST hands feel soft like a baby’s. BONUS: look how cute the packaging is! These would make the coolest stocking stuffers, too.
Kat Von D’s Innerstellar Eyeshadow Palette is filled with 12 different celestial-inspired shimmery and matte shadows. You’re totally doing a favor for whomever receives this special set from you. They’ll already have their makeup look ready to go for New Year’s Eve!
There’s always one person in your friend crew who is obsessed with Christmas…and the scents that come along with it. A plastic tree won’t do, they make sure to get the real deal. They also make sure to bake gingerbread cookies as soon as Thanksgiving is over and buy up every peppermint-flavored food item they see. Your holiday loving friend might enjoy Demeter’s Christmas Memories Mini Set. This set comes with four different Demeter fragrances, all featuring familiar holiday scents. With perfume that smells like Candy Cane Truffle, Gingerbread, Mistletoe and Christmas In New York, they’ll be able to enjoy the holidays during any time of the year with just one whiff!
Too Faced makes the cutest heart-shaped blush kit with six different shades that will work well with most skin tones. With their smudge-proof formula, the lucky person who gets this as a gift will have rosy cheeks all day!
Face masks are a good gift for someone who takes their skincare regimen seriously. Add some fun to their night of Netflix and moisturizing with sheet masks that look like cat faces! If the giftee is nice enough, maybe they’ll invite you over for an evening of hydrating hijinks. Just imagine how outrageous these mask selfies are going to look!
Makeup is truly an art, and a real artist must have the proper paintbrushes when working to create their masterpiece. Sephora’s Glitter Happy brush set includes six professional makeup brushes and the most gorgeous glittery stand to keep them all in. It will make any makeup fiend to scream with delight.
For that one person in your shopping list who is a total haircare devotee, especially when it comes to washing and drying their luscious locks, the Lisse Luxe Hair Towel might be the coolest thing for them to find under their tree. It’s made of crazy absorbent material that will get hair to dry quicker while helping to prevent split ends and breakage. Sounds like magic!
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