If you’ve got a beauty lover you want to get the perfect gift for I’ve got you covered. The good thing about us beauty lovers is that we love trying new products, so you kind of can’t go wrong. I threw in a splurge near the end for you high rollers.
For bonus gifting points (especially if you’re buying for your girlfriend) keep your Sephora receipts for your beauty lover to collect the points without letting them know what you got them! I’m not positive you can do this at Ulta, but I don’t know why you wouldn’t be able to.
I’m really excited about this gift guide, I’m sure you all saw this coming. I basically got to browse a bunch of my favorite sites and make my own wishlist keeping in mind other skin types and preferences. Here are some gifts that are on trend or some best sellers that will make a perfect gift this season.
1. Tarte’s Tartiest PRO Glow Highlight & Contour Palette | $45
This is a great palette for multiple skin tones. There are some rose gold toned highlights for the lighter skinned girls and beautiful gold tone highlight for the darker girls. The set also includes cream contour which, although it’s a little too light for much darker skin tones, can be used as basically anything you want. It can be a cream bronzer or even an eye shadow in a bind. Altogether it’s a great price for a palette with so much product and potential. Great for a makeup kit if they are a makeup artist as well!
2. Pottery Barn Mirrored Makeup Container | $69
Again, another selfish pick because I’m dying for this elegant two-tiered tray that would be beautiful on any bathroom vanity. When you love beauty products it tends to take over the bathroom area and a lot of the time things get left out on the counter, this is the perfect solution. It’s a little pricey, but it’s made of iron – this baby is going to last.
3. Clinique Take Off The Day Cleansing Balm | $29
Makeup wipes are nice, but they tend to be pretty wasteful and the price adds up. This is a lot gentler on the skin. This cleansing balm warms up between your fingers and is perfect for removing all your makeup before using your cleanser. It’s lightweight, gentle and has no fragrance, which is great for sensitive skin as well as washing makeup off the eyes. A little goes a long way so this ends up lasting a lot longer than you think. Plus, the packaging? How pretty would this look on that new vanity tray?
4. Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint | $24
This is the perfect red lipstick. I’ll repeat the perfect red lip. Whether or not the person you’re buying for has a fair, light, caramel or rich and deep skin tone this will without fail be absolutely stunning on them. See what I did there? Stunning stunna. I’ve been eyeing this lipstick for a long time, and have yet to see someone who I think needs a different shade on them. This is a win-win.
5. Diptyque Candle | $34
I added the Rose candle in the picture because it’s such a common note, but Diptyque has a ton of gorgeous scented candles and fragrances. This is for the smaller size, and although the next size up is double the price it’s also double the product and the jar could definitely be used as a pretty makeup brush holder once finished burning. If you take a stop in your local department store you’ll probably be able to find them. I found these specifically at Nordstrom.
6. Morphe 15 Piece Vegan Pro Set | $38
Morphe have some quality brushes that are a great price. If you don’t use makeup brushes you probably don’t know that some brushes are made from actual animal fur, while some are vegan or synthetic. I opt for synthetic always. I don’t like the idea of rubbing animal fur on my face and I don’t think the synthetic work any less. This is a FIFTEEN piece set. That’s less than $3 per brush! The set includes both eye and face brushes for a full look, plus a travel case.
7. GLAMGLOW Gravitymud Firming Treatment To Go | $24
GLAMGLOW is hyped and I think if your beauty lover doesn’t already have these masks then they have at least one of them on their wishlist. This specific mask is a travel size, perfect for testing it out or traveling with it. It’s a peel off masks, which is always a lot of fun and goes on a metallic silver. It’s going to be a fun night with this one. Sephora also has some great GLAMGLOW gift sets with multiple masks that are less than one full sized mask for another option.
8. Mix & Match LUSH Bath Bombs | $7-$10 each
Bath bombs are luxurious and great for self care days, even if you just buy one of them it’s a nice present. Lush also has some Holiday gift sets, but they can get a little pricey. I’d pick one or two scents that you know they’ll love and tell them to grab a glass of wine and a nice book and chill out.
9. Maison Margiela Perfumes | $129
This is my splurge for this post because I’m obsessed as is a lot of the beauty community right now. These scents are called Replica because they are supposed to replicate a specific smell during a moment in time, each fragrance has the name of the scent, a time and place and whether it’s a male or female fragrance. “By The Fireplace” is a great Winter scent if your gifting to someone who loves warm smells. “Lazy Sunday Morning” is my pick smelling like like rose and patchouli. What’s nice about these Replica perfumes is there are great options from clean, fresh, and floral to spicy and warm. Yes, they are quite expensive, but they are strong and the bottle is gorgeous. The label is made with cloth and it’s a beautiful addition to their vanity.
10. Kylie Cosmetics Naughty Palette | $44
I know, Kylie? I’m telling you this girl knows her makeup, it’s quality. This palette has some great fun colors and 4 shimmer shades for the holidays because they probably already have a bunch of palettes for every day wear. This is a fun and new eyeshadow palette they will enjoy dipping into.
Hopefully this gift guide made finding the perfect gift a little easier this season!
What are you most confused about when buying for a beauty lover? What are some of the gifts you’re thinking about or have already purchased? Let me know down below!
Got a little delayed this week so no new video today, but new elf cosmetics haul goes up Friday on my YouTube channel – http://youtube.com/user/thekcorinne