If you have any beauty lovers on your holiday list, this gift guide is just what you need. From makeup to skincare, brushes to masks, I’ve compiled my favorite beauty products that will surely delight everybody on your list.
Most gifts are quite affordable because I know how you need to stretch every dollar during the holiday season. Here is my 2023 holiday gift guide for beauty lovers that you can download right now.
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Gift guide for makeup lovers
- Urban Decay Heat palette has all the colors you need for day and night, plus lasting power. It is one of my favorite Urban Decay palettes because it has so many flattering shades. Watch my Naked Heat tutorial here.
- Clinique’s Most Loved Skincare and Makeup Set includes four full sizes and three minis. It has skincare classics, lipstick, mascara and perfume. An amazing value set.
- Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes Palette is my absolute favorite eyeshadow palette. Get it while it lasts as a gift or for yourself. It’s the perfect mix of matte and shimmery shade.
- Artis Rose Gold brush set is gorgeous, luxurious and so soft you will not want anything else to touch your face. Great gift for true makeup lovers.
- Charlotte Tilbury Magic Mini Brush Set has 4 mini makeup brushes in a limited-edition ruby-red clutch bag that is so chic.
- Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Beautifying Lip and Cheek Secrets: This affordable gift set includes a full sized nude-pink matte lipstick and travel-sized lip liner, lip gloss and Beauty Light Wand, all in the best-selling Pillow Talk shade that has a cult following.
- IT Cosmetics Anti-Aging, Moisturizing Face and Eye Cream Duo includes my two favorite Confidence in a Cream moisturizers. The face moisturizer and eye cream feature ingredients such as ceramides, peptides, and hyaluronic acid for dramatic results instantly and over time. They never make me break out.
- Palladio Beauty Eyeland Vibes eyeshadow palette features ten shades that can help you create daytime and night time looks.
- Maybelline The Blushed Nudes palette has beautifully curated colors and is very affordable.
- IT cosmetics Your Transforming Superhero Eye Duo Makeup Gift Set includes full sizes of Superhero No-Tug Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick and Superhero Mascara, which is one of the best. The set is $30.
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Gift guide for skincare lovers
- L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives Serum with 10% glycolic acid delivers professional results at a fraction of the price of similar products. It evens out skin tone and reduces the appearance of wrinkles for under $25.
- Clinique MVP skincare and makeup minis gift set is an amazing value at $30. You won’t believe how you get everything from cleanser to toner to perfume and mascara. The smaller sizes are perfect for traveling!
- Neutrogena HydroBoost Hydro Gel sheet masks: buy this set of 12 and create bundles of 3. My dermatologist, Dr. Bertha Baum, recommended these sheet masks every time I travel and they have improved my skin appearance even after long flights.
- Clarins Double Serum is a staple in my makeup bag. I have been using it for years and I keep going back to soften the appearance of lines, fight dry skin and even out skin tone.
- Beautycounter Countermatch Carry-On Set is perfect for frequent travelers. This limited-edition skincare regimen includes everything from a gentle foaming cleanser to a lightweight lotion, has no toxic ingredients and leaves your skin ultra soft.
- Rodan + Fields lash boost might be an investment but it really works. I have been using it since 2020 and my lashes have grown significantly.
- Aveeno Oat Mask with Pomegranate seed extract gives you a glowing complexion for under $8.
- The Mary Kay Time Wise collection is available for different types of skin, something that I love. My mom swears by these products to improve skin texture and diminish fine lines and wrinkles.
- The Ultimate Kiehl’s Set includes a cleanser, moisturizing facial oil, creamy eye treatment with avocado, ultra moisturizing face cream, clay face mask and calendula toner from this beloved brand for under $60.
Remember that even the tiniest gift can be the most appreciated one when we give what that person enjoys. Don’t forget the packaging as well. There’s nothing better than unwrapping a beautiful present.
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