Holiday Gift Guide

The most wonderful time of the year is also one of the busiest, so you’re undoubtedly playing up your makeup routine for all those holiday parties. While there’s nothing wrong with perfecting your pout in anticipation of a kiss under the mistletoe, it’s important to remember another very important aspect of the season: giving. If you have a beauty lover on your list, take a deep breath because we’ve got you covered no matter the recipient or the budget you’re working with.

Under $10

Good things do come in small packages and our under $10 picks are proof positive. Playing secret santa to a beauty guru? Want to surprise the party hostess with something other than a bottle of wine? You can’t go wrong with a pro tool or a metallic eye pigment.

Our Top Pick

Eyelights Eye Toppers

$5.20
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Under $15

It’s almost 2019 yet you’d be surprised what less than $15 can buy. Whether the makeup enthusiast on your list is bold or classic, you’re bound to impress with one of our multicolored palettes or staple brush sets, the key to a pro application.

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Petite Chic

6 Piece Mini Brush Set
$9.10
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Under $25

You need not spend a small fortune on cosmetics and tools to take a makeup look to the next level. For under $25, encourage the more adventurous on your list to up their blush and contour game with a versatile palette or a robust brush set to aid in the creation of everything from the perfect smokey eye to an unapologetically bold lid.

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Zodiac Love Signs

25 Color Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette
$24.00
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Splurge $25+

There’s always a person or two on your list that’s worth a splurge, so why not take care of their makeup needs in one swoop with a killer gift set? We’re talking about everything from brush and palette bundles to a kit that covers lips, eyes, glitter, glitz, and more.

Our Top Pick

Marble Luxe

10 Piece Brush Set
$26.60
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Stocking Stuffers

Stocking stuffers need not be a bore — especially when they consist of must-have beauty maintenance tools and accent products that will make any makeup look pop like an effervescent bottle of champagne.

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Glitter Collection

$4.20
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Gifts for... the Girl on the Glow

Luminous, glowing skin may currently be in vogue, but rest assured it’s a look that lends itself as being timeless, too. With that in mind, we’ve got a bevy of ethereal products for those glow-getters on your list regardless of skin tone, age, or depth of adventure. While highlighters and luminescent palettes are a surefire way to achieve this look, don’t forget about the accent products such as a high definition eyeliner or a primer to help makeup stay put.

Our Top Pick

Royal Affair Highlight Set

Petite Highlight Set
$13.50
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Gifts for...the Risk Taker/Wild Card

We all know someone who was born to be wild, so only a gift that brings out their fearless, trend-setting self will do. Even if your recipient is merely the experimental type, playing the role of professional makeup artist couldn’t be easier, thanks to products to achieve bold brows, lash enhancements, and phosphorescent palettes for the eyes and face.

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Take Me Back To Brazil: Rio Edition

35 Color Shadow Palette
$11.70
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Gifts for the...Natural Beauty

Less really can be more, so for the natural beauty on your list, opt for products that enhance features instead of masking them — much like what the French beauties have been up to in the City of Light for the past several generations. Whether it’s a bronzer, blush, highlighter, it’s all about neutrals and bringing out the skin’s natural undertones. Going au naturale never looked so good.

Our Top Pick

Nouveau Neutrals

26 Color Shadow & Blush Palette
$9.60
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Gifts for the...Bold Sophisticate

Bold doesn’t always mean brash. In fact, when it comes to makeup, it’s often associated with class and maybe, a little mystery, too. The sophisticate on your list may be classic, but that doesn’t mean boldness is out of the question. That’s why a mix of products like a bold lip color, neutral blush, and a smokey eye palette are in order — silky red bow optional.

Our Top Pick

ItsMyRayeRaye Palette

21 Color Eyeshadow, Highlighter & Contour
$13.50
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Tools of the Trade: Brush Staples / For the Pro:

Whether it’s watercolors on a canvas or makeup on a face, every artist needs the proper tools to perfect his or her craft. So if you know someone who has a drawer full of cosmetics but is still only using their fingers as a go-to applicator, then help them up their application game with a complete set of pro brushes. Of course, to test out the new tools, only new makeup will do — especially if it’s an extensive color palette of 40-plus gorgeous hues that cater to ever mood, goal, skin type, and age.

Our Top Pick

Studio Pro Brush Set

13 Piece Brush Set
$18.20
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Treat Yourself

Even though you’re putting extensive attention to your loved ones, that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself, too. After all, it is party season, so you need to make sure you have a few extra bells and whistles in your cosmetic bag. From battling shine on the dance floor to creating an eye that’s a departure from your daily routine, give yourself the gift that keeps on giving: cosmetics that highlight your individuality and spirit.

Our Top Pick

Shaaanxo The Remix

18 Color Shadow Palette
$11.70
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