The Best Gifts for Beauty Lovers

10/20/2022

Beauty enthusiasts, rejoice! The holiday season is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start curating your wish list. Fortunately, options abound, including coveted beauty buys and limited-edition stocking stuffers from beloved brands to more under-the-radar finds.  So, whether you’re shopping for yourself (no judgment!), your friend, or your family member, there is something for everyone on your list: Read on for the absolute best gifts for beauty lovers!

Kosas Mini Wet Set Undressed Vol 2 Plumping Glosses

This three-piece set features three limited-edition neutral hues for an easy no-makeup, makeup look. Plus, thanks to their nourishing formulas — which feature hydrating hyaluronic acid, plumping peptides, and fatty acid-rich evening primrose oil — these one-of-a-kind glosses are perfect for achieving a juicy, perfectly plump pout. 

Shop: Kosas Mini Wet Set Undressed Vol 2 Plumping Glosses, $25.00

Youthforia BYO Blush – Green Color Changing Liquid Blush Oil

Don’t let the green hue deter you: The Youthforia BYO Blush is famous for its color-changing formula that transforms into the perfect shade of pink based on your skin’s pH levels. Its plant-infused, oil-based formula instantly melts into the skin, creating a dewy finish and subtle flush. 

Shop: Youthforia BYO Blush – Green Color Changing Liquid Blush Oil, $35.99

Tower 28 Beauty MakeWaves Lengthening + Curling Clean Mascara

Tower 28’s first-ever mascara, which launched in September, has made waves across the beauty industry (see what we did there?) for its vegan, water-resistant, and ophthalmologist-tested formula that’s enriched with moisturizing ingredients like castor oil and panthenol (AKA Vitamin B5). The result? Long, defined, and clump-free lashes that’ll last all day long.

Shop: Tower 28 Beauty MakeWaves Lengthening + Curling Clean Mascara, $20.00

Westman Atelier Lit Up Highlighter Stick

The Westman Atelier Lit Up Highlighter Stick is perfect for those looking to achieve a beautiful yet subtle (read: not glittery) glow. Its sheer and smooth-gliding formula melts into the skin to deliver a stunning radiant finish. Simply swipe it along the cheekbones, cupid’s bow, and other high points, and you’ll be good to go. Choose from three shades: Lit, Nectar, and Brulee. 

Shop: Westman Atelier Lit Up Highlighter Stick, $48.00 

Patrick Ta Major Skin Crème Foundation and Finishing Powder Duo

The Patrick Ta Major Skin Crème Foundation and Finishing Powder Duo has recently gone viral on TikTok, and for good reason. The creamy foundation – which is both blendable and buildable – offers medium coverage. We also love the setting powder, which has a satin finish and blurs the appearance of pores. Best of all, it’s available in 24 shades to suit every skin tone. 

Shop: Patrick Ta Major Skin Crème Foundation and Finishing Powder Duo, $52.00

NYX Limited Edition Holiday Jumbo Eye Pencil Kit

At just $30, this NYX Limited Edition Holiday Jumbo Eye Pencil Kit offers incredible value. Each of the eight eye pencils – which are famous for their creamy, blendable formulas (read: no pulling or tugging)  that lasts for hours – can be used as an eyeshadow or eyeliner. Shades range from mint green to vibrant purple, to dark brown.

Shop: NYX Limited Edition Holiday Jumbo Eye Pencil Kit, $30.00

Milani Daze of Disco Hypnotic Lights Holographic Eye Topper Kit

The Milani Daze of Disco Hypnotic Lights Holographic Eye Topper Kit is perfect for achieving shimmery lids in a matter of seconds. This limited-edition four-piece set features four sparkly liquid eyeshadows that can either be worn solo or layered on top of one another – or with your other favorite shadows – for a lovely sheen. The water-based shadows are fast-drying, which means they’ll stay in place all night long.

Shop: Milani Daze of Disco Hypnotic Lights Holographic Eye Topper Kit, $12.99

Tarte 30 Second Eyes Shadow & Liner Trio

Cut your makeup routine in half with these versatile eyeliner-eyeshadow sticks from Tarte, which glide on easily. They’re even enriched with Amazonian clay, mineral pigments, and vitamin E, the latter of which is known for its antioxidant properties. Can’t choose just one shade? Snag this limited-edition three-pack just in time for the holiday season!

Shop: Tarte 30 Second Eyes Shadow & Liner Trio, $35.00

Elaluz by Camila Coelho Stick Bronzer with Camu Camu

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For sculpted cheekbones and a sun-kissed complexion in a matter of minutes (more like seconds), snag this incredible stick bronzer from Elaluz by Camila Coelho. Available in three shades (two natural finishes and one shimmery finish), this bronzer boasts a creamy yet lightweight formula that’s easy to blend. Its hero ingredient, camu camu, is packed with free radical-fighting vitamin C and a slew of antioxidants. Other highlights include moisturizing meadowfoam, fatty acid-rich sunflower seed oil, and vitamin E-loaded tocopherol. 

Shop: Elaluz by Camila Coelho Stick Bronzer with Camu Camu, $29.00

Pixi The Makeup Duo!

Pixi’s On-The-Glow blush stick has taken the Internet by storm for its creamy, blendable, and nourishing formula, which offers the perfect pop of color. Now, you can snag the viral blush  – as well as a mini mascara – as part of this limited-edition set. Bonus points for the affordable holiday-themed packaging!

Shop: Pixi The Makeup Duo!, $22.00

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Lauren Dana Ellman

Lauren Dana Ellman is a freelance writer and editor based in New York. If she’s not writing about the latest hair and makeup trends, she’s either trying them out or attempting to organize her expanding makeup collection. You could never have too many cream blushes, right?!

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