If your bestie can name every Essie color off the top of her head, she must be a beauty junkie just like me. (Ok, so maybe I’m not great at remembering the difference between Clambaked and Geranium, but I definitely have a ton of makeup I know and love.) That being said, getting a makeup hoarder a holiday gift can be intimidating. Ahead, find beauty gifts perfect for the makeup junkie who already has just about everything — we guarantee these will be fresh additions to her collection.

Essie Winter Collection, $9 each

Where better to start shopping for your beauty junkie bestie than Essie’s new holiday collection? Their 2017 version is perfect for any type of beauty gal — whether nude and metallic is more her style or she prefers purply-blue claws.

Huda Beauty Holiday Tin Duo, $33

This cult beauty gift is certainly on the top of every guru’s wish list. Each tin includes a lip liner, liquid lippie and gloss — plus, it comes in the cutest lip tin that will look killer on a vanity.

Ulta Holographic Brush Kit, $25.48

Let’s be real: Your beauty junkie best friend definitely has every type of brush out there — but are they holographic? These holo brushes from Ulta will add some iridescent magic to her kit.

Wander Eye-Conic Kit, $54

Up-and-coming indie makeup products are the key to a trendsetting beauty junkie’s heart. This Eye-Conic (pun intended) Wander Beauty kit includes a lip liner, gloss, mascara and eyeliner — the perfect indie staples to try for a holiday look.

Lime Crime Diamond Lip Topper, $76.41 bundle

This lip topper set from Lime Crime is the iridescent icing on the beauty junkie’s cake. Your BFF can add some over top her favorite matte lippie to add a little sparkle to her smile.

Odeme Compact Mirror in Blue, $20

A cute compact for the girl (or guy) who wants to make sure every eyelash is in place.

Odeme Eyebrow Kit, $22

Her brows always look on point, and this kit will help them stay that way.



Sarah Aghili Beauty Nail File Trio, $7

Who says nail files need to be boring? These prove otherwise.

Forever 21 Makeup Blender Sponge Set, $12.90

Extra blenders are always a good idea — especially for the friend who uses and abuses them. Comrade Party Clutch in Punch, $70.68

Gift her this clutch, and chances are she’ll use it as another makeup bag. I Believe in Red Lipstick Enamel Pin, $12

Her mantra on a pin = best gift ever.

Photo Credit: Chaunté Vaughn

Prop Styling: Astrid Chastka




About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.

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