No matter what you celebrate this time each year, last minute gift giving is something just about everyone can relate to. On top of that, sometimes it’s hard to get your BFF, cousin or your mom something they really want when you’re ballin’ on a budget. Ahead, find the best beauty gifts for every type of beauty buying — under $20 to $250 and everything in between.
Lipstick is a babe’s best friend — not only does it allow you to switch up your look in T-minus 2 minutes, it’s also probably the most fun makeup product on the market. Enter: Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks at only $17 a piece, and bonus, you can engrave them for free.
To get the biggest gift bang for your buck, this NYX Lip, Eye + Face set is the stocking stuffer you absolutely need this holiday season. Each kit comes with a full sized matte lip cream, four eyeshadows and two blushes.
If you want to spoil your gift-receiver with a lippie that has a little more wow-factor, the YSL Holiday Edition Rouge Pur Lipstick should make it onto your last minute holiday list. Plus, the packaging is absolutely exquisite and will season up just about any junkie’s Instagram.
The perfect travel lip gift, this metal meets matte palette is another great under $50 option. The best thing about this metal and matte set definitely has to be the range of nudes, pinks, purples and reds.
If you’re willing to drop a little extra cash on your holiday gift giving this season, UD’s #HeavyMetalHoliday eyeshadow palette has the nude metallics and brights that every beauty gal or guy will use for months to come.
For a little more of a luxe (but still under $100!) gift set, look no further than the Le Parisian Holiday case by Lancôme. The set comes with a full size Bi-Facil, Cils Booster, Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate, La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum. It also comes with two full-size Color Design Eyeshadow Palettes — two full-size Design lipcolors, a mascara and two juicy tubes (I know, we’re reeling).
Finally, the most over-the-top stocking stuffer of all: the Clarisonic Mia FIT, which beauty gurus will love using prior to their daily makeup application. It includes a delicate and power cleanse, as well as a radiance brush head to really cleanse away any leftover makeup grime.
About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. 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.