16 Beauty Gifts You’ll Probably Want to Keep for YourselfDecember 09, 2022
The Best Gifts to Buy Beauty Lovers
Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara and Lifter Gloss Gift Set
It’s never a bad idea to give the beauty lover in your life a makeup set that includes two products that’ll probably end up being used every single day. This $16 bundle from Maybelline New York includes the brand’s cult-favorite Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara, a formula that delivers impressive length and volume, and a hydrating, high-shine gloss infused with hyaluronic acid for smoother, fuller-looking lips.
Giorgio Armani Beauty Holiday Lip Power Longwear Satin Lipstick
Never underestimate the power of a red lipstick — so prepare for seriously excited squeals when your loved one unwraps this limited-edition stunner from Giorgio Armani Beauty. The lipstick features a red-and-gold marble cap and a tear-shaped bullet that makes precise application a breeze. Available in a crimson red and a nude-brown hue, the satin lippie sticks around for up to eight hours and helps to moisturize the lips thanks to oils infused within the formula.
Essie the Essie Express Strength and Color Kit
Revamp your nail wardrobe for the winter season (for only $20!) with the help of this seven-piece set from Essie. It includes the Hard to Resist Nail Strengthener Treatment plus six on-trend nail polish colors, including a deep forest green, a glittery pink and a moody wine-hued shade.
NYX Professional Makeup Makeup Setting Spray Duo
Any beauty obsessee will tell you it’s true: A makeup setting spray is the secret to having your makeup look flawless — with no smudges, smears or caking — past noon. We love this set from NYX Professional Makeup because it includes a formula that provides a matte, shine-absorbing finish and one that leaves skin with a dewy glow.
Ralph Lauren Fragrances Romance Eau de Parfum 3-Piece Holiday Set
If your person is prone to spritzing on floral scents, you can’t go wrong with gifting this classic from Ralph Lauren Fragrances. Romance can be described as a woody, uplifting floral with notes of pink peppercorn, rose and jasmine absolute. The kit comes with a full-size bottle of the beloved fragrance, a travel-size version and a scented body lotion that’ll help the aroma last even longer.
Carol’s Daughter Goddess Strength Hair Care Gift Set
Curated for curly, coily and wavy hair types needing a boost in strength and moisture, this holiday gift set features the Goddess Strength Sulfate Free Conditioner, which helps strengthen hair and detangle, and the Goddess Strength 7 Oil Blend Hair and Scalp Oil, a formula infused with castor oil, olive oil and jojoba oil to deeply moisturize the hair and scalp without weighing hair down.
Maison Margiela REPLICA By the Fireplace and Beach Walk Set
This gorgeous set from Maison Margiela will make it simple to define your warm and cold weather signature scents. It includes a 30ml bottle of the brand’s famous Beach Walk fragrance, which gives off delightfully warm summer vacation vibes with notes of bergamot, coconut milk and ylang-ylang, as well as a 30ml bottle of By the Fireplace. Given the season, you’ll likely reach for the latter first; it’s reminiscent of a cozy night sitting by, you guessed it, the fire with notes of chestnut, gaiac wood, vanilla and orange blossom.
Urban Decay Naked Mini Box Set
The Naked palette lover in your life will be thrilled when they unwrap this trio from Urban Decay. It features three mini Naked palettes — Half Baked, Foxy and Sin — giving your loved one tons of room to experiment with different eye makeup trends in 2023, from monochromatic eyeshadow to colorblocked looks.
Lancôme Le 8 Hypnôse Serum-Infused Mascara
Unwrapping the Lancôme Le 8 Hypnôse Serum-Infused Mascara is like getting a luxury makeup product and a beautiful piece of decor for your vanity in one gift bag — that’s how beautiful this TikTok-famous tube is. The mascara itself features a defining and volumizing formula that gives lashes a fanned-out, plush appearance. You can swipe it on knowing it’s actually caring for your lashes’ health in the long run too, thanks to the infusion of a lash-loving serum with amino acids and shea butter.
Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Three Piece Treatment Holiday Gift Set
Frizz doesn’t stand a chance against this three-piece styling set from Garnier. It includes three of the brand’s buzziest products — the Sleek & Shine Leave-In Conditioner, the Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum and the Sleek & Shine Glass Hair Water — all for less than $10.
Kiehl’s Hydrating Hand Cream Holiday Gift Set
Perfect for stashing in your handbag, on your work desk and in your car, all three of these ultra-hydrating Kiehl’s hand creams will go to great use. Editor’s Tip: For extra dry hands and cuticles, we recommend reaching for the set’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve.
IT Cosmetics Beautiful Together Eye-Defining Mascara, Eyeliner & Brow Pencil Trio
Save your loved one (or yourself!) the mad dash to the drugstore to pick up another black eyeliner or brow pencil with this eye makeup essentials kit from IT Cosmetics. It features full sizes of the brand’s Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing and Lengthening Mascara, the Superhero No-Tug Sharpenable Gel Eyeliner and the Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil.
L'Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Anti-Aging Midnight Cream
Give the gift of beauty sleep with this stunning night cream from L’Oréal Paris. The lightweight moisturizer is made with antioxidants and vitamin E to help repair the skin barrier, brighten skin and smooth the appearance of wrinkles. We suggest pairing it with a new set of pajamas and a silk pillowcase.
Tower 28 Lip + Shine Kit
Choose between 13 different Tower 28 ShineOn Lip Jellys and two OneLiner Mult-Liners to curate your own lip kit. The lip gloss is famed for its comfortable wear and impressive color payoff while the multitasking liner can be used on the lips, eyes and face.
Kérastase Chroma Absolu Dark Color Correction Hair Care Set
TBH, any of the Kérastase holiday gift sets would make amazing gifts. But if your loved one has dark brunette or black hair and needs a lineup that’ll help maintain their color while strengthening and moisturizing, look no further than the Chroma Absolu Dark Color Correction Hair Care Set. It features a color-safe shampoo and conditioner, a deeply moisturizing hair mask and a heat-protecting styling serum.
Saie Glowy Super Gel Duo
Get your glow on with two shades of the Saie Glowy Super Gel: Warmglow and Starglow. Upon application, the primer-meets-highlighter delivers a slightly shimmery radiance and overall warmth to your skin. It’ll have people wondering if you just got back from vacay. The beauty of this formula is that it also works to hydrate and brighten your skin over time, thanks to the addition of rosehip oil and vitamin C.