Holiday Gift Guide: 18 Gifts For The Beauty Lover

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Anyone else wait to the last minute to do holiday shopping? The month is almost over and now it's go-time! As a beauty lover myself, I curated a list of the top 18 gifts I recommend for any beauty fan. You can choose from the prettiest palettes to the practical skincare set. Keep reading for gift ideas that will make your holiday gift giving a breeze!

I've been lusting after marble anything for months now. When I first laid eyes on this lush palette from Hourglass, I knew it'd be at the top of my Christmas list. This limited-edition palette contains flattering bronzer, blushes, and highlighter.

If you're looking for palette that gives option of sheer or high-impact finish, look no further than this holiday palette from NARS. You can use all the shades either wet or dry depending on your look. The palette is perfectly portable and features the bestselling dual-intensity formulas from NARS.

Lately I feel as though I see Mariah Carey everywhere and I'm not mad about it. The songstress really overdid herself on her recent M.A.C. collaboration. The packaging was over-the-top and stunning as only Mariah can do. Each item was packaged in a shimmery silver box with gold accents. My top pick from the collection is the limited edition Skinfinish featuring Mariah's face! It's already sold out online, but you may get lucky at other retailers or in M.A.C. locations.

This limited-edition palette has every eye shadow shade to take your look from day to night. It's encased in stunning gold packaging and organized in five columns, for a complete wardrobe of looks.

My new favorite shadow formula is easily from the Estée Edit. The brand continues to blow me away with exciting launch after launch and this eye and face palette collection is no different. The price point is incredibly low for the quality and size of makeup you receive. These two palettes feature shades that are formulated with tiny pearl particles for the most elegant, glistening sheen. The formulas are super blendable and the compacts are magnetic to easily click together! 

Sanrio, best known for pop icon Hello Kitty®, has teamed up with ColourPop, the Southern California-based global cosmetics company, to introduce their first collaboration – ColourPop x Hello Kitty. The limited edition collection is only available through February 1st and offers a full range of cosmetics for lips, eyes and face. The Hello Pretty Kit would make a perfect gift and won't break the bank.

Your Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection Face Palette, $42

Developed with plastic surgeons, the experts in contouring and aesthetics, the Je Ne Sais Quoi™ Complexion Perfection palette includes four must-have, talc-free powder formulas that instantly enhance and brighten your features: new Sunshine in a Compact™ Matte Bronzer, new Perfect Lighting™ Luminizer, new Bye Bye Pores Blush™, and award-winning Bye Bye Pores Pressed™ Poreless Finish Airbrush Pressed Powder.

One of my favorite skincare products is the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence! No skincare routine is complete without this essence and now you have three limited edition bottles to choose from.

I've been wearing Flowerbomb for the last seven years and it remains one of my favorite scents to date. It's sweet, floral scent lasts all day and works on everyone. Gift this set to someone in need of a new scent!

It Cosmetics makes the softest brushes ever and this set is the perfect gift for any beauty lover. You don't have to worry about storage since the brush set comes with a matching glitter clutch.

theBalm Manizer Sisters, $26

Bronze. Blush. Highlight. You'll have everything you need for sculpted cheeks and endless highlighters.

Smith & Cult Lip Trio Gift Set, $60

Keep lips glossy with The Shining Lip Lacquer Trio by Smith & Cult. Enjoy shades Now Kith, The Lovers, and the Queen Is Dead along with a S&C Pochette.

Oribe Holiday Travel Essentials Collection, $98

Oribe's 'Holiday Travel Essentials Collection' is comprised of travel-friendly versions of the label's most coveted haircare products. The perfect gift for frequent jetsetters, they're housed in a sleek canvas bag that fits comfortably in your carry-on and conveniently doubles as a cosmetics case.
H20+ Beauty 6-pc. Must-Have Mini Favorites Set, $40

Satisfy all your skin care needs with this H20+ Beauty Must-Have Mini Favorites Set.

Keep your jewel tones shining bright. Gemstone color shampoo + conditioner protect and preserve your hue while Death Valley dry shampoo helps you go longer between washes.

Nail collection includes a stunning trio of nail lacquers -Stockholm Syndrome, Dark Like Me, Kundalini Hustle - a Limited Edition Nail File and a S&C Canvas Pockette, all exquisitely packaged in a Limited Edition Box.

A collection of Fresh skin care favorites that cleanse, mask, and moisturize—adorned in rich, gold-accented packaging. 

e.l.f. has launched a premium collection of brushes designed for precise application of products. These new brushes are baby soft and perfect for application and blending.

Happy Holidays!

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