If you have procrastinated on shopping for the beautyista in your life this holiday season, relax. This 60-second gift guide is going to solve all of your last-minute shopping problems. We’ll save you the slap on the wrist in favor of a swatch on the back of our hands. These gift sets, which we’ve tried and tested, are all about gloss and glow, and much, much more.
There are 14 prestige lip products in this collection. Five are full-sized (Huda Beauty, Charlotte Tilbury, Bare Minerals, Anastasia Beverly Hills, and Smashbox) while the remaining nine (Urban Decay, Tarte, Sephora, Too Faced, NARS, Kat Von D, YSL, Marc Jacobs, and Bite) are sample-sized. The color spectrum leans nude and pink, but there are some reds and berries. The textures are glossy, shimmery, and matte. Here’s the irony. If her lips are never naked, they actually will be the day she receives this and not because there is mistletoe nearby. Rather, she’ll be showering you with kisses for gifting her with this.
It’s party season, with New Year’s Eve on the horizon. A fresh set of sparkly brushes with cruelty-free hairs and confetti in the handles will assist her with her New Year’s resolution to try new things. If she’s the type to be lax about cleaning her makeup tools — and there’s no shame here, we’re ALL guilty of it— this set will aid her in her quest to get better about brush hygiene. That’s because they are too cute NOT to keep clean! A fluffy face brush, an angled highlighter or blush brush, and a concealer brush, which you can totally use for eyeshadow, complete the set. It comes with a hot pink metallic bag, too.
If she changes her lipstick multiple times a day, which is a perfectly acceptable behavior, this 10-piece set is a must-get. It features five perfectly paired lipsticks and lip glosses. It’s an excellent choice for whenever the recipient wants to rock a full-bodied, pigmented lip. She can add gloss on top for a little extra something. Or glaze a bare pout with one of the glosses a la carte. The complementary shades can be worn to together or mixed and matched at will.
Sometimes, a girl needs an eyeshadow palette that goes the distance on a naughty night out with her besties or after swiping right. Morphe’s 9N About Last Night Eyeshadow Palette is packed with sassy shimmers and major mattes which cheeky names like Make Out, Top Shelf, and Bottle Service. But one need not be a party girl to love these richly pigmented and buttery soft shades.
There’s bunnies on the packaging. If she loves rabbits and makeup, well, you got yourself a winner here. Too Faced’s limited edition Christmas Dreams Beauty Daydreamer Palette is packed with 16 eyeshadows, two blushes, and two highlighters. Glimmer, shimmer, mix, and matte. It also comes with a zip pouch, featuring… bunnies.
Even though summer is in the rear view, this five-piece kit ensure she’ll maintain a dewy, just-came-from-the-beach glow all year long. Pinky highlighters from Fenty Beauty, Benefit, Artist Couture, Milk Makeup, and Cover FX come in mini sizes. If she falls in love with one or all, she can grab a full-sized version on her next trip to the makeup hub.
She can never have too much shimmer or sparkle. BECCA’s Lilac Love Lip & Highlight Duo is just the pair she needs in her makeup bag or drawer. The super shiny glimmer gloss coats lips in disco ball-like shine. Meanwhile, the brand’s infamous Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Powder in Lilac Geode, which is an Ulta-exclusive shade, melts into skin and gives off a pretty pink glow wherever it’s placed.