This holiday season, beauty gift guides are more helpful than ever. In 2019 alone, there have been so many product launches within hair, makeup, and skincare that it’s hard to keep up. And if you’re the point person shopping for everyone else, you probably wouldn’t know where to start. That’s where we come in with this Beauty Lover Gift Guide!
For whoever your loved one is, these particular beauty items are great for those who want to give themselves a little extra loving. There’s no shame in wanting to feel beautiful or to simply dabble in something new. From face mask sets to the latest pop culture-inspired eyeshadow palettes, we think you’ll find some really cool pieces in this beauty lover gift guide.
Here are some of the beauty items that we are living for that would make great gifts for the beauty lover in your life this holiday:
For the beauty lover who wants to get into makeup, but doesn’t quite know how Glossier is a great place for beginners. You get the brand’s iconic Boy Brow, Cloud Paint liquid blush, and Lash Slick featured in Glossier’s Makeup set. It’s a perfect gift for someone who loves a beat face. Plus, it’s great if you know someone who’s just starting out in makeup.
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UOMA Beauty is a Black-owned brand that has shaken the table for complexion products, and now brow products. The Brow Fro Blow Out Gel is great for those bushy brow-obsessed people in your life. It acts like a mascara to give your brows volume while also filling and shaping each hair. Can’t nobody tell you nothin’ when your brows come correct.
Elf’s hempseed-derived Happy Hydration Cream is a great gift to bring that one friend who always complains about having dry skin. This will brings them a quench to their face. The moisturizer is packed with hemp seed oil and hyaluronic acid for some added nourishment to the skin. It won’t get you high, but it will get your skin nourished.
Auntie Jackie really did that with her palette made for deeper-skinned Black women. Shopping makeup for someone else is tricky — especially if it’s for a person of color. The palette looks gorgeous on every skin tone, but it especially pops on dark skin. Plus, there are some sickening holiday shades in there.
If there’s one thing you know someone in your life needs — it’s a flat iron. Kendall Jenner collaborated with Formawell to bring you a styling product with cushioned plates to get a more precise look.
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Yes, sis. Fenty Beauty’s highly-pigmented Trophy Wife highlighter is getting a whole ass collection. The shine bright like a diamond gold shade will come in a four-piece set including a Trophy Wife highlighter, a Gloss Bomb, a liquid eyeliner, and a glitz lipstick in a patent leather makeup bag. Need we say more?
Starface is a new brand and it only has one product that your skin care-loving friend or family member will dig. The dubbed Hydro-stars help fight pimples and reduce picking and germ exposure.
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Not all of your friends (we hope) will have the same textured hair. And though Tracee Ellis Ross’ Pattern Beauty line is mostly sold out, you can still snag their game-changing shower brush to get the kinks out of thick curly and coily hair. While it seems like a small gift, it’s more thoughtful on your end knowing products that will work for different beauty lovers.
We’re in the age of nostalgia and this HipDot x Spongebob Bikini Bottom eye palette is ideal for someone not ready to part with their childhood. Though Hipdot is a fairly new brand, it offers super pigmented shades in this palette like “Wumbo” and “Blue Lagoon.” If this isn’t a great throwback gift, we don’t know what is.
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For the beauty lover friend who travels (without you), the Alder New York kit offers travel versions of its brightening face mask, clarifying face mask, soothing face mask and a plethora of cleansers.
Airbrushed makeup is something you want to spend coin on ideally for the professional makeup guru in your life. The luxe TEMTU Air comes in a limited-edition rose gold shade for the holidays. Plus it comes with the brand’s fan-favorite Rose Gold Highlighter and complexion product, the CORE7 Anti-Aging Hydration Serum.
What do you think of our picks? Is there anything we missed?
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