The holiday season is upon us and with it, a mad dash to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Makeup and beauty products can be a thoughtful, easy option ― that is, if you have the right resources and tools necessary to navigate your loved ones’ different personalities and preferences.
Whether you’re on the hunt for a secret santa gift, need some foolproof ideas for your best friend’s cousin’s wife or are just looking to treat yourself (we won’t tell), these are the beauty gift sets for everybody and budget on your list.
For the budding brush collector
e.l.f. Luxe Brush Collection, $20, is a really great collection at an even better price. The 11-piece set includes a large powder brush, a contour brush, a foundation brush, lip brushes and more.
For the Ulta-mate all-in-one lover
Ulta Brilliantly Beautiful Color Essentials Collection is now $19.99. The set features a whopping 13 products, including primer, eyeshadow and brow tint. Bonus: The box doubles as super cute storage once you’ve used the makeup.
For the environmentally aware
Smith & Cult Holiday Nails Trio, $50, includes three polishes, a nail file and a carrying pouch. Not to mention the peace of mind you’ll get knowing you’re supporting a brand that has vowed to ditch harmful chemicals in its products.
For the traditionalist
Bobbi Brown Luxe Eye Edition Shadow & Long Wear Gel Eyeliner Palette, $75. Bobbi Brown’s trusty collection of products is universally loved, and that rings especially true when you’re getting more bang for your buck. This palette, which boasts a range of liners, shadows and a brush, is a $184 value.
For the frequent flyers
Ouai’s Mini Finishing Cream and Dry Shampoo, $8 and $12 respectively, are the perfect thoughtful gift for loved ones traveling during the holidays. These two are travel-sized, smell amazing and are great for a stocking stuffers (or as a sample for yourself).
If skincare is more your bag, Kiehl’s Collection for a cause, $45 is also a perfect stocking stuffer. This set comes with three of the brand’s most beloved skincare treatments. Plus, Kiehl’s will donate 100 percent of net proceeds up to $100,000 to Feeding America. It’s a win-win.
For the “please, anything-but-makeup” friend
After what many would call an extremely stressful year, what better way to relax than with the Aromatherapy Associates Ultimate Bath Collection? $98 gets you 10 different scented shower and bath oils for any type of relaxation you desire.
For the artsy type
The Shu Uemura Murakami Holiday Collection, which ranges in price from $9 to $77, boasts an adorable mix of products from its classic cleansing oil to an adorable eyelash curler adorned with artwork by Takashi Murakami. Bonus: They look oh so cute on a vanity.
For your favorite diva
The MAC Mariah Carey Collaboration, which is as sparkly and fabulous as you think it is, boasts eye shadow palettes, false lashes, liquid eyeliners, the most epic lipstick tubes and more. Available online and in store starting Dec. 8 and 15 respectively.
For the ultimate show stopper
Not for the faint of heart or strapped for cash, the Kat Von D Everlasting Obsession Liquid Lipstick Collector’s Edition will set you back $240 (a $300 value) and leave you with 13 shades of her iconic liquid lipstick including two exclusive colors. In other words, this is for the makeup lover that you love most.