I think we all know that no matter what you get the teen dream in your life, she's going to either bitch that you didn't get her the whole collection, or pretend she cares more about what her boyfriend just posted on Snapchat. At least if you buy her one of the gifts below, you may have 10 minutes free of eye rolls and snarky comments...
Honest Beauty Everything Makeup Palette
If applying a smoky eye is part of your teenager's morning ritual, make things easy by giving her the Honest Beauty Everything Makeup Palette. This non-toxic makeup palette includes everything your little lady needs to create a bronzy or charcoal smoky eye, and includes complementing cheek and lip color to ensure she doesn't overdo it. Bonus: The purchase of this palette helps fund programs that support girls' access to computer science education. $35. Available at HonestBeauty.com.
Benefit Cosmetics Get Your Party On!
This kit is a no-brainer. Any teenager who loves makeup loves Benefit Cosmetics. Get her the Get Your Party On set, which includes full-size bestsellers They're Real mascara, Hoola bronzing powder, High Beam highlighter, and Gimmie Brow brow gel. After she goes through the makeup, she will enjoy stashing all her secrets in the adorable collectible tin. $46. Available at Macys stores and Macys.com.
NYX Cosmetics Matte Lipstick Set 1
Perfect to stash in a stocking, this trio of matte lipsticks from cult-beauty brand NYX Cosmetics will keep your teenager's pucker perfect throughout the holidays. You may find yourself stealing these highly pigmented matte lipsticks for yourself when you see the longwearing color pay-off. $12. Available at NYXCosmetics.com.
Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette
Everything about this palette just screams cool. (Though I'm sure your teenager would roll her eyes at my usage of the word "cool") Urban Decay is known for whipping the makeup-addict community into a frenzy every time they release a limited edition palette. And, their Urban Decay Vice 4 palette is no different. Featuring 20 never-before-seen shades of the brand's iconic eyeshadow, this set also includes a double-ended makeup and makeup bag. $60. Available at Sephora and urbandecay.com.
Nonie Creme Colour Prevails Watercolour Wet/Dry Eye Shadow Palette
For your artsy teen who loves to mix and play with colors, give her the Nonie Creme Colour Prevails Watercolour Wet/Dry Eye Shadow Palette in Social Butterfly. She will have endless hours of fun with these wet/dry shimmer shadows that are meant to be blended and customized to your teen dream's content. $19. Available Walgreens stores & Walgreens.com.