Last Minute Holiday Beauty Gift Ideas For The Women In Your Life
Tis the season for shopping. It is about that time where we get our shopping hats on and try to find the perfect gift for everyone in our lives. If your friends and family gave you a list of exactly what they want, good for you, but not all of us are so lucky. And trying to find a gift that someone will love can be tricky. You do not want it to be so generalized that it could be for anyone, but you also do not want something so specific that you get it wrong. So here are some last minute ideas for the women-identifying in your life!
The Dewy Skin Lover
No matter where you shop, you will find a trio or gift set from Mario Badescu. This skincare brand is cruelty-free and gentle enough for just about anyone. And for your gifting benefit, they offer sets for every skin type imaginable. Ulta sells a mini Rosewater Facial Spray & Lip Balm Duo for that friend that loves to stay dewy throughout the day. This is not a holiday special, but Mario Badescu always has skincare kits curated for acne, dryness, mature skin, and more. So, as long as you know someone’s skin type, you can get them a full skincare regime. Then the holy grail is the Spritz. Mist. Glow. Set, a package with each of the facial mists to refresh, calm and invigorate the skin.
The Dry Skin Sufferer
HealGel is a vegan and cruelty-free skincare brand based in the UK. The skincare brand was created by plastic surgeons to be result-driven for everyday skin issues. And their essential kits are ideal as holiday gifts. Your friend or cousin can try out the best of the collection to see what she gravitate towards the most. The Recovery Essentials is a bestseller featuring HealGel Face, HealGel Eye, and HealGel Intensive to soothe, repair, and protect the skin. This gift is perfect for anyone who struggles with that frigid winter weather damaging the skin.
The Eyeshadow Friend
The Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palettes feature 9 pigmented shades that are user-friendly, even for those that may not have those killer blending skills. Other than the Gemstone palette they all feature a mix of matte and shimmer shades in varying color varieties, and Huda offers 11 palettes to choose from! Have a friend that loves warm neutrals or greens or neons? There is something for everyone. And even though there is a such a variety to choose from, they all are of equal quality. The blending, the softness, the pigment; it is all there and the value here is fantastic. Grab one for each of your shadow loving friends and you will be all set.
The Lux Lover
Tatcha is the skincare line for luxury lovers. Everything from the quality of the packaging to the feel of the products are impressive. And knowing that as well as they do, Tatcha released the ideal holiday gift; The Skincare For Makeup Lovers Obento Box. This adorably packaged set includes some of the brand’s most-loved products to make makeup application and wear even better. The Water Cream is the ideal moisturizer for daytime, because it offers intense hydration without the heavy feel. The Silk Canvas Primer patted into the t-zone blurs the pores and any other imperfection to ensure foundation glides on flawlessly. To finish the makeup look, the Luminous Dewy Skin Mist adds a mystical glow. And to really make this set ideal for anyone who drools over department stores’ beauty counters, the Violet-C Radiance Mask brightens and smoothes the skin after a long day of makeup wearing.
The Beach Bum
We all have that friend that sails off on a sunny holiday any chance she gets. She loves the sun, the sand, and a good tan. The Sol De Janeiro Bum Bum Carnival Magic set will either amp up her next vacation or make her feel she already is on paradise island. The scents of the Sol De Janeiro products are so indulgent that your friend may not even feel the need to fly away. With two sizes of the Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, a Brazilian Crush Body Mist, and the Brazilian Kizz Cupuacu Lip Butter, this set really is magic.
The Lip Balm Lover
Know someone that is always slathering on the lip balm? My friends would say that is me. Whether you want a light balm for daytime or a lip butter for bedtime, there are a few sets to choose from depending on your recipient's preferences. The one I shamelessly already bought for myself this season is the Laneige Kiss and Makeup Set. This features a full size of their delectable Lip Sleeping Mask as well as three minis in Grapefruit, Apple Lime, and Vanilla. The original mask lasts 6+ months with nightly use and really makes your lips the most supple and soft they have ever been. And the three extras let you experience a new fragrance with the same intensity. If you want to offer something a bit less intense and little more affordable the Bite Beauty Sweet Treats Agave Lip Care Set has a sample of their Agave Lip Scrub plus a lip balm and lip mask. This comes in two varieties, one has the lip mask in champagne and the other is lavender. If this sounds perfect, but you want to dial up the holiday cheer the Bite Beauty Agave Treat Trio has three lip masks in natural (clear), maple (beige), and candy cane (reddish-pink) and come in an adorable red tin.
The Glitter Girl
The Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadows and Shimmer and Glow Liquid Eyeshadows have made quite an impact on the beauty community this year. They are dazzling, glowy, and showstopping. The glitter variety pops more than the iridescence of the shimmers, but they are equally standout products. To enhance your glitter-loving friend’s collection, Ulta has the Stila Enchanted Liquid Eyeshadow Set with three of each in shades ranging from champagne to pink and even silver and red.
The Lippie Lover
Although lipsticks are stunning holiday gifts, especially a nice red, it can be hard if not impossible to pick the exact right shade for a friend or family member. I mean, it can be hard to find your own perfect shade. That is why a variety set makes the perfect gift for anyone no matter their coloring. The Melt Cosmetics Role Play Collection features five matte shades that are wonderfully versatile. With a dusty rose, a red, a nude, a peach and a brown, you can give your lipstick loving pal the best of all worlds. And these mattes are not what you think. They are indulgently creamy and glide on with ease, making these shades long lasting and comfortable on the lips, even in the winter.
The Instagram Obsessed
You cannot deny it. Instagram has taken over. We are all a bit guilty of buying something just to feature on the gram. Whether it be a latte, an eyeshadow palette, or a cheese board, it happens. And if you have a friend that has their Instagram aesthetic down, this is the beauty gift for them. The Saturday Skin No Bad Days Set features four of the brands most cutting-edge products. But they are more than effective, they come in the most pleasing light pink packaging that will ensure your friend has a killer feed at all times. This set works for every single skin type, even sensitive. It contains the Rub-A-Dub Refining Peel Gel, the Daily Dew Hydrating Essence Mist, the Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream, and the Featherweight Daily Moisturizing Cream. You can give the gift of balanced and brightened skin along with a balanced and brightened Instagram theme.
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