When there are more beauty products than you could ever use in a lifetime, it makes finding THE best beauty gift a pretty difficult task. Not to mention, if the person you’re shopping for loves beauty as much as we do and already has a beauty collection to rival Sephora. So, we’ve rounded up the BEST beauty gifts you could give – trust us, these are the crème de la crème of beauty essentials.
If your pal loves to glow brighter than the Milky Way, then don’t even think twice about their Christmas present – this is it! Sephora’s collection of iconic highlighters will have your girl covered year-round, plus it comes in the most amazing makeup bag. Highlighters included are Benefit’s cult High Beam Liquid Face Highlighter, Artist Couture’s Diamond Glow Powder in Illuminati, the insanely shimmery Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Moonlight, Fenty Beauty Mini Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Starstruck (perfect for traveling and keeping in your handbag), and the divine Milk Makeup Luminous Blur Stick – we may just buy this one for ourselves!
Peter Thomas Roth Mask Frenzy, $75 ($254 value)
Mask-a-holics will be eternally grateful for this insane set of face masks from skincare wizard Peter Thomas Roth. This collection of six of their bestselling masks includes: Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral-Rich Atomic Heat Mask, Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask, Cucumber Gel Mask Extreme De-Tox™ Hydrator, Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask, Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer, and the 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask. Each mask boasts cutting-edge technology, amazing botanical or hydrating and detoxifying ingredients, not to mention the packaging is so beautiful they look as good in the jar as how your skin will look post treatment – we’re long-time fans!
Whether you love beauty or not, you’ve undoubtedly seen these gorgeous facial tools all over Instagram. This gorgeous face roller and gua sha set is made of beautiful rose quartz, and helps to depuff, soothe, and lift the skin. So not only does it look stunning on your bathroom shelf or dresser, it’s sure to make you look and feel a little more lit as well.
If you’ve ever cleaned a makeup brush or done your entire stash, you’ll know that it’s THE MOST tedious job in the world. This insanely clever device is a godsend – not only will it clean a brush in less than 30 seconds, but it will also completely dry it too, so you can use it immediately instead of waiting hours for it to dry.
The kit comes with a device that has different attachments to fit any brush, which spins the brushes in the bowl (filled with cleaner) and by the time you remove it, it’s clean and dry.
Once you’ve used one of these, you’ll be hooked – honestly, it might be our fave beauty kit addition this year! For an extra $10, you can get the StylPro Glitter Gift Set, $50, which comes with a gorgeous device with gold glitter finish, plus two makeup brushes and a small bottle of brush cleaner – obsessed!
Dyson Blown-A-OUAI Noir Set, $399 ($465.00 value)
The Dyson Supersonic is one of those iconic beauty products that any girl would be beyond happy to get! Yes, you may be thinking, that’s a lot for a hair dryer, but trust us, this isn’t just any old blow dryer. Dyson spent four years and $72 million developing this product with 103 engineers to create the most revolutionary dryer to date. Not only does it have a tiny motor, which makes it much more lightweight (and easier to use), it’s not noisy like a normal drier and you’ll never damage your hair, seeing as it measures the air temperature 20 times a second to keep it under control.
It also dries hair much more quickly – so if your giftee is an avid blow dryer, they’re sure to treasure this. To add to it, this gift set includes some iconic products from hair care brand Ouai – Texturizing Hair Spray, Memory Mist, Leave-In Conditioner, Rose Hair & Body Oil – so you’re pretty much set to give the best gift ever!
Every girl needs a good pair of tweezers, and this beautiful kit not only contains our number one, super precise Slant Tweezers (you don’t know how easy plucking is until you use these), but also brow shaping scissors and spoolie, a mini precision razor, and a headband, all contained in a cute faux-leather cosmetic bag. This will be the gift that keeps on giving – trust us, every gal knows the power of a good pair of tweezers!
Beauty subscription, $10 – $40
This is basically the epitome of the gift that keeps on giving. Treat your beauty obsessed pal to a beauty subscription so that every month they receive brand new products to test and play with. We love the Birchbox subscription, $10, that sends samples of both cult (think Sunday Riley and Ouai) and up-and-coming indie brands too, plus you can customize your box to your preferences.
There’s also Glossybox, $21 per month, that offers a personalized selection of luxury skin and hair brands, and Scentbird, $15, for fragrance lovers – you can choose from over 450 fragrances to get a sample of your choice. If your beauty lover is obsessed with all things K-beauty, check out the Pink Seoul bi-monthly subscription box, $40, which delivers full-sized goodies that can be customized to your skin type to glide smoothly into your skincare routine.
This bestselling eyeshadow palette will undoubtedly become a makeup-lovers go-to for creating stunning every day and glam looks. With 18 pigmented shades, including 10 buttery mattes, two daring glitters, four insanely reflective shimmers with a duo-chromatic finish and a concealing base to prep the lid, this palette is an essential in any kit. We love the array of subtle and sultry looks and also the bold, dramatic styles you can create.
Foreo UFO Smart Mask, $279
For someone who LOVES beauty but really doesn’t have time to spare, the Foreo UFO smart mask device is a godsend, and also the most fun, cool product to use. This clever mask system boasts six types of tech to help the mask ingredients penetrate deeper into the skin: Thermotherapy (it heats up), cryotherapy (it cools), T-sonic pulsations (which help improve product absorption) and red, blue, and green light technology which can help stimulate collagen, kill bacteria, and even and brighten skin tone, respectively.
There are lots of different types of masks, like nighttime, hydration, and mattifying, and all you do is simply affix the sheet mask onto the device and select the accompanying pre-set program on the app. Then chill out and glide the device over your skin and let the Foreo UFO work its magic. A few minutes later, the result is glowing, deeply hydrated skin. It’s the fanciest and most effective ‘sheet mask’ we’ve ever used. You can buy packs of individually wrapped sheet masks, seven for $10, which are considerably cheaper than most sheet masks. We’ve used it nearly every day (sometimes twice) since we got it – obsessed! Check out our full review here.
BeautyBio GloPRO® Microneedling Facial Regeneration Tool, $199 ($234 value)
Anyone who considers themselves a beauty buff knows that a little microneedling at home is the secret to more youthful, glowing skin without having to spend a fortune on facials. Microneedling essentially creates tiny abrasions in the skin, which causes your body to react with a surge of collagen to this area – who doesn’t want that? – while it also allows your following skincare steps to absorb more efficiently.
This award-winning microneedling tool has 540 surgical quality stainless steel needles that are 0.3 mm in length and LED red light and VibroTactile™ stimulation to help heal the skin and improve product penetration. This set also contains 5 single-use GloPRO® Prep Pads Clarifying Skin Cleansing Wipes with Peptides, The Nightly Retinol + Peptide Anti-Aging Serum (for nighttime), The Balance pH Balancing Gel Cleanser, and The Ultimate Hydrating Vitamin C Facial Moisturizer (for daytime). Your beauty lover will not be disappointed!
Let us know if you guys have tried any of the products on this list, or if you have any other product recommendations that you know beauty lovers will go crazy for!