This is the time when beauty companies pull out all the stops…they put their best holiday beauty gifts in special packaging….and so many under $50. These holiday beauty gifts under $50 are sure to be hits with whomever you give them to….assuming you can give them away!
From Smashbox, the eye-popping Light It Up 3 Palette Set: Eyes, Contour & Lips ($45) has everything you need to Light Up Eyes, Contour and Lips. The Eyes Palette contains six shades of Photo Op Eyeshadow in neutral shades, with a mix of finishes, the Contour Palette has a contour, bronze and highlight shade [best for fair-to-medium skins] and the Lips Palette has six shades of the Be Legendary Lipstick, which is amazing. All packaged in a neon box. Love this set!
From bareMinerals, the Stone Cold Babe ($42) set includes a 12-shade Buxom® Eyeshadow Bar Fire & Frost Eyeshadow Palette and mini Buxom Lash Mascara. The eyeshadow shades are neutral, and there’s a mix of warm and cool shades. The packaging is festive and upscale. Perfect for the bareMinerals or makeup lover on your list.
BECCA Cosmetics makes some of the best highlighters in the makeup world. This Glow On The Go set ($20) includes a mini Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlight Wand and Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone, for the ultimate highlighting combo. I bought a similar set last season and it’s the perfect size for travel…and without compromising on quality. Perfect for the babysitter, Secret Santa, or as a stocking stuffer. Great gift!
One of my very favorite sets, the MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Patentpolish Kit ($35) might be the one that you can’t part with. The Patentpolish Lip Pencils (really more of a crayon) are pigmented and portable. This set includes: Pleasure’s All Mine (pale warm nude), It’s Really Me (warm nude), Revved Up (creamy peach) and French Kiss (warm caramel). Trust me…anyone that gets this set will love it!
If you’re buying for someone that is passionate about skincare, or loves Philosophy, the Philosophy Radiant Celebration set ($38) is a nice find. This set includes Philosophy’s fabulous Purity Made Simple Cleanser, Purity Made Simple Mask and a mini Renewed Hope In a Jar. I love the sizes of these products; great for travel or for someone trying out the line. And of course, the festive holiday packaging is great.
The Bite Beauty Discovery Set ($39) is a fantastic gift for the lipstick lover! This set includes a mini sizes of lip primer, lip mask, Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Beetroot and Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Leche. Bite Beauty lipsticks are known for their excellent pigmentation; this set has the best loved products from the line.
You can’t miss with the Daisy Rollerball Trio ($49) from Marc Jacobs Fragrances. This set has three rollerballs including Daisy, Daisy Eau So Fresh and Daisy Dream. Everyone loves the Daisy fragrances, because the light fruity-floral scents are so easy to wear. In addition to the fragrance, this set comes with a case (fits one rollerball) and the packaging is nicely done up in gold.
The 10 Days of Clinique Set ($39.50) has it all! 10 makeup and skincare favorites from Clinique in a set that anyone will love. Everything from mini sizes of Chubby Stick for lips in Pudgy Peony, Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara, some of the new Pep-Start line, to the iconic Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+. It’s a tradition that I buy my sister a Clinique gift set; I know she’ll love this one.
The Bliss ‘butter not pout’ ($29) is a set of two full sized (6.7 ouces) tubes of body butters; Lemon+Sage and Grapefruit+Aloe. This is a practical present that could be given to guys or gals. These body butters are great for for dry, winter skins. Know a college student living in a dorm? Perfect! This “spa in a box” set is great for teachers, friends, the dogsitter…you get the idea!
Have you started your holiday shopping yet? What kinds of gifts are you picking up this season?