Dazzling: A Beauty Gift Guide

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Beauty addicts of the world, your makeup bag is calling! (Hint: Cosmetics do expire, so they make a fab holiday gift!) If you are still crafting your letter to Santa, check our latest beauty gift guide to get some ideas for yourself and your loved ones.

With options to cover every single budget range, we are sure you’ll find something that is just right for you.

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1. Holiday Serum Collection by Overt ($149.00): This value pack of five essential, gender-neutral serums, can make a drastic difference in your beauty routine while giving back. Overt is a different kind of skincare company with a mission of improving the industry through efficacy, transparency, and charity. By giving 10% of their profits to fight human trafficking, this is one gift that you can feel great about giving! Non-greasy, the formulas balance a careful combination of sustainable botanicals with proven, safe synthetic ingredients. The set includes the full line of Overt’s serums: The Restorer, The Brightener, The Smoother, The Hydrator, and The Renewer (a $225 value, it is a complete steal in our humble opinion.) And since we live in New York, we wholeheartedly recommend The Hydrator and The Renewer to fight the cold temperatures that are coming our way.

2. Eye Makeup Trio by GUIDE BEAUTY ($75.00): At a time when the eyes are the new smile, rocking the perfect eye makeup can make a big difference in the way you express yourself. GUIDE BEAUTY is a collection of inclusive beauty tools and makeup products that reimagines the way we apply makeup, in order to make it an easy process. The perfect gift to help beauty enthusiasts of all ages achieve a cat eye without frustration, this makeup gift set is created with a special packaging that literally guides their hand for a steady, better application. Includes the award-winning Eyeliner Duo (Wand and Line), Lash Wrap Mascara, and choice of light, medium, or dark Brow Moment in a branded drawstring bag. {The GUIDE BEAUTY products are lovingly made in the USA.}

3. Mascara Discovery Set by GrayLane Beauty ($10): This nifty mascara sampler is the perfect stocking stuffer with three travel-size mascaras for long and healthy lashes. 100% vegan and cruelty-free, this set is a wonderful alternative to a full-size mascara that might not be to the liking of your beauty-obsessed loved one. Take the quiz to discover which of the four discovery sets is the perfect fit (the options include different combinations of formulas, including volume, curl, lengthen, and lenghten +.) Paraben-free and crafted in Milan with high-quality ingredients, the advanced precision brushes do a fantastic job of delivering on their promises. And while we don’t like to play favorites, the volume mascara has conquered our beauty bags — just two coats truly make a world of a difference.

4. I Like Me Better by Deborah Lippmann ($19.00): Shine in your next socially-distanced holiday bash with a gloriously festive manicure. This limited edition burgundy/gold duet is the touch of glamour that we all are craving. With full coverage, this healthy alternative to gel polish is a treatment-enriched polish that delivers the gloss and the thickness of a gel manicure minus the pesky damage. Long-lasting and very shiny, it doesn’t require lamps or tools to use.

5. Frosted Firework Eye Pencil by MAC ($20.00): Give the gift of an intense gaze in time for the holiday season with this limited-edition kohl by MAC Cosmetics. A burst of dual-ended, long-wearing, waterproof goodness, this opthalmologist-tested eyeliner proves that sensitive eyes don’t have to stick with boring makeup. Wrapped in a special winter-wonderlandy, flare-embossed, frosted-pink fantasy, this gift packs a punch of value and color payoff. Comes in three different color duos (violet/pearl white, gunmetal/navy blue, and black/copper) for infinite looks. Go grab one for you, and one for your bestie! You can thank us later.

6. Sapphire Magnetic Lash Kit by Lola’s Lashes ($55.95): We have found the perfect gift for the beauty enthusiast who likes to play with different looks: Magnetic lashes. Yes, you read it right. The set comes with a magnetic eyeliner, a pair of lashes with six mini magnets, and a cleanser. With one quick swipe of the liner, the magnetic lashes attach to the eyelid. No glue, no mess, no stress. Sapphire is a very natural lash that gives a subtle finish of fuller lashes without giving away that they are, ahem, falsies. Dress them up or dress them down, and they are ready to take you from day to night effortlessly. With a fast and fuss-free application, this great invention has democratized the world of eyelashes for beauty lovers without a degree in makeup artistry. A fantastic gift for that friend with very sensitive eyes, each kit has enough product for 30+ users.

7. Glow to Go Travel Skincare Kit by glowoasis ($29.00): This cute and compact beauty kit is the perfect introduction to the goodness of glowing, fresh skin on the go. Formulated with vegan probiotics derived from prickly pear extract and napa cabbage, these products are created to work together to create a healthy skin barrier while hydrating, refining, and restoring. Valued at a whopping $76, this set includes six products: A cleansing balm, a whipped foam cleanser, 5 enzyme powders, a moisture milk toner, an intense hydration cream and a supercharged hydrating serum in a cool travel pouch. The perfect stocking stuffer for the beauty curious who likes to test new brands.

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8. For Her EDT Gift Set by Narciso Rodriguez ($110.00): Narciso Rodriguez became a pioneer in the world of fragrances when the brand introduced the For Her line. Conceived as an homage to feminity and the purity of inner beauty, this gift set centers around the celebrated Eau de Toilette. When applied to pulse points, the first notes resemble a flower honey and transport you to a field full of blooming flowers. The fragrance then evolves into a soft concert of vanilla and amberlyn tones. Finally, the base of the fragrance is composed of woodsy notes of vetiver for a sensual and elegant composition. Narciso Rodriguez takes his design philosophy to the bottle. Stripped of anything unessential, the lacquered bottle is modern and discreet in its subdued nature.With accents of orange blossom and osmanthus, this solar musk is the perfect gift for that special gal who is looking for her signature fragrance. The gift set includes a 3.3 oz EDT, a 1.6 oz body lotion, and a purse spray Eau de Toilette.

9. Adhesive Gloss Nail Strips by Dashing Diva ($8.00): Nail wraps. Nail polish in a sticker. Magic manicure. There are many ways to describe these 100% nail polish strips with ultra gel shine that come in a variety of designs for a long-lasting, quality manicure at home. What nobody knows is that they are so easy to apply that you can have a full gel festive mani in less than 10 minutes, with no drying time, soaking off removal, or curing messes. The perfect gift for the beauty aficionado, they come in different colors and styles to match every holiday look. And while we don’t like to play favorites, the rhinestone strips are to die for!

10. Tinted SPF 30 Moisturizer and Firming Primer by Goddess Garden ($18.99): Give the gift of peace of mind with this intuitive spinoff of a tinted sunscreen that provides light, natural coverage and daily sun protection while revealing younger-looking skin. Yes, you read it right. It is a color-adaptive tinted sunscreen that has immediate and long-term skin benefits. With a non-nano, reef-safe titanium dioxide SPF30 sun protection, chicory root and vitamin B3 reduce the look of fine lines and dark spots while providing a very flattering light coverage. What we like the most about this wonder product is that minerals offer a color-adaptive shade, so they match a wide range of skin tones, taking off the guesswork if you want to gift it. Safe for sensitive skin and eco-friendly, it offers an impeccable and very flattering finish that leaves skin looking dewy. And there’s more! It looks equally good if worn under makeup, as it doesn’t pill or react negatively to a top coat. A daily natural sunscreen and facial treatment that doesn’t leave a white cast behind? This is a very strong contender on our gift-giving list must-haves, if you ask me! Comes in four flattering tones, and has a very neutral and agreeable smell. {This is a 100% natural product made lovingly in the USA. Certified Leaping Bunny and B-Corp.}

11. Solid Shampoo and Conditioner by HiBAR ($26.50): Compliment the eco-warrior in your life with a zero-plastic, zero-waste, salon-quality shampoo and conditioner bar duo. Made in the USA with carefully selected ingredients, they contain no sulfates, parabens, phthalates or silicones. Deeply moisturizing, this wonder duo is perfect for thicker hair, dry hair, of for more frequent washing. And since the HiBAR products are waterless, they are TSA-approved, pack easily and make traveling without checked luggage a breeze. Stocking stuffers, anyone? {This product is lovingly made in the USA}

 12. Perfect Finish Gift Set by Eufora ($51.50): Give the gift of perfect hair days on end with this nifty set that includes a Full Effect dry texturizing spray, a Pure Polish shine emollient, and an Elevate finishing spray wrapped in the cutest keepsake birchwood box. Whether heading out on the town or staying in to celebrate, the Perfect Finish Gift Set will keep flyaways at bay, hair glistening and perfectly in place. A great gift for the beauty-obsessed on the go, this limited edition won’t leave anybody indifferent.

13. HB Dermaplaning Kit by Hollywood Browzer ($25.00): Give the gift of classic Hollywood glamour with this UK sensation that has taken the world of beauty by storm. A nifty kit to frame and shape even the unruliest eyebrows, this best-kept secret of Hollywood celebs and makeup artists is perfect to get rid of unwanted hair without pain, fuss, or irritation. A multi-tasking tool, the Browzer can shape eyebrows, remove unwanted hair, and get rid of peach fuzz with a flick of the wrist.

14. Holiday Mini Starter Set by RE:ERTH ($60): Give the gift of a mindful skincare ritual with this set of exclusive Japanese beauty. Powered by patented naturally-derived actives and cutting-edge technology, RE:ERTH promises to deliver mochi skin in a bottle. Inspired by the traditional Japanese sweets, mochi skin is the latest J-beauty trend and a sought-after beauty ideal in many countries. In case you were wondering, mochi skin is another way to describe glowing, milky, and supple skin with a dewy look. This collection of four minimal but effective products gently pampers skin for a lit-from-within look. Featuring the Clarifying Cleanser, Multi-Targeted Elixir, Calming Toner, and Hydrating Gel Moisturizer, this limited-edition holiday Mini Starter Kit by RE:ERTH will ensure the lucky recipient has healthy skin all winter long despite the cold, the wind, and the friction of the face masks.

Are you still looking for the perfect uncommon gifts for everybody on your list? Check out our other Holiday Gift Guides for 2020 below!

Thank you for reading us! We received samples of some of the products featured for editorial consideration, which didn't influence our decision to write about the brands showcased in this article. Please note that this post contains affiliate links, so if you decide to purchase something from our gift guides, we may earn a small commission.

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