It’s officially December, which means it’s time for holiday shopping…a daunting task indeed. But if you have a beauty junkie in your life, I’ve got you covered. With so many products and “must-have” palettes, highlighters, liquid lipsticks, etc. uffffff – it can definitely be overwhelming when trying to pick the right gift. I’ve done the footwork for you and have rounded up the best of the best beauty products that will have your mom, friend, wife or girlfriend praising you all year long. Check ’em out below! I also have an upcoming gift guide for the fashionista in your life, so stay tuned. xo Sarah
Huda Beauty Lip Contour Set
Contouring is not just for your face, but for your lips as well. And beauty guru, Huda Beauty, has created the Liquid Matte Lipstick and Lip Contour to help you achieve the most perfect pout. This set comes with a brown nude and subtle pinkish nude shade, that can we worn alone or together for a beautiful ombre effect. Huda Beauty has a cult following and it’s for good reason.
Shades: Bombshell (brown nude) and Trendsetter (subtle pinkish nude)
Glossier Black Tie Set
Every fashion “IT” girl has been raving about Glossier products. Here is your chance to get their most coveted products at an amazing price. This set comes with the No. 1 Pencil eyeliner in soft black Graphite, Haloscope highlighter in opalescent Moonstone glaze, ultra glassy clear Lip Gloss, and their trademark pink for nails. You can even wear the ribbon as a choker or around you hair. Treat yourself and buy 2!
dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
This is the ultimate hair dryer! I realize it’s pricey, but it does 3 things that all girls desire: dries hair faster, straightens and smooths all hair types, and prevents extreme heat damage with intelligent heat control resulting in beautiful, shiny hair. Not to mention its lightweight, compact, comes with 3 magnetic attachments to create a variety of styles, and is backed by hair genius, Jen Atkin. Need I say more?
Dior: The Art of Color
This beautiful book celebrates decades of the brand’s makeup revolutions. It’s the quintessential coffee table book that guests will actually want to look through!
Benefit Bigger & Bolder Brow Kit
Benefit has created so many amazing brow products, they’ve literally thought of everyone and every possible need. Share the love with a friend and give the gift of brow. From natural to dramatic, this brow set has everything you need to shape, fill, and set your eyebrows.
- Full-size ka-BROW!Cream-Gel Color with brush (0.01 oz)
- Full-size High Brow Highlight & Lift Pencil (0.1 oz)
- Ready, Set, BROW! 24-Hour Setting Gel mini (0.11 oz)
- Special shaping stencils for an expert, personalized brow shape
- Stencil holder to keep the stencils in place for easy filling & shaping
- Signature Tips & Tricks included
Jen Atkin x Chloe + Isabel
Step up your hair game with these beautiful accessories made in collaboration with celebrity hair stylist, Jen Atkin. Their mission is to celebrate the power, diversity, and beauty in each woman. Although they are simple, they make a bold statement. I say, mission accomplished. Oh and check out their site as well as maneaddicts.com for, hands down, the best hair inspo!
Small Circle Clip Set, www.chloeandisabel.com, $24
Crytal Pave Fan Pin, www.chloeandisabel.com, $32
Available in rose gold, gold, silver, and hematite.
Le Mini Macaron Limited Edition Holiday Gift Box
Perfect for the DIY-er in your life! You can get salon quality gel manicures in the comfort of your home. I love this set because it comes with 2 colors that are staple shades for most women. They’ve also thought of everything you will need, including remover pads. The best part is that it’s so quick and easy. No more challenging than polishing your own nails. And it dries so incredibly fast because of the LED lamp…perfect for the girl on the go!
Included in the set:
- Gold Champagne mini LED lamp
- USB cord and power charger
- 2 mini gel nail colors in Pomegranate and Rose Crème
- A full-size, double-sided LMM nail file
- A full-size cuticle stick
- 10 remover pads
Zoeva Rose Golden Brush Set
These brushes are almost too pretty to use! There’s just something so special about rose gold. Other than their feminine and glamorous appearance, these handcrafted brushes are so useful and will enhance anyone’s makeup skills.
Shade + Light Collector’s Edition
This is the quintessential face and eye contour collection. You cannot go wrong by gifting this to someone special in your life, especially one that loves matte shadows!
Youtube beauty guru, Kathleen Lights, just launched her very own nail polish line. The shade selection is hot fire, but what I appreciate most is that they’re cruelty-free and also do not contain any harsh chemicals (formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, dibutyl phthalate, and toluene, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, parabens and acetone).
There’s a tiny issue…They’re currently sold out, but I love them so much I had to share it with you. They will be restocking them, just sign up on their site to be informed of when that will be!
www.klpolish.com, $8.50 each (6 colors)
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Vault Collection
I’m gonna say it again…this is the ultimate lipstick collection. Not only is their color selection on point, but their formula is amazing…so hydrating. Not to mention they are cruelty-free and also free of gluten, parabens, sulfates, phthalates. So if you have a friend that’s already a fan, she (or he!) may tackle you with happiness!
www.sephora.com, $195 ($325 value)
Pro Blo MEMEME
This company is genius! Basically, you no longer need to go to the salon for the perfect blow out. I don’t know about you, but I’ve contemplated buying 10 brushes so I could mimic the way my hairstylist blow dried my hair. If you’re not familiar with what I’m talking about, the technique they use is to dry a small section at a time with a round brush and then use that same brush as a hair roller and leave it in your hair until it has cooled. I’m pretty good at hair, but even when I tried to do it at home, I couldn’t always get the brush to stay in place. But now I can do it yourself, and it’s so simple.
Blow dry your hair per usual using the brushes in the kit in your desired size. Dry small sections at a time. After your dry each section, wrap the dried section around the barrel, rolling it up from root to end. Then use the clip from the kit to hold the barrel in place. Lastly, detach the handle (that’s where the genius part comes in!). Once your hair has cooled, remove the clip and release your hair. You’re left with bouncy, beautiful hair. And depending on the style you want to achieve, you simply use a smaller or larger barrel. Suffice to say, I think you should get this for yourself too ;).