All I want for Christmas is you...? Well, yeah, but a fun new lip color or nail polish would be nice, too. Here are 14 beauty gifts to add to your wish list — listen up, Santa Clause!
For glamour-obsessed girls, beauty gifts are one of the most exciting things to unwrap over the holidays. Unfortunately for our loved ones, though, they're also some of the trickiest to gift — with so many products, shades, and formulas out there, getting it right can be tough. Who knows what we've already got, what we want, and what color we want it in? Bless your hearts, mom and dad.
There are some beauty items out there that are perfect for a wish list, though. A gift-able beauty product is something that doesn't depend on shade, you aren't likely to already own, or allows you to play around. Even better if it's not something you'd normally justify buying for yourself. Yeah, you don't need a travel-sized fragrance in a cute bottle or a luxurious face mask, but that's the beauty of gift giving (and asking)!
Here are 14 beauty gifts to drop a few hints about (or, better yet, leave this page up on your laptop. You're welcome, guys!)
Rejuvinating Sheet Masks
Once you've tried a sheet mask for yourself, you'll be hooked. They're totally foolproof and so refreshing. Choose one based on your skin needs — Flora•py makes eight, including ones for stress relief, hydration, and detoxing.
Perfectly Packaged Nail Polish
Formula X Bottle Service Set, $37, Sephora
Poppin' bottles was never more true. Formula X's Bottle Service mini nail polish set comes in an adorable champagne bottle package. Besides actual champagne, what could be more fabulous?
Benefit's Roller Lash has got a ton of hype upon its release earlier this year, so why not try out the mascara phenomenon for yourself?
Must-Have Skin Brush
Real talk: My Clarisonic skin brush was probably the best gift I ever received on Christmas morning. It's the game-changing essential you never knew you needed.
Bold And Beautiful Lip Color
This may not look like a universally flattering lip color, but ELLE proved it once and for all — Tom Ford's Black Dahlia looks stunning on everyone. Plus, it is hard to justify spending more than $50 on a lipstick for ourselves, so on the wish list it goes.
Multitasking Hair Styler
Because sometimes, hair dryers, round brushes, and curling irons are just too much. This wonderful tool combines it all into one step.
Nars' highlighter in Orgasm is a cult favorite for a reason — glowing skin looks amazing on everyone, especially with this product.
Luxe On-The-Go Hydration
Amala Handbag Essentials, $44, Amala Beauty
You can totally be that person who answers "yes" to a poll of who has hand lotion in there bag (seriously, why does no one ever have hand lotion?). This organic purse-ready set has two aromatherapy-inspired creams and a lip balm that are absolutely luxurious, you'll find any excuse to reapply.
Makeup Brushes' Competition
Chances are, you've heard of Beautyblender's makeup sponges and the wonders they can work. Now's the time to get in on the obsession.
Peachy Pout Lipstick
Sleeping Beauty Bedding
This may not seem like a beauty gift, but sleeping on a silk pillowcase can work wonders for your locks and your complexion. You'll wake up with soft, hydrated skin and smooth, crease-free hair — and all you have to do is catch some Zzz's.
Smoky Eye Essentials
Urban Decay's Naked Eye Shadow Palettes are nothing short of exceptional, and their latest collection is no exception. Nine of the shades in the Smoky palette are brand spankin' new, and the other three are long-time favorites.
Sweet Mini Fragrances
Yeah, Marc Jacob's Daisy fragrance are definitely fan favorites, but look how cute these mini bottles are! They're perfect to pop in your purse, or they'll sit pretty on any shelf or counter top.
Montagne Jeunesse Hot Springs Sauna, $2, Ulta
This self-warming mask from Montage Jeunesse is like a facial in a packet — it's got chopped ginger that helps to open up your pores and bamboo to exfoliate your dead skin cells, leaving your face as glowy as ever.
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