9 Unexpected Beauty Gifts You Can Find At Your Favorite Clothing Stores — PHOTOS
When you're in search of the perfect beauty gifts for the product-obsessed loved one in your life, your first instinct is probably to head to Sephora. After all, shopping at Sephora is unlike any other experience: It's a perfectly designed cosmetics and beauty wonderland that often feels less like a store and more like an amusement park for the beauty fiend. In other words, it's one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
However, there are other, lesser-known places to search for beauty products, and they're often right in the clothing stores you're already shopping in. That's right: There are plenty of fashion lines that have their own cosmetics, ranging from the high-end luxury designers to the fast-fashion retailers that offer tons of amazing products at affordable prices. The latter allow you to experiment with a lot of different products at relatively low costs (or just completely overstuff someone's stocking with goodies). And the posh, luxury items are the perfect way to let the most elegant beauty queen in your life know that you are totally feeling her vibes.
No matter what your price point or aesthetic, you can find the right beauty products in the most unexpected places. And when you're done, you might even have time left over to shop for the perfect holiday dress or handbag.
1. Tom Ford
Large Bronzing Powder, $95, tomford.com
When Tom Ford launched his beauty line, it was met with critical acclaim. What's perhaps most fascinating about the line is its simplicity: Each product has a specific purpose, and executes its purpose extraordinarily well. His lipsticks, while pricey, are definitely worth the splurge, and the Tom Ford bronzer is a finely-milled matte powder that smoothes over flawlessly.
Wildfox Eau de Parfum, $90, wildfox.com
Wildfox is known for its vintage-inspired women's knitwear, but it also sells a delectable line of fragrances in the form of eau de parfum, rollerballs, and body creams.
3. Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme, $30, marcjacobsbeauty.com
You may have grown slightly exhausted by Marc Jacobs' watches and bags, but his beauty line is unparalleled. First released in 2013 as a 120-piece collection, Jacobs' line has become known for its amazing palettes, foundations, and lip cremes.
Topshop Kohl Liner In Coal, $8, topshop.com
No, it's not just the UK-born brand with eccentric, fashion-forward clothing you wish you could purchase all of. It's a beauty brand, too. Topshop has an entire line of its own cosmetics, including a series of to-die-for lip shades and a kohl liner that's coveted by beauty lovers everywhere.
The Ultimate Beauty Palette, $27.90, forever21.com
Whether you're forever 21 or forever slightly older, this retailer is probably one of your favorite places to pick up a piece of fast fashion. Little did you know that Forever21 also sells a line of cosmetics, ranging from liquid lipsticks to bold nail polishes to some wicked false eyelashes. The best part? The low price point makes experimenting with its products practically risk free.
Gucci Magnetic Shadow Quad, $65, saksfifthavenue.com
It's not just the first name of your favorite Mane, and it's not just an internationally renowned fashion house: Gucci has entered the cosmetics world as well. The luxe, shimmery eyeshadow palettes definitely reflect the brand's identity and are honestly quite budget-friendly when you factor in the quality.
Troi Ollivierre Lipstick, $28, jcrew.com
J.Crew uses makeup artist Troi Ollivierre at many of its shoots, so it makes sense that it'd commission him to formulate cosmetics for the brand. Most notable is Ollivierre's J.Crew lipstick, which comes in a shade of orangey-red that has become somewhat signature with the brand.
8. Yves Saint Laurent
YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfector, $55, sephora.com
YSL is a luxury line that might reach far beyond many of our budgets, but its Yves Saint Laurent Beaute line is definitely an accessible dream. There are dozens of products in the collection, but the Touche Eclat Blur Perfector is a real standout: With one swipe of this power, your skin will be sporting a fresh, pore-less, and rosy glow.
H&M High Impact Eye Colour, $6.99, hm.com
H&M is the newest major brand to release its own line of beauty products, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. The line launched with an arsenal of 700 products this October, for all of your hair, skin, and cosmetics needs. My personal favorite is its High Impact Eye Color Eyeshadows, which are richly pigmented and don't crease throughout the course of the day.
Ya see? Sometimes the best part of shopping for beauty products is finding the most unexpected places to do so.
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