Deck the halls with with boughs of holly, covered in glitter, dripping with makeup ornaments, and you'll have yourself one seriously pretty party. Oh, and load all 24 of these incredible beauty gifts for makeup lovers under the tree, wrapped up with the perfect bow.
The holidays may mean different things to many: stretchy pants with elastic waist bands for food coma moments, watching Elf on repeat, ugly sweater fiestas, but to true beauty addicts it means the most amazing sets, kits, collections, and mini-sized versions of things in packaging that's almost too cute to open. I'm up for the challenge though.
I compiled the top gifts for 2016 in this list and you're going to want to brace yourselves because everything is damn good this year. Whether you're shopping for others, or perusing for yourself — there's something for everyone, at every price. Teddy bear hair makeup brushes for your niece? Check. Bejeweled eye lash curler for your fancy friend? Got it. Chic AF YSL must-haves in a pink pouch that's giving me some major Cher Horowitz vibes? Yup!
Cheers to embracing the most wonderful time of the year — with a flawless face.
1. Make Up For Ever Artistic Aqua XL Eye Pencil Collection
Make Up For Ever Artistic Aqua XL Eye Pencil Collection, $250, Sephora
A girl's gotta have options — #amiright?
2. Les Mini De Chanel Mini Brush Set
Les Mini De Chanel Mini Brush Set, $125, Nordstrom
Give the gift of Chanel — in the form of the swankiest travel-friendly brush set you can buy — to the girl who will appreciate it most.
3. World of Legendary Parties 2016 Holiday Advent Calendar
World of Legendary Parties 2016 Holiday Advent Calendar, $200, Charlotte Tilbury
Charlotte Tilbury works on famous hotties like Kate Moss, Rihanna, Blake Lively and countless others and she just slayed the holiday gift guide game with his magical beauty-packed advent calendar. Who doesn't like opening tiny treasures every day? In it you can find a sampling of her best-selling skincare products and the following makeup ones: Eyes to Mesmerise: Marie Antoinette, K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Penelope Pink, Colour Chameleon in Black Diamonds, Pocket Pout in Jessica Red, Mini Legendary Lashes and Lip Lustre in Sweet Stiletto.
4. Curl Boss Lash Essentials
Curl Boss Lash Essentails, $20, Sephora
Let everyone know you fancy when you carry around a jewel encrusted eyelash curler in your makeup bag.
5. Caribbean Dream Duo
Stila Caribbean Dream Duo, $35, Amazon
Get your glow on using Stila's Mini Wonder Brush and their water-based Aqua Glow Perfecting Bronzer.
6. Yves Saint Laurent Lips & Lashes Set
Yves Saint Laurent Lips & Lashes, $60, Sephora
This pink little pouch comes with the two things that matter to us more than Netflix and Starbucks: Lash and lip products. Get your selfie light right, because it's.about.to.go.down (in the beauty department). This set contains: Touche Eclat in #2 Luminous Ivory, Volume Effet Faux Cils Baby Doll in #1 Black, Rouge Volupte Shine Lip Color in #49 Saint Germain, and a pink cosmetics bag.
7. Artis Gold Palm Brush
Artis Gold Palm Brush, $75, Artis Brush
Ladies: This is the best brush ever . Use it on your face to blend makeup for a smooth finish or all over your bod to apply self-tanner, bronzer, or sunscreen in circular AKA *zero streak* motions.
8. Benefit Cosmetics Girl O'Clock Rock 12 Benefit Bestsellers
Benefit Cosmetics Girl O'Clock Rock 12 Benefit Bestsellers, $45, Birch Box
Perfect for anyone who can't live without their Benefit They're Real! Lengthening Mascara or Hoola Bronzing Powder, this Girl O'clock Rock gift set includes minis of all their biggest hits!
9. Urban Decay Naked Vault Vol III
Urban Decay Naked Vault Vol III, $300, Urban Decay
Anyone who is obsessed AF with Urban Decay's naked palettes is going to have this mega vault set that includes ALL OF THEM on their wish list. #beautygoals
10. MAC Nutcracker Sweet Pink Lipstick Kit
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Pink Lipstick Kit, $26, Nordstrom
Basically every bright poppy shade you want to rock from now through the New Year. MAC's four-piece set includes: Lady Danger (a bright coral red with a matte finish), Diva (intense reddish burgundy with a matte finish), Rebel (midtonal cream plum with a satin finish), and MAC Red (vivid bright bluish-red with a satin finish).
11. Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot
Soap & Glory One Heck Of A Blot, $18, Amazon
An oil-absorbing, shine-controlling face powder to beat the dreaded greasy look? Life-saving, we tell you.
12. Estée Lauder 'Pure Color Envy' Color Collection
Estée Lauder 'Pure Color Envy' Color Collection, $285, Nordstrom
Everything a makeup junkie could ever want, wrapped up into one luxe train case. You definitely get your money's worth with this gift.
13. Tom Ford Nightbloom Powder
Tom Ford Nightbloom Powder, $80, Tom Ford
Hands down the most magical blush shade ever. Inspired by the elusive Tom Ford orchid.
14. Smashbox Light It Up Primer Set
Smashbox Light It Up Primer Set, $36, Amazon
Every good makeup artist knows the secret to success is a great primer. Smashbox's iconic formula is still one of the best on the market today, so gift their primer duo set to anyone you know who spends more time on their makeup than anything else.
15. Fresh Sugar Lip Showcase
Fresh Sugar Lip Showcase, $77, Amazon
Fresh sugar fanatics are going to be pretttttttty pumped when Santa's little helpers bring them this set of their eight universally flattering shades.
16. It Cosmetics Confidence In A Cream Holiday Ornament
It Cosmetics Confidence In A Cream Holiday Ornament, $16, Ulta
Give your number one main the gift of confidence — in a cream. 2017 is going to look great on her, especially after she applies this hydrating miracle worker that reduces the look of pores, uneven texture, and discoloration.
17. Pro-Essential Teddy Bear Hair Brush Set
Pro-Essential Teddy Bear Hair Brush Set, $65, Sephora
Makeup brush sets made out of teddy bear hair just won the holidays.
18. Laura Geller Beauty Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
Laura Geller Beauty Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator, $30, Nordstrom
This is the highlighter kit of our dreams. Creamy, luminescent, three gorgeous skin-flattering shades — what more do you need to get glam?
19. Sephora Favorites Trending: Beauty's Most Coveted
Sephora Favorites Trending: Beauty's Most Coveted, $75, Sephora
This limited-edition set contains every cult product that's a really big deal in the beauty world right now, including: the beautyblender Nude, Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone, Benefit Cosmetics Ka-Brow! in Shade 3, Cover FX Enhance Click in Bubbly, The Estée Edit The Edgiest Kohl Shadowstick in 01 Black Viper, FOREO LUNA Play in Fuchsia, Glamglow Supermud, Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper, Laura Mercier Travel Size Translucent Loose Setting Powder + Puff, NARS Cosmetics Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard, Tarte Marine Boosting 4-in-1 Mist, and Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 714.
20. Victoria's Secret Small Travel Case
Victoria's Secret Small Travel Case, $32, Victoria's Secret
Audrey Hepburn would definitely approve of this uber fem makeup carrying case.
21. Bobbi Brown Cool Dusk Eye Palette
Bobbi Brown Cool Dusk Eye Palette, $50, Nordstrom
The gang's all here! And by the gang we mean the perfect shades for the best ultimate smoky eye, that is.
22. Ulta Contour Kit
Ulta Contour Kit, $18, Ulta
The ultimate contouring 101 kit for dummies, or pros, take your pick.
23. Lancôme Le Parisian Cool Beauty Box
Lancôme Le Parisian Cool Beauty Box, $60, Nordstrom
Channel your inner Parisian chic self with Lancôme's beauty box that houses 11 full-size bestsellers, plus a deluxe skin care sample, cosmetics bag, train case, and artistry guide. #gimmegimmegimme
24. BrushPearl Cleaner
BrushPearl Ultrasonic Cosmetic Brush Cleaner, $99, The Grommet
This makeup brush cleaner is very, very necessary.
If you're looking to step things up a bit, consider gifting these luxurious beauty and skincare products too!
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